Hi! I’m Cassandra. I work at the center of climate + capital + insurance.
I started working in 2002 and ended up in finance in 2005. 17 years later, I’m still at it. Over the last 20 years, I’ve been in IT, back office, middle office, and front office. I’ve worked in investment banking, asset management, credit, and fintech, and the past 6 years, I have been fully dedicated to the clean energy / climate tech sector.
I’ve seen a lot!
In 2019, I founded a capital markets consulting firm called Sif Capital Advisors that helped early-stage climate startups figure out their capital conversations. It was a fun journey! I had the opportunity to engage with a ton of innovative startups working in all facets of the energy transition: climate insurance, advanced materials & manufacturing, smart grid, building efficiency & controls – so many different ideas and great teams trying to solve for climate. I even co-founded a mobility fintech! All of these startups needed different ways to think about strategy, commercialization, and capital solutions (both equity and debt) to help turn these ideas into sustainable companies.
At the beginning of 2022, I winded Sif Capital down because I felt like it was time for me to get back to the operating side of things. Currently, I’m the CFO of CFO of Allumia, an energy efficiency-as-a-service platform; I’m also a board director for HELIXintel and an advisor to Energetic Insurance, SolaBlock, ATMOS Financial, and Acre.
If you couldn’t tell, I keep busy.
When not working (are there enough hours left?!), I spend as much time as I can with my partner in Saratoga Springs — we’re big home chefs + foodies, we love ice skating in all the frozen ponds & lakes near us during the winter, and if there is an opportunity to hop in a pool, that’s where you’ll find us. We love our small, tight-knit community and we want everyone to have the quality of life we have here, everywhere.
If you ever want to chat about:
energy transition, solving for climate w/ capital markets, fun facts about lake skating, economic opportunity in smaller urban / urban adjacent areas, sustainable company growth, clever uses of cider in cooking, and whiteboards–