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Michael Wohl

Michael Wohl - 145 x 204Michael Wohl
Managing Partner, Greenspace Capital

BS, Optics, University of Rochester
MS, Biomedical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Michael Wohl established his first multinational firm during graduate school. His experience in finance and private equity led him to build and run several companies with a focus on finance and operations, including overseeing portfolio investments. Within the eco-markets, he has worked in project development and advised environmental groups and nonprofits, including developing eco-market structures. Mr. Wohl was most recently managing partner at Greenspace Capital, where he consulted to launch The Earth Partners; he also managed investment opportunities using a wide range of eco-markets to finance large-scale restoration of degraded ecological systems. In addition to Mr. Wohl’s commercial experience, he currently sits on the board of a foundation he established for the promotion of conflict resolution and the preservation of Buddhist culture.

Relevant Experience

  • Scientific and financial analytical background with 25 years of experience in business management
  • 20 years of portfolio management, including equities, fixed-income, options, real estate, private equity, and alternative investments
  • Established, owned, and ran several multimillion dollar, international businesses with over 100 employees
  • Built an environmental finance business to restore large-scale degraded lands
    • Understanding of environmental finance in regulated (CDM) and voluntary carbon markets (VCS, CCAR, ACS, etc)
    • Knowledge of a wide range of carbon sequestration projects, including carbon methodologies, registries, monitoring, reporting and verification, and carbon project development issues (i.e. additionality, baseline, leakage, etc). Involved in the development of biomass and cellulosic bio-fuels projects
  • Engaged governmental and NGO entities; wrote a series of environmental finance white papers, including one incorporated in a US senate bill
 
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