NewsReturn to News
April 25, 2011 Ė Philadelphia-based cleantech investment firm Element Partners announced today that former Governor Edward G. Rendell is joining Elementís team of senior business and policy advisors as an Operating Partner. With Element, Rendell will continue his outstanding leadership in clean energy and environmental stewardship as he advises the firm on its investment strategy and works with the variety of cleantech companies in Elementís portfolio.
"We have known and worked with Governor Rendell for years, and are thrilled that he will now be working directly with Element and our companies," said David Lincoln, Element Managing Partner. "His leadership is recognized across the nation and we believe that he will be able to accelerate growth and open new doors of opportunities for our portfolio of companies."
A longtime proponent of clean energy and "green economic growth", Rendell recently left Harrisburg after two successful terms as Governor of Pennsylvania and as a nationally recognized leader on the national stage as Chairman of the National Governors Association and the Democratic National Committee. Under his leadership, Pennsylvania rose to be ranked third in the nation for green job creation and one of the top five states generating solar power.
"Element was a leader in "cleantech investing" before there was even a word for it. I look forward to continuing my work in the sector and working with such a quality team," said Mr. Rendell.
About Element Partners
Element Partners is a leading venture capital and growth equity firm focused exclusively on investments in high-growth companies with innovative solutions to global energy, resource and environmental problems. The principals of Element have invested in over 100 energy and clean technology companies, making Element one of the earliest and most experienced investors in these markets.
For more information on Element Partners please visit www.elementpartners.com.
Tel: (610) 964.8004
Fax: (610) 964.8005