Jaime Carlson specializes in alternative asset investment in the Americas. She’s the executive vice president of operations at Cypress Creek Renewables, a leading integrated U.S. solar platform with over 2 gigawatts of operating assets. Previously, she was global director of finance at TerraForm Group —a $2 billion publicly traded renewable energy operating company. Jaime also led mergers and acquisitions in U.S., Asia and South America for Rentech, Inc., a Blackstone-backed $550MM revenue natural resource company. Jaime served in President Obama’s first term as an advisor for finance and operations to former Secretary of Energy Steven Chu. During her three years, Jaime advised on financial instruments to expand U.S. energy innovation and directly oversaw the deployment of over $35 billion in Recovery Act funds.
Bloomberg New Energy Finance named her one of the country’s thought-leaders in AlternativeEnergy. She was a founding member of Apertura Films, producer of “The Other Side,” an environmental and social documentary TV series—named one of the best Latin American TV series of all times by Rolling Stone Magazine.
Jaime received an M.B.A. and M.E.M. from Yale University and a B.S. from Tufts University. She is currently a Yale University alumni board member, Aspen Institute scholar, Truman National Security Project fellow and Pacific Council on International Policy member.