About

The Stern Energy & Infrastructure Club (SEIC) is a student-run organization at New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business focused on preparing students for careers within the energy and infrastructure sectors. The club has an active membership of over 250 full-time, part-time and executive MBA students and an extensive alumni network.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide our members and the broader Stern and NYU communities with educational, career and networking opportunities within the energy and infrastructure sectors.  With both the developed and developing worlds facing significant infrastructure and energy challenges, it is arguably one of the most interesting and complex times in the history of these two industries. As such, the Stern Energy & Infrastructure Club aims to bring together individuals from a range of specialties and disciplines - traditional resources, renewable technologies, transport, financing, operations and those that want to learn more about how these two sectors can affect their business - to provide a forum not only for career advancement, but also for educational and informative experiences.

Leadership

 
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Jonathan Kienzle 

President

VICE PRESIDENT - FINANCE

Jonathan is a second-year MBA student specializing in Strategy and Leadership and Change Management. Prior to NYU Stern, he worked out of New Orleans as both a Process Engineer and an Operations Supervisor for an Industrial Gases Company. He is passionate about leveraging his past experience in Industry to make a difference in the future of Sustainable Energy.

Jonathan has an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering and interned as a management consultant with A.T. Kearney. He will be returning to the firm next year after graduation.

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Robert Greig

Vice President - langone

Rob currently works as a senior analytics analyst in Con Edison's Energy Efficiency and Demand Management department. Prior to his current role he worked for a capital project improvement consulting firm improving the return of large natural resource capital projects. Rob is passionate about large scale renewables.

 

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Anthony Pusateri 

Vice President - Langone

Anthony is a part-time MBA candidate in Stern’s Langone program. He is currently an Assistant Vice President on the Leveraged Finance Credit Risk team at Barclays, where he is responsible for managing risk of financing extended to below investment grade corporate clients in the Healthcare and Industrials sectors. Previously, he spent four years on the bank’s Public Finance Credit Risk team, covering Municipal, Sovereign, and Non-Profit clients, including airports, public power agencies, and transportation authorities.

He is currently a member of the Advisory Board of Harvard University's Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure, which seeks to quantify the sustainability of new and existing infrastructure through its Envision ratings system. As the sole banking representatives on the Board, he and his colleagues provide financial and economic insights to the program.

Anthony graduated from Fordham University's Gabelli School of Business in 2011 with a B.S. in Finance and International Business.

 

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Zach Sussman

Vice President - Langone

 

 

 

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Charles Robinson 

VICE PRESIDENT - CORPORATE RELATIONS

Vice President - Power & Utilities

Charlie is a second-year MBA candidate specializing in Finance and Accounting.  Prior to Stern, Charlie was a Lieutenant in the United States Navy.  He served onboard the USS Santa Fe in Pearl Harbor, HI and most recently was the Plant Training Officer and Shift Engineer at Nuclear Power Training Unit in Ballston Spa, NY.

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James Sutton 

Vice President - Events

James is a member of the full-time MBA Class of 2019 specializing in Corporate Finance. Prior to attending Stern, James worked at a hedge fund as a distressed debt trader. In this capacity, he invested in dozens of turnarounds and corporate reorganizations within the energy space. James is a native New Yorker and attended American University in Washington D.C., where he graduated in 2012 with a degree in International Affairs.  

 

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Stephanie Chen

Vice President - Communications

Stephanie is a member of the full-time MBA Class of 2019. Stephanie grew up in Taipei, Taiwan and moved to the US for college. She earned a Bachelor’s degree (2010) in Environmental Engineering from UC San Diego and a Master’s degree (2012) in Geographic Information Science and Technology from USC. Prior to Stern, Stephanie was a Project Engineer at PlaceWorks, Inc. – an environmental consulting firm in California. As a Project Engineer, she modeled and analyzed air pollutant, greenhouse gas emissions, and traffic intersections to determine and mitigate potential environmental impacts of development projects. Stephanie is passionate about the environment and the decarbonization of the energy industry in the US economy. With an MBA, Stephanie intends to move into a career in renewable energy.

 

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Eugene Gimose

Vice President - Communications

Eugene is a second-year MBA candidate specializing in corporate finance, strategy and management. Prior to Stern, Eugene has worked in risk management roles at both Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse. He attended the University of Maryland, College Park where he graduated with a BS in Accounting and Economics.

Having grown up in Kenya, Eugene closely follows developments in Africa, especially in the energy and infrastructure space. As he has watched the growing political stability, increasing resource discoveries and continuing economic growth, his yearning to play a role in Africa’s economic development has also grown. Eugene is interested in pursuing a career in investment banking covering financial institutions, power or infrastructure sectors. 

 

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Michael Sendze

Vice President - Oil & Gas

Michael is a second-year MBA Student Specializing in Finance and Banking.

Prior to Stern, Michael worked as a Production Engineer for Schlumberger and ConocoPhillips in the Permian Basin, Eagle Ford Shale and Delaware Basin in Texas. Michael’s experience includes Production Equipment design, Oil and Gas asset management, and Development.

Michael earned a Bachelors in Petroleum Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2012.

Michael is pursuing a career in Investment Banking in the Energy sector.

 

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Gregory Gangelhoff

Vice President - Power & Utilities

Greg is a second-year MBA candidate specializing in Finance and Accounting. Prior to Stern, Greg was an Economist at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). At USAID, Greg assessed the financial sustainability of projects and analyzed macroeconomic trends in emerging and frontier markets. Prior to this role, he earned his Master's in International Economics at Johns Hopkins University.

Between his first and second years at Stern, Greg was an Investment Banking Summer Associate in the Power & Utilities group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York City.

 

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Kirti Dixit

Vice President - Infrastructure

Kirti is a second-year MBA student specializing in Strategy, Operations and Finance at NYU Stern. Prior to Stern he studied Civil Engineering for his BS and MS degrees. Kirti has worked in the Infrastructure sector as an engineer and design consultant for 5 years. He was involved on large scale infrastructure projects like the Tappan-Zee Bridge Project in New York. Kirti has extensive experience in planning, design and construction of transportation infrastructure projects. 

With a profound interest in civil infrastructure and energy industries, Kirti enjoys following infrastructure initiatives and economic development at the global level. His post MBA goals are in the Consulting Industry, where he intends to focus on Energy, Infrastructure and Industrial verticals.

 

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Fraser Holt

Vice President - Infrastructure

Fraser is second-year MBA candidate specializing in Finance and Global Economics. Prior to attending Stern, Fraser initially worked as a Delivery Manager in both the UK & UAE. Fraser’s experience includes project & delivery management, operational improvement consulting, and project finance.

Before coming to Stern, Fraser worked for Atkins Global, which is an engineering consultancy, in the Defense and Aerospace industries. He then moved internally to the Operational Improvement Consulting division. Fraser earned a Master's degree in Civil Engineering and Management (2013) from the University of Edinburgh.

Fraser is looking to move into Investment Banking upon graduation from Stern.

 

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Arnab Khasnobis

Vice President - Renewables

Arnab is a second-year MBA candidate specializing in Finance, Strategy and Marketing. Prior to Stern, Arnab worked as an Associate at Goldman Sachs in Mumbai, India and was responsible for making private equity investments as part of Principal Investment Area. Arnab's experience over the past 5 years, includes investing in, managing and exiting businesses across sectors such as renewable energy, financial services, logistics and real estate. He has over 7 years of experience in financial services spanning across private equity, investment banking and corporate finance. He holds a bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University.

 

 
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Daniel Barron

ASSISTANT Vice President - FINANCE

Daniel is a third-year JD/MBA candidate, specializing in Finance in the MBA portion of his degree.  He was a legal intern in the clean energy team at the Environmental Defense Fund in the summer of 2017 and a summer associate in the private equity practice at Morrison & Foerster, focusing on power and infrastructure M&A, in the summer of 2018.  He is planning to pursue a career in power and infrastructure investment banking.

Prior to attending NYU, Daniel was a senior associate in the Sustainability & Climate Change consulting practice at PwC in London, an intern at the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative in Geneva, and a research assistant at the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford.

Daniel earned a BA in Political Science from Yale University and an M.Phil in Geography and the Environment from the University of Oxford.

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Mauricio Mitidieri

ASSISTANT Vice President - events

Mauricio is originally from Rio de Janeiro, were he graduated from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro with a degree in chemical engineering, followed by a master's in Energy Planning from COPPE-UFRJ. He worked for five years in strategy, sales and business development roles for a Brazilian engineering firm (Promon Engenharia) and for one year for the Power and Energy consulting practice in IHS Markit. At Stern, he is specializing in Corporate Finance and Sustainability, and is looking for opportunities to impact the renewables space.

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Edward Hill

ASSISTANT Vice President - Langone

Edward holds a BA/MA in Energy & Environmental Analysis from Boston University, where he studied the intersection of energy and climate across disciplines including economics, international relations, and data science. Prior to NYU, Edward served in product management at EnerNOC, a leader in energy intelligence software. At Stern, Edward is focused on sustainable finance and entrepreneurship. In his first year, his startup reached the finals of NYU’s $300K Entrepreneurship Challenge. Last summer, he worked with Partners Group, a leading private equity firm, on their Responsible Investment fund as an Environmental Defense Fund Fellow.

Faculty Advisers

 

Dhananjay "Dan" Gode

Dan Gode is a Clinical Associate Professor of Accounting at New York University Stern School of Business. Professor Gode teaches courses in corporate financial accounting.

Professor Gode has been with NYU Stern since 1998. He was voted as the "Professor of the Year" in 2002. His primary research areas include financial analysis, legal liability of firms, valuation, managerial accounting, and performance measurement. Professor Gode has been published in the Quarterly Journal of Economics and the Journal of Political Economy.

Professor Gode received his bachelor of science in electronics and communication engineering from the Institute of Technology, India and his masters in business administration from the Indian Institute of Management. Professor Gode received his Master of Science in information systems, Master of Science in accounting, and his Doctor of Philosophy in accounting with a minor in information from Carnegie Mellon University.

 

Paul H. Tice

Paul Tice is a Senior Managing Director and Head of the Energy Capital Group in the Asset Management division of U.S. Capital Advisors LLC, an energy-focused financial services boutique. Prior to joining USCA in 2015, he worked at BlackRock, where he was the Head of private energy investments for the firm’s Credit platform and Americas Fixed Income business, while also serving as the Lead Portfolio Manager for the Energy Strategy book within BlackRock’s R3 Fund.

Prior to joining BlackRock in 2009, Mr. Tice was the Chief Operating Officer, Co- Chief Investment Officer and a Senior Partner of R3 Capital Management, a multi-strategy, credit-focused hedge fund manager that was spun out of Lehman Brothers in May 2008 and subsequently acquired by BlackRock in April 2009.

Prior to R3, Mr. Tice worked for a total of 14 years at Lehman Brothers (2002- 2008, 1989-1997) in a variety of roles, most recently as a Managing Director in the firm’s Global Principal Strategies (GPS) division, an internal, credit-focused proprietary fund that was formed in June 2006 and spun out in May 2008. While at GPS, Mr. Tice supervised the fund’s investments in the energy and power sector, while also managing the overall GPS research effort and approving all private equity and longer-term investments by the fund.

Prior to joining the GPS group in 2006, Mr. Tice spent 17 years in sell-side credit research, both at Lehman Brothers and Deutsche Bank/Bankers Trust (1997- 2002), where he mainly covered the energy sector, both as a senior analyst and a producing manager.

Mr. Tice has covered the energy sector since 1995 and was one of the top- ranked Investment Grade Energy analysts over 1995-2006. In 2006 and 1998, he was the #1 ranked Investment Grade Energy analyst on Institutional Investor’s All-America Fixed Income Research Team.  Prior to originally joining Lehman Brothers in 1989, Mr. Tice was a senior financial analyst at JPMorgan Chase. Mr. Tice has previously served on the Board of Directors for Lightfoot Capital Partners GP LLC and Richland-Stryker Investment LLC, two investment portfolio companies of the R3 Fund.

Mr. Tice earned a BA degree in English, magna cum laude, from Columbia University in 1983, and an MBA degree in Finance from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University in 1988. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Mr. Tice is currently Executive-in-Residence at the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University, where he is a guest lecturer, panel speaker and research contributor, and periodically writes Op Ed pieces on energy-related topics in the Wall Street Journal and other news media.