Vanguard Renewables Executive Leadership

Neil H. Smith Vanguard Renewables CEO

Neil H. Smith

Chief Executive Officer

Neil H. Smith

Neil H. Smith joined Vanguard Renewables as Chief Executive Officer in 2021 with the goal to make a lasting impact on the renewable energy landscape and advance the critical path to decarbonization needed for the industry to thrive.
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John Hanselman

Founder and Chief Strategy Officer

John Hanselman

John Hanselman’s focus is developing organic waste and decarbonization solutions for food manufacturers, corporations, and food retailers and enhancing regenerative agriculture practices alongside Vanguard’s farm partners.
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Kevin Chase

Kevin Chase

Co-Founder and Chief Development Officer

Kevin Chase

Kevin Chase is the Co-founder and Chief Development Officer of Vanguard Renewables overseeing the company’s nationwide expansion program anchored by its strategic partnership with Dominion Energy.

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Marc Steward, CFO Vanguard Renewables

Marc Stewart

Chief Financial Officer

Marc Stewart

Marc Stewart is Chief Financial Officer of Vanguard Renewables. Mr. Stewart has over 30 years of success both leading and transforming early stage and large international organizations in the energy industry.
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David Darr Vanguard Renewables Chief Sustainability Officer

David Darr

Chief Sustainability Officer

David Darr

David Darr is the Chief Sustainability Officer of Vanguard Renewables and has been passionate about sustainability, food, and farming his entire life. Mr. Darr has over 20 years of experience working with dairy farmers around the country to implement sustainable and regenerative farming practices.
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Jennifer Forbes

Jennifer Forbes

Vice President, Marketing and Strategic Initiatives

Jennifer Forbes

Jennifer Forbes is Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Initiatives for Vanguard Renewables. Ms. Forbes directs branding and marketing for the Company and relationship building with Farm Powered partners, organizations, and influencers in the environmental and renewable energy space.

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Michael Routledge

Michael Routledge

Vice President, Operations

Michael Routledge

Michael Routledge is Vice President of Operations at Vanguard Renewables. Prior to joining Vanguard Renewables, Mr. Routledge was Senior Director of Operations at Energy Recovery, where he led Operations within the Company’s Oil & Gas Business Unit.
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Victoria Lepore

Victoria Lepore

General Counsel

Victoria Lepore

Victoria A. Lepore is the General Counsel of Vanguard Renewables.  Ms. Lepore brings to Vanguard over 20 years of legal and risk management experience. Prior to joining Vanguard, she held leadership positions at General Electric including General Counsel of Digital Solutions at GE Oil & Gas.

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Rebecca Soulliere

Rebecca Soulliere

Director of Human Resources

Rebecca Soulliere

Rebecca Soulliere is Director of Human Resources for Vanguard Renewables. Ms. Soulliere brings more than 25+ years of experience across HR and key business functions including legal and strategic operations to her role.

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