Team Members

Renwick Paige has substantial development and financial structuring accomplishments across the energy, infrastructure and alternative investments markets and has closed more than $15 Billion of financial transactions. Much of this experience has been within the publicand utility sectors. Consequently, he can deliver substantial insights concerning the delivery of goods and services to that constituency. In addition, Mr. Paige’s operational expertise is informed by his roles as Chief Marketing Officer for both an AmLaw 100 law firm and a national utility privatization firm.

Mr. Paige has spent over 30 years in infrastructure finance, public finance and private equity. He managedutility and transportation financings at Lehman Brothers and launched the project finance and air cargo product lines for a division of GE Capital. He led Acquisitions and Development at U.S. Water (Bechtel and Kiewit) and helped to build the alternative assets capital raisingteam at JP Morgan/Chase. He received a J.D. from University of Pennsylvania Law School, attended Wharton Graduate School and received a B.A. from Amherst College.

Andrew Chintz is one of the country’s foremost authorities on Affordable Housing and holds a unique position at the nexus of affordable housing. Over a 24-year career at MBIA, he underwrote an $8 Billion Affordable Housing Portfolio. Andrew also developed the New York energy efficiency finance (PACE) program. He is passionate about the built environment and creating healthy communities. a senior level municipal and real estate finance expert with 24 years of experience in various capacities at MBIA, a municipal bond insurer. He played a leadership role in MBIA’s $10 billion privatized military housing bond portfolio in marketing and transacting new business and most recently as portfolio manager. The military housing projects have led by example in initiating energy efficiency measures (Fort Drum in Watertown, NY) and include installation-wide ESCO programs as large as $300 million. In addition to a wide variety of project financings for military, student and affordable housing, Mr. Chintz managed programmatic financings with housing authorities, health care and higher education clients. Mr. Chintz also led the new business effort for a new product line for bond proceeds reinvestment which he successfully grew to an $8 billion portfolio. Most recently, Mr. Chintz focused on developing business in municipal energy efficiency finance, including the application of bond insurance on PACE loans.

Mr. Chintz was a founding Board member and former Chairman of the Energy Improvement Corporation, New York State’s PACE program. He has been very active in the development of PACE financing for energy efficiency/renewable energy projects and will be instrumental with developing a channel partnership with Illinois PACE as it evolves. Mr. Chintz was Board President for A-HOME, an affordable housing provider. Mr. Chintz holds a B.A. from Connecticut College and an M.S. from Columbia University concentrating in urban planning and finance. He is currently enrolled Columbia University’s Sustainability Management Program.

Eric Newsum has spent 25+ years in commercial lending and mezzanine capital financing, insurance brokerage, and public-sector treasury. As treasurer of the NYC Housing Authority, he instituted analysis, and redeployment policies and procedures that optimized the rate of return on the Authority’s $600 million internal investment portfolio; implemented a comprehensive cash management program for NYCHA’s $2 billion in annual cash flows; and developed and instituted a risk financing program for the Authority’s $25 billion in insurable property values and $120 million in Casualty exposures. He led the New York real estate and public entity practices at insurance broker and risk management consultant, Marsh. Previously, he was a senior investment manager at Westinghouse Credit Corp. where he originated, structured and closed sole source middle market leveraged buyout, recapitalization, and expansion capital transactions. He also worked at Manufacturers Hanover Trust Co. (now JP Morgan Chase) in the Corporate Banking Division. Mr. Newsum has an MBA from the University of Michigan and a BBA from Howard University.

Claire Richards has spent 25+ years in municipal bond insurance, not-for-profit financing, and business management. As CFO of a not-for-profit, she re-structured their financial position, implemented financial procedures and policies that maximized their income. As Vice President in Public Finance at Assured Guaranty, she built the secondary markets department, underwrote over $2.28B in municipal transactions, created the private higher education criteria and sector, and developed strong relationships with bankers and financial advisors. She led and implemented the strategic pricing plan at FGIC and spearheaded a new underwriting system to improve customer service and productivity. She holds a B.A. degree from Hollins University.

Collaborations

Celtic Energy is a nationally recognized energy efficiency and sustainability consulting firm that specializes in energy project management and Quality Assurance oversight, and serves as an Owner’s Representative to protect a project owner’s interests and help mitigate their risks.
Enovation Partners offers strategy consulting and advisory dedicated to growth and innovation in the evolving global energy and infrastructure industry.
First Infrastructure a SEC and MSRB registered municipal financial advisor, is a consulting and advisory company serving both public and private sector clients by developing solutions for financing alternative energy, economic development and infrastructure projects.
Gallatin Capital a FINRA registered broker dealer, is a provides private placement and advisory related services to selected managers of alternative assets and corporate issuers.
Latitude Advisory supports its clients globally primarily in the areas of Project Finance, Negotiation & Leadership, and Innovation.

Affiliations, Memberships and Certifications

  • Airport Minority Advisory Council (“AMAC”)
  • American Association of Blacks in Energy (“AABE”)
  • California Supplier Clearinghouse of the Public Utilities Commission
  • Chicago Minority Suppliers Development Council
  • New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation (“NYCEEC”)
  • New York City Department of Small Business Services (“NYCSBS”)
  • New York &New Jersey Minority Suppliers Development Council
  • New York State Department of Economic Development (Empire State)