John Seker is the Chief Executive Officer of American Power Ventures and has overall responsibility for the company’s strategic vision, commercial arrangements and equity arrangements. Mr. Seker has over twenty-five years of experience in the power sector as a developer, equity investor and buy-side equity advisor. Mr. Seker has participated in the development and/or financing of approximately 3.3 GW of power plants representing approximately $3.5 billion of investments.
Prior to forming American Power Ventures, Mr. Seker was Vice President of Commercialization and Development for Competitive Power Ventures where he developed natural gas-fired projects and raised equity for the company through partnering arrangements. Mr. Seker also served on community brownfield development area and energy steering committees working closely with community leaders and environmentalists. He has been an active participant in the New Jersey Energy Master Plan proceedings, providing testimony to the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and New Jersey legislature on energy policy matters.
Prior to joining CPV, Mr. Seker was Vice President, Americas for Rolls-Royce Power Ventures for thirteen years where he had overall responsibility for the company’s development, operations and construction activities in North and South America. During his tenure with RRPV, the company developed approximately 500 MW of industrial cogeneration facilities representing roughly $800 million of financing. Throughout his career, Mr. Seker has worked with numerous developers, equity investors and equity advisors in the power sector where he has provided due diligence analysis, economic analysis, raised financing, negotiated power contracts, construction contracts, and numerous other agreements.
Mr. Seker earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Syracuse University and his Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University.