Michael B. Hoffman

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"Mr. Hoffman is a Partner of Riverstone, where he is principally responsible for investments in power and renewable energy for Riverstone’s funds. Mr. Hoffman is co-head of Riverstone's Renewable Energy Funds I and II, with equity capital commitments of approximately $5 billion.

Before joining Riverstone in 2003, Mr. Hoffman was Senior Managing Director and head of the mergers and acquisitions advisory business of The Blackstone Group for 15 years, where he also served on the firm’s principal group investment committee as well as its executive committee. Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Hoffman was Managing Director and co-head of the mergers and acquisitions department at Smith Barney, Harris Upham & Co.

"Mr. Hoffman serves on the Boards of Directors of AG Global, Coastal Carolina, Enviva, Green Earth Fuels, Pattern Energy Group Inc., Raven, Sapphire, Silver Ridge Power, and Topaz.

"Mr. Hoffman is a co-author of the recently released book, Green. He is also Chairman of Onconova Therapeutics, an oncology company. His non-profit board affiliations include those of North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System and the Municipal Arts Society.

"Mr. Hoffman received his B.A. and M.A. from Northwestern University and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School."[1]


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  1. Riverstone Holdings People, organizational web page, accessed May 21, 2014.