GreenFire Energy, Inc. announced the appointment of Joseph Osha to its Advisory Board. Joe is a Managing Director and the senior analyst in charge of alternative energy and energy technology equity research at JMP Group. JMP is an investment banking and asset management firm based in San Francisco, CA.
Joe was an early member of the GreenFire Energy management team and held the role of Chief Financial Officer for one year, prior to joining JMP Group. He oversaw the company’s financing, accounting and cost analysis activities and most notably he worked with private sector and public sector partners to build a detailed cost model for GreenFire Energy’s technology. Prior to GreenFire Energy, Joe served as Chief Financial Officer at Gravity Renewables, an investor-backed owner, operator and developer of small hydroelectric power plants in the U.S. Gravity successfully executed several equity capital raises and completed several hydropower asset acquisitions during Joe's tenure.
Joe spent more than 20 years working on Wall Street as a highly ranked analyst and manager. At Bank of America Merrill Lynch he served as Head of Asia ex-Japan Equity Research, based in Hong Kong. Most recently in the U.S., Joe was Deputy Head of Americas Equity Research, supervising several industry groups as well as chairing the Bank’s equity recommendation review committee and transactions vetting process. As an equity analyst, he covered a variety of industries, including microelectronics in Japan and the U.S., as well as alternative energy in the U.S. Joe has been involved in several alternative energy public equity offerings including SolarCity, Enphase Energy and NRG Yield. He has been publicly ranked by organizations including Institutional Investor, the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and Nikkei for his work as an analyst. Joe has an MBA with High Distinction from the University of Michigan and has a Masters degree in East Asian Area Studies, also from Michigan. He has a B.A. in business administration from the University of Richmond and he is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
“Joe Osha has contributed so much to GreenFire Energy, originally creating the cost model for ECO2G™ and now he will serve on the Advisory Board. He is a valued financial expert to our team,” says Joseph Scherer, chief executive officer, GreenFire Energy, Inc.
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