David M. Mitchell
Chief Financial Officer
David brings more than two decades of experience in a combination of capital markets, C-Suite and M&A expertise in building, integrating, and leading the financial operations for public and private companies. David has completed transactions totalling approximately $8.0 billion in value over the course of his career.
David has served as the CFO for several companies at various stages of growth. David is a partner in Blue Planet Funding, LLC, a solar development and finance company focused on developing and monetizing commercial and utility scale solar projects in United States, with over 1GW of projects developed and sold. David co-founded and was CFO of Helio Energias Renovaveis Ltda, a Brazilian solar energy company focused on building, owning, and operating a portfolio of commercial solar projects targeting the commercial and industrial space in Brazil. Prior to the Helio’s founding, David served as CFO for Franchise Services of North America (TSXV: FSN), where he was brought in by FSN’s 50% private equity shareholder, Macquarie Capital, to drive the start-up operations and integration of its new $300 million subsidiary, Advantage Rent a Car, acquired from the Hertz Corporation. David also served as CFO for SIIF Energies do Brasil Ltda, at the time the largest wind energy company in Latin America. David, brought in by SIIF’s U.S. investor group led by Citibank N.A., directed SIIF’s recapitalization in an award-winning R$400 million (US$225 million) subordinated development loan, and, in December 2011, he directed the sale of the company in a R$1.5 billion (US$1.0 billion) transaction to a major Brazilian distribution company. In 2004 David, as CFO, led the IPO of Macquarie Infrastructure Company (NYSE: MIC), raising $600 million.
David has also worked as advisor and as a principal for several financial institutions in the structured finance space, including Macquarie, Citibank, Deutsche Bank and Edison Capital, where David was the Director-Investments for its tax-advantaged asset portfolio.
A Certified Public Accountant, having worked for 2 major accounting firms prior to entering the structured finance field, David holds a B.A. with Departmental Honors in Economics from Gettysburg College.