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The Associate Program is a rotational program designed to build energy deal leaders with deep structured finance expertise, industry knowledge and commercial understanding. The program consists of rotations in underwriting and portfolio management roles across the energy spectrum through debt and equity investments in areas such as oil & gas, renewables, and power generation.
The Analyst Program is designed to build early energy finance careers with an emphasis on the development of modeling skills. Analysts are placed in full time underwriting and portfolio management roles across the energy spectrum through debt and equity investments in areas such as oil & gas, renewables, and power generation.
Associate Rotation Program
A 3.5 year buy-side rotational leadership program for MBA graduates. Emphasis on credit and risk analysis, valuation and portfolio management.
For more information please see this fact sheet.
• Full time recruiting for MBA candidates enrolled in their second year of study occurs September through November.
• Internship recruiting for MBA candidates enrolled in their first year of study occurs January through February.
For more information, please e-mail EFSRecruiting@ge.com
An early career development program for graduating undergraduates. Gain experience in financial analysis, financial modeling, credit analysis, and energy market dynamics.
For more information, please see this fact sheet.
• Full time recruiting for BBA, BA, and BS candidates enrolled in their final year of study occurs September through November.
• Internship recruiting for BBA, BA, and BS candidates enrolled in their penultimate year of study occurs January through February.
For more information, please e-mail EFSRecruiting@ge.com
Click on the images below to view more information on some of the program leaders and participants
Managing Director – John Pugh
Years with EFS: 14
Education: Univ. of Montana, B.S. Accounting, Finance; Columbia (MBA)
Prior Work Experience: Piper Jaffray
John is a Managing Director at GE Energy Financial Services, located in Stamford, Connecticut where he has been employed since 2000. During John's stint, his roles included debt, equity, renewables, and thermal assets. John has participated in 20+ closed deals worth more than $4 billion and 8 portfolio transactions worth over $1 billion.
In Midstream Portfolio, he is responsible for managing a ~US$2 billion equity investment portfolio focused on midstream energy transactions. John started as an associate with EFS and during his 14 years he has held a variety of roles in underwriting, pricing, and portfolio both in the US and Australia covering all sectors of the energy industry.
Prior to working at GE, Mr. Pugh was employed at Piper Jaffray. Mr. Pugh holds a B.S. Degree in Finance from Montana State University and a MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School.
Senior Vice President – Patrick Leahy
Years with EFS: 8
Education: Cornell University, B.S. Mechanical Engineering; John Hopkins, MS International Economics
Prior Work Experience: Enron, Entrepreneur
Patrick is a Senior Vice President at GE Energy Financial Services (EFS) where he leads a team responsible for evaluating equity investments in utility scale power and renewable energy transactions. He has evaluated more than 75 projects and has led cross-functional deal teams in the underwriting, structuring and negotiation of more than $2 billion of committed investments. Patrick joined EFS in 2006 as manager of a portfolio of thermal power plant assets before taking a position with his current team.
Prior to GE, Patrick provided professional services to a number of high profile renewable energy organizations and helped Fortune 500 corporations develop and successfully execute renewable energy strategies. His introduction to the energy industry was as a developer for Enron International, working on gas-fired power plants in Venezuela.
Patrick is a CFA Charterholder (Chartered Financial Analyst) and holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and a Master's degree in International Economics from Johns Hopkins University SAIS.
His favorite activities involve spending time with his family and include hiking, sports, travel and skiing.
Assistant Vice President – Kevin Knight
Years with EFS: 3
Education: Notre Dame, B.S. Mechanical Engineering; Cornell (MBA)
Prior Work Experience: Westinghouse, Duff & Phelps
Kevin is an AVP in EFS's Financial Institutions Group where he is responsible for structuring and underwriting senior secured debt across a range of technologies and investment structures. As part of EFS's Associate Program Kevin has held positions as an underwriter with the Power & Renewables team and as a portfolio manager on the Domestic Power Portfolio team.
Prior to joining EFS, Kevin completed the Renewable Energy Leadership Program at GE Power & Water. There he worked in their Renewables business as a Wind Services Product Leader and a Wind Project Manager. Prior to GE, Kevin spent time as a valuation consultant with Duff & Phelps and as a mechanical engineer with Westinghouse Electric, Nuclear Services Division.
Kevin holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from University of Notre Dame, a Masters in Environmental Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University and an MBA from Cornell University.
Outside of work, Kevin enjoys running, mountain biking, fishing, and spending time with his family.
Associate – Moses Esema
Years with EFS: 1
Education: University of Pennsylvania, B.S. Economics;
Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Business School (MBA)
Prior Work Experience: Booz Allen Hamilton
Moses joined EFS in 2014 as an Associate in EFS' Power & Renewables Group where he is responsible for structuring and underwriting utility scale power & renewable energy transactions.
Prior to joining EFS, Moses completed internships at the World Bank Group on its Clean Energy team and served as an energy policy advisor in West Africa. In both instances, he worked on renewable energy solutions to improving access to power, particularly with solar and hydro-electric resources. Prior to school, Moses worked as a Senior Consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton, in Washington D.C., as part of their Energy & Environment market team.
Moses holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from The Wharton School - University of Pennsylvania, a Masters in Public Policy and an MBA from Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Business School, respectively.
His favorite activities include football, tennis, and exploring new cities.
Senior Analyst – Zuri Michan
Years with EFS: 2
Education: University of Pennsylvania, B.S. Wharton School and School of Engineering
Prior Work Experience: N/A
Zuri is a Senior Analyst in EFS' Financial Institutions Group where he is responsible for structuring and underwriting project finance debt across a range of technologies and investment structures. During his prior roles in EFS' Analyst Program, Zuri was a key contributor in structuring tax equity projects, developing new-build thermal and wind assets, and managing the Homer City Generation power plant, in addition to providing analytical expertise in quantitative risk management.
Prior to joining EFS, Zuri completed internships abroad with Ferranti Computer Systems in Antwerp, Belgium working on business development in Chinese utilities, and Vishay Intertechnology in Tel Aviv, Israel with their electric resistors group.
Zuri graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with dual Bachelor of Science degrees from the Wharton School and School of Engineering, with a minor in Mathematics.
His favorite activities include golf, guitar, photography and travelling.