The Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority Announces Appointment of Bert Hunter as Chief Investment Officer
Will Lead Development of New and Innovative Financing Programs
Rocky Hill, Conn., June 21, 2012 —The Board of Directors of the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA) has appointed Roberto (Bert) Hunter to the newly created position of Chief Investment Officer (CIO), where he will develop and oversee CEFIA’s portfolio of Clean Energy Financing programs.
“CEFIA is a great example and a key element of Governor Malloy’s strategy to establish Connecticut as a leader in green technology, a global destination for innovation and investment, and a world class competitor and job creator,” said CEFIA Chairman and Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Catherine Smith. “We’re pleased to have Bert aboard and look forward to his leadership in this crucial role.”
As CIO, Hunter will work with a diverse group of market participants, developing a range of financial approaches to significantly increase the state’s investment in clean energy, including bonds and other debt financing, loan guarantees, tax equity financing, credit enhancement mechanisms such as loan-loss reserves and insurance products, and other low-cost financing arrangements.
“I am thrilled to join CEFIA and further support Connecticut’s clean energy objectives through the development of long-term and affordable financing solutions,” Hunter said. “Connecticut has a long history of innovation. Financial innovation presents a great opportunity for Connecticut to realize our clean energy goals through public-private partnerships.”
Hunter joined CEFIA earlier this month as Executive Vice President. Prior to joining CEFIA he held the position of Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer at Spectrum Capital, Ltd. – an investment bank focused on commercial aircraft finance and investment in electric power generation.
Bert Hunter is a native of Washington D.C. and received his undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and a master’s degree from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Donna Webster, a business leader for MasterCard Worldwide, have three grown children and reside in Greenwich, CT.
About the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA)
Established in July 2011 by Governor Dannel P. Malloy and the Connecticut General Assembly, CEFIA – the first full-scale clean energy finance authority in the United States – leverages public and private funds to drive investment, and develop and deploy clean energy and energy efficiency projects, in order to strengthen Connecticut’s economy, protect community health, improve the environment, and promote a secure energy supply for the state. For more information about CEFIA, please visit www.ctcleanenergy.com.
Contact: David Goldberg, Director, Government and External RelationsClean Energy Finance and Investment Authority
Phone: (860) 257-2889