Daniel Gross is a private equity and infrastructure investor focused upon renewable energy and clean technology.
He has served as a Managing Director at both Pegasus Capital Advisors and Oaktree Capital Management. Mr. Gross was one of the founding Partners of Hudson Clean Energy, a private equity firm with over $1 billion in assets under management. On Hudson's behalf, he served on the board of directors of Silicor Materials, Recurrent Energy, and Solopower. Prior to Hudson, Mr. Gross was in the U.S. alternative energy investment group at Goldman Sachs, where he headed efforts to invest in photovoltaic (PV) solar, including investments in First Solar and SunEdison, for which he served on the board of directors. Prior to Goldman, Mr. Gross worked in GE Capital's Energy Financial Services unit where he founded the renewable energy investment business and closed over $1 billion of principal investments in energy-sector loans, leases, mezzanine, common/preferred equity, and tax-driven partnerships.
Mr. Gross' professional contributions to the field of renewable energy finance include structuring and leading the first U.S. project financing of a rooftop PV solar installation, as well as the tax equity financing for the first and only renewable partnership flip structure to receive a Private Letter Ruling from the IRS, which became the basis of the IRS's subsequent issuance of the partnership flip Safe Harbor Rules.
Mr. Gross is a Fulbright Scholar and holds a Masters in Environmental Management, M.B.A. and B.A. (Phi Beta Kappa) from Yale University. He is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University and also holds an appointment as a Lecturer at the Yale School of the Environment where he teaches two very popular courses on Renewable Energy Project Finance, both on campus and online with the Certificate in Financing and Deploying Clean Energy.