Neil Z. Auerbach – Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner
Mr. Auerbach is founder, CEO and Managing Partner of Hudson Clean Energy Partners, which he established in 2007. Formerly, Mr. Auerbach was a Partner at Goldman Sachs & Co., where he co-founded the U.S. alternative energy investment business within the Special Situations Group and led several of Goldman’s most successful investments in renewable energy. In total, Mr. Auerbach has led investments exceeding $2.5 billion in all aspects of the clean energy sector, including loans and direct equity investments into renewable power projects, renewable power developers, independent power producers, as well as equipment manufacturers along the supply chain. Most notably, over the course of his decade-long involvement with the sector, Mr. Auerbach has invested in some of the most successful companies in the sector, including Sun Edison, First Solar, Horizon Wind and Recurrent Energy.
Prior to Goldman Sachs, Mr. Auerbach held senior positions at Barclays Capital and Morgan Stanley. He spent the first ten years of his career as a tax attorney. Mr. Auerbach has an LLM from New York University School of Law, a JD from Boston University School of Law, and a BS from the State University of New York at Albany.
Mr. Auerbach has served on the Leadership Council, American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), and on the Executive Committee of ACORE’s Partnership for Renewable Energy Finance. Mr. Auerbach also served as a Commissioner on the National Commission on Energy Policy, and on the Advisory Council of the Price of Wales’ Rainforest Project. Mr. Auerbach serves on the boards of Element Power and SoloPower, and is a member of the board and Vice Chairman of Silicor. Mr. Auerbach is also Chairman of Sunlight Financial, a newly established origination platform for making loans to the US residential solar sector.