- M.B.A., Harvard Business School
- B.S., University of Virginia
Mr. Aares will serve as a member of our Advisory Board. Mr. Aares co-heads the private equity platform at Closed Loop Partners, a New York-based investment firm, where he focuses on environmentally sustainable investing in the circular economy.He is a veteran sustainability investor with a strong track record in private equity, venture capital and project finance.
Throughout his career, Mr. Aares has co-founded three investment funds and held leadership positions in several growth companies. He spent nine years at Novus Energy Partners, a clean energy growth equity firm he co-founded in 2007, where he was responsible for investments in the solar, smart grid and energy efficiency sectors, which yielded some of the firm’s most successful exits. Mr. Aares was also a co-founder and partner of Traverse Venture Partners, a venture capital firm investing at the intersection of sustainability technologies and the built environment. Previously, Mr. Aares was a senior vice president in GE’s renewable energy investment group, GE Energy Financial Services, where he led project finance investments in the solar, wind and biomass sectors. Earlier in his career, he was an investment banker with Goldman Sachs and a vice president with Stern Stewart, a management consulting firm.