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Financing Advisors
Thomas C. Barrett

Thomas C. Barrett

Tom is the Chairman of the OECD Infrastructure Governance Forum based in Paris. He is concurrently a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC, focusing on global infrastructure finance and development. He was formerly the Chief Representative of the European Investment Bank (EIB) and Minister of the European Union Delegation to the United States. Tom led the EIB’s structured finance and advisory activities throughout the European Union and the EIB/EU Action for Growth Initiative. He has also been Chairman of EPEC, the European 3P Expertise Centre, to facilitate the implementation of 3Ps by the EU Member States. He was the Founder of the Management Board for the Marguerite Infrastructure Fund, an $800 million Strategic Pan European Institutional Public Private Partnership. He earned an MBA at INSEAD in France and his BA from the National University of Ireland. 

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Andrew Carman

Head of Investments and Global Chief Operating Officer SQN Capital. Former CEO America’s Siemens Cities & Industry finance, leading infrastructure/P3 investment teams as well as transportation and smart cities financing platforms. Extensive financing and portfolio management investment experience across infrastructure (P3's), transportation, municipal and commercial energy efficiency, water technologies, solar and distributive energy technologies. Former GE Capital Executive covering industrial, transportation and healthcare finance MBA Kellogg School Northwestern University, BA Bates College


Mark Milstein

Mark Milstein, PhD is clinical professor of management and director of the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. He conducts applied research in and oversees the center's work on market and enterprise creation; business development; clean technology commercialization; and sustainable finance. Mark serves on Cornell's Academic Programs and Policies Committee, Cornell's Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, Engaged Learning + Research at Cornell, Cornell's Public Engagement Council, and Cornell's Senior Leadership Climate Action Group. He earned a BA in economics and Japanese from the University of Michigan, an MBA in general management and an MS in natural resource policy from the University of Michigan's Corporate Environmental Management Program and PhD in strategic management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Dr. Richard Park

Dr. Park is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Ascend Partners, a growth-oriented, healthcare focused private equity firm. Ascend’s mission is to build thriving communities by partnering with companies and entrepreneurs who are improving healthcare access, affordability and quality for underserved populations all while delivering top-tier private equity returns. Dr. Park also founded and acted as the CEO of CityMD, a company that maintains over 120 urgent care walk-in medical clinics in an effort to give all citizens access to quality healthcare. Since its start in 2010, CityMD has served kindness to over 2.8 million unique patients in Metro New York and Seattle. CityMD was the first urgent care provider in Metro New York allowed to accept Medicaid insurance. It transformed the urban healthcare model based on the pillars of quality, speed, and exceptional experiences. Dr. Park graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University in 1999 and the University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School. He has extensive experience in emergency medicine at both Long Island Jewish Medical Center and Nassau University Hospital.

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Richard Roberts 

Richard is Principal and Chief Business Development Officer for Red Stone Equity Partners, LLC. With over 19 years in affordable and urban market investments, Richard has worked in the government, for-profit and nonprofit sectors, including serving as the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, where he was responsible for the investment of more than $1 billion into New York City and the creation of over 30,000 units of affordable housing.  He is the founding Managing Director of the Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group.  Richard serves on the boards of  Citizen’s Housing and Planning Council (Chair), the New York State Association for Affordable Housing, and Habitat for Humanity New York City. He holds both a BA and JD from Yale University.

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Jan Svejnar 

Jan is the James T. Shotwell Professor of Global Political Economy and Director of the Center on Global Economic Governance at Columbia University. He is co-founder and Chairman, CERGE-EI. Jan is a Fellow of the European Economic Association and Research Fellow of the Center for Economic Policy Research (London) and Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn. He previously served as Economic Advisor to President Vaclav Havel of the Czech Republic, and he was one of two presidential candidates in the Czech Republic in 2008. He received the 2015 IZA Prize in Labor Economics from the Institute for the Study of Labor. Jan earned his BS from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations and his MA and Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University.

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Bracebridge H. Young, Jr.

Brace is the Chairman of the Board of Social Finance, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to mobilizing investment capital to drive social change. Previously, he was Chief Executive Officer at Eclat Impact in 2016 and Chief Executive Officer and a Partner at Mariner Investment group from 2000-2015. He joined Mariner directly from Goldman Sachs, where he retired as a Partner, after a 20-year career in Fixed Income in New York, Tokyo, and London. He serves as Board Chair of GWAVE, a wave-based renewable energy company. He is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Buckingham Browne & Nichols, a coeducational day school in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Brace earned a BA from Bowdoin College and an MBA from NYU.

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