John Chaimanis is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Kendall Sustainable Infrastructure (KSI), a leading development and asset management firm that positively impacts the world through direct investments into distributed scale sustainable infrastructure assets such as clean energy and water projects.
In 2005, Mr. Chaimanis began working in renewable energy development and project finance, which coincided with the early adoption of utility scale wind energy projects in the US. After working with regional renewable energy project developers in the New England region, and prior to founding KSI, he worked with a subsidiary of Edison International in California where he developed and financed utility scale wind projects. Mr. Chaimanis has led nearly 100 project developments and financings.
Mr. Chaimanis is a recognized thought leader, lecturer, and author. He consults regularly with sustainable business startups, investors, and institutions on the topics of sustainability and project finance and is an adjunct faculty in the finance division at Babson College.
Prior to his career in clean energy investing, Mr. Chaimanis co-founded of a charter school in the greater Boston area. Mr. Chaimanis holds an M.B.A. from Babson College, a B.S. in Finance from Villanova University, and has earned certification from US SIF for Sustainable and Responsible Investing (SRI).
He has been featured in the 2014 Journal of Environmental Investing “Most Influential Investors” edition, the Institutional Investing in Infrastructure “In Focus” interview web series, the Family Office Review, the SunCast Podcast with Nico Johnson, the Solar Maverick Podcast, the Experts Only Podcast, the EM2U Podcast, and is the author of a graduate level energy investment business case.