Who We Are
Founded by three industry veterans with 40 years combined experience developing 20+ GW of utility-scale wind and solar projects. In 2022 we partnered with Pelion Green Future based in Munich, Germany to grow our business in North America.
At VIP, our values are the foundation for our business. These values guide us as we work with our partners towards common goals.
VIP is a team of thinkers and creative entrepreneurs who plan the future with imagination and wisdom. We operate as a collaborative team to first identify risks and then create realistic plans to mitigate those risks to continue development.
The VIP team has strong moral principles and operates with transparency and honesty. We maintain the highest standards of professional character while delivering above and beyond on each project.
VIP seeks to be the catalyst for change and continued innovation by working with entrepreneurs who desire a cleaner, more sustainable energy future. VIP is proud to be part of the quest to decarbonize our planet.
Our time spent to deliver results is precious. At VIP we value each other’s time and that of our stakeholders. We emphasize responsiveness to all parties by meeting or beating deadlines 100% of the time.
VIP has a relentless determination to deliver results and perform to the highest standards. We use our commercial acumen, attention to detail and forward-thinking mindset to pave the way for more renewable energy.
Mike Weich — CEO & Co-Founder
Mike Weich is a Co-Founder and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for VIP. Prior to VIP Mike served as Vice President of M&A and Development at Omega Energia, Director of Renewable Development at NextEra Energy Resources, and Assistant Vice President at Bank of America. Additionally, Mike served as an Infantry officer in the United States Army and deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom to Afghanistan in 2013.
Mike graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and holds an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Mike also completed Executive Education in Leadership and Negotiations at Harvard University.
Mike and his family live in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The Weich’s love the outdoors and spend their weekends enjoying the numerous activities that make South Florida a great home.
Daryl Hart — COO & Co-Founder
Daryl Hart is a Co-Founder and the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for VIP. Prior to VIP, Daryl served as Vice President of Utility Scale Development at Borrego Solar, Director of Renewable Development at NextEra Energy Resources, and Director of Development at NextEra Energy Transmission. Prior to entering the private sector, Daryl served as an Intelligence officer in the United States Air Force from 1997-2007.
Daryl graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a BS in Electrical Engineering and holds an MBA from Auburn University (Montgomery) and a Master of Finance from Penn State University. Daryl also completed Executive Education in Leadership and Negotiations at Harvard University.
Daryl and his wife Kathy live in Jupiter, Florida and they enjoy spending time with their grown daughters. When not visiting family, Daryl enjoys hiking, cycling, and attending Miami Dolphins football games.
Ivan Zyla, CFA — CCO & Co-Founder
Ivan Zyla is a Co-Founder and the Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) for VIP. Prior to VIP, Ivan served as Vice President of Origination at Omega Energia, Vice President of Commercial Development at Advanced Power, and Director of Origination at Emera Energy and First Wind. Ivan started his energy career on the banking side, having previously worked for Citigroup and Morgan Stanley.
Ivan graduated with a M.S. in Finance from Boston College and a B.S. in Economics from Carnegie Mellon University. Ivan is also a CFA charterholder.
Born and raised in Texas, Ivan now lives in the Boston area with his wife and two kids and enjoys spending his free time outdoors, cooking and traveling.
Goga Vukmirovic — Board Member
Goga joined Pelion Green Future in 2022 as a Partner and Head of the Americas. Based in New York, she oversees the Group’s investment and growth activities in the Americas.
Goga is Founder and Managing Partner at Avente Capital Management, a real estate investment firm, and previously was an Investment Professional at Eton Park Capital Management, a multi-billion dollar, multi-strategy hedge fund. She holds an A.B. from Princeton University, J.D. from Harvard Law School and MBA from Harvard Business School.
Jeremias Heinrich — Board Member
Jeremias founded Pelion Green Future together with Alexander Samwer. Having led large renewable energy and real estate investments in Europe within his function as founder of several companies in this space, he brings a lot of infrastructure expertise to our team.
Prior to that, he gathered practical experience in the consulting, construction and infrastructure industry. Jeremias graduated from the Technical University of Munich with a master’s degree in Civil Engineering and Business Administration.
Jan Krueger — Board Member
Jan joined Pelion Green Future in 2021 as Managing Partner and oversees the Group’s investment strategy and growth activities.
Prior to joining Pelion, Jan worked at McKinsey & Company, Inc. where he was a member of the Strategy & Corporate Finance Practice, focusing on M&A and advising clients in the energy and industrial sector.
Jan holds a MSc from the Stockholm School of Economics and the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a BSc from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management.
Our Partnership With Pelion
We are proud to announce our partnership with Pelion Green Future. Together our mission is to develop solar, wind and energy storage projects that deliver a positive impact on people and the planet.
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