Chad Farrell, P.E. – President
Encore Redevelopment is led by Chad Farrell, P.E. Chad is a project manager and environmental engineer with over 15 years of experience in the fields of environmental engineering, professional project management and real estate development. He maintains expertise in the assessment, remediation and redevelopment of contaminated properties and performs these services as an owner, owner’s representative and consultant. Chad has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bucknell University and earned a Master of Science Degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Vermont, where he completed a masters thesis entitled “Removal of Residual Tetrachlorethene (PCE) from Homogenous and Layered Heterogeneous Soil Systems Using Alcohol Flushing”.
Derek Moretz – Vice President of Development
Derek Moretz serves as the Vice President of Development for Encore Redevelopment. He brings a decade of experience in the renewable energy sector having developed projects from the Arctic to Latin America. Prior to coming to Vermont, he led development at NaturEner; a global renewable energy firm, where he was responsible for the development of large scale wind projects including over 500MW in the Pacific Northwest. Prior to NaturEner, Derek developed projects throughout Central America resulting in the largest operating projects in the region. Derek has been working as a project development consultant to Encore since 2011, and holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Construction Management and Appropriate Technology from Appalachian State University and an MBA from the Jenkins School of Management at North Carolina State University.
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Blake Sturcke – Chief Financial Officer
Prior to joining Encore, Blake co-founded Turning Earth, a leading clean energy company within the organics recycling and waste-to-energy sector. Earlier in his career, Blake worked for 15 years for leading global investment banks as a capital markets and corporate finance banker to high-growth companies in the U.S., Asia and Latin America. Blake began his career at Morgan Stanley where he held a succession of positions, including leadership roles in the firm’s Investment Banking Division in New York, Hong Kong and India. He is a member of the Advisory Board of 118 Capital, a New York-based impact investing organization catalyzing economic, social and environmental impact in the Americas. He received his MBA from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business in 1998, where he graduated as a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. He earned his BA in Economics from Bucknell University in 1993. Blake has guest lectured and spoken on topics including clean energy, financing green technologies, entrepreneurship, corporate development, sustainable management, and corporate finance at a number of academic institutions including Bucknell, Columbia, Yale School of Management and Villanova.
Phillip Foy – Project Manager
Phillip Foy joined Encore Redevelopment in January of 2014 as a Project Manager, after completing a JD and Master of Environmental Law and Policy at Vermont Law School. While at Vermont Law, and shortly thereafter, Phillip gained experience dealing with environmental and business issues while working for an environmental law firm in New Zealand, the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development in Montpelier, VT, and the White House Council on Environmental Quality, in Washington, D.C. This experience and education has provided Phillip with a strong understanding of legal analysis, environmental law and policy, and how the public and private sectors interact in regards to project development and implementation. Phillip also holds a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from North Carolina State University.
Lindsay Warne – Project Developer
Lindsay joined Encore in 2015 after graduating from Middlebury College with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and Geography. During her time at Middlebury she was involved in the design and construction of a solar home in the 2013 Solar Decathlon competition and designed a demand response mobile app for the SparkClean Energy Challenge. She spent her senior year studying the Middlebury campus energy system and potential applications of demand response programs.