Management Team

Archaea is one of the fastest growing RNG producers in the world and has built an experienced management team to execute on its strategic objectives.

The Archaea management team has extensive knowledge of biogas and experience within the RNG industry, having helped design, build, and develop key gas processing systems utilized in the majority of U.S. RNG facilities in operation today. Archaea’s team brings together expertise in project development, engineering, operations, finance, and public company management from across energy sectors.

Nick Stork

Nick Stork

Chief Executive Officer

Nick Stork

Nick Stork

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Stork has served as Chief Executive Officer of Archaea Energy since September 2021. Mr. Stork served as co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Archaea Energy LLC from its founding in November 2018 until combination with Rice Acquisition Corp. and Aria Energy LLC in September 2021. Since November 2016, Mr. Stork has also served as Chief Financial Officer and a director of Noble Environmental, Inc., an industry-leading environmental services company focused on providing innovative solutions to solid waste management companies, and Managing Partner of Noble House Capital, where he is responsible for investing and business development in the Appalachian Basin. From 2013 to 2016, Mr. Stork served as a Principal with Baleen Capital Management, a global value investment firm. Mr. Stork is a graduate of Dartmouth College.

Richard Walton

Richard Walton

President

Richard Walton

Richard Walton

President

Mr. Walton has served as President of Archaea Energy since September 2021. Mr. Walton served as co-founder and President of Archaea Energy LLC until combination with Rice Acquisition Corp. and Aria Energy LLC in September 2021. Mr. Walton oversees the process of gas extraction at partner sites, manages business operations, and works to increase awareness of the benefits of RNG nationwide. Before working at Archaea Energy LLC, Mr. Walton was the CEO and director of Noble Environmental, Inc., an industry-leading environmental services company in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, focused on providing innovative solutions to solid waste management companies. At Noble’s municipal waste site, Mr. Walton oversaw the operation of a 2000 scfm high-BTU project.

Mr. Walton was also the CEO of Redstone International, a services company that specializes in deep foundations, earth retention, and shoring systems and grouting solutions. Before Redstone, Mr. Walton was an investor with the private equity firm AlpInvest in New York, NY, and an investment banker with Citigroup. Mr. Walton graduated from Dartmouth College with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.

Brian McCarthy

Brian McCarthy

Chief Investment Officer

Brian McCarthy

Brian McCarthy

Chief Investment Officer

Mr. McCarthy is the Chief Investment Officer of Archaea Energy where he is responsible for the company’s capital structure, investments, and business development. Mr. McCarthy served as Chief Investment Officer and co-founder of Archaea Energy LLC until combination with Rice Acquisition Corp. and Aria Energy LLC in September 2021. Mr. McCarthy was previously a research associate at Saltonstall and Co. (S&Co.), a Boston-based financial services company and equity sponsor of Archaea Energy LLC. At S&Co., Brian was responsible for identifying energy investment opportunities and supporting capital growth in companies focused on sustainability.

Before moving to SS&Co., Mr. McCarthy was an analyst with Stevens Capital Management, Schneider Capital Management, and Goldman Sachs. Mr. McCarthy graduated from the University of Pennsylvania where he studied Physics and Economics.

Charlie Anderson

Charlie Anderson

Director of Gas Processing

Charlie Anderson

Charlie Anderson

Director of Gas Processing

Mr. Anderson has over 30 years of experience developing energy solutions. As the Director of Gas Processing at Archaea Energy, Mr. Anderson is responsible for managing the RNG lifecycle from landfill or farm to pipeline. Mr. Anderson also supports innovation in the RNG industry via his AndersonRNG consulting company in Delaware. Mr. Anderson served as Director of Gas Processing and co-founder of Archaea Energy LLC until combination with Rice Acquisition Corp. and Aria Energy LLC in September 2021.

Before joining Archaea Energy LLC, Mr. Anderson managed the membrane gas separation processes at Air Liquide for 26 years. While at Air Liquide, he invented and patented the leading landfill gas membrane system followed by the development of this technology into a major business segment for Air Liquide in the U.S. and Europe. This technology and associated design guidelines are being used at 25 landfill RNG projects in the U.S. Mr. Anderson graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1972 with a degree in Aerospace Engineering.

Eric Javidi

Eric Javidi

Chief Financial Officer

Eric Javidi

Eric Javidi

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Javidi is the Chief Financial Officer of Archaea Energy, leading the Company’s financial operations and strategy and helping drive its financial performance and strategic growth. Prior to joining Archaea Energy, Mr. Javidi served as the CFO of CrossAmerica Partners (NYSE: CAPL), a leading wholesale fuels distributor and owner and lessor of real estate in the retail distribution of motor fuels. Prior to his role at CrossAmerica Partners, Mr. Javidi was the President and CEO of Southcross Holdings GP, LLC, the general partner of Southcross Holdings LP, an energy infrastructure company that provides natural gas gathering, treating, processing and transportation services. Mr. Javidi managed the business operations of Southcross, which ultimately resulted in the successful divestiture of Southcross Holdings’ assets, extinguishment of its liabilities, and the liquidation of Southcross Holdings.

Mr. Javidi holds a Master of Business Administration from Duke University and a bachelor’s in economics from the University of California.

Ted Yowonske

Ted Yowonske

Chief Development Officer

Ted Yowonske

Ted Yowonske

Chief Development Officer

Mr. Yowonske has over 10 years of experience working on electrical engineering innovation, industrial plant processes, and large construction plants. Mr. Yowonske leads Archaea Energy’s development team, advising on investment opportunities and growth strategy. Before working at Archaea, Mr. Yowonske led the commissioning team for Noble Environmental, Inc.’s 2000 scfm high-BTU RNG plant. Mr. Yowonske has also held engineering and management positions at Ansaldo-STS Hitachi, ICxt – FLIR, and Cattron-Theimeg. Mr. Yowonske holds a Master of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Pittsburg and a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from Penn State University.

Derek Kramer

Derek Kramer

Chief Technology Officer

Derek Kramer

Derek Kramer

Chief Technology Officer

As Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Mr. Kramer is responsible for Archaea Energy’s technology strategy, IT capabilities, and business transformation programs. Mr. Kramer has over 20 years of experience in several industries including energy, utilities, and high tech. Serving as Chief Digital Officer and Chief Information Officer in prior organizations, Mr. Kramer modernized technology operations and capabilities for companies such as American Electric Power (Nasdaq: AEP), Pacific Gas and Electric Company (NYSE: PCG), and Service King Collision, a Blackstone portfolio company.

Mr. Kramer holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Georgia and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Colorado and the US Air Force Academy.

Chad Bellah

Chad Bellah

Chief Accounting Officer

Chad Bellah

Chad Bellah

Chief Accounting Officer

Mr. Bellah is Chief Accounting Officer of Archaea Energy and oversees the accounting and treasury practices of the company. Prior to joining Archaea Energy, Mr. Bellah served as a freelance accounting consultant for various clients including Vice President, Controller of Penn America Energy Holdings LLC, a liquefied natural gas energy project. Mr. Bellah served in various accounting positions with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation for over 12 years, including Director of Accounting Research and Policy, lead Finance Manager of International Accounting, and Finance Director of Anadarko Algeria Company based in London. Prior to joining Anadarko, Mr. Bellah was an Audit Manager for Ernst & Young LLP, serving large clients in the airlines and energy industries.

Mr. Bellah is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas and a graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and an M.S. in Finance.

Lindsay Ellis

Lindsay Ellis

General Counsel and Secretary

Lindsay Ellis

Lindsay Ellis

General Counsel and Secretary

Mrs. Ellis is General Counsel and Secretary of Archaea Energy and leads the company’s legal and risk management functions. Mrs. Ellis has significant expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and securities, corporate governance, and other SEC matters. Prior to joining Archaea Energy, Mrs. Ellis was Associate General Counsel for EagleClaw Midstream, a large privately-owned gathering and processing company. Mrs. Ellis also previously served as Associate General Counsel for Rice Energy Inc. and in Associate Attorney roles for Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and Vinson & Elkins L.L.P.

Mrs. Ellis received a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Houston Law Center and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Communication Studies from Southwestern University.

Lauren Turner

Lauren Turner

Vice President of Renewable Partnerships

Lauren Turner

Lauren Turner

Vice President of Renewable Partnerships

As Vice President of Renewable Partnerships at Archaea Energy, Ms. Turner is responsible for overseeing and developing partnerships with organization seeking to decarbonize their operations and products. Ms. Turner has nearly a decade of experience in clean energy solutions, environmental credit compliance, and business partnership development. Prior to joining Archaea Energy, Ms. Turner worked in energy compliance services at Weaver & Tidwell LLP where she advised biofuel producers eligible for federal and state renewable fuel credits. Before that, Ms. Turner held multiple roles at Air Liquide including technical sales, market strategy, business development, and policy/regulatory activities within the biogas business.

Ms. Turner holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.

Michael Mitariten

Michael Mitariten

Director of Gas Technologies

Michael Mitariten

Michael Mitariten

Director of Gas Technologies

As Director of Gas Technologies for Archaea Energy, Mr. Mitariten helps lead the technology development efforts for biogas upgrading, hydrogen production, and carbon capture. Mr. Mitariten has over 35 years of experience in gas separations for the biogas, natural gas, and hydrogen markets including PSA and TSA adsorption, membrane separations, amine and physical solvent processes, and cryogenic processing. In these areas, Mr. Mitariten holds 23 patents and has been responsible for the process design and supply of hundreds of gas separation systems.

Mr. Mitariten graduated from Manhattan College with a degree in Chemical Engineering and has a Professional Engineering license in the State of New York.

Whit Martin

Whit Martin

Vice President of Corporate Development

Whit Martin

Whit Martin

Vice President of Corporate Development

Mr. Martin leads acquisitions and other corporate development activities at Archaea Energy. Before joining the company, Mr. Martin served in senior financial and development roles for Air Liquide, including as Global Head of M&A from 2017-2020 in Paris as well as the head of M&A for the Americas from 2014-2017. Mr. Martin led some of the largest and most transformative transactions in the company’s history. He also served as VP of Corporate Finance and Treasurer of Voltaix, a high-growth advanced electronic materials business where he managed the financial development of the company through several rounds of equity and debt financing, construction of new global manufacturing sites, the establishment of strategic joint ventures, and the sale of Voltaix to Air Liquide in 2013.

Mr. Martin is a former VP in the investment banking groups of Credit Suisse and ING Barings in their New York offices. He received a BA from Tufts University and an MBA from the Owen School at Vanderbilt University.

Megan Light

Megan Light

Vice President of Investor Relations

Megan Light

Megan Light

Vice President of Investor Relations

As Vice President of Investor Relations, Ms. Light leads interactions with the investment community and research analysts. Ms. Light has over 15 years of experience in the energy industry and prior to joining Archaea Energy served as Director of Investor Relations at Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE American: LNG), a natural gas liquefaction company. Ms. Light also has prior experience in finance and investor relations roles across the upstream and services sectors of the energy industry.

Ms. Light is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas and received a Master of Professional Accountancy and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from The University of Texas at Austin.

Campbell Stetter

Campbell Stetter

Vice President of Finance

Campbell Stetter

Campbell Stetter

Vice President of Finance

Mr. Stetter is the Vice President of Finance for Archaea Energy and is responsible for leading a variety of initiatives within finance and corporate development for the company. Mr. Stetter has over a decade of energy finance experience including investment banking, private equity, and corporate roles. He joined Archaea Energy from PetroLegacy Energy, a privately-owned E&P company, where he also held the role of Vice President of Finance. Prior to his role at PetroLegacy Energy, Mr. Stetter was an Associate at EnCap Investments focused on the formation and investments in private oil and gas exploration companies.

Mr. Stetter received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin.