2017 PANELISTS

Conor McKenna

Managing Director, CohnReznick Capital Markets Securities, LLC

Conor McKenna

Managing Director, CohnReznick Capital Markets Securities, LLC

 

Conor McKenna is a Managing Director for CohnReznick Cap Markets’ New York and San Francisco offices. He has more than ten years of experience in the renewable energy and environmental commodities industries.

 

Conor focuses on M&A asset sales and fund raising, and structuring and negotiating tax equity investments in renewable energy while leading the CohnReznick Cap Markets’ West Coast practice. He has led numerous utility-scale solar, wind, and biomass transactions to date.

 

Since joining the Firm in 2011, Conor has participated in the structuring and placement of tax equity for over 350MW of solar projects and 375MW of wind projects totaling over $5 billion. He also leads buy-side and sell-side advisory for corporate acquisitions. Conor was responsible for the buy-side advisory acquisition of Silverado Power and sPower by Fir Tree Partners to develop a scalable renewable energy platform with over 400MW of assets in the pipeline.

 

Prior to CohnReznick Cap Markets, Conor was a member of the Renewable Energy Structured Finance Group at Evolution Markets where he primarily focused on Renewable Energy Credits and Bundled PPA’s in the Northeast and Midwest compliance markets.  His work included conducting the first long-term solar renewable energy credit deal in the Massachusetts market and research coverage for the NEPOOL, PJM, and MISO Regional Compliance Markets.  Prior to joining Evolution Markets, Conor was part of the investment team at EcoSecurities in New York, helping to manage one of the world’s largest carbon project portfolios.

 

Conor received an MBA from Columbia Business School and a B.A. from Providence College. He is also a CFA charterholder.