Managing Director, US Delivery
John Savage was a co-founder of Verdeo Group prior to its merger with Sindicatum and currently leads Verdeo’s project execution activities. He is responsible for overseeing Verdeo’s portfolio of operating projects, as well as ensuring new projects are constructed and commissioned on-time and on-budget. John has over 12 years experience in the renewable energy and carbon finance markets and has been one of the pioneers of carbon offset projects in the oil & gas industry in North America, including developing the first approved methodology for reducing fugitive methane emissions.
Prior to Verdeo, John worked for Climate Change Capital and its $1 billion carbon fund on a strategy for expanding its business into the US; he also led the execution for CCC of a number of CDM and voluntary market transactions. Previously, as an executive with Green Mountain Energy, John led marketing and business development for the nation’s leading retail supplier of renewable energy. During his tenure at Green Mountain, John established Green Mountain Energy® as the leading brand of clean electricity in its target markets, helped develop wind and solar projects in several states, and led the expansion and growth of three of the nation’s Top 5 utility green power programs. John began his career as an investment banker in the Energy Group at Merrill Lynch Capital Markets.
John has a BA in History, cum laude, from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.