Bernardo T. Fernandes is a senior expert on the independent power business with over 35 years of practice in the electrical sector throughout numerous regions of the world. Bernardo has promoted creative ventures across five continents and contributed significantly to the launching of privatized electrical sectors in both Europe and Latin America. In the 1980’s, Bernardo developed his first private generation project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and has since added over two dozen independent power projects, using gas-fired combined cycle, hydro and wind turbines, to his achievements. His experience in project financing, bolstered by his broad experience serving as an advisor to several major investment banks, combined with contract negotiations and risk assessment skills, offer solid support for Enventure’s project development activities. Bernardo has raised significant amounts of debt and equity for facilities in operation and under construction and has revived countless stalled projects through his creative financial structuring. The portfolio of financial closings where he has taken a lead role exceeds USD$8 billion.
Bernardo performs a range of other professional services including global business development and marketing activities. In addition, he has extensive involvement in legal, regulatory and contractual matters. Beyond his professional achievements, another facet of his distinguished career entails the training of other professionals through his role as a university lecturer, seminar instructor and speaker at business conferences around the globe. His fluency in Portuguese, Spanish, English and French, in conjunction with his professional experience throughout the world, afford Bernardo a rare cultural perspective and serve as a base from which Enventure can promote and expand its international horizon.
Bernardo has a Mechanical Engineering (B.Sc) degree from the Instituto Superior Técnico (Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal) (1970), a Diploma and a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Thermal Power Engineering from Imperial College University of London, England
Carlos J. Pinto is a managing partner of Enventure Partners as well as a seasoned corporate and project finance executive with extensive business development experience. Carlos has led the development of power projects throughout Latin America under traditional non-recourse Project Finance principals. His structuring expertise leads him to take a principal role in all definitive project documents such as EPCs, PPAs, O&Ms, fuel supply agreements, loan agreements, shareholders agreements etc. Carlos is principally responsible for capital raising and financial structuring. His experience spans thermal, wind and hydropower generation projects throughout the US, Latin American, Caribbean, European and African markets.
Carlos has held senior positions with several large strategic and financial firms and assumed the principal role of managing many projects from development through commercial implementation and operation. Carlos began his career in the power industry as an assistant vice president with Scudder Latin American Power (now known as Conduit Capital, LLC), a private equity fund investing in independent power projects in Latin America and the Caribbean with funds committed by the International Finance Corporation and other public and private multi-national organizations. Prior to forming Enventure Partners, Carlos served as the managing director of mergers and acquisitions for AT&T Latin America.
Carlos received his bachelor of science in economics and finance in 1994 from Rutgers University and his MBA in 1997 from George Washington University. He is fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish.