John Chaimanis, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Kendall Sustainable Infrastructure
Mr. Chaimanis is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Kendall Sustainable Infrastructure (KSI), a private equity firm that makes direct investments in clean-energy projects.
In 2005, Mr. Chaimanis began working in clean energy finance as it formed the perfect match between his business interests with his passion for making a positive impact. After working with regional project developers in the New England area, he joined a subsidiary of Edison International in California to acquire and develop 250MW of wind energy projects, investing over $500 million dollars.
Mr. Chaimanis is catalyst in organizations and a constant growth agent, he regularly advises clean energy startups, and consults with investors looking to understand the clean energy investment landscape. Mr. Chaimanis was featured in the 2014 Journal of Environmental Investing Most Influential Investors edition, the Family Office Review, and is the author of an energy investment business case. Mr. Chaimanis speaks frequently on the topic of clean energy finance and has lectured at Babson College, Colby College and California State Polytechnic University.
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).