Alex Hernandez was appointed President of Talen Energy and member of the Company’s Board of Directors in August 2019, in addition to his ongoing responsibilities as Chief Financial Officer of the Company, which he assumed December 2016. In this position, Mr. Hernandez oversees the Company’s wholesale commercial business and drives execution of the Company’s strategic alternatives. He also provides oversight of the Company’s financial planning, accounting, risk management, and balance sheet activities. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Hernandez was a Senior Advisor at Riverstone Holdings, LLC, focused on the power sector and on the acquisition of Talen Energy.
Prior to joining Riverstone, Mr. Hernandez served until November 2015 as Chief Financial Officer of Terraform Power (NASDAQ: TERP), a contracted renewable power company which was subsequently sold to Brookfield Infrastructure. Before joining TerraForm Power, Mr. Hernandez was Managing Director in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs with a primary focus on coverage of North American companies in the merchant power, utilities and renewable energy sectors, providing strategic and capital markets advice to management teams and boards of directors.
Mr. Hernandez serves as an Advisory Board member of BlueVoyant, an enterprise cybersecurity technology company. He also serves as a Roundtable member of the James A. Baker, III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University, Houston.
He received a B.A. in Economics from Rice University, B.S.C. London School of Economics, and an MBA from Columbia University, New York.