Warren T. Dewhurst, Ph.D., P.E.

Warren T. Dewhurst, Ph.D., P.E.

Lead Geothermal Project Manager

Warren has over 40 years of geoscientific, engineering and management experience. He a graduate of the Colorado School of Mines and the Catholic University of America. He has served as Chief Geophysicist of NOAA (CGS) and founded the US Geophysical Technology Transfer Initiative, one of the first scientific cooperative efforts between Russia (post-Soviet era) and the United States.

As founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Dewhurst Group, LLC, he leads a team of capable and skilled geologists, geophysicists, engineers and drilling professionals around the World. Dewhurst Group has its main offices in the greater Washington, DC area. Satellite offices and representatives exist in Bogota and Manizales, Colombia, Santiago, Chile, Mexico City, Mexico and various cities within Russia and Europe. Dewhurst Group specializes exclusively in exploring for and bringing clean utility-scale geothermal power online.

Within the GDF, Warren as Lead Geothermal Project Manager is responsible for all aspects of GDF-related geothermal technology, project recommendation and monitoring. He and the Dewhurst Group are committed to ensuring that GDF donors invest in projects that have the best chance for positive outcomes.

Alan Beard

Alan Beard

Lead Fund Manager

With over 20 years of professional experience in international finance and business development, Alan through Interlink Capital Strategies, Inc., has arranged for several billion dollars’ worth of government grants, equity placement, guarantees, and loans for over 700 companies. Alan has also served as an official of US ExIm Bank and the US Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. He currently also serves as Managing Director of Interlink Capital Strategies, Inc. and as adjunct professor of international business at Georgetown University. The main office for Interlink is within the greater Washington, DC area.

Within the GDF, Alan serves as Lead Fund Manager. Together with his Interlink staff he supports all aspects of donor relations, funding recommendations, and fund management.

Chris McCormick

Chris McCormick

Chief Investment Officer

Chris is a partner in Interlink Geothermal Fund Management in partnership with Interlink Capital Strategies. In related geothermal experience Chris serves as the Director of Strategy and Project Finance for Reykjavik Geothermal and executed Reykjavik Geothermal’s platform of strategies in Mexico which include the MexxusRG Ceboruco JV as well RG’s JV with the Storengy (Engie) to develop three concession areas in Mexico. Chris is a partner with Ambata Capital Partners which, with affiliates, is the majority shareholder of Reykjavik Geothermal.
Jozsef Szamosfalvi

Jozsef Szamosfalvi

Fund Manager and Regulatory Specialist

Jozsef brings extensive experience in emerging market structured and trade financing, underwriting and risk mitigation with a focus on energy sector projects. He co-founded, and manages ExWorks Capital, an international trade and bridge finance fund for mid-market companies using a combination of innovative financial solutions, asset based lending and government guarantees. He is the Regulatory Specialist and Portfolio Manager for the Geothermal Development Facility.
Sebastian Vargas

Sebastian Vargas

Applicant Representative

Over five years of professional experience as a Geologist. Provides support for all aspects of data interpretation and project development. Specializes in aspects of industry capacity building; local, regional and federal policy within Latin America; and business development. Strengths in leading field operations and data acquisition efforts; geological structural mapping; and legacy data analysis. An integral member of DG’s SPAN analysis team, specializing in the use of Geographic Information Systems and database management for the characterization of geothermal prospects. Currently, he is the Applicant Representative for the Geothermal Development Facility for Latin American for the countries of Colombia, Chile, Peru and Bolivia.