Brendan Herron

Strategic Advisor


Brendan Herron has been focused on climate change solutions for almost two decades. He developed the concept for Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc. (NYSE: HASI) which has invested over $12 billion in climate solutions including renewable energy, energy efficiency and other sustainable infrastructure. He led the 2013 IPO and served in several senior executive roles including as HASI’s first chief financial officer from 2013 to 2019 where he established the financial reporting, SOX, risk, and many of the board governance procedures and led debt & equity capital raising functions that completing $800 million in equity and $5 billion in over 20 debt and managed funds transactions.

Brendan presently provides strategic and financial advice to a number of organizations regarding climate solutions, including HASI. His expertise includes structuring climate investments for both corporate and governmental organizations, sustainable infrastructure markets, carbon accounting, carbon credits, resiliency, government policy and addressing environmental justice. He serves on the boards of various private companies and nonprofit organizations including as a board observer for REsurety, Inc., the Advisory Board of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, and the Board of Directors of Fair Chance (Washington, DC) a Washington DC based nonprofit, dedicated to strengthening local nonprofits who serve children and their families. He has been appointed to the Climate Advisor Council of the State of Maryland Office of Comptroller and formerly served on the U.S. Commerce Secretary’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee.

He is also directorship certified by the National Association of Corporate Directors, a professional credential supporting his qualifications and experience as a corporate board director. Mr. Herron received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and computer science from Loyola University Maryland and a Master of Business Administration degree from Loyola University Maryland and has passed the CPA and CMA examinations.

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