John H. Tourtelotte
John Tourtelotte is the founder of Rivermoor Energy and leads the company's renewable energy and energy solutions development and investment initiatives. Mr. Tourtelotte's experience includes general management, marketing and sales management positions in the technology industry with i2 Technologies, Siebel Systems (acquired by Oracle Corporation) and MCI Communications. In addition, Mr. Tourtelotte has experience in entrepreneurial commercial real estate and sustainable development. Mr. Tourtelotte holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and is an honors graduate of Georgetown University.
David G. Gaw
David G. Gaw is a Boston based commercial real estate executive and investor. Mr. Gaw's experience includes his role as the Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer for Heritage Property Investment Trust, Inc., of Boston MA, from 2001 to 2006, when the company was acquired by Centro Watt. Mr. Gaw was responsible for directing Heritage's initial public offering and served as the Trust's primary interface to the investment community. He developed and implemented short and long term financial strategies for the company, oversaw capital markets, financial reporting, analysis, budgeting, tax, information systems and internal audits. Mr. Gaw also served as Senior Vice President, CFO for Boston Properties between 1982 and 2000. While at Boston Properties, Mr. Gaw oversaw the company's initial public offering, the largest real estate IPO that had ever been completed at that time. Prior to Boston Properties, he was Corporate Controller and CFO for The Norwood Group, Inc. of Bedford, MA, from 1979 to 1982. Mr. Gaw holds an M.B.A. and a B.S. from Suffolk University.
Christine Kwak serves as a Senior Advisor at American Land Fund, assisting in underwriting and capital transactions activities. Ms. Kwak is also the Principal and President of KL Realty, a sister company of American Land Fund, focused on investing in income producing properties. At KL Realty, Ms. Kwak is responsible for overseeing investments, investment management, and strategic planning. With nearly 20 years of experience in the real estate industry, Ms. Kwak has worked with multi-property types with specialization in office and multifamily. Her experience has ranged from acquisition and debt originations of more than $4.0 billion of acquisition and disposition transactions and $2.0 billion of financings. Prior to joining KL Realty, Ms. Kwak was a Managing Director of the Shorenstein Company in San Francisco responsible for sourcing, evaluating, negotiating, and closing capital transactions in the Western United States. Prior to Shorenstein, Ms. Kwak was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs in New York in the Investment Banking Group.
Ms. Kwak graduated from University of California at Berkeley with a B.A. in Architecture and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Kwak serves as a full member of the Urban Land Institute (IOPC council member since 2006), and has served as a board member of NAIOP (San Francisco chapter) and an advisory member of the California Alumni Association Finance Committee at UC Berkeley.
Brian Rigney is a Managing Director in the Equity Capital Markets Group at Deutsche Bank where he is Head of the Monetization Services Group ("MSG") and Head of Institutional Block Trading. His group handles all transactions on behalf of corporates and insiders, including share repurchases, tender offers, ATM offerings and other monetization alternatives. Over the past four years at the firm, Mr. Rigney was a Managing Director in Institutional Trading. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Mr. Rigney was at Morgan Stanley for seven years where he was a Director in Equity Trading where he built, launched and managed their small-cap trading initiative. Mr. Rigney received his B.A. from Bucknell University in Economics, a Masters degree from Columbia University in International Affairs and an M.B.A from The Wharton School.