Global Conference 2010
Managing Partner, US Renewables Group
James McDermott is a Managing Director for US Renewables Group and one of two Managing Partners. He started his career as a public power banker with First Boston's Municipal Finance Group in New York, working with the Southern California Public Power Authority, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, and other West Coast utilities. As a private equity investor, McDermott worked for Prudential's Private Capital Group and Allen & Company. As an entrepreneur, he started, ran or invested in Stamps.com Inc., Spoke Software Inc., Archive Inc., Practice Technologies Inc. and NanoH2O Inc. McDermott is on the board of the American Council On Renewable Energy. He is active in the management of Fulcrum BioEnergy LLC, General Compression, Novo Development Company, Oski Energy and SolarReserve. McDermott received an M.B.A. from the Anderson School at the University of California, Los Angeles, and a bachelor's degree from Colorado College.