Derived from the combination of the Hebrew words for Green and Technology – Yarotek was established over seven years ago to bring clean-tech to the Americas. Based in Miami, with a regional team in San Juan, Yarotek’s major emphasis is solar energy generation – particularly in the Caribbean where we are harvesting abundant sunshine to reduce electricity costs. Whether as a developer, system owner or equity investor, Yarotek’s pipeline has a collective capacity exceeding 145 Megawatts, of which over 75 Megawatts are fully built and operational.
Meet Our Partners
17501 Biscayne Blvd. Suite 500
Aventura, FL 33180
+1 (305) 503-3053
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Yarotek group. Samy is a Systems Engineer from Caracas, Venezuela. He also holds a Master in Business Administration from MIT Sloan, and a Master in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School.Reach out
A Systems Engineer (Summa Cum Laude) from Caracas, Venezuela, Mr. Esayag combined his business and government studies with a passion for social entrepreneurship. He holds a MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management, and a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Prior to business school, Mr. Esayag served as Financial Supervisor of the Baby Care Division at Procter & Gamble in Northern Latin America. His role included responsibility over the Pampers brand in Mexico and Central America, a USD 100 million business.
During his dual Masters program, he served as a Summer Associate, first at McKinsey & Co., where he helped craft a new market entry strategy for a Fortune 100 company, and later at Horizon Wind Energy (a subsidiary of EDP Renováveis), where he evaluated the market for wind and solar energy in Northern Latin America. Following Mr. Esayag’s recommendations, Horizon Wind is addressing a pipeline of over 400 Megawatts in Mexico.
In his free time, Samy enjoys playing tennis, guitar and piano. He is a member of the Latin-American Task Force of the American Jewish Committee. Samy is fluent in Spanish, English, French, and Hebrew.
Lyon (Lenny) Roth
Co-founder and Chairman of the Yarotek group. Lenny has degrees from McGill University and Harvard Law School, was a Supreme Court of Canada law clerk and has extensive experience in law (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz), businees (Koor Industries, OurCrowd) and finance (Sanford Bernstein, Merrill Lynch and UBS).Reach out
Lyon (Lenny) Roth has enjoyed an extensive career in law, business and financial services in Canada, Israel and the United States. He is a graduate of McGill University and Harvard Law School and served as a law clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada.
Lenny is chairman of Yarotek, a Miami-based solar energy company with over 75 MW of installed capacity, mostly in Puerto Rico and a senior advisor to IDE, one of the world’s leading water solutions company, based in Kadima, Israel.
Previously, Lenny was a corporate lawyer at Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz in New York, a vice president at Koor Industries in Tel Aviv, worked in various executive capacities at Sanford Bernstein, Merrill Lynch and UBS and was a partner at OurCrowd in Jerusalem.
Lenny is a governor of Ben-Gurion University, has taught Business Law and Ethics at various universities in Israel and the US, co-chairs the Florida Congressional Committee pro-Israel PAC, serves on multiple corporate and community boards and is a member of the Israeli Consulate’s Speakers Bureau. He speaks frequently on topics relating to Israel, the political and economic climate in the Middle East, energy, water and environmental sustainability.
Lenny has traveled to nearly 50 countries and is fluent in English, Hebrew and French.
Jack (Jackie) Gelman
Director. Mr. Gelman is a Mechanical Engineer from the Universidad Central de Venezuela, with master studies in Industrial Engineering Management at the Technion Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel.Reach out
Mr. Gelman is a Mechanical Engineer of the Universidad Central de Venezuela, with master studies in Industrial Engineering and Management at the Technion Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel. As a distinguished business owner, Mr. Gelman recently completed the Owner/President Management Program at Harvard Business School.
While pursuing his Master Studies in Israel, Mr. Gelman worked as a Manufacturing Engineer in Elscint-Elbit, a high-technology company specialized in Nuclear Medicine Electronic Products. As head of the R&D-Manufacturing Department, he managed a team of 45 Engineers and Technicians.
Ever since, he has had a successful and uninterrupted entrepreneurial career. During 1975-1985, he was Founder and Principal of a group of construction companies in Venezuela, building over 1,500 condo-units, and 800,000 SQFT of industrial buildings. In 1985, he founded Forestal Soledad, a group of Companies in the Forest products Industry in Venezuela. Through Mr. Gelman’s leadership, Forestal Soledad reached a remarkable size of over 500 employees and $80MM in assets.
Before joining Yarotek as Director, Mr. Gelman co-founded FVE Chotikov, a solar energy park (PV) in Czechoslovakia (250kW).
In his free time, Jackie enjoys fishing and traveling. He is fluent in English, Spanish, and Hebrew, with limited knowledge of German, Italian and French.
1064 Ponce de León Ave. Ste. 201
San Juan, PR 00907
+1 (787) 317-0606
José Luis (Joe) Capó
Regional Manager for Yarotek PR in the Caribbean. Mr. Capo holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering (Power Option) from the University of Puerto Rico.Reach out
Mr. Joe Capo holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering (Power Option) from the University of Puerto Rico, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Inter-American University in Puerto Rico.
Mr. Capo is a highly accomplished Operations Manager, Project Manager, Construction Manager and project-controls professional with over 30-years experience in multi-function, multi-disciplinary and multi-site environments, across diverse markets and industries.
Between 1980 and 1994, he directed the corporate-engineering function for various multi-national pharmaceutical-manufacturing companies, including Baxter-Travenol Laboratories, Inc. and Warner-Lambert, Inc. Between 2002 and 2007, Mr. Capo managed the branch office of Yonkers Industries Inc., a US-based $100MM project and construction-management consulting firm, specialized in the construction of biopharmaceutical and medical-device-manufacturing projects.
As Principal and General Manager of Capital PM Group consulting firm, his latest assignments have included providing program, project and construction-management services for hospitality, healthcare and renewable-energy projects in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.
In his free time, Joe likes to read and travel. He is fluent in English and Spanish, with a working knowledge of French.
A hub for Central America and the Caribbean Islands, Yarotek PR is a regional developer of solar power plants. Our business development efforts have resulted in a pipeline of exciting initiatives, including utility-scale and Distributed Generation projects.
We Are Hiring
Thank you for your interest in joining Yarotek. The following positions are currently available:
Finance Associate - San Juan, Puerto Rico
We are seeking a Finance Associate with a finance and legal background. The candidate must possess the following characteristics: a fluency in English and Spanish; excellent written and oral communication skills in both languages; detail oriented with superior time management skills; over 2 years of experience as financial analyst; an acute knowledge of financial modeling required (candidate would be typically selling renewable energy systems through long-term financial arrangements including Power Purchase Agreements, Capital Leases, etc.); excellence in Microsoft Power Point, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word; a willingness to live in or move to Puerto Rico and travel in the Caribbean and Central America; master-level degree studies preferred, but not required; prior experience in the renewable energy industry is preferred, but not required; reports to CEOAPPLY NOW
Administrative Assistant - Miami, FL
We are seeking an Administrative Assistant with at least 15 years experience. The candidate must possess the following characteristics: legal, office management and administrative background; sufficient legal knowledge and ability to understand contracts, track changes and confirm they reflect the latest agreements by the parties; working knowledge of compliance: a) book-keeping, quarterly and yearly financial statements of each company, b) organize invoices and accounts receivables, c) track deadlines (government agencies, partnerships, construction contracts, lenders, etc.), d) make payments when due, e) prepare monthly reports for customers, f) prepare and send invoices, g) track plant performance vs. forecast and guarantees in place; the ability to update a WordPress website on a monthly basis; follow up with people making inquiries; prepare and circulate quarterly newsletters; reports to CEOAPPLY NOW