Who We Are
Waste Empowered, LLC is a joint venture formed for the purposes of profitably employing sustainable renewable energy solutions. The partners have been carefully selected to bring extensive project development and operational experience in addition to securing the entire value stream amongst the Waste Empowered partners.
The Waste Empowered shareholders include the founding partners, with extensive experience working for Merrill Lynch, First Solar and Gestamp, in addition to a feedstock supplier company, a carbon brokerage company, a venture capital firm, and a bio-fuel broker with existing refineries.
Daniel R. Callahan: CIMA® Co-Founder & Managing Member
Mr. Callahan has more than 17 years of experience advising companies, governments, and nonprofit organizations in strategic planning and asset management. He built a successful 15 year career at Merrill Lynch as a Financial Advisor, Sales Manager, and Resident Director, helping to oversee $1 billion in client assets. Over the last couple of years, Mr. Callahan has been involved with developing renewable energy initiatives with Waste Empowered LLC and logistical software for the renewable energy and recycling industries with Ivis Technologies.
Mr. Callahan attended Arizona State University where he earned a BS in Finance with an emphasis in Accounting. He furthered his education by achieving the Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) certification from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Callahan graduated with honors from the Executive MBA program at the Thunderbird School of Global Management. He is active in the community, having served on the board of the Boys' and Girls' Clubs of the East Valley for eight years, is past President of the Governors and currently a Trustee for the St. Luke's Health Initiative.
Aitor Eizmendi: Co-Founder & Director of Business Development
Mr. Eizmendi is the Director of Business Development for Waste Empowered and Actea Energy. He has 10 years of experience in the development of solar, thermo-solar, and wind projects in Europe and the Americas, where he has worked with construction companies, investment funds, private investors, and public institutions. With this experience, he has become very familiar with the U.S. renewable energy markets, gaining expertise in project development, design, engineering, and financial structures.
Mr. Eizmendi holds a degree in Enterprise Management from the Universidad of Basque Country in San Sebastián, Spain. During the last five years, he has focused on the U.S. marketplace, where he has been the Business Manager for Sisener Engineering NA Corp., closing solar energy deals with the largest developers in the country and renowned financial institutions. At the same time, he has represented many cases for foreign clients who wanted to start developing projects in the U.S.