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Meridian Asset Finance LLC Hires Energy and Renewable Energy VP

April 10, 2012, 08:00 AM

Mr. Valentino, joins Meridian from Societe Generale where he worked in the bank’s Energy and Project Finance Group. While at Societe Generale, Patrick worked on a range of transactions including renewable power, conventional power and energy infrastructure deals. His transaction experience represents over 2.6 GW of power generation.
Prior to Societe Generale, Patrick worked as a research analyst at Bloomberg New Energy Finance where he focused on the emissions offsets market. Patrick holds a Master of International Affairs (International Energy Management and Policy) from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Finance) from Villanova University. Patrick is also conversational in Chinese (Mandarin).

Rob Martorano, President of Meridian Asset Finance, said, “We are very happy to add Patrick to the Meridian team. His experience with renewable energy and project finance are an excellent fit with our business. Not only will he assist us in raising tax equity in the renewable energy space, he’ll be a valuable addition to our efforts in using lease structures to help improve clients’ financial performance.”
As part of Patrick’s mandate within Meridian, he will work closely with Meridian Investments, Inc., the group’s broker dealer. Jerry McDermott, President of Meridian Investments, said, “Patrick’s experience at Societe Generale will strengthen the MAF team as it structures investment opportunities for our institutional investors.”

Patrick Valentino said, “I am very excited to join the Meridian team and am looking forward to capitalizing on the terrific momentum they’ve built in renewable energy tax equity.”
Meridian Asset Finance (MAF) works as Meridian’s structuring arm for alternative energy-related transactions, as well as for other asset classes. From big ticket leasing to alternative energy, the company specializes in asset-based
structures and financing, with a special emphasis on tax-based products. The team has financed over $12 billion in assets, including power, transportation, manufacturing, infrastructure, real estate and technology assets. The team has also restructured or terminated in excess of $15 billion of lease financings for Lessees and Lessors. 

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