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Jeff Waller


New York City

Jeff Waller is a Principal with RMI’s sustainable finance practice. He works closely with RMI’s major practice areas (buildings, communities, electricity, industry, and transportation) to ensure that the application of finance to RMI’s research and programs is as rigorous and innovative as possible. Jeff joined RMI in August 2015.


Jeff comes to RMI from Dexia Crédit Local, where he was most recently a Senior Vice President.  Jeff spent 13 years in Dexia’s project finance group, where he structured loans and managed a portfolio of transactions that financed power plants (with a particular emphasis on utility-scale renewable energy projects) and infrastructure assets.  In that role, Jeff successfully closed more than 15 project finance transactions with Dexia in a lead structuring and/or underwriting role, comprised of more than 2,200 MW of capacity and totaling $3 billion in debt facilities.  Jeff also managed a $500+ million portfolio of power generation (wind, solar, hydro, cogeneration and gas-fired), infrastructure, transmission and leveraged lease transactions in North and South America.


  • Bachelor of Arts (Near Eastern Studies), Princeton University
  • Master of International Affairs (International Finance and Business), Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs

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