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Jeffrey Brown is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability, where he teaches topics on Clean Energy Project Development and Finance. Jeffrey was previously a Research Fellow at the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance where he focused on the interactions of federal energy and environmental regulation, state and ISO power market regimes, and federal clean energy grants/tax incentives as they pertained to the financial feasibility of projects with the goal of decarbonizing the power and industrial sectors.
Jeffrey was formerly Senior Vice President—Finance & Corporate Strategy at Summit Power, a Seattle-based clean energy development firm. At Summit, Jeffrey was in charge of obtaining project financing for wind, solar, gas, IGCC, and carbon capture projects in addition to performing due diligence and market analysis on proposed new business lines and acquisitions. Prior to working as a power developer, Jeffrey had 26 years of experience in energy and infrastructure project finance, debt capital markets, and financial/commodity derivatives with Goldman Sachs and as a Managing Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Pre-dating his Wall Street career, Jeffrey also spent time as a Legislative Assistant for a U.S. Congressman from Oregon. His vast working experience provided immense international exposure as he was located across major global business hubs including New York, Seattle, and Hong Kong.
Jeffrey holds an A.B. with honors in Economics from Harvard College, where he was a Harvard National Scholar, and an M.B.A. (with distinction) from the Harvard Graduate School of Business, where he previously won the Ullman Agribusiness Research Award.