Our Team


Andrew Waranch

Andrew Waranch is the Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Spearmint Energy.  Andrew brings over 25 years of research, trading, and portfolio management experience across the electricity power markets to Spearmint Energy, having previously worked at energy trading firms, including Elustria, Elliott Associates, Deutsche Bank, Merrill Lynch, and Constellation Energy. He holds a B.S in Applied Economics and Business Management from the Dyson School of Business at Cornell University.


Richard Cardone

Richard Cardone is Chief Operating Officer at Spearmint Energy.  Previously, he served as Managing Director of Business Development at TJM Brokerage, where he focused on the commodity and macro spaces.  Richard has held senior positions on both the buy and sell side, including at JPMorgan, Bear Stearns, and Citigroup, in both New York and London.  He holds a B.B.A in Finance from Hofstra University. 


Prudence Heck

Prudence Heck is Head of Research and Analytics at Spearmint Energy.  Previously, she worked in interest rates derivatives valuation at Deutsche Bank, and before that covered natural gas and power at Noble Americas Gas & Power and Elustria Capital Partners.  Earlier in her career, Prudence was a postdoc in the Department of Mathematics at Rice University.  She holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Mathematics from Indiana University, Bloomington, and a B.A. in Mathematics from Rutgers University.


Nick Dazzo

Nick Dazzo is Head of Trading at Spearmint Energy, where he focuses on contracting for battery offtake and associated risk management activity.  Previously, he founded Alpha Power Advisers, an energy-focused risk management firm, and before that was head of the client energy derivatives business of Koch Supply & Trading, LP, where he traded across the oil and refined products, natural gas, NGLs, petrochemicals and ethanol markets.  Earlier in his career, Nick served as an energy economist and strategist with JP Morgan.  He holds an M.A. in Economics from New York University and a B.A. in Geology from Hamilton College.


Peter Rood

Peter Rood is the Chief Development Officer of Spearmint Energy.  Peter brings nearly 20 years of clean energy development experience to the firm, including over a decade of experience developing energy storage projects resulting in over $4B of deployed capital. Previously, he led the development of a 3,500 MW of battery storage portfolio at GlidePath Power Solutions, and earlier held roles at RES Americas, NRStor, Acciona Energy, and Gamesa Energy. He holds a B.S in Natural Resource Management from the University of Arizona.


Nick Vamvakas

Nick Vamvakas is Chief Strategy Officer at Spearmint Energy. He works directly with the executive team and Board to lead the development and implementation of Spearmint’s corporate strategic plan. Nick spent 16 years at Société Générale followed by Investcorp, where he oversaw the firm’s multi-billion-dollar businesses of hedge fund partnerships, special opportunity products & structuring activities.


Cyanne Senra

Cyanne Senra is the Controller of Spearmint Energy. She has more than 25 years of accounting experience across audit, operations finance, and litigation. She most recently worked as the Corporate Controller for a development and construction management company and has previously managed accounting divisions in Europe and Latin America. She commenced her career in public accounting at KPMG before transitioning to the private industry. She holds an M.A. and B.A. in Accounting from Florida International University and  a CPA in the State of Florida.


Maximillian Steinbach

Maximillian Steinbach is an associate at Spearmint Energy, and a founding member of the team. He holds a B.S. in Finance from the Farmer School of Business at Miami University.