Our Team

An inherent desire to support and improve the communities in which we invest

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We employ a disciplined, credit-intensive investment process with a focus on cash flowing projects that meet vital community needs. Our teams leverage their decades of experience to navigate inefficient and fragmented markets, underwrite complex and idiosyncratic deals, and invest across capital structures, sectors and geographies in order to consistently generate value across market cycles. With a commitment to excellence, integrity and teamwork, our objective is to drive meaningful value for both our investors and the communities in which we invest.

Our Guiding Principles

Excellence

Act with excellence and strive to improve

Reputation & Integrity

Always act with integrity and maintain both the firm’s and our investors’ reputation

teamwork

Strong collaboration across disciplines with a shared goal of creating long-term value

Teams work collaboratively to source, analyze, structure and execute with the common goal of optimizing value.

Leverage network of long-term industry relationships that provide access to localized, off-the-run opportunities and recurring deal flow.

Professionals with decades of experience navigating the complex operational, legal, tax and regulatory issues often prominent in municipal and public purpose assets.

Flexible capital and interdisciplinary skill sets allow us to develop highly tailored solutions via adaptive investment strategies, products and structures.

Our People

Laurence Gottlieb

Chairman & CEO

Ryan Keane

Managing Director

Alexander Glassman

Managing Director

Laurence L. Gottlieb is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Fundamental Advisors LP (“Fundamental”). Mr. Gottlieb has focused his career on revitalizing distressed assets and businesses. Prior to founding Fundamental, Mr. Gottlieb was Co-head of Citigroup’s Municipal Distressed & Special Situations Proprietary Trading Desk. In this position, Mr. Gottlieb focused on investments in high-yield and distressed municipal bonds, securities that were owned and traded on a proprietary basis by Citigroup and generally secured by real estate, operating businesses and other assets. Prior to joining Citigroup, Mr. Gottlieb served as Senior Vice President at C.A.K. Universal Credit Corporation, a subsidiary of Prudential Securities. He began his professional career practicing law at the law firm of McDermott, Will & Emery where he specialized in distressed asset/business restructurings, insolvency proceedings and complex commercial matters in Los Angeles. Mr. Gottlieb earned his J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and his B.A. cum laude from Boston University. Following law school, he was admitted to the California Bar in Los Angeles where he served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Kathleen T. Lax, United States Bankruptcy Judge, Central District of California. Mr. Gottlieb currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Metro New York Chapter of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).

Ryan Keane is a Managing Director at Fundamental and a member of the Investment Team. Mr. Keane has experience investing throughout the capital stack, primarily in senior care, community redevelopment, student housing, and energy. Prior to joining Fundamental, Mr. Keane was an Associate in the Municipal Investment Banking group at Wells Fargo Securities. While at Wells Fargo, Mr. Keane focused on structuring tax-exempt and taxable bond financings and implementing interest rate management strategies for colleges, universities and other nonprofit organizations. Prior to Wells Fargo, Mr. Keane was an Analyst at MDF Group, a real estate development firm. Mr. Keane received his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Colorado and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Alexander Glassman is a Managing Director at Fundamental and a member of the Investment Team. Mr. Glassman primarily focuses on affordable and workforce housing investments. Prior to joining Fundamental in 2012, Mr. Glassman was an Associate in the Corporate Finance Department at Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. Mr. Glassman was engaged by Alvarez and Marsal’s Restructuring Group to assist in the wind down of Lehman’s post-bankruptcy assets. Mr. Glassman received his B.B.A. from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Justin Vinci

Chief Operating Officer

Bruce Kayle

General Counsel

Jennifer Lin

Chief Compliance Officer

Justin Vinci is the Chief Operating Officer at Fundamental and a member of the Senior Management Team. Mr. Vinci oversees Fundamental’s Financial Control Group with responsibility for the firm’s financial management, accounting, financial and tax reporting, internal controls, treasury functions, and other operations. Prior to joining Fundamental in 2008, Mr. Vinci served three years at Ernst & Young in Assurance and Advisory, where he was a Senior Associate responsible for audit and transaction advisory services, specializing in private equity clients. Mr. Vinci received his Masters of Professional Accounting and B.B.A. from the University of Miami, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Bruce Kayle is General Counsel at Fundamental Advisors and is a member of Fundamental’s Senior Management Team. Prior to joining Fundamental in 2014, Mr. Kayle spent twenty-four years as a partner in the New York office of Milbank LLP, where he was the longtime Chair of the firm’s Tax Group, and also had served on the firm’s Executive Committee. Before his time at Milbank, Mr. Kayle served on the prestigious staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation of the U.S. Congress where he participated in the formulation and implementation of the Tax Reform Act of 1986. Mr. Kayle received his J.D. from Harvard Law School and his B.A. and B.S.E. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. In private practice, he was consistently listed in The Best Lawyers in America, the Legal 500, Chambers USA and Chambers Global “The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business.” He is a member of the Board of Directors of Mobilization for Justice Inc. and has received numerous pro bono recognition and leadership awards from the Legal Aid Society and Legal Services-NYC.

Jennifer Lin is the Chief Compliance Officer, Chair of the DEI Committee of Fundamental, and a member of the Senior Management Team. Prior to joining Fundamental in 2021, Ms. Lin was Director of Compliance and ESG Officer at Rhône Group, where she was responsible for compliance and regulatory matters for its private equity funds and provided oversight on various ESG initiatives. Prior to joining Rhône, Ms. Lin was a Partner, member of the Operating Committee and Compliance Business Group Leader at DLA, LLC, where she advised private equity and asset management firms on compliance and regulatory matters. Before that, she was a Vice President of Compliance at Deutsche Bank. She has held board positions for non-profit organizations and is a currently a Member of CHIEF, a network focused on connecting and supporting women executive leaders. Ms. Lin received a B.A. in Economics from State University of New York at Stony Brook and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and member of ACAMS.

Richard Beecher

Head of Investor Relations

Robert Weiss

Chief Financial Officer

Rich Beecher is the Head of Investor Relations for Fundamental, where he oversees Fundamental’s capital raising, marketing, and other investor relations efforts. Prior to joining Fundamental, Mr. Beecher was a Vice President at Fortress Investment Group, where he focused on capital formation and business development for the firm’s private equity, real estate, credit and absolute return strategies. Prior to joining Fortress in 2007, Mr. Beecher worked for PwC as an auditor in the Alternative Investment Fund Services group. Mr. Beecher graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Accounting & Business Administration from Towson University. Mr. Beecher holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).

Robert Weiss is the Chief Financial Officer at Fundamental with responsibility for accounting, taxation, financial reporting and operational functions. Prior to joining Fundamental, Robert served at Citi Private Equity Services as an Assistant Vice President in the Institutional Clients Group, managing financial reporting & compliance for private equity funds, hybrid funds, and fund of funds. Before joining Citi, Robert held positions at both Cohn Reznick LLP and Ernst & Young in their financial services assurance practices focusing on asset management clients. Mr. Weiss received his B.S. in Accounting from State University of New York at Binghamton, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Bob Hopper

Senior Advisor

Mark Dominé

Managing Director, Head of Originations

Kevin Panzica

Senior Vice President, Business Development

Bob Hopper is the Senior Advisor at Fundamental Renewables and is responsible for overall business strategy and serves on the investment committee. Mr. Hopper has over 25 years of experience in the renewable energy industry and was the founder and Managing Director at MMA Energy Capital. Prior to MMA Energy Capital, Mr. Hopper was the founder and President of ClearPeak Advisors, Inc., which was ultimately acquired by SunEdison. Mr. Hopper served as Senior Vice President, Business Development at MMA Renewable Ventures, and prior to joining Renewable Ventures, he provided leadership to Siemens Energy and Environmental Solutions in the Western region. Mr. Hopper also founded energy services company IEC, Inc., which was acquired by NV Energy in 1998. Mr. Hopper received his B.A. from St. Bonaventure University.

Mark Dominé is a Managing Director, Head of Originations at Fundamental Renewables. Prior to joining Fundamental Renewables in 2021, Mr. Dominé served in the same capacity at MMA Energy Capital. Mr. Dominé has 15 years of experience in the renewable energy finance industry, including origination, project development, project acquisition and fund development. During his career, Mr. Dominé has been involved in the development and financing of more than 1.7GW of distributed generation, community solar and utility-scale solar projects. Prior to joining MMA Energy Capital, Mr. Dominé worked for several leading renewable energy companies, including Conergy, Enfinity and SunEdison. Mr. Dominé received his B.A. from Georgetown University.

Kevin Panzica is a Senior Vice President of Business Development at Fundamental Renewables. Prior to joining Fundamental Renewables in 2021, Mr. Panzica served in the same capacity at MMA Energy Capital. Mr. Panzica has over 15 years of experience in the renewable energy industry, including raising construction and permanent capital for solar project developers, as well as leading investments in solar and wind projects for a large regional bank. During his career, Mr. Panzica has been involved in the financing of more than $2 billion of solar and wind projects. Prior to joining MMA Energy Capital, Mr. Panzica worked for some of the leading companies in the renewable energy space, including MMA Renewable Ventures, Union Bank and SunEdison. Mr. Panzica received his M.B.A from Boston College and his B.S. in Finance from the University at Buffalo.

Danielle Thompson

Vice President, Business Development

Josh Turner

Vice President

Megan Sophocles

Senior Vice President

Danielle Thompson is a Vice President, Business Development at Fundamental Renewables. Prior to joining Fundamental Renewables in 2021, Ms. Thompson served in the same capacity at MMA Energy Capital. Ms. Thompson has over 14 years of experience in the renewable energy industry, including developing and raising capital for solar PV, landfill gas, energy efficiency and CHP projects throughout North America. During her career, Ms. Thompson has been involved in the financing of over $1 billion of renewable energy projects. Prior to joining MMA Energy Capital, Ms. Thompson worked for Ameresco, Inc., the largest independent energy services company in North America. Ms. Thompson received her M.B.A from Rollins College and her B.S. in Finance from the University of Florida.

Josh Turner is a Vice President at Fundamental Renewables. Prior to joining Fundamental Renewables in 2021, Mr. Turner served in the same capacity at MMA Energy Capital. Mr. Turner has over 15 years of experience in the renewable energy industry, including capital raising and financial forecasting for solar and storage ventures. Prior to joining MMA Energy Capital, Mr. Turner worked for BrightSource Energy and Imergy Power Systems in various corporate finance, project finance, and asset management roles. Mr. Turner has also independently consulted to clients in areas including energy storage economics and solar portfolio acquisitions. Mr. Turner received his M.B.A from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and his undergraduate degree from Princeton University.

Megan Sophocles is a Senior Vice President at Fundamental Renewables where she is responsible for capital and portfolio management. Ms. Sophocles has over 16 years of portfolio management experience in a variety of investments throughout the capital stack primarily in renewable energy and affordable housing. Ms. Sophocles most recently served as Senior Vice President at Hunt Investment Management, LLC where she was responsible for capital and portfolio management of MMA Energy Capital and served as the Treasurer and Chair of the Investment Committee of MMA Capital Holdings, Inc.  Ms. Sophocles received her B.A. in Economics from St. Mary’s College of Maryland.