Meet the Team

Balduin Hesse

Balduin Hesse

CEO & Founder

Co-Founder and CEO of Frontier Renewables

Oversees all project development activities, corporate management, finance and strategy of the company

Previously served as the Head of Equity Markets for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Bloomberg in London

Received an MBA from INSEAD, a BA in History from Duke University and has a Masters in Financial Journalism from Northwestern University

Reinhard Hesse

Reinhard Hesse

Chief Developer

Co-Founder and Chief Developer of Frontier Renewables

30+ years of experience in the engineering, construction and architectural space

Built and planned for both private and public clients throughout Europe and the U.S.

Has won international recognition for his work, which included concepts for the sensitive handling of the environment and urban growth

Received his Dipl. Ing. Degree in Architecture from the University of Braunschweig (Germany)

Tom Fitzgerald

Tom Fitzgerald

VP, Development

Directs all day-to-day development activities of Frontier’s 300 MW portfolio

Oversees all project design and layout, energy and financial modeling, permitting and environmental concerns, interconnection processes and project finance activities

Experienced renewable energy development professional with tenures at Lockheed Martin & SunEdison. Received a BS in Economics from Santa Clara University and a Master’s of Public Policy degree from the George Washington University

Lance McKinlay

Lance McKinlay

General Counsel

Oversees legal affairs at Frontier Renewables.

Extensive background in corporate and securities law, with particular experience in financing transactions (equity and debt), mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and general corporate matters.

Lance previously practiced with the law firms of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Paul Hastings. He holds a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and received a B.S. in Economics from Brigham Young University.

Fred Franks

Fred Franks

CFO

Directs finance, controlling and budgeting for Frontier’s large diversified pipeline.

He has served as CFO at both publically and privately held companies, and has also served as a consultant to the Safeguard Scientific group of companies.

He graduated from Lafayette College as an electrical engineer, also earning an MBA from the Wharton Graduate School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Fiona Thomas

Fiona Thomas

Associate – Development

Fiona is a member of the core project development team, with a specific focus on site control, mineral rights and easement related issues. The role includes detailed project management and coordination with internal development team members, outside legal counsel and specialist consultants. Fiona previously worked in the energy industry as a business development executive in Singapore and Texas. Fiona holds a BA in Development Geography from King’s College London (United Kingdom)