Meet Our Team
Juan Penelas is a co-founder and Principal of e360 Power, LLC. Juan is a member of the Investment Committee and a Portfolio Manager with trading responsibility across power and related portfolios including power volatility.
Prior to establishing e360 Power, Juan was a senior power and gas trader at Griffon Energy Capital, LLC ("GEC") where he co-headed the power desk. Prior to joining GEC, Juan was the head of PJM Power Cash Trading for American Electric Power Energy Service (“AEP”). Juan has worked internationally in the energy and metal industries in a range of finance related roles.
Juan has a degree in engineering (BS/MS 6 year degree) from the Universidad de Buenos Aires and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
James Shrewsbury is a co-founder and Principal of e360 Power, LLC. James is a member of the Investment Committee and a Portfolio Manager with trading responsibility across power and all related portfolios.
Prior to establishing e360 Power, James was the Head of Power Trading at Griffon Energy Capital, LLC (GEC) where he was a contributor to the development and growth of the Fund. Prior to joining GEC James was the Director of East Power for American Electric Power Energy Services where he was responsible for developing the company’s presence in the northeast power markets (NYPP, NEPOOL & PJM). James was the Head of North American Soybean Trading for Continental Grain Company and held various trading roles for Continental Grain.
James received a BS in Agriculture Economics from the University of Missouri, Columbia.
Wanda Potts is Director of Finance and Compliance at e360 Power, LLC.
Wanda has over 20 years of experience in the hedge fund industry specifically in accounting and business administration. Previously, she was the Chief Financial Officer of Phillips Trading Group, Inc., Michael Marcus’ commodity futures and foreign exchange trading firm, and the Chief Financial Officer of Austin Capital Management, a fund-of-funds firm.
Wanda obtained her education at St. Edwards University, is a founding member and Vice President of Texas Wall Street Women, serves on the board of the Texas Hedge Fund Association, is a member of the National Society of Compliance Professionals.
Samit Patel is the Chair of the Risk Committee and he is responsible for Trading Operations at e360 Power, LLC
As Director of Operations, Samit is responsible for middle and back office functions including Position, P&L and Risk reporting. Prior to e360 Power, he worked at Calpine Corporation as a commodity risk analyst, with a focus on term Power and Natural Gas assets. Before entering the energy industry, Samit assisted in marketing finance for a global media firm in Los Angeles, CA.
Samit earned a B.A. in Economics and a Business Foundations Certificate at The University of Texas.
Spencer Schredder is Head of Research and is responsible for Fundamental and Quantitative Analysis at e360 Power, LLC.
Spencer works alongside the firm’s portfolio managers by providing real-time market analysis, generating trade ideas, developing proprietary analytical tools, and managing the firm’s intellectual property. In addition to his primary roles, Spencer also provides support to e360’s middle and back-office functions.
In addition to his role at e360 Power, he is a co-founder of FINRES, a networking organization for young professionals in the Austin investment community. Spencer is a graduate from the University of Texas at Austin with degrees in Business Economics and International Relations and minors in Finance, Russian Studies and Spanish.