OUR TEAM

OUR EXECUTIVE TEAM

Donald Kwon is the Co-Founder and CEO of F&D Partners which is located in the heart of the Big Apple.

“If you want to be a part of the 1%, you’ve got to be willing to do what the 99% won’t”.  This has been his attitude ever since his senior year of high school when his mother told him to live life to its fullest.Donald has worked in the energy sector ever since he graduated with a Master’s degree in Management at Columbia University in May of 2005.His passion is helping customers with their energy concerns, needs, and wants.  This is why F&D Partners has a 98% retention rate.

Donald loves making new professional acquaintances so reach out if you want to talk sports, food, a large ice cream, music, business or of course, energy.You can reach him 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (212) 843-1870,

(917) 880-3680 or

donald.kwon@fanddpartners.com 

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Fatmir Gjinaj is the President and Co-Founder of F&D Partners, the most amazing company in the world.

He is mainly in charge of the real estate clients: property management companies, property owners, REIT, Developers, Hedge Funds, Hotel Operators etc.
His attention to detail and pricing strategies have saved clients millions of dollars on energy costs.Before co-founding F&D Partners, Fatmir was for 4 years the CEO and co-founder of a multinational company distributing soft drinks in Europe and Dubai.Fatmir holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Queen Mary, University of London.Favorite quote: “A winner is just a loser who tried one more time”.

If you would like to talk about Entrepreneurship or Soccer, play a game of Chess, Pool or Ping Pong and especially how he can help your business save tremendous amount of money on energy then Fatmir can be reached at (212) 843 – 1869 or (917) 754-3588 or email at fatmir.gjinaj@fanddpartners.com

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Eva Liksenaj is the Chief Financial Officer of F&D Partners.

She is responsible for ensuring effective compliance, accounting and treasury policies are in place while capturing and analyzing financial data to lead F&D Partners to evaluate the current and future state of the company.

Eva holds a Master’s in Finance and Investment from Queen Mary, University of London and is working towards her CPA.

Eva works as a financial consultant to several companies in NY and she spends her free time with her family on holidays and exploring nature on the weekends.

If you want to get in touch with Eva to discuss finance or accounting, or her new hobby of party planning, she can be reached

accounting@fanddpartners.com

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Dr. Tom McGovern is the Chief Engineer of F&D Partners and has over 25 years experience as a licensed energy professional engineer and over 15 years experience as a sustainable LEED AP. He has extensive experience in helping commercial, industrial and residential facilities reduce their carbon emissions by performing thorough decarbonization studies to remove all fossil fuel burning equipment from the building, install split units and retro-commissioned all major operating equipment over four seasons. Dr. McGovern has performed deep energy retrofit studied to help some of least efficient buildings in the country to identify measures producing over 65% carbon savings by evaluating every piece of equipment for maximum savings then categorically identifying, ranking, prioritizing and designing improvements for all operating systems to present deep energy decarbonization strategies. Some of his recent projects include decorbanization of a 125,000 square foot office space constructed in 1896, an over 1 million square foot New York City hotel by performing an extensive investment grade assessment, focusing on the building management system, domestic hot water, cogeneration, guest room controls, vertical shaft sealing, thermography, ventilation, LEDs and lighting controls, assesing five different school buildings and administrative offices by  performing deep energy retrofit study to drive lifecycle savings over $1.9 million and performing decarbonization study of 550,000 square foot hotel and multifamily in midtown Manhattan that included sophisticated building management system, advanced chillers, ventilation controls and lighting controls to drive savings of $246,000 per year. Dr. McGovern graduated from the University of Hartford with an engineering degree and from St. John’s Law School with a Doctorate in Law. Contact Dr. McGovern anytime to discuss sports, NYC building history, food or to discuss the intricacies of building operating systems at  engineering@fanddpartners.com.

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Sindarela Rrezhda is the Office Manager of F&D Partners.

She oversees coordinating our goals and projects.

Sindarela monitors and proceeds with the training and work of administrative staff, preparing presentations, analysis, budgets & reports for our clients.

She also maintains the office and ensures a safe and secure environment for our staff.

She is graduating in International Business at one of NYC’s finest business schools, Baruch College.

Sindarela has interned at Universal Music Group where she participated in many events like artists performing and getting familiar with copyrights.

Her interests include outdoor activities such as horseback riding, hiking, and exploring the culinary world.

If you want to discuss your energy savings, creative dinners, or if she has found her glass slipper,

Sindarela can be reached at (929) 923 2502 or sindarela.rrezhda@fanddpartners.com

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Armando Tolici is an Account Manager for F&D Partners.

His main responsibility is to manage client accounts by understanding their energy needs, analyzing their data, finding the right strategies to reduce their energy costs and resolve their issues with utilities and suppliers.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Middlesex University. Armando has experience in different sectors such as manager at Zizzi Italian Restaurant in London, UK as well as account manager for the famous Thames Water.Armando’s interests include hiking, soccer, and basketball, where he went pro from 2008-2013 with the following teams: K.S Tirana and BC Partizani.

He values loyalty and honesty and his favorite quote is “audentes fortuna iuvat”, fortune favors the bold.

If you want to talk about the newest and coolest things in the energy industry, basketball, or how to comply for Local Laws, Armando can be reached at armando.tolici@fanddpartners.com

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Vishal Mahadeo is an Energy Engineer at F&D Partners.

Vishal has experience in the field and on the desk as he has helped with numerous audits and specializes in retro-commissioning existing buildings.

He has conducted energy studies at multi-family properties, commercial buildings, industrial warehouses and health-care facilities.

Credentials include CEM, CBCP, BOC-1 & BOC-2, as well as former work experience as an Energy Officer with the City of New York.

If you would like to meet Vishal, he enjoys exercise, sipping fine tequila or eating Acai Bowls (sometimes all at the same time).

You can reach him 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at

 

LL87@fanddpartners.com.

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Joseph Menta is the Software and Reporting Specialist of F&D Partners.

He overseas our Energy Software and reporting programs.

He monitors data posted by the EIA, writes, and generates reports, and enters data into our software programs for our clients.

Joseph is currently studying at Liberty University Online and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science.

Joseph has experience in different hospitality fields such as Restaurant Business and also has a year experience as an Electrical Assistant.

After work you will find Joseph at garage sales, working on computers, smoking cigars, and enjoying the outdoors.

You may reach Joseph at joseph.menta@fanddpartners.com

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Vera Ceci is the Billing Analyst of F&D Partners.

Her responsibilities include coordinating with other departments to ensure all sales and orders are accurately billed for, setting clients up for billing, issuing invoices, and ensuring invoices correspond with balance sheet reports.She is on charge of cooperating with other teams and ensure billing accuracy.

Vera holds a bachelor’s degree for Plant Protection from Agricultural University of Tirana, and she is continuing her studies on getting her master’s degree.In her free time, Vera takes part on other job activities such as an Event Planer and Organizer, traveling all around the country in different cities. If you’re planning to celebrate any occasion, Vera might be the right person to ask when it comes to creative cool environments, tables or even beautiful surprises.

For other inquiries regarding your billing issues, you can reach Vera at vera.ceci@fanddpartners.com

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