Shawn Lesser has over twenty years of experience in the financial advisory sector to Big Path Capital. Prior to co-founding Big Path Capital, Shawn founded the investment bank, Sustainable World Capital, which assisted cleantech companies in raising capital from European institutional investors. Shawn has been Co-Head and Managing Director of the international equity teams at Morgan Keegan and at Deutsche Bank.
He is the author of the book, 2012 Global Cleantech Directory: 100 Cleantech Lists That Matter. In partnership with Michael Whelchel, Shawn has founded a number of first of their kind initiatives all of which demonstrate SmarterMoney+- maximize return, maximize impact. Those include the Five Fund Forum, Impact Capitalism Summit, and Impact & Sustainable Trade Missions. In 2010, Shawn also co-founded the Global Cleantech Cluster Association as a meta-cluster to create momentum and move the cleantech market by networking global clusters together.
Shawn speaks at events around the world on the topic of Impact and Sustainable Investment and partners with the US Department of Commerce conducting the Impact and Sustainable Trade Mission across the globe. Shawn received his BS in Finance from Syracuse University. He is conversant in German and Spanish and lives in Atlanta, Georgia.