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About Method Capital

Our reason for Being

This team was drawn together by an unmet need of higher risk project capital in the Cleantech sector. Today Method Capital can provide platform funding for Cleantech technologies which allows resource efficient businesses to offer capital intensive projects ‘As A Service’. This transformative offering means that the end user can get the business benefits of the disruptive technology from month one with no technical risk as they only pay for agreed performance. This off-balance sheet proposal should be a real accelerant for any cleantech innovator.

Meet the Team

Doug Farrell

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Co-Founder & Commercial Director

Doug has considerable experience within the real estate, finance and renewable energy sectors. He co-founded an international investment & development company in 2003 in Poland, which grew to become one of Ireland’s largest private commercial portfolios operating in the country. The group also operated in Germany, Hungary and Romania.

In 2007, Doug co-founded two regulated energy companies operating in the Polish market. The principal activities were energy distribution and transmission respectively and gave Doug a good perspective of how large retail clients operate in terms of energy management. As management board member of both companies Doug has a good understanding of how utilities operate and how their clients react to those operations in the commercial market.

Spending more time in Ireland since 2014, Doug became actively involved in the Solar PV industry advising corporate clients on the potential to generate on site electricity. Over his 15 years in this role in Eastern Europe, Doug helped create significant value for shareholders.

David R. Martin

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P. Eng. Chief Technology Officer

Over 28 years of innovation across the globe building better products and services. From automotive to consumer products, utility to multinational beverage sectors solving some of the toughest social and commercialisation challenges to make companies better.

In the C-suite of several companies (including inCTRL Solutions, WCI Environmental, Voltea, and evandtec) in Europe and Canada, reaching global markets with an intense passion and an entrepreneurial spirit for tackling problems, Mr. Martin has helped shareholders profit and talent blossom.
Recently appointed to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Green Municipal Fund Council, David joins recognized leaders in the federal, municipal and environmental sectors carefully tending to a $650 million fund.
As a Sector Expert for Enertech Capital, he supplies expertise and knowledge on Energy Storage, EV & Infrastructure and water.

Specialties: Building lasting relationships through trust and understanding. Deep technical knowledge and abilities paired with professional sales skills for all kinds of technologies and products. Excellent presenter of complex and novel ideas to broad audiences – making connections that make sense and inspiring motivation through enthusiasm and diligence.

Fintan Whelan

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Co-Founder & Director

Fintan has been active in Renewables since joining the newly-formed Airtricity in 2000 as Corporate Finance Manager. In 2008, he co-founded Mainstream Renewable Power, along with ex Airtricity CEO Eddie O’Connor, focusing on development of SolarPV & onshore/offshore wind projects across a number of markets – US, Canada, Chile, South Africa, Ireland, UK and Germany.

He left Mainstream in 2014 to focus on the emerging opportunities for Corporates as technology and economics evolve, subsidies for large scale renewables fall away and the business model of utilities becomes increasingly challenged by these forces.

Emerging Markets Power ltd – Fintan is a Co-Founder & Director of this greenfield wind developer, currently working on Utility scale projects in Ireland, Iceland, Ghana and Tanzania. This is a Joint Venture with Vestas and is backed by Belltown Power.

Fintan is a Non-Executive director of SolarPV specialist developer BNRG Renewables. He is a regular speaker at Industry Conferences.

Wayne Byrne

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Co-Founder, Board Advisor & NED

Wayne is a board advisor and non-executive director. Wayne offers strategic insight on the international Cleantech sector. His extensive experience in managing companies serving the circular economy and raising the capital required, adds depth to the role Method Capital fulfills for their clients.
In the last 10 years Wayne acquired, restructured, and sold a significant waste equipment supply company, Manvik Group. Manvik had over 80 staff, turnover of over €40M and had operations in the UK and Ireland. Wayne went on to set up Biocore Environmental Limited and has established a significant presence in wastewater sludge management and renewable energy production. Wayne successfully sold Biocore to the management team in early 2016.
Wayne is currently Chief Executive Officer of Oxymem, a Cleantech 100 business for the last 4 years backed by DowDupont and Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures. Wayne was one of the original founders and he took the business from a lab scale application in UCD to a global membrane manufacturing business employing over 50 people in less than 10 years. His experience has enabled OxyMem to acquire the resources, capital and the direction needed to become pioneers in this industry, delivering consistent growth and innovation.

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