Gerald F. DeNotto

Phone: 847.666.8174 Email:

Gerald F. DeNotto was President of Indeck Energy Services, Inc., a privately owned independent power producer, that developed, owned and operated over 3,000 megawatts of natural gas, coal, hydro and renewable electric power generation projects in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Guatemala. He was involved in excess of $1 billion of buy-sell and finance transaction value.

At Indeck Energy, Mr. DeNotto managed a team of energy and regulatory professionals and was responsible for all aspects of corporate operations, strategy, development and management. This included permitting, environmental and regulatory approvals; air and water / wastewater analysis; engineering, procurement and construction management; analysis of market demand, including conventional versus renewable energy sources; development of infrastructure for energy facilities, including natural gas and electrical interconnection; and facility commissioning and start-up. He has deep experience in energy industry finance, including tiered investment structures, sale-leasebacks, tax advantaged equity structures, nonrecourse debt and multiple-currency transactions.

Mr. DeNotto has served as a director of publicly held Canext Oil & Gas Ltd. (TSE), Tasman Exploration Ltd. (ASE), Hornet Energy Ltd. (TSE and MSE) and Alma Oil & Gas Ltd. (MSE). He was a member of the audit committee at Canext. He was director of Cosworth, Ltd, a U.K. technology and engineering company from 2001 to 2011.

He has served as a speaker or panelist at Projects & Money: Biomass Market Outlook (January 2011), Power-Gen International 2010 – Co-Firing Pellets in Coal Plants (December 2010), Biomass Finance & Investment Summit (October 2010) and Project & Money Summit (January 2010).

Certifications & Education

  • Admitted to Bar (1980)
  • Juris Doctor, Loyola University of Chicago (1980)
  • BA History and Political Science with Honors, University of Illinois, Chicago (1976)


  • Member, ABA, Illinois Bar Association and Chicago Bar Association
  • Member, Association of Attorney Mediators
  • Pro Bono-Volunteer Guardian (2009-present)
  • Arbitrator, ABA Arbitrator Training Institute – Certified (2012)
  • Mediator, Center for Conflict Research – Certified (2012)
  • Mediator, Cook County Major Civil Case Mediation Program
  • Mediator, Cook County Chancery Mediation Program