Bret D. Scholtes has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since January 2011 and Senior Vice President of Corporate Development from April 2010 to December 2010. From 2006 to April 2010, Mr. Scholtes served as Vice President- Origination at GE Energy Financial Services, a global energy investment firm. From 2001 to 2006, Mr. Scholtes served as director of Corporate Development at Reliant Energy, Inc, an electricity and energy services provider. Prior to this, Mr. Scholtes held positions with Enron Corporation, an integrated natural gas and electricity company, as well as two major public accounting firms. Mr. Scholtes has a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Missouri, and a M.B.A. from New York University.