Ira Saul Rubenstein

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

2009 – Present:  Partner, Traficon

  • Responsible for providing senior level advisory services to management of businesses and projects in alternative energy & clean technology (AE&CT), energy efficiency, materials recycling, and sustainable buildings and related real estate development strategies.  Areas of expertise include:  use of new and sustainable technologies, maximization of return using sustainable strategies for business and finance, and evaluation of opportunities presented by integrating emerging technologies into current business operations.
  • Advisory and financing relationships managed for clients include an 80+ MW wind power project, the developer of a cross-border (CEE and SEE) renewable energy regional IPP, a Ukrainian developer of a CHP biomass energy project, a US holding company for oil, gas and mining property operating businesses in Poland, Slovakia and Ukraine, and a Czech developer of clean energy intellectual property and multiple grid-tied solar power generation facilities.

Concurrent Professional Activities:

AE&CT Finance:

2013 – Present:  Senior Investment Banker; Starlight Investments L.L.C., a US registered broker-dealer with operations in California, New York and Texas.

AE&CT Industry:

2006 – Present:  Chairman/Incorporator; Global Clean Technologies, Inc., a private firm that helps clean technology companies to effectively and efficiently enter new markets.

1989 – Present:  Chairman, President/CEO and Co-founder; HRST Inc., which provides consulting to US energy and environmental companies at early stages of growth.

Concurrent Pro-Bono Activities:

2000 – Present:  Chairman/Director; Center for Economic & Environmental Partnership, Inc., a US NGO that promotes development of an effective and competitive environmental industry.

Previous Professional Experience:

AE&CT Finance:

2010 – 2012 –  Senior Advisor, Investment Banking; Avalon Group Ltd.
2008 – 2010 –  Managing Director, Investment Banking; Bradley Woods & Co. Ltd.
2005 – 2008 –  Senior Advisor, Investment Banking; Spencer Clarke LLC
1994 – 2003 –  Various Deal Advisor Positions; New York-based Investor Companies

AE&CT Industry:

2001 – 2011 – Chairman and Co-founder; Homeland Energy Resources Development, Inc.
1994 – 2007 – Executive Director and Co-founder; Environmental Business Association of New York State, Inc.
1982 – 1988 – Various Management Positions; Management & Systems Consulting Companies
1975 – 1982 – Various Positions; New York State Government Legislature and Agencies

Previous Pro-Bono Experience:

2009 – 2014 – Treasurer/Director (previously Founding Chairman); Czech Green Building Council
2012 – 2014 – Director (previously Vice Chairman); European – Ukrainian Energy Agency
2010 – 2012 – Treasurer/Director (1st organizing member); Slovak Green Building Council
2006 – 2012 – Treasurer/Director (Founding Incorporator); Business Incubator Association of New York State, Inc.
1997 – 2000 – Secretary/Co-founder; Environmental Industry Coalition of the United States
1995 – 2007 – Executive Chairman (Previously Chairman/Director); Emerging Industries Alliance of New York State, Inc.

Credentials

Registered Representative (US investment banking), Series 7, 63 and 79 Securities Licenses

Membership

American Citizens Abroad – Co-country Coordinator, Czech Republic

Languages

Native English

Contacts

Phone: +420 212 243 972
Mobile: +420 725 510 538
E-mail: irubenstein@traficon.eu
Skype: ira.s.rubenstein