Mr. Gardner is Kelson Energy’s Executive Vice President and CFO. He has extensive experience in corporate finance, project and acquisition financings, M&A due diligence and project restructurings. Under Mr. Gardner’s leadership, Kelson successfully completed a number of financing transactions including the $1.7 billion recapitalization of Kelson Holdings and the C$649 million refinancing of Kelson Canada, Inc. Prior to founding Kelson in 2002, Mr. Gardner was Vice President and Treasurer at Orion Power Holdings Inc. and was responsible for creating and managing the treasury and credit management functions, establishing and building banking relationships and raising over $3.5 billion of capital to fund the company’s growth. Previously, Mr. Gardner held positions in the Project Finance Group at Constellation Holdings. Mr. Gardner received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration degree from Virginia Tech.