CohnReznick Capital, a leading investment bank dedicated to the renewable energy industry, today announced the hiring of Richard O’Day, Senior Managing Director, to enhance advisory capabilities and expand practice areas and strategies for the firm.
A renowned industry banker, O’Day has 30 years of experience in the renewable energy, power and infrastructure sectors, having originated and executed $7 billion in financings over 24 renewable energy transactions, and the origination of several initial public offerings and debt securitizations. His significant structured finance expertise was honed during his tenure at Credit Suisse where, as Managing Director and Head of the Structured Solutions Group, he was instrumental in developing the firm’s renewable energy tax-equity structuring business. O’Day had senior predecessor roles in Citigroup’s Real Estate Investment Banking team and Credit Suisse First Boston’s Structured Product Group.
“The renewable energy landscape is vast and ever-changing,” said Nick Knapp, Senior Managing Director of CohnReznick Capital. “Richard’s deep industry knowledge, strong relationship network and strategic vision will enable us to leverage new opportunities and better serve our clients as they navigate this quickly evolving industry. We are thrilled to have such an immense talent join our firm.”
“Our commitment to providing top-notch advisory services to renewables is absolute,” said Conor McKenna, Senior Managing Director of CohnReznick Capital. “Richard’s superior execution capability and mission-driven track record perfectly aligns with our legacy of service. He will be an invaluable asset to colleagues and clients alike as we strengthen and augment our capabilities to encompass new sustainability sectors.”
O’Day said, “CohnReznick Capital is known for its ingenuity and technical capabilities in tax equity, project finance and M&A. I am excited to join this dedicated team of talented and accomplished renewable energy bankers. I look forward to leveraging this highly successful platform and creating optimal financing solutions that will propel the growth and expansion of renewable energy while providing efficient capital to our clients who are driving innovation in the sector. ”