Judge, Mid-Atlantic (Georgetown)
Mr. Yesayan is a Principal at Paladin Capital Group, focused on Paladin’s alternative energy investments. Prior to joining Paladin Capital in 2009, Mr. Yesayan was Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis at Pacific Ethanol, Inc., the largest West Coast-based marketer and producer of fuel ethanol. At Pacific Ethanol, Mr. Yesayan was part of the founding management team where he led the build-out of the company’s financial planning and risk management functions and played a key role in sourcing equity and debt financing for the company’s $500 million construction program. Mr. Yesayan also led the evaluation of M&A and investment opportunities in conventional and next generation biofuels as well as co-generation and logistics/infrastructure projects. Prior to Pacific Ethanol, Mr. Yesayan was a senior consultant at a Fresno, California-based advisory firm focused on M&A, turnaround, and restructuring services for middle market clients in agriculture, food processing, and manufacturing. Mr. Yesayan received his M.B.A. and B.S. degrees from California State University, Fresno.