Traficon Advisors s.r.o.

Panská 7/890 

110 00 Praha 1

Phone: +420 212 243 972

Email: office@traficon.eu

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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:

2017 - Present: Mentor for Technology Transfer, Department of Project Management and Technology Transfer, Czech Technical University in Prague, which is the largest and oldest engineering and technical university in the Czech Republic

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