John Richardson Education
B.B.A, The George Washington University


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John Richardson

Director of Business Development & Investor Relations

John is the Director of Business Development & Investor Relations with CohnReznick Capital and is based in the New York office. He joined the team in New York as its seventh employee, focusing primarily on renewable energy asset M&A, corporate capital placements, project finance, and investor relations.  In addition to transactions, John leads CRC’s investor network development and management and various business development efforts.

Since joining the firm in 2013, John has participated in advising on over $1 billion of transactions, totaling over 600MW of solar projects and 2.7GW of wind projects. John’s financing and M&A experience includes utility-scale & distributed solar, wind, energy storage and geothermal assets.

Prior to CohnReznick Capital, John was a member of CohnReznick’s Renewable Energy Consulting Group, advising corporations and governments on implementing behind-the-meter renewable energy systems and purchasing programs. His work included RFP process management, energy industry research and buy-side advisory for solar, wind, energy efficiency, microgrids and smart grid technologies. Most notably, John worked for the State of Connecticut, NRG Solar, Toyota, Virgin Group and co-authored The Economics of Grid Defection with Rocky Mountain Institute.

John received his B.B.A. in Business, Economics and Public Policy from The George Washington University where he served as Student Association President.