Who We Are

Trident Winds personnel have decades of experience in the electric power industry, project development, offshore wind projects and project financing.
  • Alla Weinstein
    Alla Weinstein Founder

    Prior to founding Trident Winds she was a founder, President and CEO of Principle Power Inc., the technology company that developed and commercialized the WindFloat floating foundation for deep-water offshore installations.  She serves as an energy appointee of Governor Jay Inslee on the Washington State Coastal Marine Advisory Council and as a C3E Ambassador to the DOE Women in Clean Technology Initiative.  Alla was the co-founder and CEO of AquaEnergy Group Ltd., a company that successfully developed a wave energy conversion technology and was the first in the U.S. to receive a FERC installation permit for a location in Makah Bay, WA within the OCNM Sanctuary.  Alla is a frequent speaker in the US and Europe on the development of renewable energy and was a founder and the first President of the European Ocean Energy Association.  Alla holds a Bachelors of Engineering in EE from Stevens Institute of Technology and an MBA from Thunderbird, School of Global Management.  She brings her experience and enthusiasm in building global engineering projects for companies like Honeywell and Boeing to developing deep water offshore wind resources around the globe.

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Prior to founding Trident Winds she was a founder, President and CEO of Principle Power Inc., the technology company that developed and commercialized the WindFloat floating foundation for deep-water offshore installations.  She serves as an energy appointee of Governor Jay Inslee on the Washington State Coastal Marine Advisory Council and as a C3E Ambassador to the DOE Women in Clean Technology Initiative.  Alla was the co-founder and CEO of AquaEnergy Group Ltd., a company that successfully developed a wave energy conversion technology and was the first in the U.S. to receive a FERC installation permit for a location in Makah Bay, WA within the OCNM Sanctuary.  Alla is a frequent speaker in the US and Europe on the development of renewable energy and was a founder and the first President of the European Ocean Energy Association.  Alla holds a Bachelors of Engineering in EE from Stevens Institute of Technology and an MBA from Thunderbird, School of Global Management.  She brings her experience and enthusiasm in building global engineering projects for companies like Honeywell and Boeing to developing deep water offshore wind resources around the globe.

  • Brian Walshe
    Brian Walshe Co-founder

    Mr. Walshe has over 30 years of experience across a wide range of areas within the energy and utility industries. Brian has primarily focused on electric wholesale and generation market evaluations, renewable energy strategies, acquisition target identification, and business integration planning.  He has provided services to over 230 thermal and renewable power plants.  In addition, he has conducted technical and commercial due diligence on scores of renewable projects around the world.  Prior to Trident Winds, Brian was employed by McKinsey & Company, Navigant/Metzler & Associates, and Stone & Webster Inc.  He has focused exclusively on the energy and utility industries, and has provided consulting services to over 80 industry and regulatory clients in eleven countries.   Brian holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University and a MBA from the University of Michigan.

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Mr. Walshe has over 30 years of experience across a wide range of areas within the energy and utility industries. Brian has primarily focused on electric wholesale and generation market evaluations, renewable energy strategies, acquisition target identification, and business integration planning.  He has provided services to over 230 thermal and renewable power plants.  In addition, he has conducted technical and commercial due diligence on scores of renewable projects around the world.  Prior to Trident Winds, Brian was employed by McKinsey & Company, Navigant/Metzler & Associates, and Stone & Webster Inc.  He has focused exclusively on the energy and utility industries, and has provided consulting services to over 80 industry and regulatory clients in eleven countries.   Brian holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University and a MBA from the University of Michigan.

  • Eric M. Markell
    Eric M. Markell Co-founder

    Mr. Markell is a former senior executive of Puget Sound Energy Inc. (PSE), a Washington-based utility where he held positions as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Resources Officer (“CRO”), Chief Strategy Officer and Vice President of Corporate Development.  During his tenure as CRO, PSE acquired the development rights to construct ~1,800 MW of wind generation in Washington State of which approximately 1,110 MW have been constructed and placed in service.  From 1990-2000 Markell served as Vice President and CFO of United American Energy Corp., an independent energy company based in Woodcliff Lake, N.J., Eric is also a past treasurer and controller of Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation.  Prior to joining Central Hudson he was vice president and treasurer of the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority.   Eric is a member of the Board of Directors of The Hudson Renewable Energy Institute and has been a frequent speaker and panelist on energy matters and has been a guest lecturer at various colleges and universities. He is a Governor of the United States Eventing Association.  Eric holds a B.S. Economics from Union College and a Masters degree in Public Administration from Syracuse University.

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Mr. Markell is a former senior executive of Puget Sound Energy Inc. (PSE), a Washington-based utility where he held positions as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Resources Officer (“CRO”), Chief Strategy Officer and Vice President of Corporate Development.  During his tenure as CRO, PSE acquired the development rights to construct ~1,800 MW of wind generation in Washington State of which approximately 1,110 MW have been constructed and placed in service.  From 1990-2000 Markell served as Vice President and CFO of United American Energy Corp., an independent energy company based in Woodcliff Lake, N.J., Eric is also a past treasurer and controller of Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation.  Prior to joining Central Hudson he was vice president and treasurer of the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority.   Eric is a member of the Board of Directors of The Hudson Renewable Energy Institute and has been a frequent speaker and panelist on energy matters and has been a guest lecturer at various colleges and universities. He is a Governor of the United States Eventing Association.  Eric holds a B.S. Economics from Union College and a Masters degree in Public Administration from Syracuse University.