Neil Z Auerbach
Director, Board of Directors
Mr. Auerbach is founder and Managing Partner of Hudson. Formerly, Mr. Auerbach was a Partner at Goldman Sachs & Co., where he co-founded the U.S. alternative energy investment business within the Special Situations Group and led several of Goldman’s most successful investments in renewable energy. Mr. Auerbach founded and managed several other businesses at Goldman during his seven year tenure with the firm, supervising over 30 professionals in the U.S. and Europe, and presiding over a $3 Billion balance sheet. Mr. Auerbach worked in the firm’s Debt Capital Markets and Credit Derivatives units before joining the Special Situations Group in December 2003.
From 1997-1999, Mr. Auerbach was Managing Director and Head of Structured Capital Markets at Barclays Capital. Mr. Auerbach was at Morgan Stanley from 1995-1997 as Principal (Co-Head) of a joint venture between the firm’s Derivatives & Debt Capital Markets groups. Succeeding his tenure as tax attorney with McDermott, Will & Emery (1991-1992, Partner), Shearman & Sterling (1985-1991, Associate) and Cahill Gordon & Reindel (1984-1985, Associate), Mr. Auerbach served as Branch Chief, Assistant to the Associate Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service (1992-1994).
Mr. Auerbach has an LLM from New York University School of Law, a JD from Boston University School of Law, and a BS from the State University of New York at Albany.
Mr. Auerbach is a member of the Leadership Council, American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), and serves on the Executive Committee of ACORE’s Partnership for Renewable Energy Finance. Mr. Auerbach is a member of the U.S. Council on Competitiveness, Commissioner on the National Commission on Energy Policy, and serves on the Advisory Council of the Prince of Wales’ Rainforest Project. Mr. Auerbach leads Hudson’s global efforts to engage with the political and business communities to develop policy frameworks that best facilitate the scale-up of clean energy.