Chairman & Founder, PACENation & sPower
Mr. Tannenbaum formed Fir Tree Partners, a private global investment firm, in 1994 and serves as its President. Prior to Fir Tree, Mr. Tannenbaum spent his career in the private equity industry at Kohlberg & Co., beginning as the sole analyst for Jerome Kohlberg, the senior founder of KKR. Mr. Tannenbaum has chaired and served as a board member of numerous public and private companies and currently chairs sPower Corp., a commercial scale solar developer and operator. Through the Fir Tree Philanthropies (“FTP”), Mr. Tannenbaum focuses on accelerating America’s energy independence and promoting sustainable capitalism through innovations in public policy, finance and entrepreneurship. FTP sponsors a variety of global sustainability projects and operates a Scientist in Residence program in Long Island. Through FTP, Mr. Tannenbaum organized our nation’s first major bi-partisan symposium focused on eliminating foreign oil dependence and hosted President Obama’s energy cabinet members for their 100 day planning retreat. Mr. Tannenbaum also founded the not for profit PACENow.org which has helped develop and promote a new form of financing for energy retrofits of homes and buildings. Mr. Tannenbaum is a lecturer at Cambridge University where he created the university’s first value investing course.
Mr. Tannenbaum received a J.D.-M.B.A. degree from NYU and a Bachelor of Arts in economics, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Tulane University. He also received a General Course Certificate from the London School of Economics and did postgraduate work at the Chinese University of Hong Kong