Seasoned Senior Originator to Secure Renewable Energy Transactions as Rabobank expands Project Finance team.
NEW YORK, NY (June 14, 2022) – Rabobank has announced the appointment of Mark Gurfinkel as a new Managing Director within its Project Finance, Americas business. The Rabobank Project Finance, Americas team advises, structures, arranges and underwrites complex and tailor-made transactions for renewable energy and Food & Agriculture clients.
Mr. Gurfinkel has a keen sense of the business, economic, and commercial aspects of developing and financing renewable generation across North America and will lead initiatives to both secure new renewable energy transactions and build upon existing client relationships. With over 15 years of experience, his past deals range from energy to infrastructure projects in the Americas and include multiple award-winning transactions.
“We are excited to add Mark to the Project Finance team. His experience in advising, structuring, and arranging transactions will help us drive our renewable energy growth ambitions,” said Gregory Hutton, Rabobank Head of Project Finance, Americas. “This addition will play a crucial role in helping to expand Rabobank’s portfolio and create new paths for the development of sustainable deals in the Americas and around the world.”
Prior to joining Rabobank, Mr. Gurfinkel was a Senior Director in the Structured Finance group at BayernLB, where he led renewables debt financings in the U.S. and Canada. He also has a decade of experience leading financings and project advisories for Mizuho’s Project Finance team. His work aided in a transaction value of over $12.5 billion USD across the power, economic, and social infrastructure landscape.
“I am thrilled to be joining Rabobank during this era of energy transition as we gradually replace fossil fuels with clean, reliable renewable energy sources,” said Mark. “I look forward to building on the solid foundation established by Greg and his market-leading team by continuing to focus on financing solutions that advance a lower carbon future.”
Mr. Gurfinkel holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Marketing from Yeshiva University, and a Master of Business Administration in Finance and International Business from New York University.
Rabobank Group is a global financial services leader providing wholesale and retail banking, leasing, and real estate services in more than 38 countries worldwide. Founded over a century ago, Rabobank today is one of the world’s largest banks with over $660 billion in assets.
In the Americas, Rabobank Wholesale Banking North America is a premier corporate and investment bank to the food, agribusiness, commodities and energy industries. Rabo AgriFinance, a subsidiary of Rabobank, is a leading financial services provider for farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses in the United States. Together, we provide sector expertise, strategic counsel and tailored financial solutions to clients across the entire value chain. Visit www.RabobankWholesaleBankingNA.com and www.RaboAg.com.