Skilled manager with decades of experience in finance, capital markets, institutional sales, corporate legal affairs, international compliance, and renewable energy. BUSINESS
GIGAWATT GLOBAL COÖPERATIEF UA Amsterdam, the Netherlands COO/CCO/Member Board of Directors December 2011 – present Manage Legal, Finance, Internal Operations and Business Development for an International Solar Developer with $1 Billion Plus Pipeline in Africa, Latin America, and Eastern Europe. Supervise international staff, Internal Compliance Operations, and due diligence for investors in both the parent company and the project finance companies. Leading $25m A financing round.
R.C.S. SOLAR Tel Aviv, Israel
European Product Manager/Business Development January 2009 –November 2011 Renewable Energy Division
SIERRA FINANCES New York, NY
Portfolio Manager January 2007 – January 2008
Managed Portfolio of Structured Settlements Policies WEXTRUST SECURITIES Tel Aviv, Israel
CEO January 2005 – August 2008
Led a team that raised $350m in 4 years.
Supervised an investment firm with 50 employees in six cities. Supervised private placement sales in Israel.
Investment Committee of the WexTrade Managed Futures Fund. Management Committee of the WexFX, a foreign exchange platform company. HILAZON PARTNERS Jerusalem, Israel
General Partner December 2001 – December 2004
Managed and Traded U.S. and European equity investments with a focus on market neutral investing.
GOLD NAMES Jerusalem, Israel
COO & General Counsel November 1999 – November 2000 Managed domain name Internet Company from inception to a fifty-person company. Directly supervised investment and sales teams. Oversaw legal issues from employment and customer contracts to patent and trademark issues. CREDIT SUISSE/ FIRST BOSTON New York, NY
Director, International Equity Sales/Trading February 1992 – March 1999 Sales Traded Europe, Latin America, and Asia with an emphasis on Eastern Europe. Other responsibilities include interviewing candidates, conducting seminars and lectures for new sales and trading employees; member of technology subcommittee helping to oversee adoption of new trading and communications system. SALOMON BROTHERS, INC. New York, NY
Vice President, Equity Sales Trading August 1985 – February 1992 NYSE Listed, OTC and Derivative equity securities for U.S. and foreign investors. Other responsibilities include interviewing candidates, conducting seminars and lectures for new sales, trading and corporate finance employees; member of the technology committee. Completed six-month capital markets training program in equity, fixed income, and foreign exchange securities.
BAR-ILAN UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL MBA PROGRAM Tel Aviv, Israel Lecturer June 2017 – present
Course: “Investing in Emerging Markets”. A survey of investment theories and practices as they apply in emerging and frontier markets.
MILKEN INSTITUTE Jerusalem, Israel
Research Supervisor January 2016 – present
Provide hands on guidance to research fellows seeking financial innovation through the use of creative financial instruments.
• Hebrew University
• Bar-Ilan University
Tel Aviv, Israel
• Bryn Mawr College
UNIVERSITY OF SUNDERLAND Sunderland, England
Doctorate Program Expected degree – 2022
Thesis: Developing a policy program for utility size grid-connected solar projects in Sub-Saharan Africa.
THOMAS JEFFERSON SCHOOL OF LAW San Diego, California LLM, Graduated Magna Cum Laude December 2012
Thesis: Comparative Analysis of The U.K. 2010 Bribery Act and the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
BENJAMIN N. CORDOZO SCHOOL OF LAW, YESHIVA UNIVERSITY New York, NY J.D. June 1985
UNION COLLEGE Schenectady, NY
B.A. Joint Degree History & Political Science June 1982 Student Body President
Received the National Black Achievers in Industry Award PUBLICATIONS
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