Neil S. Suslak
Neil S. Suslak has more than 20 years of experience in the venture capital and investment banking industries, largely in the energy space. Prior to co-founding Braemar, he worked at S.G. Warburg and Co. and Swiss Bank Corporation (now UBS) in the corporate finance area and was in charge of the bank's equity capital markets business in North America. During his career, he completed numerous financing and advisory assignments for clients in the energy, communications and transportation sectors.
Mr. Suslak has an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a B.A. from The University of Rochester, where he was a member of the Varsity Lacrosse Team. He is a former secretary and member of the executive committee of the Alumni Board of the Rye Country Day School and a board member of the Henry Street Settlement in New York and chairman of the Steering Committee. He is also on the board of directors of the Venture Investors Association of New York (VIANY), the North American Advisory Board of The Cleantech Organization and is a member of the New York City Investment Fund Cleantech Sector, and the Venture Capital Advisory Panel for the Governor’s Task Force on Diversifying the N.Y. State Economy. Mr. Suslak is also on the boards of several Braemar portfolio companies including Enerkem, Inc., Fractal Systems Inc., Afina Inc., Sefaira Ltd, ChargePoint, and Ioxus and is an observer to the Board of Directors of Utility, PowerGenix, Powervation, and Fulham.
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“It is our belief that many of the solutions to some of today's most complex energy issues will be solved largely by technology advancements coming from a range of different disciplines. We have the great fortune to work with skilled entrepreneurs who set out to tackle such challenges with both a passion and a sense of urgency which is inspiring and contagious.”— Neil S. Suslak