Manny is a Certified Public Accountant with over 28 years of experience as a CPA and entrepreneur. Mr. Sakellakis has significant experience in corporate management, finance, administration, private financing, and leasing. He has been integrally involved in many investment fundraisings, including public and private offerings, among others. For the past 16 years, he has been associated with various companies in the field of renewable energy. Mr. Sakellakis is a founding member of SDL Solar and Elumis and has been involved in the development of over 500 MWs of solar projects worldwide.
Mario was formerly the General Manager of SDL Solar and is the current co-founder of Elumis. Mr. Magriplis joined SDL in 2010 as a Project Manager and quickly became the company’s General Manager. Through his leadership, SDL developed and financed hundreds of MWs. He managed all of the Company’s projects, agreements, finances and internal procedures. Prior to Elumis, Mr. Magriplis was the Financial Controller of WEM Lines SA, a large shipping company based in Athens, Greece. At WEM he controlled over €100M in long-term and current liabilities and managed over €20M in liquid assets invested in expansion projects, time deposits and financial products.
Mike is a finance professional with private equity fund management and investment banking experience, that has been active in renewable energy project finance, asset management, and deal advisory since 2009, when he co-founded SDL Solar. After leading successful solar project developments in the United Kingdom, the United States, Greece, Bulgaria, and several emerging markets, Mike has gained extensive experience structuring, financing and operating large-scale solar PV project portfolios. Prior to joining Elumis, Mike was a Vice President at Ramius Capital Group, a hedge fund with approximately $13 billion in capital under management located in New York City, where he managed real estate private equity funds and mezzanine debt funds in excess of $1.7 billion.