Natural Resources >> CEO Interviews >> February 16, 2023
Interview with the Co-CEOs: Opal Fuels Inc. (NASDAQ:OPAL)
Adam Comora is the Co-Chief Executive Officer of OPAL Fuels Inc. and has co-led the company since it was formed in December 2020. From February 2011 until January 1, 2022, Mr. Comora was with FORTISTAR, a privately owned investment firm that provides capital to build, grow and manage companies that address complex sustainability challenges, where among other positions he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of TruStar Energy (now the dispensing and monetization segment of OPAL Fuels). Prior to joining FORTISTAR, Mr. Comora was a partner at EnTrust Capital, an asset management firm based in New York City, where he was an integral part of the investment team managing long-only equities, a long/short strategy, and a fund of funds. While at EnTrust, assets under management grew from $1 billion to $6 billion. Prior to EnTrust, Mr. Comora was an Analyst and Associate at JPMorgan Investment Bank from 1994 to 1998. Mr. Comora received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Government from Cornell University. Profile
Jonathan Maurer is the Co-Chief Executive Officer of OPAL Fuels Inc. and has co-led the company since it was formed in December 2020. Previously, Mr. Maurer worked for over thirty years at OPAL Fuels’ parent company, FORTISTAR, a privately owned investment firm that provides capital to build, grow and manage companies that address complex sustainability challenges. There he was Managing Director and Co-Head of FORTISTAR’s Investment Team and led all management and investment activities associated with FORTISTAR’s renewable natural gas, landfill gas to power, and biomass energy investments. Mr. Maurer also served as a member of FORTISTAR’s management and investment committees. Prior to FORTISTAR, Mr. Maurer was a commercial banker with JPMorgan Chase & Co. Mr. Maurer has an MBA from Columbia Business School and a Bachelor of Arts from St. Lawrence University. Profile
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TWST: Can you each give some background and history on yourselves and the company?
Mr. Maurer: I’ve been with the parent company FORTISTAR