Healthy Planet Partners believe that business and environmental stewardship should go hand in hand. We understand that today’s ecological realities entail a need to change business as usual particularly in the power sector. Growing public awareness has created a demand for products and services that can replace the outdated business model of the centralized power utility. Our team of professionals exists to meet this challenge. Together, we have extensive experience in finance, renewable energy, and the building operations industries. Our expertise, contacts, and deep dedication to the cause allow us to be leaders in the field of renewable energy solutions.
Mike enjoyed a successful 15 year career as goalie for the New York Rangers, where he was a three time NHL All-Star and, in 1994, led the New York Rangers to their first Stanley Cup Championship in 54 years. Mr. Richter also represented the United States in numerous international competitions including three Olympic teams, earning World Cup Gold in 1996 – where he was named tournament MVP – and an Olympic Silver Medal in 2002. Mike’s team jersey was retired by the New York Rangers and now hangs in Madison Square Garden. Mike is a founding partner at Environmental Capital Partners, a $100 Million Private Equity Fund focusing on resource efficiency. Mr. Richter currently serves on the Board of Directors for Riverkeeper, the Board of Trustees for the Adirondack Nature Conservancy, and serves as a member of the National Advisory Council for the Sierra Club. He recently began collaborating with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in their effort to bring the best ecological practices to the sports industry. He also launched Athletes for a Healthy Planet, an organization dedicated to fostering an understanding of the connections between environmental issues, human health, economy, social justice, and well-being. He helped create the Aspen Institute’s Sport and Society Program dedicated to improving the quality and quantity of athletic participation in society, as well as the NHL Ambassador to Beyond Sport, an NGO chaired by Tony Blair, whose mission is to use the power of sport to promote social change. He is a member of the 2010 class of Aspen Institute Catto Environmental Fellows. After retiring from the NHL, Mr. Richter enrolled in Yale University and received his degree in Ethics, Politics, and Economics with a concentration in Environmental Policy.
Richard Dovere - President and Managing Partner of HPP.
Richard Dovere, the president and managing partner of HPP, founded and serves as Managing Partner of Adamas Energy Investments, LLC (“Adamas”), an advisory and asset management firm focused on generation assets. To date, Adamas has advised on more than $500 MM of Distributed Generation Projects and built an extensive investment portfolio of alternative energy assets/facilities in the United States. Prior to founding Adamas, Mr. Dovere consulted on power projects to private and institutional clients. His areas of expertise include project due diligence and execution oversight as well as advising on legislative issues affecting the energy sector, particularly the nuclear power industry in the Midwest. Previously, Mr. Dovere co-founded and was Executive Vice President of a technology services company, which he successfully exited at sale. He has also held key positions in United States political campaigns at local, state and national levels.
Jonathan Schorr - Chief Financial Officer and Partner of HPP.
Jonathan Schorr, the chief financial officer and partner of HPP, is a seasoned legal, tax and finance expert with more than 20 years of experience in structuring, business origination and deal execution at global banks, investment funds and law firms. He advised clients on private equity funds, start-up financing, structuring investments, and M&A tax, among other financial strategies. Mr. Schorr held counsel roles at the project finance firm Coronal Management as General Counsel and law firm Tjong & Hsia. Previously, he oversaw tax and other planning at the hedge fund Seneca Capital. Mr. Schorr also spent more than a decade with HSBC‟s Global Asset & Structured Finance group, where he spearheaded its highly profitable tax-efficient financial product development and origination effort for U.S. corporations. During his tenure at HSBC as Senior Vice President, Mr. Schorr was instrumental in closing high-value investment and funding transactions for the bank as principal. Earlier in his career, Mr. Schorr was with Bear Stearns, where he co-founded the Strategic Structuring and Transactions group to create and execute unique domestic and cross-border investment products, financing transactions and M&A strategies, focusing on tax, accounting and regulatory optimization. Mr. Schorr began his career at Coudert Brothers, a New York based international law firm, and LeBoeuf, Lamb, a New York law firm known for its energy and insurance practices. Mr. Schorr holds a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Mathematics from Harvard College, cum laude, a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School, cum laude, and a Master of Laws degree from New York University. He serves on the boards of Words Without Borders and Opening Act.
Candice Michalowicz - Vice President of Development at HPP.
Candice Michalowicz is responsible for overseeing the implementation of due diligence for the Partnership’s energy efficiency and renewable energy portfolio as well as developing corporate policies, evaluating project risks and implementing mitigation tactics for the Partnership’s power generation investments.
Ms. Michalowicz is also Vice President of Adamas Energy Investments, a power generation finance firm. Investment achievements for Adamas include the 2013 Toll Excellence Award by the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association and recognition by the White House Civic Participation as an example of an effective Public-Private Partnerships. To date, Ms. Michalowicz has advised and consulted on more than $250 MM of renewable assets in the domestic and international markets. Prior to her time with HPP, Ms. Michalowicz was a Senior Associate at Coronal Management LLC. She assisted in project evaluation and was responsible for managing Coronal’s responses to requests for proposals. Ms. Michalowicz also held senior research positions at the National Capital Language Resource Center and the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Ms. Michalowicz earned a Bachelor of Arts from George Washington University, graduating summa cum laude and as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. Outside of the office, she is a member of the Greensward Circle and an active coach at the Future Project, a New York City-based high school entrepreneurial mentorship program.