GreenFire Energy Inc.
Joe has been CEO and President of GreenFire Energy since 2015. Previously Joe spent 33 years as an attorney at Cooley where he headed the project financing practice representing of a wide range of companies and their financing sources. Joe took a leave of absence in 1986 to work as a project developer and acted as Project Counsel for clean energy projects. He has project finance experience in both international and domestic projects, including renewable energy projects employing various biogas, biowaste, wind, hydro, agricultural waste, geothermal and solar technologies.
Joe received a J.D. in 1982 from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, where he was associate editor of the UCLA Law Review and graduated in the top 10 percent of his class. Joe concurrently earned an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson Graduate School of Management, where he concentrated in finance and earned membership to the Beta Gamma Sigma scholastic honor society. At UCLA, Joe was selected each year as the recipient of the John M. Olin Fellowship for law and economics. He earned his undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of California, Davis, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa.