who we are

Experienced Energy Transition Focused Developers, Operators and Investors

Since 2020, Northern Genesis has raised $1.3B in financings and evaluated many energy transition opportunities for the public and private capital markets. Our core team is supplemented by a deep roster of industry and investment professionals bringing additional broad expertise and experience.


Ian Robertson

  • Former CEO and Co-Founder of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (AQN) (retired in 2020)
  • Grew AQN to a $13B TSX60 power & utility infrastructure company
  • Oversaw AQN’s successful renewable energy development program

Chris Jarratt

  • Former Vice Chair and Co-Founder of AQN (retired in 2020)
  • Oversaw AQN’s strategic direction including development and execution of AQN’s successful international expansion
  • Instrumental in driving AQN’s global recognition as an ESG leader

Jim Tower

  • Former Head, Power & Infrastructure Investment Banking, Raymond James and BMO
  • Extensive renewable energy and utility financing and M&A experience

Chris Gerhardt

  • Former senior member of AQN’s corporate development team, with extensive experience in financing renewables
  • Participated in multi billion growth program for regulated and non-regulated investments at AQN and Liberty

Michael Hoffman

  • Former partner at Riverstone Holdings; oversaw origination of over $7B in renewable energy investments
  • Founder of Pattern Energy Group and Blackstone’s Private Equity Investment Committee

We offer decades of collaborative experience in energy transition as developers, investors and operators