ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit 2010
Jonathan Silver

Jonathan M. Silver

Executive Director, Loan Guarantee Program, U.S. Department of Energy

Jonathan M. Silver was named Executive Director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Loan Programs in November 2009. As Executive Director, Mr. Silver leads the Department’s $100 billion dollar investment program in alternative energy, financing a wide range of solar, wind, geothermal, hydro, fossil and nuclear energy projects. This is the largest project finance effort in the United States and Mr. Silver is responsible for staffing and leading the origination, analysis, negotiation and closing of these transactions.

Earlier, Mr. Silver was co-founder and the Managing Director of Core Capital Partners, an early-stage investor in alternative energy, advanced manufacturing, telecommunications and software. Mr. Silver was also a Managing Director, and the Chief Operating Officer, of Tiger Management, one of the country’s largest and most successful hedge funds. His private sector experience also includes stints as a member of senior management of two mid-sized companies. He began his business career in the financial institutions practice at McKinsey and Company, a global management consulting firm.

Mr. Silver’s earlier government service includes having served as a policy advisor to three U.S. Cabinet Secretaries— Commerce, Interior and Treasury. While at the Commerce Department, Mr. Silver was a member of the team that negotiated the first clean car agreement with the nation’s auto manufacturers.

A graduate of Harvard University, Mr. Silver did graduate work at the Institute of Political Studies in Paris and the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva. He has received both Fulbright and Rotary Graduate Fellowships.

Mr. Silver is married and has two children.

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