Charles Svenson is a member of Brock Capital Group LLC. The focus of his work at Brock has been private equity and investment banking services related to energy, alternative energy, project finance and transportation. He has specialized in gas fired cogeneration and renewable energy including wind, solar, geothermal and energy storage, with several billions of dollars completed or under development.
Charles began his career as a corporate and securities lawyer at Dewey, Ballantine, Busby, Palmer & Wood, where he specialized in lease and project financing. He subsequently served as Vice President and head of project finance at Goldman, Sachs & Co. specializing in Lease Financing, Energy and Maritime Transportation. He was also Managing Director and head of project finance, renewable energy, and maritime finance at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.
Charles is currently a trustee of Hamilton College and has served as co-chairman of its $1 billion Investment Committee. He currently serves or has served in a number of positions in not-for-profit organizations including the Harvard Law School, Chairman of The Nature Conservancy Adirondack Chapter, Chairman of The Adirondack Land Trust and Trustee of The Wild Center. He is a member of the American Bar Association , New York Bar Association, and New York City Bar Association.
Charles earned a B.A. with highest honors from Hamilton College in 1961 and an L.L.B. cum laude from Harvard Law School.