Mont Vista Capital, Greenberg Traurig, and CFA Miami host Alternative Energy Luncheon for Institutional Investors at Miami Woman's Club
CleanTech/Alternative Energy has the potential for great opportunity for investors, but also risks. Learn more about your role as an institutional investor in the "Business of Green". Business and legal professionals will discuss investment risk and return in the alternative energy, carbon, and CleanTech sector.
Gillian Harrison is the Head of Iberia and Latin America for Whitefox Technologies. Whitefox Technologies is a chemical engineering group developing and commercializing innovative clean technologies. It is divided into business units, which develop and commercialize its core intellectual properties, including Alternative Fuels (Ethanol Dehydration), Energy (Fuel Cells), and Water and Gas Separations. Whitefox focuses on using membrane technology to bring greater efficiencies to processes and reduce the harmful impact they have on the environment. Whitefox' ethanol dehydration technology has been operated in full scale industrial applications since 2002.
Gillian received her Bachelor degree in English law and Spanish law at the University of Canterbury, England. Her background is in finance law, having spent nearly nine years at the international law firm Clifford Chance, working in the London , Sao Paulo and Madrid offices. She spent nearly three years working in Brazil , mainly on large infrastructure projects in the oil and gas sectors and cross border acquisitions in South America . Gillian is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese and is based in London.
Tyler J. Krutzfeldt, CFA
Mont Vista Capital
Mr. Krutzfeldt is Managing Director of Mont Vista Capital, a leading provider of investment banking services to the low-carbon economy. Based in Miami , Florida , he is a featured nationwide speaker on carbon finance in the media and at major venues such as the U.S. Green Building Council, the Fuel Ethanol Workshop (FEW), and on public television. Mont Vista Capital clients represent the full spectrum of alternative energy industries from biofuels and ethanol to bioenergy, wind energy, biomass, waste to energy, and CleanTech sectors. Mont Vista Capital has sponsored and conducted Alternative Energy investment panels in Seattle , San Francisco , and Miami . He is a member of the American Bar Association's Alternative Energy Resources Committee.
Kosch Capital Management
Kosch Capital Management provides funding and liquidity solutions to growth oriented middle-market companies and early stage ventures. Kosch Capital manages a proprietary loan and equity portfolio on behalf of investors. Scott has over fifteen years experience advising and investing in high growth, private and public businesses. Scott was previously a Senior Associate for Enertech Capital Partners, a $250MM venture capital fund focused on investments in energy technology and cleantech, where he sourced a successful investment in Capstone Turbine (NASD:CPST). He was also a Senior Analyst for Theodore Barry & Associates, providing counsel to the electric utility industry on operations improvement, capital budget allocation and competitive strategies related to deregulation and diversification for clients such as Southern California Edison, PSEG, ComEd, and Siemens Power Generation.
He also co-authored a white paper for the Congressional Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment regarding the potential privatization of Federal power generation assets, addressed both the financial benefits and the impact on competitive market structure and environmental initiatives. Scott graduated from Claremont McKenna College with a bachelor of arts in economics and psychology and earned his M.B.A. in private equity finance from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Barry A. Weiss
Greenberg Traurig (Moderator)
Barry A. Weiss focuses his practice on US and international project development and finance transactions. He represents developers, lenders, equity investors and others in acquisitions and divestitures and in the development and financing of energy, infrastructure and other projects, including renewable and alternative energy transactions, and counsels companies worldwide on project agreements, including joint ventures and partnership arrangements, development and concession agreements, power purchase and other off-take agreements, construction contracts, operation and maintenance agreements, and fuel supply and development agreements. Mr. Weiss has been involved in more than US $8 billion in complex financings, acquisitions and development transactions in Asia, Australia, Europe, India, Latin America and the United States.