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Palmer Capital Corporation

Our Team

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Douglas M. Kinney is the founder and Chairman of the Board of Palmer Capital Corporation, which he started in 1974.  In addition to his activities for Palmer, Doug is also the Chairman of the Board and a principal stockholder in Intermatic Incorporated.  Doug is a director of various other private corporations, and is the former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the National Tropical Botanical Garden, a not-for-profit scientific research garden chartered by Congress on the Island of Kauai.  Prior to forming Palmer, Doug worked at Lehman Brothers for seven years in its Chicago corporate finance department.  Doug has a BA and an MBA from Harvard University where he was a Baker Scholar.

Gordon L. Deane is the President of Palmer Capital with which he has been associated since 1981.  During this time, Gordon has been involved in all aspects of developing, financing, and managing alternative energy projects for Palmer.  He has also provided consulting services to the US Department of Commerce on energy project development and financing in several foreign countries.  Prior to joining Palmer, Gordon was the manager of a 6-state alternative energy program sponsored by the New England Regional Commission and the US Department of Energy. Prior to that, Gordon served as a consultant to the US EPA and several state environmental organizations.  Gordon has a BA with Honors in Physics from Oberlin College and an MS in Environmental Science from Harvard University. In 2007 Gordon received the 'Hall of Flame' award from the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) for "his many years of service in advancing the landfill gas industry."

Thomas Linden is President and a principal of several Palmer affiliated companies, having joined the firm in 1992.  Tom also acts as internal legal counsel to Palmer Capital and its affiliated entities. Previously, he was a partner at the Chicago law firm of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal where he served as general corporate counsel to Palmer for over 10 years.  In addition to advising Palmer, Tom worked on a broad range of corporate/securities matters including acquisitions, LBO's, reorganizations, equity and debt financings, syndications and international transactions.  He is admitted to practice as an attorney in New York, Illinois and Pennsylvania and has a BA and an LLB (with honors) from the University of Sydney, Australia, as well as an LLM from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a Fulbright scholar.

Donald R. Logan is President and a principal of several Palmer affiliates and joined the company in 1995. Don focuses on new project opportunities, identifies and works with tax-oriented investors and lenders, and assists with development of projects. Prior to joining Palmer, Don founded Logan Capital Corporation, and previously was Vice President of Project Finance at Luz (then the world's largest solar energy company), and a Vice President at Bank of America. Don has a BA (Cum Laude, Economics) from Claremont McKenna College and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. 

Donald F. Dargie is a Senior Vice President of Palmer, having joined the firm in 1995.  Previously, Don was a Senior Vice President and the Principal-in-Charge of the New England operations of Hayden-Wegman Inc., a New York-based civil engineering firm. He was responsible for, among other things, the coordination and administration of solid waste management projects and, in this capacity, he supervised the acquisition, development and management of landfill gas projects throughout the eastern portion of the country.  Don has over 30 years of engineering and management experience and is registered as a Professional Engineer in Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont.  He holds a BS from the University of Massachusetts and an MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Northeastern University.

David A. Marques is a Vice President of several Palmer affiliated companies, having rejoined the firm in 1998.  Initially joining Palmer in 1988 after two years with Smith Barney, David left in 1993 to pursue new ventures with Zurn NEPCO developing national and international energy projects.  Subsequently, he was tapped to head up business development at Toll Free Cellular, a start-up venture providing services to wireless carriers.  He has both a BS and an MS in Civil Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College.

A. Robert Russell III is the Treasurer and Controller for each of the Palmer affiliated companies.  Bob supervises the day-to-day financial, accounting and tax matters for all of Palmer's projects, including periodic reporting to investors and lenders and preparation of financial statements and tax returns.  He assists in the preparation of and is responsible for monitoring annual project budgets and manages annual audits by Palmer’s independent accountants.  In addition to his 20 years of experience in the development, management and tax planning of alternative energy projects for Palmer, Bob has served as Controller in the fields of real estate development and heavy construction.  He is an Enrolled Agent, licensed by the US Treasury to practice before the IRS.  Bob has a BS in Business Administration specializing in Finance from the University of Vermont.

Scott Kaplan reviews acquisition and development proposals for Palmer with a focus on the economic viability of the projects. Previously, he worked as a Senior Account/Analyst for the City of Wilmington, Delaware where he was responsible for preparing financial statements for auditors, rating agencies and bond offerings.  In addition, Scott served on a task force for the privatization of a wastewater treatment facility as well as the development of an economic model for the disposition of a port. He holds a BA from Connecticut College and an MBA from the F. W. Olin Graduate School at Babson College.

Lindsay Deane is an Analyst and Project Manager with Palmer. She is a member of the development and financing team with a focus on community wind projects. She assesses and manages projects from conception through operation. Prior to joining Palmer in 2010, Lindsay was a Teach for America corps member in Oakland, California, for two years where she taught secondary mathematics. Lindsay holds a BA in Environmental Studies and Engineering from Dartmouth College and a Masters of Arts in Education from Alliant International University.