Neal Skiver joined George K. Baum & Company as Senior Vice President for the Firm's Renewables & Energy Infrastructure Group in April of 2014. His focus is to provide cost-effective and practical financial solutions for energy efficiency, combined heat and power, distributed generation, and renewable energy projects constructed onsite at state and local governments and not-for-profit institutions. These solutions include the following: (1) project finance structures (such as energy services, utility services and power purchase agreements); (2) taxable and tax-exempt capital lease-purchase transactions; (3) municipal enterprise and nonprofit revenue-backed obligations; (4) tax-oriented operating leases; and (5) various forms of tax credit obligations (Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds, Clean Renewable Energy Bonds, etc.).
Mr. Skiver is a veteran in the field of government energy performance contract financing. He also has an extensive background in the development of customized financial solutions for renewable energy projects. Mr. Skiver has been in the public finance market for the past 28 years, dedicated to the specialized energy practice since 1995. Mr. Skiver was a Senior Vice President at Green Campus Partners, LLC (GCP), a specialty energy financing firm and a portfolio company of a private equity fund. Previously, Mr. Skiver worked for Banc of America Public Capital Corp., National City Energy Capital (then a subsidiary of National City Bank), various investment banking and equipment leasing subsidiaries of ABN AMRO Bank, and GE Capital. Mr. Skiver attended Northwestern University and graduated from the University of Denver with a BSBA, Cum Laude, in Marketing and Finance.