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Ralph Walker

President - Energy / Infrastructure

Ralph Walker

President - Energy / Infrastructure

Ralph Walker is the President of Energy for Pacolet Milliken’s Energy and Infrastructure Division. Before joining Pacolet, he was the Founding President of Peregrine Energy Corporation, where he was responsible for strategic planning, business development, capital investment, and overall corporate management. Under his direction, Peregrine directly invested over $75 million in industrial utility infrastructures, including coal-fired and gas-fired cogeneration systems, process water treatment facilities, chilled water and compressed air systems and numerous types of air pollution control technologies.  Peregrine owned and operated these assets selling electricity to the electric utility grid and steam, chilled water, compressed air, process water and other industrial utility commodities and services to various manufacturing companies. He has over 28 years of experience as president of an independent power producing company.  In 1982, he established Aquenergy Systems, Inc. (later sold to Consolidated Hydro), in Greenville, South Carolina, which was the largest independent developer and operator of hydroelectric projects in the southeast United States. Mr. Walker is a member of the Association of Energy Engineers and is recognized as a Certified Cogeneration Professional.
Bill Falls

CFO Energy

Bill Falls

CFO Energy

Bill Falls is the CFO – Energy Division. Previously, Bill was the CFO of Peregrine Energy Corporation. Bill was also Controller for Insignia Properties Trust and a Senior Auditor with Ernst & Young, LLP. Bill is a graduate of Clemson University.

David Beard

Director - Energy Development

David Beard

Director - Energy Development

David Beard is the Director of Development for the Energy /Infrastructure Division.

A 25 year associate of Milliken & Company, Mr. Beard worked in six manufacturing plants with positions that included Process Improvement Manager, Plant Manager and Director of Manufacturing before he began working on energy-related issues in the early 1990’s, when he was appointed Manager of Energy.  His responsibilities grew to encompass Purchasing with corporate oversight of the purchase and conservation of all corporate energy and water consumption worldwide.

Mr. Beard is a graduate of the College of Charleston.

Lance Jordan

SVP - Director, Energy and Infrastructure Investing

Lance Jordan

SVP - Director, Energy and Infrastructure Investing

Lance Jordan is Senior Vice President and Director of Acquisitions for Pacolet Milliken’s Energy and Infrastructure Division. Mr. Jordan leads Pacolet’s infrastructure investments and capital markets execution with a focus on opportunities to maximize value creation through distinctive sourcing, deep operational engagement and active stakeholder management.

Prior to joining Pacolet, Mr. Jordan was responsible for Cubico Sustainable Investments renewable energy investments and transaction execution efforts in the US. Mr. Jordan led investment and monetization transactions for Cubico in solar, wind, battery storage and other renewable technologies.

Prior to Cubico, Mr. Jordan was an investment banking Senior Vice President at Goldman Sachs in the Natural Resources Group. While at Goldman, Mr. Jordan led a number of marquis deals in the Power, Utility, Industrial and Renewable sectors. Deal activity included sellside, acquisition and financing transactions in traditional and alternative energy, clean technology and the industrial sectors.

Mr. Jordan also previously held roles in M&A and commodity trading at Deutsche Bank, PSEG and NRG Energy. Mr. Jordan earned an AB in Economics from Rutgers University.