Nicholas Whitcombe, Managing Director, Investment & Portfolio Management

Nicholas P. Whitcombe - NY Green Bank Managing DirectorNicholas Whitcombe oversees investments for NY Green Bank and has extensive experience in originating, structuring, underwriting, and syndicating corporate, leveraged, and project finance loans for a wide range of energy projects.

Prior to joining NY Green Bank, Mr. Whitcombe was a supervisory senior investment officer in the Loan Programs office at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) where he was instrumental in leading the negotiations for several nuclear loan guarantees, including more than $8.3 billion in commitments to finance the construction of the first nuclear power plant to be constructed in the U.S. in 30 years. He also led more than $1.0 billion in loan guarantees for distributed solar generation projects and served as program director for the Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing loan program. In addition, he worked with White House officials and DOE leadership to assist in achieving clean energy policy goals, including advocating loan guarantees to induce consumer demand and building out national energy infrastructure.

Prior to joining DOE, Mr. Whitcombe was vice president at Jefferies Group Inc., a global investment bank and institutional securities firm headquartered in New York City, where he evaluated lending opportunities in the energy sector and expanded the firm’s product offerings for the energy industry. He was also director of the Energy Group at CIT Group Inc. and vice president of Loan Syndications and structuring at FleetBoston Corp./Fleet Securities Inc.

Mr. Whitcombe earned a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Vanderbilt University.