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Brian Goldstein Named CoBank's Sector Vice President of Project Finance

Posted 01/27/2015

CoBank today announced that Brian Goldstein has been named Sector Vice President of  the bank’s Project Finance Group.

Goldstein recently served as President of Greenwood Investors, a structured finance-oriented consulting firm.  Before forming Greenwood Investors, Goldstein held a variety of positions within BNP Paribas including head of project finance for the Americas and as head of the syndicate desk that supported the project finance, oil and gas, commodity finance and export finance groups. He has also held executive positions with Bank of America Securities, DnC America Banking Corporation and Chase Manhattan Bank.

“Project finance is a key capability that CoBank provides to its customers in the rural power sector and other infrastructure industries,” said Tom Halverson, CoBank’s chief banking officer. “Brian has decades of experience in the field, and we look forward to continued growth in this business under his leadership.”

“I’m thrilled to have joined CoBank and look forward to working with a best-in-class team on projects that will enhance the bank’s structured finance business, fulfill its mission and meet the needs of its customers across rural America,” Goldstein said.

CoBank is a leading provider of project finance to rural infrastructure industries. Its project finance portfolio totals approximately $3.1 billion and includes loans supporting power generation facilities, transmission and renewable energy projects including thermal, wind, biomass, hydroelectric, natural gas, landfill gas and solar assets.

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