Chief Executive Officer, Director
Nadeem Nisar, our Chief Executive Officer, and a Director, has long standing relationships and significant experience in the power generation, energy infrastructure, carbon transition and renewables sectors. Mr. Nisar has been serving as a Managing Director of Fortistar since July 2008, where he serves as Co-Head of Fortistar's Investment Team. Mr. Nisar is a member of Fortistar's management and investment committees which oversee the operations of Fortistar's portfolio companies. He also serves on the board of directors of several of Fortistar's portfolio companies, including, TruStar Energy, Primary Energy, Carbonfree Chemicals LLC and Braven Environmental. Prior to Fortistar, Mr. Nisar was a member of Deutsche Bank AG's Power & Utilities group and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC's M&A and Global Energy teams where he advised on $30 billion in M&A and $20 billion in financing transactions. Mr. Nisar has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Washington University and a BA in Physics and Economics from Ohio Wesleyan University.
Charles D. Bryceland
Charles D. Bryceland, our President, has been serving as a Managing Director at Fortistar since March 2020 and is a member of Fortistar's management and investment committees. Mr. Bryceland is actively involved in the firm's growth strategy and is responsible for originating and stewarding investments across Fortistar's areas of focus. Mr. Bryceland has almost thirty years of financial services experience and has held several senior leadership roles in both large and small investment firms. Most recently Mr. Bryceland was a Managing Director of Bessemer Trust ("Bessemer"), serving as the head of Alternative Investments. In this role, he was responsible for leading the firm's $8 billion Private Equity, Real Asset, and Hedge Fund investment activities. Prior to joining Bessemer, Mr. Bryceland held several roles in financial services firms, including his own firm, The Bryceland Group, which provided outsourced CIO and investment banking services. Before that, he was a Managing Director for Bank of America Securities by way of the acquisition of Montgomery Securities. He began his career at Morgan Guaranty, legacy J.P. Morgan, Inc. Mr. Bryceland has a BA from Hamilton College.
Jonathan Maurer, our Managing Director, serves as a Managing Director of Fortistar, where he is Co-Head of Fortistar's Investment Team. Mr. Maurer is a member of Fortistar's management and investment committees and manages Fortistar's renewable natural gas, landfill gas to power, and biomass energy companies. Mr. Maurer has been with Fortistar for over 30 years and previously was a commercial banker with JP Morgan Chase & Co. Mr. Maurer has an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA from St. Lawrence University.
Chief Financial Officer
Scott Contino, our Chief Financial Officer, serves as Chief Financial Officer of Fortistar where he is principally responsible for company-wide accounting, tax, and treasury matters. Mr. Contino manages Fortistar's internal accounting group and insurance programs. Mr. Contino has been with Fortistar for over 20 years and has an MBA from INSEAD and a BS from Georgetown University.
Thomas J. Kelly
Thomas J. Kelly, our Secretary, serves as General Counsel of Fortistar. Prior to Fortistar, Mr. Kelly served as executive vice president, general counsel, and chief of staff to the New York Power Authority, the country's largest public power organization. Mr. Kelly was also president of the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation and consulted for the United States Agency for International Development. Mr. Kelly has been a practicing attorney for 30 years and has served on the boards of several private, municipal and not for profit organizations.