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Brad Kavin

Sustainable Private Equity & Emerging Infrastructure
Los Angeles, California, United States
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Brad Kavin is a seasoned principal investor with over nine years of experience in sustainable private equity investments. He has been part of significant transactions with a focus on control and operationally intense situations across the US, Canada, Japan, and Mexico. Brad began his career in growth equity as a sophomore college, sourcing and screening technology and consumer growth companies looking for $5M-$25M. He has also been involved in fundraising, successful launches of private equity funds, and supported the creation of the firm's sustainability program in BlackRock.

Furthermore, Brad has been involved in private equity opportunities across sustainable energy, transportation, food, and industrials, sourcing over $17Bn in private equity and bi-lateral situations. One of Brad's remarkable accomplishments while at Cowen was creating the first electric vehicle charging station PPA construct in conjunction with a California utility company. In 2016, he became the eighth hire at BlackRock renewable power, and at the time of his departure, the assets under management were $20Bn and had 350 employees.

Brad attended Columbia University in the City of New York, where he studied Financial Economics. Besides, he established Lieef after leaving Cowen, which aims to provide long-term capital to businesses that can achieve significant environmental and social impact. His skills and expertise revolve around infrastructure, sustainable investments, renewable power, battery storage, electric vehicles, solar, water, recycling, waste, pyrolysis, biogas, and biomass, among others.

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