John Chaimanis, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Kendall Sustainable Infrastructure
Mr. Chaimanis is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Kendall Sustainable Infrastructure (KSI), a private equity firm that makes direct investments in clean-energy projects. Through September 2016, his firm has raised over $60M of capital and has made investments into 20 distinct renewable energy projects.
In 2005, Mr. Chaimanis began working in clean energy finance, which represents the nexus of his business interests with his passion for making a positive impact. After working with regional renewable energy project developers in the New England area, he joined a subsidiary of Edison International in California, where he acquired and developed 250MW of wind energy projects, investing over $500 million dollars.
Mr. Chaimanis regularly advises clean energy startups, and consults with investors looking to understand the clean energy investment landscape. He has been featured in the 2014 Journal of Environmental Investing Most Influential Investors edition, the Family Office Review, and is the author of a graduate level energy investment business case. Mr. Chaimanis speaks frequently on the topic of clean energy finance and is an adjunct faculty member at Babson College.
Prior to his career in clean energy investing, Mr. Chaimanis was a founder of a charter school in the greater Boston area. Mr. Chaimanis holds an M.B.A. from Babson College, a B.S. in Finance from Villanova University, and has earned certification from US SIF for Sustainable and Responsible Investing (SRI).