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Max Adams

Global Securitization Editor
GlobalCapital

Max Adams is the global securitization editor for GlobalCapital, overseeing and directing all coverage of asset-backed securities markets. His reporting focuses on real estate finance including commercial and residential, as well as single family rental. GlobalCapital, a publication of Euromoney Institutional Investor, is a weekly newspaper covering the capital markets across Europe, the US and Asia.

Rasool Alizadeh

Head of Capital Markets & ABS
Ygrene Energy Fund

Vice President - Senior Client Manager, Structured Finance Group, SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc. Rasool Alizadeh is a Senior Client Manager within SMBC Nikko’s Structured Finance Group and is primarily responsible for the term ABS initiative focusing on new issue origination in autos, credit cards, and esoteric ABS including transportation (i.e. rail, aircraft, shipping, barge, etc.) as well as off-the-run specialty finance and capital calls.   With 11 years securitization experience, Rasool was most recently with Standard & Poor’s (“S&P”), as a primary analyst in the ABS rating services group focused on esoteric mortgage related securitization. Prior to S& ... (view full description)

David Arfin

Chief Executive Officer
First Energy Finance

David Arfin is driven to create innovative finance offerings that will accelerate the adoption of renewable energy, energy efficiency and other clean technologies. David invented SolarCity's SolarLease, the game-changing solar financing program that enabled over 300,000 homeowners, commercial and government customers to adopt solar power and drove SCTY to a market capitalization of $3Billion.  He received the first ever Innovation in PV Financing Award from the Solar Energy Industry Association.  He is a Partner and Co-Founder of Ener-Pacte (France), SolarVento (Mexico) and Certain Solar (Palo Alto), and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Simpa Networks (India) and Wat ... (view full description)

Katya Baron

Managing Director
Mosaic

Securitization and capital markets specialist with 15+ years of financial services experience. Investment banker and structurer at Sterne Agee, Gleacher, Barclays Capital and JPMorgan Securities.

Bruce Bedwell

Partner
Chapman and Cutler LLP

Bruce Bedwell is a partner in Chapman and Cutler's Corporate Finance Department. His practice focuses primarily in the area of project finance and development and includes the representation of institutional investors with the private placement of debt instruments, the representation of bank lenders and borrowers with acquisition, construction, bridge and term loan financings, and the representation of manufacturers, developers, and contractors with the construction, acquisition, and distribution of projects. Bruce’s experience in project assets includes renewable energy facilities (wind, solar, hydro, biomass), traditional energy facilities (natural gas, coal, combined cycle, cogeneration), ... (view full description)

Elizabeth Bellis Wolfe

Counsel & Director of Finance Programs
Energy Programs Consortium

Elizabeth Bellis is Counsel & Director of Finance Programs for EPC.  Since joining Energy Programs Consortium in 2010, Ms. Bellis has directed EPC’s initiative to support and develop the Warehouse for Energy Efficiency Loans (WHEEL), a US energy efficiency loan program for single-family homes that in June 2015 was the first group of energy efficiency loans to be packaged and sold in the secondary financial market. Since the securitization, Ms. Bellis has been overseeing program implementation and expansion on behalf of the states on behalf of EPC as the Sponsor Advocate and Co-ordinator.  She also directs EPC's International efforts including studying the f ... (view full description)

Gary Blitz

Senior Managing Director
Aon Transaction Solutions

Gary is a Senior Managing Director/Co-Practice Leader of Aon Transaction Solutions and heads its Tax Insurance Practice, which specializes in the placement of tax insurance programs for tax credit investments, M&A transactions and other situations.  Gary advises clients purchasing tax and other transaction liability insurance programs, and is often called upon to create unique solutions where no “off the shelf” product exists.  Throughout Gary's career, he has been a leader in the tax and transactional insurance business. Gary played an instrumental role in the development of the insurance products and the growth of the field. ... (view full description)

Ronald Borod

Co-Chair
Solar Energy Finance Advisory Council (SEFAC)

Ronald Borod has worked extensively in securitization and structured finance for over two decades and has established a reputation as a thought leader in the creation of innovative structures and financial products. Ron focuses his practice on assisting issuers and underwriters in designing and implementing securitization programs involving non-traditional asset classes. For example, in the 1990s he developed the first national credit tenant lease finance program and the first CTL-only conduit, and designed and executed securitized credit lease programs to provide construction and permanent financing for two national retail companies. Ron was the architect of and ... (view full description)

Craig Braun

Senior Managing Director, Capital Markets
Renovate America

Craig A. Braun is currently the Senior Managing Director of Capital Markets for Renovate America, Inc.  In that capacity, he leads the external funding and securitization efforts of the firm including all investment bank and rating agency aspects and has created the largest Green Bond platform in the world, HERO Funding, which was recognized by Global Capital as the 2016 Green/SRI ABS Deal of the Year.   Prior to Renovate America, Craig was a Managing Director at GE Capital for 13 years with global responsibility for securitization, alternative funding and business development opportunities for a broad range of internal clients.  Prior to GE Capital, Craig spent 10 years as an in ... (view full description)

Jeffrey Brown

Managing Director
J.H. Whitney Investment Management LLC

Jeffrey Brown is CIO of JHW Impact Credit Opportunities Fund, LP and a Managing Director with the Fund’s Investment Advisor J.H. Whitney Investment Management, LLC, a New York-based multi-strategy asset management firm with peak assets of $6 billion.  Mr. Brown contributes significant global distributed renewable energy investment, regulatory and special situations investment expertise to execution of the Fund’s direct credit-focused investment strategy, targeting industry verticals where US bank lending markets have yet to mature.  Resource efficiency is a dominant area of fund focus including associated impact themes of critical energy access and security, with distributed US solar a princ ... (view full description)

Jason Cavaliere

Vice President, Project Finance
Sunrun

No biography specified

Roger Clark

Director of Clean Energy and Loan Officer
Reinvestment Fund

Roger works for Reinvestment Fund, a nonprofit finance group in Philadelphia that has made over $1.8 billion in community investments, financing over 3,165 projects across the Mid-Atlantic region since its inception in 1985.  As manager of its Clean Energy group, Roger directs the Sustainable Development Fund, a $32 million fund created by the PECO electric utility restructuring case to support renewable energy, energy conservation and clean energy businesses.  He also manages the various building energy revolving loan funds operated by Reinvestment Fund that has been capitalized with $29.5 million of federal ARRA dollars, Maryland Public Service Commission dollars and other private and publ ... (view full description)

Benjamin Cohen

Chief Executive Officer
T-REX

As CEO, Benjamin Cohen leads T-REX with a strong vision for the future of enterprise financial technology and its impact on making markets more transparent and efficient. He has built the T-REX team and the T-REX software platform by combining the most sustainable elements of finance with modern SaaS technology, allowing the most complex financial markets to be more transparent for all parties. The company’s enterprise SaaS platform, T-REX Analytics, provides complete transparency through granular cash flow models, stress-testing across power production and credit metrics, and capital stack structuring. T-REX has successfully facilitated significant new capital entering the compl ... (view full description)

Alexandra Cooley

Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer
Greenworks Lending, LLC

Alexandra is President and Chief Investment Officer of Greenworks Lending, a Commercial PACE originator, where she oversees capital markets, underwriting and financial operations. In her current and prior roles, she has structured and overseen more than $400M clean energy financings across the residential, commercial and not-for-profit sectors.
 

Andrew Coronios

Partner
Chadbourne & Parke LLP

Andrew Coronios represents financial institutions and public and private companies in a wide spectrum of financing transactions, encompassing structured finance, securitization, asset-based and secured lending and unsecured credit facilities. His extensive experience includes domestic and cross-border syndicated credit facilities; securitizations of various asset types; asset-backed commercial paper conduits; a variety of domestic and cross-border lease financing structures (such as synthetic leases, credit tenant leases and sale-leasebacks); project financings; traditional mortgage and construction lending and hybrid debt-equity mortgages (such as participating, shared appreciation and conv ... (view full description)

Todd Cort

Lecturer in Sustainability
Yale School of Mgmt, Forestry & Environmental Studies

Dr. Cort works at the intersection of corporate responsibility and sustainable finance. His current research and advisory work focus on the barriers to moving capital (either corporate or investor) to more sustainable investments.  In this space, Dr. Cort is working on: Metrics and standards for measuring the environmental impacts of fixed income investment products such as green bonds Metrics and the underlying data for environmental, social and governance (ESG) that demonstrably drive corporate growth and improvement in equity value Metrics for underwriting more sustainable insurance products – particularly around the means to measure effective climate adaptation ... (view full description)

Trevor D'Olier-Lees

Director
S&P Global Ratings

Trevor d’Olier-Lees is a Senior Director in the Infrastructure practice, part of the Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services Corporate and Government Ratings group. Trevor joined Standard & Poor’s in 1998 and has been involved in all analytical aspects of the Infrastructure practice. His responsibilities include chairing rating committees, also as the primary analyst for new credit ratings such as Solar Star, WVB East End Partners (S&P’s first rating of an availability public-private partnership project in the U.S.) and surveillance of existing ratings. In addition, Trevor has been significantly involved in the world’s first three rated solar securitization transactions (SolarCity 1, ... (view full description)

Tom Denkler

Managing Director, Head of Structured Products
AIG

Thomas Denkler is responsible for managing the portfolio and new investment selection of Asset-Backed Securities, structured corporate debt, and tax driven transactions in the Private Placements Group. He is also a member of the Credit Committee for the Private Placement Group, the International Credit Committee, and the Investment Committee of the Structured Products Group. He started working for SunAmerica in 1991, which was acquired by AIG in 1999. Previously he worked at Zilkha Energy Company and KPMG Peat Marwick. He received a bachelor’s business degree in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA in Finance from the University of Houston. Mr ... (view full description)

Cisco DeVries

Chief Executive Officer
Renew Financial

While serving as Chief of Staff to Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates, Cisco DeVries innovated the concept of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE), which was named one of the top 20 world-changing ideas by Scientific American magazine in 2009. When DeVries co-founded Renewable Funding, he pioneered the turnkey PACE solution for local and state governments innovative technology and streamlined administrative tools to make clean energy upgrades simpler and more affordable for property owners.An innovative leader on clean energy finance, DeVries was invited to the White House to meet with President Obama and former President Clinton on clean energy finance. An industry leader, he has presented at events ... (view full description)

Chris Diaz

Principal
Seminole Financial Services

CHRIS DIAZ is a principal with Seminole Financial Services, LLC (SFS) a full-service national investment management / financial services organization. Mr. Diaz is responsible for the identification, evaluation, and negotiation of renewable energy finance transactions focusing on solar and wind projects between $2 million and $40 million in need of construction / interim financing; permanent debt financing; and tax credit equity. To date Chris has closed just under $1 Billion in Construction and Permanent Financing for Renewable Energy projects as well as over $200 million in ITC tax credit equity.   Seminole Financial Services (SFS) provides construction financin ... (view full description)

Jean Dunn

Founder & CEO
Structured Finance Associates

L. Jean Dunn, Jr., Founder and CEO   Mr. Dunn is the Founder and CEO of Structured Finance Associates, ("SFA").  SFA is the manager of a fund devoted to the origination, underwriting and management of commercial PACE bonds.  In this capacity SFA provides 100% non-recourse 20 year financing to commercial properties to allow them to implement various capital improvements.  The net result is an increase in customer properties' NOI, cash flow and value with no out of pocket cost. Mr. Dunn has been involved in various aspects of corporate finance for the past 30 years.  For the first 15 years of his career Mr. Dunn was an investment banker with Morgan, Olmstead Kennedy &am ... (view full description)

Lev Dynkin

Managing Director, Research
Barclays

Lev Dynkin is the manager of the Quantitative Portfolio Strategy (QPS) Group at Barclays Research.

The group is focused on a broad spectrum of portfolio construction issues across all major asset classes.

Brian Feit

Managing Director, Investment & Portfolio Management
NY Green Bank

Brian Feit is a Managing Director overseeing NY Green Bank’s Investment & Portfolio Management. In this role, he focuses on the execution of transactions across a wide range of industries and asset classes in the renewables and clean energy sectors. He has over twenty years of origination and restructuring experience across secured and structured finance, focusing on credit intensive transactions. Prior to joining NY Green Bank, Mr. Feit was a Managing Director in the Risk & Restructuring Group at Ambac Assurance Corporation where he focused on remediating impaired transactions in structured, secured, and public finance as well as reinsurance activities. Prior to assuming ... (view full description)

Caitlin Fitzpatrick

Vice President, Investor & Issuer Relations
Information Management Network

No biography specified

Harald Francke Lund

Senior Climate Finance Specialist
CICERO

Harald Francke Lund is responsible for coordinating CICERO’s work on second opinions on the environmental impacts of green bond investment frameworks. CICERO is internationally recognized as a leading provider of independent reviews of green bonds, since the market’s inception in 2008. CICERO received a Green Bond Award from Climate Bonds Initiative for being the biggest second opinion provider in 2016 and from Environmental Finance for being the best external review provider (2017). Prior to working at CICERO Harald led the Norwegian contribution to the UNSG's high level AGF report on long term climate finance in 2010 and has held the positions of Deputy Chief Negotiator for Nor ... (view full description)

Nathan Gabig

Managing Director
KPMG LLP

Managing Director, Secutization Analytics, Structured Finance Renewables - Mortgage & Consumer Lending Division, KPMG Consulting

David Gabrielson

Executive Director
PACENation

David was introduced to PACE in 2009 while helping to develop Energize Bedford, an energy efficiency financing program and precursor to New York’s Energize New York commercial PACE program, during the first of two terms he served on Bedford's Town Board. Before his careers in energy efficiency and politics, he spent over 20 years as an investment banker to state and local governments, financing a wide range of capital facilities and programs at national firms including Credit Suisse First Boston and J.P. Morgan.   David joined PACENation in late 2010 as its first staff member. A foundation and member supported non-profit, PACENation is the national advocate for PACE, a sour ... (view full description)

Charlie Gay

Director, Solar Energy Technologies
U.S. Department of Energy

Dr. Charlie Gay is the Solar Energy Technologies Office Director for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). In this position he is leading the SunShot Initiative, a team that is dedicated to research, manufacturing and market solutions to make solar energy cost competitive with other forms of energy by the end of the decade.   Charlie is an internationally recognized pioneer in photovoltaics. After starting his career in 1975 designing solar power system components for communications satellites at Spectrolab, he later joined ARCO Solar, where he established the research and development program and led the commercializat ... (view full description)

Melanie Gnazzo

Partner
Chapman and Cutler LLP

Melanie Gnazzo is a partner in the Asset Securitization, Lease Finance and Tax practice groups. She also serves on the firm’s strategic planning committee.  Melanie represents a wide range of finance companies and funding sources engaged in structured finance and securitization transactions, as well as in portfolio acquisitions, dispositions, restructurings and joint ventures involving financial assets. She also provides advice with respect to tax advantaged financial and renewable energy products and investment vehicles. She has considerable experience providing both tax and commercial law advice in such transactions.  Melanie is a regular speaker at industry forums ... (view full description)

Christian Haesslein

Director
DZ Bank AG

Christian A. Haesslein, joined DZ BANK in Structured Finance Asset Securitization in February of 2003. Christian’s responsibilities include originating, structuring and managing securitization transactions through DZ BANK’s ABCP conduit, Autobahn Funding. He has completed revolving warehouse and term securitizations transactions in a variety of different asset classes, including equipment leasing, asset-based lending, trade receivables, and Thoroughbred stud fees, among others. Christian holds an MBA from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia and a graduate degree in business (“Diplomkaufmann”) from the Friedrich-Alexander Universit&aum ... (view full description)

Greg Hale

Senior Advisor to the Chairman of Energy & Finance
Office of the Governor, State of New York

  Greg Hale joined the administration of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo as Senior Advisor to the Chairman of Energy & Finance in May 2013, in which role he focuses on clean energy finance and the development and execution of the Governor’s signature energy policy– Reforming the Energy Vision (REV). Mr. Hale was responsible for overseeing the establishment of the $1 billion NY Green Bank, and was the lead author of NY’s 2015 State Energy Plan.  He currently leads an inter-agency working group developing clean energy solutions for the low to moderate income sector, and is also co-leading a new initiative called RetrofitNY, aimed at creating a self-sustaining market that will deliver deep e ... (view full description)

Bill Hallisey

Managing Partner
New World Capital

William (Bill) L. Hallisey, Managing Partner, co-founded NewWorld in June 2009. Before NewWorld, he was a Managing Director at GSC Group, a private equity firm, where he focused on deal origination and SPAC investments. Mr. Hallisey sourced transactions in energy, clean-tech, renewable fuels, waste management, agriculture, infrastructure, and business services. Prior to GSC, Mr. Hallisey managed private equity investments for Berggruen Holdings, a private-equity firm committed to theme investing in resource scarcity. During his tenure, Berggruen invested in the energy, technology, business services and manufacturing sectors. Previously, Mr. Hallisey was a senior executive in the ... (view full description)

Amy Hauter

ESG Research Analyst
Brown Advisory

Amy Hauter is an ESG research analyst within the Fixed Income team at Brown Advisory. She provides environmental, social and governance analysis across all our fixed income investments including corporate and municipal bonds, structured products and green labeled bonds across all sectors. She focuses most of her efforts on the firm’s Fixed Income Sustainability strategies and ESG integration across all investments. Prior to joining Brown Advisory she worked in Fixed Income client service at Morgan Stanley.

Ray Hugel

Associate
Macquarie Group

No biography specified

Stacey Hughes

Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Sunlight General

Ms. Hughes is the CFO of SunLight General Capital and was also one of the company’s co-founders in 2009.  She has more than 15 years’ experience in renewable energy project finance.  Previously, she was a Managing Director (Fixed Income Derivatives) at Societe Generale.  She was also an Analyst at Salomon Brothers (Capital Markets and Financial Institutions Group).  She has a B.S. degree in Finance from California Polytechnic University and an M.B.A from Harvard Business School.

Bert Hunter

Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer
Connecticut Green Bank

As Chief Investment Officer of the Connecticut Green Bank, Bert leads the finance team’s development of new and innovative financing programs that attract more private capital to scale-up the state’s clean energy investments, including energy efficiency, renewables and alternative fuel vehicles and associated infrastructure. Bert was Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Spectrum Capital, Ltd, an investment bank focused on commercial aircraft finance and investment in U.S. electric power generation. He was accountabl ... (view full description)

Anadi Jauhari

Senior Managing Director
Emerging Energy & Environment Investment Grp

Anadi Jauhari is a Senior Managing Director at Emerging Energy and Environment Investment Group (EEEI), a Connecticut, US-based alternative investment firm specializing in clean and emerging infrastructure. In his current role, he co-heads the development of EEEIG’s renewables and clean infrastructure-oriented equity funds, and responsible for EEEIG’s Latam-focused clean energy infrastructure fund and related investment activities. He also leads the development of infrastructure-focused alternative fixed income investment strategies, including green bonds, index investing, and infra credit research, via EEEIG’s research affiliate, InfraCredit. He specializes in project f ... (view full description)

John Joshi

Director of Financing Solutions
NYSERDA

John Joshi joined NYSERDA on June 2nd as Director of Financing Solutions.  In this role John will develop strategies as part of our Clean Energy Fund for mobilizing private capital and market-based financing solutions to support scaled investments in clean energy across sectors and technology areas.  This role is important to support the Governor's energy agenda and the strategy for scaling clean energy by engaging private capital financing solutions.  John will interact with market financing institutions, both those already participating in providing solutions for clean energy financing and those who are not involved in offering financing products for these purposes or do so at small scale, ... (view full description)

Stacey Lawson

Executive Vice Chairman
Ygrene Energy Fund

Stacey Lawson brings 23 years of experience as a business executive in the areas of finance, clean energy, technology and manufacturing. Prior to joining Ygrene Energy Fund, Stacey was a candidate for U.S. Congress in California’s 2nd congressional district where she advocated for property assessed clean energy (PACE) as a leading environmental policy initiative. As Ygrene’s President and Chief Executive Officer from 2012-2016, Stacey spearheaded the design and growth of Ygrene’s innovative PACE model for the residential, commercial, agricultural and industrial sectors, scaling Ygrene to over $600M in originations. A cofounder of the Center for ... (view full description)

Dave Levy

Vice President
State Street Bank and Trust Company

Dave Levy is a Vice President for State Street’s Tax Advantaged Investment Group. Mr. Levy’s responsibilities include underwriting new tax equity investments and managing the existing portfolio of energy investments. Prior to State Street, Mr. Levy was an Asset Manager for NRG Energy, Inc. in Princeton, New Jersey. Mr. Levy supported various work-outs and optimizations of existing assets as well as mergers and acquisitions executed by the Company. Prior to that, Mr. Levy was at Acciona Energy in Chicago. Mr. Levy received his MBA from MIT Sloan.

Gilbert Liu

Partner
Kramer Levin

Gilbert Liu practices mainly in the area of securitization and structured finance. He represents issuers, underwriters, borrowers, lenders and service providers on private and public structured finance and securitization transactions involving a wide variety of asset classes. These include solar assets, energy efficiency receivables, timeshare loans, venture capital life science loans, collateralized debt obligations, commercial mortgage loans, home equity loans, residential mortgage loans, distressed assets, auto loans, student loans, equipment leases, trademark and licensing rights, and music royalties.Mr. Liu is listed as a leading securitization attorney in Chambers USA (2012-2014) a ... (view full description)

Albert Luu

Principal, Global Capital Markets
SolarCity

No biography specified

Mary Kathryn Lynch

Senior Vice President, Capital Markets
Renew Financial

No biography specified

Rhys Marsh

Director, Energy
CIT

Rhys Marsh is Director, CIT Energy Finance and founder of the firm’s solar & distributed generation senior secured lending platform. Rhys joined CIT in 2010 and is responsible for originating, structuring, underwriting and executing renewable project finance including behind-the-meter lending in the residential and C&I segments as well as small utility-scale. Previously, Rhys was a Senior Research Analyst and Trader at LibertyView Capital Management, a $2.5 billion Lehman Brothers hedge fund platform. At LibertyView, Rhys managed capital structure arbitrage opportunities, structured products including ABX, RMBS, and EETC, and fundamental value in high-yield, distressed and workout op ... (view full description)

Keith Martin

Partner
Chadbourne & Parke LLP

Keith Martin is co-head of the project finance group at Chadbourne & Parke LLP, a law firm headquartered in New York with three offices in the US and offices in eight other countries. There are 89 lawyers in the Chadbourne project finance group.  The group did $43 billion in project financings in 2015.  It holds the top ranking among US law firms working in renewable energy from prestigious Chambers directory based on year-round interviewing of corporate law departments and peers at other firms.  Keith is a transactional lawyer who worked last year for 140 companies. He is the author of manuals put out by both solar trade associations on solar tax issues and deal structures.  He also edi ... (view full description)

Ari Matusiak

EVP of Market Development and External Affairs
Renovate America

As EVP of Market Development and External Affairs for Renovate America, Ari oversees the company's market expansion, its strategy for deepening community offerings, and its relationships with key partners and policymakers. Previously, Ari served as Special Assistant to the President and Director of Private Sector Engagement, bridging the private sector and the Obama Administration and developing policies that spurred job creation and long-term economic competitiveness.   He is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Young Invincibles, a national organization dedicated to improving economic opportunities for 18 to 34 year olds. As VP of Strategy and Community Impact ... (view full description)

Pat McCoy

Director, Finance
Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York City

Patrick J. McCoy Patrick McCoy is the Director of Finance at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in New York. Pat directs the issuance of over $5 billion in municipal bonds annually under the Authority’s multi credit borrowing structure. He is responsible for the MTA’s $37 billion debt portfolio, which includes variable rate products, derivatives and fixed rate obligations.   Prior to joining the MTA, Pat served as the Executive Director of the New York City Municipal Water Finance Authority, a public benefit corporation of the City of New York that provides capital financing for the City’s water and sewer system. Pat was Executive Director of N ... (view full description)

Michael Mendelsohn

Senior Director of Project Finance and Capital Markets
Solar Energy Industries Association

Michael is responsible for facilitating consumer finance options and investment capital for wide-scale solar deployment through the SEIA Finance Initiative and other market-leading efforts.  Prior to joining SEIA in 2015, Michael was a Senior Financial Analyst for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory where he led the Solar Access to Public Capital (SAPC) working group to engage capital market investment thru standardization and best practices.  Michael has over 25 years of experience in the energy industry with experience in utility regulation, electricity and gas markets, cogeneration deployment, and solar finance.  Michael holds a B.A. in Computer Science from Ithaca ... (view full description)

Prashant Mupparapu

Senior Managing Director
Macquarie

Prashant Mupparapu is Senior Managing Director in Macquarie’s Commodities and Financial Markets (“CFM”) division in New York and Houston. Prashant has over 18 years of experience providing financing and risk management products to clients in the Energy, Agriculture and Metals sectors. At Macquarie, he leads teams that provide comprehensive solutions for clients by combining Macquarie's financing, trading, and principal investing capabilities. Prashant has over 18 years of experience executing on structured products for the merchant energy asset development and finance sector to achieve larger goals within the capital structure. Previously at Credit Suisse, he was part of the leve ... (view full description)

Thomas Plagemann

Executive Vice President
Vivint Solar

Thomas Plagemann is Executive Vice President, Head of Capital Markets for Vivint Solar, a leading full-service residential solar energy provider, where he is responsible for developing Vivint Solar's tax equity and capital markets fundraising efforts and leading the financing strategy beyond its existing third party financing structures.Thomas has over 20 years of experience originating and executing financings and investments in energy and infrastructure assets globally and has been involved either as advisor, debt arranger, or equity investor in capital investments totaling $20 billion in projects with total capital costs in excess of $29 billion. He has completed transactions ... (view full description)

Alfred Pollard

General Counsel
Federal Housing Finance Agency

Alfred Pollard serves as General Counsel for the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).      Supervising the Office of General Counsel includes work on regulatory matters affecting Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the eleven Federal Home Loan Banks, representing over $5.5 trillion in financial assets.  Pollard is the Agency’s designated ethics official.  He has had a leadership role in investigations and enforcement actions and in the 2008 conservatorships imposed on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.  He oversees legal department work related to the Dodd Frank Act of 2010, lawsuits involving securities law violations, state and local laws affecting the regulated entities, compliance matt ... (view full description)

Alfredo Quintero

Senior Managing Director
Ramirez & Co., Inc

Alfredo S. Quintero Senior Managing Director Ramirez & Co., Inc.   Al Quintero is currently a public finance professional at Ramirez & Co. in New York City, where he specializes in developing solutions for major issuers in the northeast.  Prior to joining Ramirez in 2010, he spent 21 years at Merrill Lynch & Co. as a member of the municipal finance department.   In recent years, Al has focused on delivering green financing solutions to his clients, which include the City of New York, the New York City Municipal Water Finance Authority and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York State.  Al also specializes in debt optimization and ... (view full description)

Michael Ruehlman

Co-Founder, President
Sunlight Financial, LLC

Michael is President of Sunlight Financial, LLC. Before joining Sunlight Financial, LLC, Michael was Vice President of Project Finance for Main Street Power Company, where he was responsible for sourcing and structuring debt, tax equity and sponsor equity investments into a solar projects. Before joining Main Street Power, Michael was Vice President of Operations at Smart Energy Capital, a leading solar developer and financier acquired by NextEra Energy Resources in 2013. Michael was previously a co-founder of BrightGrid, a leading residential solar leasing company, where he was responsible for creating and implementing the first fully private-label residential solar leasing programs with le ... (view full description)

Robert Sanders

Senior Finance Director
Clean Energy Group

As Senior Finance Director for Clean Energy Group, Rob provides analysis and designs and promotes finance strategies to engage multifamily affordable housing developers, municipalities and other project developers in community resilient power. With over twenty-five years of experience in community development and energy-related commercial finance, Rob Sanders has deep expertise in designing, implementing and evaluating financing programs, financial products and related services in the areas of clean energy and sustainable community development. Rob was formerly the Managing Director of Energy Finance for Reinvestment Fund, serving as Fund Manager for the Sustainable Development F ... (view full description)

Dana Sands

Managing Director
Energy Infrastructure Partners

Dana Allen Sands ​ has more than ​twenty​  years​' experience in both investing and in investment banking in ​utility projects, including water, waste-water and power, primarily at Morgan Stanley and Alinda Capital, a $7 billion infrastructure fund. She also headed up Salomon/Citibank's west-coast private placement group, where she raised funds for clean-tech, agri-tech and water companies.  Prior to that, Ms. Sands worked in the municipal utilities group at Lehman, where she structured water, waste water and electric utility transactions.  Finally, Ms. Sands has C-suite experience, as COO of Evolution Markets, a renewable energy focused company, and as Alinda Capital's CFO.   ... (view full description)

Greg Saunders

Chief Executive Officer
CleanFund Commercial PACE Capital, Inc.

Greg Saunders is the CEO of CleanFund Commercial PACE Capital, Inc., bringing 30-years of executive leadership experience in commercial real estate, renewable energy and structured finance. He served as Executive Vice President and CFO of two publicly-traded companies and four private firms. Prior to CleanFund, Greg served as CFO at Project Frog, Inc., a design-builder of energy efficient, modular commercial buildings. Previously, Greg was CFO of Tioga Energy, a nationwide commercial solar energy finance and development company. He was also CFO at Codding Enterprises, a commercial real estate development, construction and management company with major investments across multiple cleantech bu ... (view full description)

Jeffrey Schub

Executive Director
Coalition for Green Capital

Jeffrey Schub is the Executive Director of the Coalition for Green Capital (CGC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Washington, D.C. that works at the state, federal and international levels to create clean energy finance initiatives, or “green banks”, that accelerate the growth of clean energy markets. CGC is the nation’s leading consultant on green banks, which use limited public dollars to leverage large private investments in clean energy. Jeff develops green bank opportunities and partnerships across the country, managing engagements with Connecticut, New York, Minnesota, Maryland, Rhode Island, Nevada and Delaware. He advises the Connecticut Green Bank on organization strategy, and helped ... (view full description)

Jigar Shah

Co-Founder
Generate Capital Inc

Jigar Shah is an entrepreneur and visionary committed to leveraging the next economy by solving the challenging issues of our time. Shah has recognized this as "The Impact Economy." Shah has defined the global Impact Economy as one in which mainstream investors team up with corporations, entrepreneurs, and governments at scale to solve the big problems of our time while generating compelling financial returns - not concessionary returns. Today, Shah is a Partner at Inerjys, leading the firm's activities in clean energy infrastructure projects worldwide. Inerjys is a clean technology investment fund pioneering a new investment model that provides both growth equity and project finance to cl ... (view full description)

Arun Sharma

Chief Investment Officer, Global Financial Markets
IFC

Arun Kumar Sharma is Chief Investment Officer with the Global Financial Markets Department of  the International Finance Corporation and is based in Washington DC.   Mr. Sharma is responsible for a wide range of  banking and  financial market transactions in Emerging Markets. He also manages key client relationships for IFC and is involved in several global innovation initiatives for the Corporation. He is leading several of  IFC’s innovation efforts in areas such as infrastructure finance, climate finance, affordable housing, and agribusiness finance in developing countries.  He led IFC’s first investment in an Emerging Market Green Bond and as well IFC’s work in the establishme ... (view full description)

Henry Shilling

SVP, Environmental, Social & Governance, Ratings/Research
Moody’s Investors Service

No biography specified

Adam Shor

Principal
Shor Power

No biography specified

Cecil Smart

Senior Director
Kroll Bond Rating Agency

Cecil Smart, Jr. is a Senior Director covering commercial and non-traditional ABS at Kroll Bond Rating Agency Inc.  At Kroll, Cecil covers transactions in various asset classes including residential and commercial solar, PACE, and cable distribution and broadcast television rights. 
Prior to joining Kroll, Cecil was a consultant providing structural alternatives for mortality based transactions.  Prior to that, he was a vice president at DZ Bank specializing in structured credit transactions for non-traditional assets and first time entrants to the capital markets. 

Paul Spencer

President and Founder
Clean Energy Collective (CEC)

In addition to inventing CEC’s community solar concept, Mr. Spencer leads the company’s ongoing vision and execution. He is a serial entrepreneur, having built 10 companies in the last 26 years within various industries including energy, software, systems engineering, medical, brokerage and real estate development. He has also held management positions for Qwest as the Director of Business Development for a 14-state southeast region and a VP of Sales for First Consulting Group (now CSC). Mr. Spencer has received a patent for past designs and hundreds of copyrights. He lives off the grid in a self-sustaining home with his wife, has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and is ... (view full description)

Laura Stern

President
Nautilus Solar Energy, LLC

Laura E. Stern is the Co-founder and President of Nautilus Solar Energy, LLC. With over twenty years of finance and power industry experience, Ms. Stern has sourced, structured and executed over $3 billion of power, energy and infrastructure investments. During her banking career, she specialized in originating and structuring renewable energy debt financings, primarily in the wind sector. Ms. Stern has also sourced and closed senior debt financings for greenfield power development and acquisitions of distressed assets. Ms. Stern began her career as a consultant, advising the Philippine Government on the privatization of its power, water and wastewater sectors. She holds an AB with h ... (view full description)

Tom Tansy

Chairman
SunSpec Alliance

Tom Tansy is an information technology executive dedicated to establishing distributed energy as a major power source for the world energy economy. Tom serves as Chairman of the SunSpec Alliance (www.sunspec.org) where he leads the solar industry's efforts to establish data and communication standards that enable seamless integration of solar PV into the Smart Grid. The SunSpec Alliance has more than 70 members, including leading fleet operators, component suppliers, and software developers. He also serves as a board member of the Solar Energy Finance Association (www.sefa-finance.org). Tom previously served as General Manager and Vice President of Business Development for the Vision System ... (view full description)

David Traverso

Director
Cortland Capital Market Service

No biography specified

Guy Van Syckle

Associate
Hannon Armstrong

Guy Van Syckle has helped Hannon Armstrong (NYSE:HASI) fund over $3 billion dollars in energy efficiency, wind, and solar projects since 2012.  Guy works to advance Hannon Armstrong’s securitization platform, which has been placing green securities with institutional investors for over 15 years, and further develop Hannon Armstrong’s green bond offerings.  Recent Hannon Armstrong green bond issuances include an $84 million offering secured by efficiency and solar investments at public schools across the U.S. and a $100 million offering secured by the land under solar and wind projects.  Guy has also led ESG reporting efforts, implementing a methodology that evaluates all Hannon Armstrong inv ... (view full description)

Stephen Viscovich

Managing Director
Credit Suisse

Stephen Viscovich is a Managing Director in the Securitized Products Group at Credit Suisse, where he has worked for 14 years. Mr. Viscovich is a senior officer on the esoteric & transportation ABS team that focuses on transactions secured by a wide variety of new and non-standard asset portfolios in the securitized markets. In his position, Mr. Viscovich is responsible for the team’s focus on financing renewable energy assets, particularly distributed generation solar PPA/lease and loan portfolios through the issuance of asset-backed securities and other structured finance products. Mr. Viscovich also focuses on transactions collateralized by energy efficiency loans, triple-net leases, g ... (view full description)

Chuck Weilamann

Managing Director
DBRS

Chuck Weilamann is currently a Managing Director with DBRS, Inc. providing credit ratings for U.S. and international structured finance transactions in the consumer, commercial and esoteric asset-backed sectors.  Prior to his position at DBRS, Chuck was a Partner at WoodLake Advisors, LLC, an independent financial advisor focused on providing advisory services to clients in energy infrastructure, securitization, leasing and project finance.  Prior to founding WoodLake Advisors, Chuck was a Vice President at Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, where he was been responsible for the underwriting of products collateralized by esoteric assets valued at over $10 billion, in ... (view full description)

Jeff Weiss

Co-Chairman & Managing Director
Distributed Sun

Jeff Weiss co-founded Distributed Sun in 2009 and beEdison in 2014. He is Co-Chairman and Managing Director of both companies. He leads capital formation and is active in business development, strategy and governance. Jeff participates and speaks regularly at industry and leadership forums. An early digital media and commerce entrepreneur, Jeff led companies in renewable energy, cyber and physical security, intelligence and corporate fraud mitigation, mission preparedness and training, software development, and transformational management. Companies include Picture Network International (sold to Kodak in 1997), CDx (Certificate of Deposit Exchange), Vista ($100MM network services firm), TSG ... (view full description)

Eric White

Chief Executive Officer
Dividend Solar

Eric is the CEO of Dividend Finance, LLC, a leading financing provider to the U.S. residential renewable energy and energy efficiency market.  Eric previously founded Dividend Solar, which pioneered the U.S. residential solar loan financing product.  Earlier in his career, Eric was an Investment Professional at American Infrastructure MLP Funds (“AIM”), a real-asset focused private investment firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Eric played a critical role in sourcing and executing a quarter of AIM’s total platform investments, and was integrally involved with the management of three AIM portfolio investments, including Landmark Dividend, the leading aggregator of cell-tower ... (view full description)

Kent Williams

Vice President Asset Management
Vivint Solar

Kent Williams is the Vice President of Asset Management at Vivint Solar, a leading full service residential solar integrator. In this position, Kent is responsible for securing funding for the company from large financiers. Prior to Vivint, Kent was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of LeaseDimensions, an industry-leading renewable-energy finance, origination, and servicing business. He worked closely with most of the solar industry’s residential solar finance providers and was instrumental in the development and operation of the company. Prior to LeaseDimensions, Kent was a founding partner and senior executive of Loan Servicing Enterprise (LSE), a joint venture e ... (view full description)

Sarah Wilson

Director, ESG Investing, Responsible Investment
TIAA Investments

Sarah Wilson is an Associate and member of TIAA’s Responsible Investment Team. She partners with investment teams across asset classes to integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in their investment process, with a focus on fixed income.  In addition, she manages the ESG criteria for TIAA’s Social Choice Bond Fund and the fixed income portion of Social Choice Account, which together include over $1.6 billion in green bond investments.  Ms. Wilson joined the TIAA Global Asset Management organization in 2015. Previously, she managed corporate sustainability reporting and renewable energy credit portfolios for Green Mountain Energy, a subsidiary of NRG, and helpe ... (view full description)

Phoebe Xu

Senior Vice President - ABS
Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC

Phoebe Xu, CFA, is senior vice president of asset-backed securities (ABS) ratings and research for Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC. She is involved in the ratings process and the development of criteria and models for ABS transactions.   Before joining Morningstar, Xu was a lead analyst in the structured finance group of Moody’s Investors Service, where she focused on esoteric ABS. Previously, Xu worked as an analytical associate in FitchRisk/Algorithmics.    Xu holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Peking University, a master’s degree in business administration from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, and a master’s degree in risk management f ... (view full description)

Scott Zajac

Chief Executive Officer
Rockwood Group

Scott has over 25 years’ experience structuring and issuing high quality private placements (high investment grade with monitored rating). He has been directly involved with the structuring and issuance of over $30 billion in such securities that have been collateralized by mortgages, treasury securities, tax credit streams, renewables, and various forms of credit enhancement. His largest investor class has been insurance companies (P&C and Life) and the vast majority of securities have received the NAIC1 designated.   Rockwood Management Corporation is a solutions oriented issuer focused on meeting the needs of investors with high quality products. For exa ... (view full description)

Marian Zucker

Former President, Finance & Development
New York State Homes & Community Renewal

Marian Zucker, for the last ten years, directed the multifamily, single family and capital markets activities for New York State Homes & Community Renewal (“HCR”), which issues bonds through the New York State Housing Finance Agency, State of New York Mortgage Agency and New York State Municipal Bond Bank Agency. Ms. Zucker has devoted her career to the area of affordable housing, holding various positions on Wall Street and in the public sector. Under her leadership, HCR financed over 64,500 affordable rental units and 17,520 single family homes. Ms. Zucker also managed the structuring, marketing and sale of all of the Agencies’ bond issues, to date totaling $21.8 Billion.  During most ... (view full description)
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Any other purposes for which Euromoney wishes to use your personal data will be notified to you and your personal data will not be used for any such purpose without obtaining your prior consent.

Consents and opt-outs

You can give your consent to or opt out of particular uses of your data as indicated above by:

  • Indicating at the point on the relevant Site where personal data is collected;
  • Informing us by email, post or phone; or
  • Updating your preferences on the applicable Site;

For turning cookies and similar technologies on and off, see the information in paragraph 5 above.

Disclosures

Information collected at one Site may be shared between Euromoney Institutional Investor plc, Institutional Investor Inc. and other group companies for the purposes listed above.

Your personal data may also be sold to other companies in the form of lists and directories, but only after permission from you in accordance with the provisions above.

We may also disclose your personal data to other third parties, including, without limitation, professional advisers, or governmental or State institutions or regulatory authorities, where necessary in order to exercise or defend legal rights or where required by law.

We may transfer, sell or assign any of the information described in this policy to third parties as a result of a sale, merger, consolidation, change of control, transfer of assets or reorganisation of our business.

Public forums, message boards and blogs

Some of our Sites make message boards, blogs or other facilities for user generated content available and users can participate in these facilities. Any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should always be careful when deciding to disclose your personal information.

Transfers outside the EEA

Services on the Internet are accessible globally so collection and transmission of personal data is not always limited to one country. Euromoney Institutional Investor plc may transfer your personal data, for the purposes listed above, to other group companies, service providers or other third parties which may be located in countries outside the European Economic Area, whose laws may not give the level of protection to personal data as within the UK. This will include transfers to Institutional Investor Inc. in the US (and Institutional Investor Inc. will collect some data directly from you, in relation to the Sites which it operates) and to third parties who provide us with email and marketing services. Where we conduct any transfers we will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Statement.

Confidentiality and Security of Your Personal Data

We are committed to keeping the data you provide us secure and will take reasonable precautions to protect your personal data from loss, misuse or alteration.

The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our Site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features described above to try to prevent unauthorised access.

We have implemented information security policies, rules and technical measures to protect the personal data that we have under our control from:

  • unauthorised access
  • improper use or disclosure
  • unauthorised modification
  • unlawful destruction or accidental loss

All our employees, contractors and data processors (i.e. those who process your personal data on our behalf, for the purposes listed above), who have access to, and are associated with the processing of your personal data, are obliged to keep the information confidential and not use it for any other purpose than to carry out the services they are performing for us.

We also give you the option of using a secure transmission method to send us personal data identifiers, such as credit card details and bank account number.

How to Access, Update and Erase your Personal Information

If you wish to know whether we are keeping personal data about you, or if you have an enquiry about our privacy policy or your personal data held by us, in relation to any of the Sites, you can contact the Data Protection Officer via:

  • Postal mail to this address: Data Protection Officer, Euromoney Institutional Investor plc, Nestor House, Playhouse Yard, London EC4V 5EX, UK
  • Telephone: +44 (0)20 7779 8600
  • Email: dataprotectionofficer@euromoneyplc.com

Upon request, we will provide you with a readable copy of the personal data which we keep about you. We may require proof of your identity and may charge a small fee (not exceeding the statutory maximum fee that can be charged) to cover administration and postage.

Euromoney allows you to challenge the data that we hold about you and, where appropriate in accordance with applicable laws, you may have your personal information:

  • erased
  • rectified or amended
  • completed

Changes to this Privacy Statement

We will occasionally update this Privacy Statement to reflect new legislation or industry practice, group company changes and customer feedback. We encourage you to review this Privacy Statement periodically to be informed of how we are protecting your personal data.

This Privacy Statement was last updated in April 2012.

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