Title: Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Project & Structured Finance Energy
Company: Siemens Financial Services
— Bio —
Kirk Edelman is the chief executive officer of Siemens Financial Services’ (SFS) Project and Structured Finance Energy business, where he leads Siemens’ energy investing activities worldwide. In this role, he manages the activities of a global team that provides financial solutions throughout the capital structure - from debt to equity – in support of the energy industry.
Kirk joined SFS in 2007 as senior vice president and general manager. He oversaw the group’s rapid growth, establishing Siemens’ energy, infrastructure and natural resources finance business in North America. During his tenure in this role, Kirk participated in several key transactions including Cannon Power’s Windy Flats II expansion and ArcLight Capital Partners’ Hobbs Power Funding projects.
Kirk has more than 20 years of experience focusing on energy, natural resources and infrastructure finance. Prior to joining Siemens, he was senior vice president and managing director at GMAC, tasked with managing the company’s Project Finance Group. Previous to that, he was the chief financial officer of Translink Transmission Company – an electric utility; a managing director in TD Securities’ Energy Group; a first vice president & manager in Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstien’s Energy and Utilities Department; and the department manager for Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi’s New York Project Finance Department. In addition, he has held finance positions with Catalyst Energy Corporation, Ocwen Financial Corporation, and Westvaco Corporation. Kirk was an engineer with Exxon Corporation prior to attending graduate school and applies this hands-on knowledge to his daily work in financial services.
During his career, Kirk has led numerous transactions for energy clients including El Paso, Reliant Energy, Intergen, Entergy, Phelps Dodge and Texaco. These transactions have included debt and equity capital raising, M&A advisory, privatizations, and restructurings. He has participated as a panelist for The Energy Collective’s webinar titled “How to Save a Planet - On a Budget,” was published in the Environmental Leader, and interviewed by the project finance trade publication Power Finance & Risk. Kirk received a B.S. degree with distinction in civil engineering from Bucknell University and an M.B.A. in finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.