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Our Team

Renova's principals and senior staff are widely considered some of the most expert in the brownfields arena with references in the Fortune 200, real estate development and state and federal regulatory communities. The team is comprised of individuals with a range of skills that have been applied to projects since the beginning of the brownfield movement. Members of the Renova team have worked as real estate developers, lawyers, investment bankers, insurance executives and operating managers while concentrating on resource recovery and redevelopment issues. Among the professionals supporting Renova are also urban designers, land use planners and environmental experts having both technical and regulatory expertise. Over the last twenty years, the individuals on the executive team have acquired, remediated and redeveloped over 20 contaminated properties as well as other more conventional developments.

THE EXECUTIVE TEAM

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John B. Hanselman
Managing Principal
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Kimmaria Martin
Chief Financial Officer
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Maura Shoulkin
Operations Manager
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EXECUTIVE BIOGRAPHIES

Norman ("Pete") A. Pedersen, III

Managing Principal

Pete Pedersen is Managing Principal and founder of Renova Partners. He has over thirty-five years of experience in law, corporate finance, and business with special expertise in corporate control transactions and transactions involving environmentally impaired properties.

Mr. Pedersen founded Renova Partners with a partner from the Bay Area in 2001. The operations of Renova Partners were consolidated in Boston in 2008, though the organization continues to function on brownfields properties nationwide. In 2009, Mr. Pedersen co-founded Brightfields Development, a company separate from Renova that develops solar arrays, often on brownfields.  Before helping to establish Renova Partners and then Brightfields Development, Mr. Pedersen was a corporate attorney and Vice President for Corporate Development at Thermo Electron Corporation and a Principal at EnCapital, Inc. While at Thermo, he managed acquisition campaigns, venture capital investments, and initial public offerings. He also conceived, founded and managed Thermo's consulting practice for facilitating the redevelopment of contaminated properties and the mitigation of contingent environmental liabilities. At EnCapital, Mr. Pedersen originated and managed merger and acquisition and private placement engagements. Early in his career, Mr. Pedersen worked in corporate finance at Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb in New York and as an attorney at Nagashima & Ohno in Tokyo and Hale and Dorr in Boston.

Mr. Pedersen is a regular speaker on redevelopment issues at various academic institutions as well as at several trade and professional forums. Mr. Pedersen graduated from Amherst College, magna cum laude, and the University of Chicago Law School.

John B. Hanselman

Managing Principal

John Hanselman is a Principal and founder of Brightfields and Renova. He has thirty years of experience in environmental, real estate and entrepreneurial companies.

Mr. Hanselman, who joined Renova in 2003, has directed several of the nation's largest private acquisitions of contaminated properties from Fortune 500 companies. He was responsible for creating Renova's $300 million joint venture that lead to the cleanup of over 3 million square feet of contaminated buildings and land. Brightfields was founded to extend the experience of the Renova team to bring renewable power to contaminated properties.

Mr. Hanselman began his career in real estate development, working for two prominent developers, Carpenter & Company and New England Development, where he served as Director of Finance and Acquisitions. During his tenure at the two firms, Mr. Hanselman completed over $2 billion worth of transactions in the mixed-use, hotel and retail sectors. Prior to joining Renova, Mr. Hanselman founded Active Impulse Systems, Inc., a semiconductor metrology company, and served as President and CEO until the company was acquired by Philips Electronics. After the acquisition Mr. Hanselman was asked to stay on as Director Semiconductor – USA and General Manager of the newly formed Philips Analytical. Mr. Hanselman then founded and served as President and CEO of LingoMotors, Inc. a natural language software company.

Mr. Hanselman has been an invited speaker at Harvard Business School and both MIT's Sloan Business School and Center for Real Estate Development and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Atlantic Virtual Incubation Company, an early stage venture fund. He has published scientific papers and holds patents in the semiconductor manufacturing and metrology space. Mr. Hanselman has a B.A. from Hamilton College.

Michael Singer

Principal

Mike Singer is a Principal for Renova. He has over 10 years experience in project management in the real estate field. Mr. Singer has specialized experience as a development manager in the purchase, remediation, development, and resale of environmentally impaired properties, performing due diligence and integrating remedial investigations with real estate development. He has also worked with retail, industrial and commercial end users at both Trammel Crow Company and Sapient Corporation to negotiate leases and couple development concepts with environmental restoration work. Mr. Singer received his civil engineering degree from Union College.

Kimmaria Martin

Chief Financial Officer

Kim Martin is the Chief Financial Officer for Renova. She is responsible for the accounting and financial reporting functions, including budget management, progress reporting and vendor, client and banking relations. Ms. Martin has over 16 years' experience in finance, accounting and financial reporting in both the public and private sectors. She has worked several years in public accounting at PricewaterhouseCoopers along with having several years of private experience in technology, manufacturing and retail.

Maura Shoulkin

Operations Manager

Maura Shoulkin is the Operations Manager for Renova. She is responsible for contracting, vendor and client accounting, entity compliance, and managing the office. Ms. Shoulkin has over 20 years of experience in wholesale finance and customer service. She joined Renova Partners in 2010 after concluding an almost 20 year career with Ford Motor Credit Company. Ms. Shoulkin graduated from Assumption College and holds a Paralegal degree from Northeastern University. She is currently working on a degree in Accounting.