Megan Bethke is a Senior Portfolio Manager in the Global Private Equity group of APG US Asset Management Inc., where she is responsible for the deployment of primary fund capital globally and serves on several advisory boards across a range of market segments within private equity.
Prior to joining APG, Megan was a Principal at AlpInvest Partners from 2004-2012. She was a member of the Fund Investments team, responsible for identifying, structuring and monitoring fund commitments in North America. Prior to that, Megan was a Financial Analyst in the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley, where she was involved in structuring and executing high-yield and leveraged loan transactions for private equity firms and their portfolio companies.
Megan received a B.A. with honors in Economics, summa cum laude, from Bowdoin College where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa.
Chris joined the PRI in October 2016. He oversees outreach and signatory relations in North and South America.
Chris previously served as the Vice President of Investor Initiative for CDP, the former Carbon Disclosure Project, for North America. Chris has a background in finance, having worked at firms in New York and Tokyo including JPMorgan, Deutsche Bank and the former Lehman Brothers.
He holds an MBA from Columbia University and a BBA in Finance from the College of William and Mary in Virginia.
The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) recently announced that it has developed a new infrastructure workstream in response to the growing demand for sustainable infrastructure solutions in both developed and emerging markets.
The new PRI workstream will focus mainly on private debt and equity investments in infrastructure, both direct and via funds. It will also ensure consideration of material ESG factors in investment decision making, and provide guidance on integrating responsible investment throughout the investment process from origination to exit.
Douglas Fried's practice focuses on the representation of sponsors, equity investors and lenders in connection with transportation, infrastructure and energy projects. He has been involved in projects in the United States, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia.
Keith Martin is a transactional lawyer whose principal areas of practice are tax and project finance. He acted for 142 companies last year and worked on transactions in the United States and five foreign countries. He also lobbies Congress and the Treasury Department on policy issues. He is co-head of the Chadbourne project finance group.
Mr. Mitchell focuses on supporting global investors to implement their infrastructure and real asset investment strategies.
Prior to joining StepStone, Mr. Mitchell was a Principal in KPMG’s infrastructure investment advisory and asset management business, which was merged into StepStone in May 2016. Before KPMG, Mr. Mitchell was a Principal at Citi Infrastructure Investors, an OECD focused infrastructure investor based in New York. Prior to Citi Infrastructure Investors, Mr. Mitchell was a Director in Citigroup Global Markets where he was responsible for servicing power and energy utilities, energy and power private equity and infrastructure funds. Mr. Mitchell also previously worked in JP Morgan’s investment banking division in Australia.
Paul Mitchener is the head of MIRA’s waste management team. He also serves as asset director for MIP I, II and II’s waste and associated renewable energy investments and sits on the boards of directors for all three companies.
Paul brings an impressive 33 years experience to his role at Macquarie. He has held a variety of senior management positions including President of the U.S. subsidiary of Energy Developments, Director and General Manager of the China subsidiary of Swire Sita Waste Services Ltd. and Executive Vice President of SITA.
Paul is a fellow of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management and a member of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management. He is also a director and former chairman of the Environmental Research and Education Foundation. He received his Bachelor of Science (honors) in Environmental Science from the University of Plymouth.
Mr. Nordholm is a Senior Managing Director & Co-Head of Starwood Energy and is responsible for leadership of the firm including strategic direction, tactical execution, organizational development and investor relations. Mr. Nordholm also serves as a director of Starwood Energy’s portfolio companies and as a member of its Investment Committee. Since joining Starwood Energy as its first CEO in 2006, Mr. Nordholm has overseen the completion of approximately two-dozen highly structured investments in power generation and transmission projects in North America, with an aggregate enterprise value of approximately $4 billion.
Prior to joining Starwood Energy in 2006, Mr. Nordholm was Co-Founder and CEO of Tyr Energy, Inc., an asset management firm with responsibility for power generation assets valued at more than $5 billion, and, concurrently, was Co-Founder and Chairman of Tyr Capital, LLC, a private equity investment fund. Before that, Mr. Nordholm served as General Manager of Aquila, Inc, where he was responsible for the development, acquisition, management and optimization of power generation, gas storage and gas transportation assets with aggregate enterprise value of approximately $3.5 billion, and as CEO of U.S. Central, a $36 billion asset wholesale financial services company.
Mr. Nordholm received a B.A. degree in economics from Carleton College, where he currently serves as a Trustee, and completed the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School.
Lars is a Principal on Hamilton Lane’s Real Assets Investment Team, where he is responsible for due diligence of primary fund opportunities in infrastructure and real assets. Prior to joining Hamilton Lane in 2010, Lars was a portfolio manager at American Beacon Advisors, Inc., where he oversaw a $1 billion portfolio of private equity investments. Previously, Lars was a Financial Analyst with American Airlines Inc. and Ford Motor Company. Lars received an M.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a B.A. from Duke University.
Kristine joined NEPC in 2008, with investment experience dating back to 2002. Kristine is a member of NEPC’s Endowment and Foundation consulting practice and focuses on leading research efforts for our endowment and foundation clients. She works with clients on developing investment policies, conducting asset allocation studies with a focus on integrating spending requirements, investment manager due diligence, and research projects. Kristine is the Co-Head of the Impact Investing Committee.
Prior to joining NEPC, Kristine was employed at Wellington Management Company, LLP working as a Research Associate in the U.S. Equity Portfolio Management department. There she conducted analysis of financial results with portfolio managers and analysts, built and maintained company financial models, and monitored company announcements and calls.
Kristine also previously worked as a researcher and grant writer for Think: Kids, of Massachusetts General Hospital. Outside of work, Kristine spends much of her time volunteering with the Student Leadership Training Program, where she serves as an advisor and former board member.
Kristine earned her M.B.A. from the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia, and her B.A. from Simmons College.
Mr. Unni is a member of GCM Grosvenor’s Private Markets Investments Department. He is involved in relationship management, deal sourcing and conducting due diligence on private equity and infrastructure investments. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Unni worked in various investing roles at Quantum Utility Generation, LLC, Credit Suisse Group AG, AIG Financial Products Corp., US Power Generating Company and KeySpan Corporation. Mr. Unni received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Brown University and his Master of Public Policy in Energy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Sid Vittal is responsible for providing coverage of the Infrastructure sector in North America. Sid is an infrastructure specialist having worked in various capacities in the infrastructure and energy sector including as a principal investor, developer, financier and advisor. Prior to his current role, Sid was a Director in Private Debt at Canada's largest institutional investor in the infrastructure sector. Prior to this, Sid worked in M&A and project finance at one of North America's largest renewable energy companies and has also provided financial/commercial advisory on Public Private Partnerships across North America. In aggregate, Sid has worked on over $10 billion dollars’ worth of infrastructure and energy transactions across North America and Europe. Sid holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) degree from the Schulich School of Business, York University and a Master's Degree in Finance (with Merit) from the London School of Economics.