Team

  • Nelson Ferreira
    Chief Executive Officer

    Mr. Ferreira’s leadership experience within the construction and renewable energy industries spans three decades. His technical expertise and valuable insights support his hands-on approach to owning and managing Vanguard Energy Partners, Ferreira Construction, and Noveda Technologies. An active member of numerous industry organizations, Mr. Ferreira believes in fostering opportunities for each employee’s personal and professional development. Frequently recognized for outstanding entrepreneurial achievements, Mr. Ferreira continues to maintain a vision of growth and expansion for his firms.

  • Keith Helms
    Chief Financial Officer

    Mr. Helms is responsible for managing the company's overall financial practices, in addition to overseeing the Accounting and Administration Departments. Mr. Helms brings eighteen years of diversified hands-on experience in business and human capital development, along with a proven track record for maintaining financial integrity and efficient operating procedures.

  • Peter Osowski
    Vice President, Technical Business Development

    Mr.Osowski is responsible for leading technical and engineering aspects of VEP projects. Mr. Osowski is a solar expert with over two decades of experience in construction and roofing. His extensive technical and photovoltaic knowledge is the driving force behind a large number of Vanguard's design-build projects. Mr. Osowski has designed over 40 megawatts of DC rated solar capacity to date.

  • Alex Rivera
    Senior Vice President, Business Development

    Mr. Rivera is responsible for managing sales and business development initiatives. In addition, Mr. Rivera tracks government solar incentives for VEP. He has over fifteen years of business development experience and is a member of the New Jersey Alliance for Action Energy Committee, the Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA) and serves on the steering committee for the Florida Alliance for Renewable Energy.

  • Richard Martin
    Director of Energy Maintenance Solutions

    Mr. Martin is responsible for directing Vanguard's Energy Maintenance Solutions (EMS) Division, leading a full time team of project managers, technicians and support staff. He oversees all EMS proposals and contracts, and provides strategic support for EMS monitoring, testing and services. Mr. Martin's career has spanned three decades in the electrical industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and is licensed in NJ as a contractor (#8203) and inspector (#8519). After owning and partnering in electrical contracting businesses, Richard began his career in the solar industry in 2006. His expertise in the NEC continues to be a valuable asset to Vanguard. He is also a NABCEP Certified Solar PV Installer.

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