Brad Copithorne

Brad Copithorne
Director of Financial Innovation, Energy Program
Environmental Defense Fund

Brad Copithorne is Director of Financial Innovation, Energy Program at EDF.  His work is primarily focused on removing market barriers and developing new strategies for investing in energy efficiency.  This effort involves close coordination between individual and institutional investors, lenders, fund managers, environmental service companies, real estate owners, utilities, regulators, government officials and other private and public sector stakeholders.  Brad is leading the effort to develop On-Bill Repayment programs in California, Texas, Ohio and other states.

Brad has over 20 years experience in the financial services industry.  He started his career at Salomon Brothers/Citi where he worked on fixed income origination and new product development.  More recently, Brad worked for Morgan Stanley’s Technology Investment Banking team in Silicon Valley where he covered the enterprise hardware, contract manufacturing and IT distribution industries.  In 2008, Brad was a partner at a fixed income hedge fund.

In 2009 Brad re-enrolled at Stanford University to study energy policy and graduated in June, 2010.


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