GOALS & ACHIEVEMENTS
Vice President, CIT Energy focusing on renewable power project finance
Rhys is a special advisor to UNICEF Burundi on distributed energy and social entrepreneurship, an active angel investor in the field of sustainable energy and was nominated as Mentor of the Year for his role advising a concentrated solar power startup in the 2013 Cleantech Open.
Rhys graduated cum laude from Duke University in 2005 with a degree in international relations. For the past four years he has secured financing for power projects across the US as a Vice President at CIT, with a focus on wind and solar. In this role, Rhys has led the investment of over $700 million in credit facilities for two dozen transactions providing electricity to millions of American homes. He was previously a bond trader for LibertyView Capital Management, a credit-focused hedge fund with $2.5 billion in peak assets. When not financing renewable energy power projects, Rhys might be found camping in the Sahara, trekking across glaciers or diving through submerged caves. He is a member of UNICEF's Next Gen NYC and lives in New York.Back To Mentors
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