The Onset Capital team has extensive experience and in venture and infrastructure sector investing.
Eric Perreca – Managing Director
Mr. Perreca is a Co-Managing Director of Onset Capital
Mr. Perreca is a private equity executive, mergers and acquisitions investment banker and a U.S. Navy SEAL Team Officer. His operations, finance and investment leadership in the sustainable infrastructure and technology industry span the energy spectrum and include solar, wind, biomass, bio-fuels, fuel cell, waste-to-energy, combined heat and power, energy storage and many others.
Mr. Perreca holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelors of Science in Systems Engineering from the United States Naval Academy. Mr. Perreca served for over 10 years in the U.S. Navy as a SEAL Team Officer with assignments to several of its most respected units.
He was previously co-head of energy infrastructure investing at Hunt Alternative Energy Investments a subsidiary of Hunt Investment Management; CEO and President of Scatec Solar North America, a utility and commercial solar finance and development firm; Managing Director of Innovation Investments, an investment firm specializing in social infrastructure and sustainable energy private investments, and; in the Strategic Advisory Group at Thomas Weisel Partners as an M&A Technology Investment Banker.
Charles Snyder – Managing Director
Mr. Snyder is a Co-Managing Director of Onset Capital.
Mr. Snyder over the past thirty-five years has held senior executive positions in investment, corporate and investment banking businesses involved with the energy, infrastructure and mining sectors. Mr. Snyder spent over 20 years at Bechtel where he served as Vice President of Bechtel Financing Services Inc., and as both CFO and Managing Principal responsible for special situations investing at Bechtel Investment Inc. Mr. Snyder later was Global Head of the Airport Infrastructure Group at PricewaterhouseCoopers Securities Inc. Mr. Snyder has served on numerous Boards of energy, mining and infrastructure companies.
Mr. Snyder earned a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in International Finance from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and a Bachelors of Arts in History and Economics from the University of Michigan.
Wendell McCain – Managing Director
Mr. McCain is a Co-Managing Director of Onset Capital. As well, he serves as the Chairman of Onset Capital Partners, a global asset management firm that works with the Onset Capital team.
Mr. McCain serves on the Advisory Board of the Smithsonian National African Art Museum and is on the Board of Trustees for the NC Nature Conservancy, UNC College of Arts and Sciences, UNC Civil Rights Center and North Carolina Central University. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Union Independent School.
Mr. McCain received a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School, where he was a Toigo Fellow and a Bachelors of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a Morehead Scholar.
Prior to Onset Capital, Mr. McCain was the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Parish Capital Advisors, a global private equity firm with $2 billion under management. He has spent the last twenty years focused on alternative asset classes and has also experienced the private equity business from the perspective of advisor, direct investor, and limited partner. Prior to founding Parish Capital, Mr. McCain served as Vice President at BancBoston Ventures, where his group managed a $600 million diversified private equity portfolio, and he managed a direct investment portfolio of eleven companies and four limited partnerships. Mr. McCain was active as a board member or board observer of seven of those companies. Mr. McCain aggressively sourced new investment opportunities and reviewed over two hundred opportunities annually.