The People


Hover Energy's management team has global experience in building businesses – from financing start-ups and developing products to market entry, commercialization, and creating liquidity events. 


Christopher Griffin



More than 25 years of experience in corporate finance, M&A, restructuring, and portfolio management; 10 years in renewable energy, most recently as Chief Executive Officer of Regenedyne, the predecessor to Hover Energy; Vice President Investment Banking (M&A/Restructuring) at Morgan Stanley; Vice President Institutional Municipal Securities for Smith Barney; Director of Finance at IBEAM Broadcasting; Vice President & Head of Derivatives at Chapdelaine & Co.; Founder & Chief Executive Officer of 4G Private Equity, where he launched Natural Citrus Products Corp., the first cellulosic ethanol plant in the United States; Perfectly Green, a waste-to-energy distributed power generation company;  Speaker at the United Nations on distributed power and the American Wind Energy Association; BA and MBA, University of Virginia, Darden School of Business; LEED GA

Taylor Beach

Executive Vice President


More than 15 years of experience in corporate communications, capital markets, finance, and investor relations; Director of Investor Relations for TransAtlantic Petroleum, QR Energy, and Seahawk Drilling, where she managed the companies’ internal and external communications, including two initial public offerings on the NYSE and Nasdaq Stock Market; Began career as an investment banking analyst at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in New York; Financial analyst for long/short equity funds: Solstice Equity Management and Touradji Capital Management; Legislative Assistant to United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas, where she focused on crafting and communicating the party’s message; BS in Economics, concentration in Finance, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School

Board of Managers

Christopher Griffin


See experience above

Stephen Straty


Timothy Rooney


John "Hinge" Fagnant


More than 35 years of experience in operational leadership; Executive Director of Northrop Grumman, where he leads strategy, planning and investment for the Intelligence, Surveillance & Targeting division;  led Northrop’s Bombing Program Directorate;  20 years as a United States Air Force Officer, Squadron Commander and air-warfare tactician, including four years as an acquisition professional at the Pentagon and in the Special Programs Directorate of the Office of the United States Secretary of Defense;  recipient of the Bronze Star, multiple Air Medals and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal; BS, United States Air Force Academy; MS, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Robert Ward


More than 25 years of experience in accounting and finance; Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Newell Recycling, a premier processor of ferrous and nonferrous scrap metals; Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of PlasMet, a chemical and composite materials distributor; Budget Director for the state of Georgia Department of Industry & Trade; Chief Financial Officer of Whitaker Oil Company; Controller of Rollins Supply, Inc.; BS in Economics and Spanish, University of Georgia; EMBA, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, Wharton Fellow, Certified Management Accountant

Gentry Beach

More than 20 years of energy and investment experience; Co-Founder and Manager of Highground Holdings, a private equity firm co-located in New York and Dallas that focuses on private investments in infrastructure, commodities, and technology; Co-Founder and Manager of Vollero Beach Capital Partners, an investment management firm focused on publicly-traded equities, which he sold to Citadel Investment Group in 2016; Portfolio Manager at Touradji Capital Management and Solstice Equity Management, where he and his team focused on commodities and commodity-related equity investments; Investment banking analyst at Morgan Stanley, New York; BS in Economics, Concentration in Finance, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania


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