Spearmint Energy Bolsters Development Team with Two Senior Hires

Spearmint Energy (“Spearmint” or the “Company”), a next-generation renewable energy company enabling the clean energy revolution through battery energy storage, announced the expansion of its development team with the appointment of two senior hires. Gina Wolf, former Global Portfolio Strategist at Meta Platforms, Inc. (formerly Facebook, Inc.), has joined the Company as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Project Development to lead Spearmint’s development strategy, including project site pipeline identification, early-stage development, and M&A activity across the United States. Jake Dahm, former Senior Director of Development at Avantus (formerly 8minute Solar Energy), has joined the Company as Senior Director of Development responsible for supporting the development and execution of Spearmint’s mid- and late-stage project pipeline. Ms. Wolf will report to Peter Rood, Spearmint’s Chief Development Officer, and Mr. Dahm will report to Jeff Jackson, Spearmint’s Senior Vice President of Project Execution.

Andrew Waranch, Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Spearmint, said, “The additions of Gina and Jake, both of whom are highly skilled, utility-scale renewable energy development professionals, reflect Spearmint’s ability to continue attracting best-in-class talent as we scale our team, platform, and project pipeline. Gina’s two decades of experience executing on solar, wind and co-located battery energy storage project portfolios through an analytical, risk-mitigated approach, coupled with Jake’s more than ten years of development and operational expertise in the CAISO and ERCOT markets, will be invaluable to the entire Spearmint team. We look forward to leveraging their combined industry knowledge and proven ability to achieve impactful results as we continue to grow our portfolio of battery energy storage projects and enhance grid resiliency.” 

Ms. Wolf commented, “Spearmint has steadily advanced as one of the fastest-growing battery energy storage developers in the most dynamic renewable energy markets in the country. I am pleased to join the Company at this exciting time in its growth to help accelerate its project development pipeline, analyze and assess development plans currently underway, and further cement its position as a preeminent and differentiated renewable clean energy company.”

Mr. Dahm added, “Spearmint boasts an exciting pipeline of development opportunities across U.S. energy markets, and I am thrilled to support the team in continuing to build upon the Company’s impressive growth to date.” 

Mr. Rood concluded, “As we continue to bolster Spearmint’s development team with capable, highly qualified clean energy industry professionals, I am excited to welcome Gina and Jake to the team. I am confident their passion for the energy transition, collaborative work ethic, and strong understanding of battery energy storage development will help to further progress our mission of delivering reliable, renewable energy.”

Gina Wolf Biography

Ms. Wolf boasts over two decades of national and international experience across renewable energy and infrastructure project development. While at Meta Platforms, Inc., she helped to craft the company’s long-term global data center pipeline development strategy. Previously, Ms. Wolf served as Vice President and Head of Development Regions for Enel Green Power, where she oversaw wind, solar, and co-located battery energy storage development efforts at project sites across the United States and Canada. Earlier in her career, Ms. Wolf served in various roles of increasing responsibility at Tradewind Energy Inc., as a Director of Development for Infigen Energy and Element Power US, LLC, and as a Business Development Manager for Invenergy LLC. She also co-founded Wolf Wind Development LLC, a family-owned wind development company. Ms. Wolf received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Purdue University and a M.B.A. with distinction from the University of Michigan. 

Jake Dahm Biography

Mr. Dahm brings more than ten years of utility-scale PV development experience to Spearmint, spending the majority of his career at clean energy company Avantus. As Senior Director of Development, he led development strategies across the CAISO and ERCOT power markets, ushering a team to bring projects to FNTP. Previously, he served as a Manager of Development at Avantus, responsible for managing project activities such as project permit and PPA compliance, regulatory filings, and PPA and EPC RFP coordination.  Mr. Dahm received a B.A. from Indiana University.

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