Jonathan is one of the nation’s leading clean energy investors and advisors.
One of the country’s “Top 10 Green Tech Influencers”, Jonathan led the federal government’s $40 billion clean energy investment fund, the largest fund of its kind in the world. He also led a $20 billion fund focused on electric vehicles. The US Department of Energy expects the funds to make a $4 to 5 billion in profit, ranking them among the most successful government investment programs ever.
Jonathan’s team underwrote some of the largest, most innovative and most complex energy projects in the country, including solar, wind, geothermal, biofuels, advanced fossil, advanced nuclear, and advanced automotive technology projects. Several transactions were named “Deal of the Year” by leading investment trade publications.
Jonathan regularly advises some of the largest institutional investors and companies in the sector. Earlier, he co-founded Core Capital Partners, a leading venture capital firm and was the COO of Tiger Management, one of the country’s largest and most successful hedge funds. He began his career in the Financial Institutions Group at McKinsey & Company.
Jonathan is on the board of National Grid (NGG:NYSE), the British utility and Plug Power (PLUG:NASDAQ), a leading manufacturer of hydrogen fuel cells. He also sits on the boards of several privately held companies.
Jonathan’s government service includes stints as senior policy advisor to the U.S. Secretaries of Commerce, Energy, Interior, and Treasury. He is, or has been, on the boards of numerous organizations, including: Resources for the Future, American Forests, the Federation of American Scientists and the Wind Energy Foundation. He is also a former Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.
Jonathan is a graduate of Harvard University, received his CEP from the Institute of Politics in Paris and did doctoral coursework at the Graduate Institute of International Studies at the University of Geneva. He has received both Fulbright and Rotary Graduate fellowships.