Founder and Managing Director
John Tourtelotte is the founder of Rivermoor Energy (2008) and leads the company’s solar, energy storage and energy resiliency planning, development, financing and investment initiatives. John’s experience includes successfully developing the two largest solar assets in the City of Boston, developing one of the first portfolios of utility and commercial solar assets in Massachusetts, and creating the first model for community clean energy resiliency in New England. John is a certified Massachusetts Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) planner and solution provider. Earlier in his career, John gained general management, marketing and sales management experience in the technology industry with i2 Technologies (enterprise supply chain software), Siebel Systems (acquired by Oracle Corporation) and MCI Communications. John holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Georgetown University.
Christine Kwak has over 20 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, with expertise ranging from acquisitions and dispositions to debt originations of more than $4 billion. Christine is the founder of Aris Real Estate Ventures, a West Coast investment firm, and is the co-founder and president of KL Realty, a private real estate investment firm launched in 2010 in partnership with Peter Linneman, PhD. Prior to founding Aris Realty and co-founding KL Realty, Christine was a Managing Director at Shorenstein Properties in San Francisco, responsible for sourcing, evaluating, negotiating, and closing capital transactions in the Western United States. Earlier, Christine was a Vice President in the Investment Banking Group at Goldman Sachs in New York and a Senior Consultant with Ernst & Young/Kenneth Leventhal Real Estate Practice. A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley with a B.A. in Architecture, Christine went on to earn her M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She serves as a full member of the Urban Land Institute, has served as a board member of the San Francisco chapter of NAIOP, and as an advisory member of the California Alumni Association Finance Committee at U.C. 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.
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.