Natalie Jackson is the Head of Capital Markets at Clearway Energy Group. Before Clearway, she served as the Senior Vice President of Global Financial Solutions for Vestas Wind Systems based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Natalie is responsible for managing investment strategies together with the development and sales teams, as well as on the execution and management side she is responsible for originating, structuring and negotiating development & mid to late-stage project investments, M&A transactions, and project level structured debt and equity transactions worldwide both for Vestas and on behalf of Vestas customers, with investment, structured finance and portfolio management teams currently located in Copenhagen, Madrid, Brazil, Singapore, Australia and Hamburg.
Natalie’s professional experience includes more than 22 years in both project finance and development globally, in the renewable and conventional independent power industry. Prior to joining Vestas, Natalie was a Vice President for Project Finance, Development & Origination at SunPower Corporation in Richmond, California for almost 5 years. In this role, Natalie was responsible for SunPower’s global utility project & structured debt and equity financings globally, including tax equity financing, as well as the development & origination efforts in the United States for a period of time. Natalie also served on the Board of Directors of 8Point3 Energy Partners, SunPower & First Solar’s joint venture YieldCo prior to its eventual sale to Capital Dynamics. Prior to joining SunPower, Natalie was Vice President of Project & Structured finance at BrightSource Energy where she led the $2.2 billion project financing of the Ivanpah solar projects. Natalie was with BrightSource for 4.5 years. Before that, Natalie served as Vice President of finance at Invenergy for almost 5 years, financing primarily on project financing of natural gas fired plants in the US and Canada, as well as certain M&A transactions globally. Natalie also served as a Project Director at AES Corporation for almost 7 years, where she focused on business development and project finance in Central America, the Caribbean and Mexico.
She holds a BBA from James Madison University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and is a CPA., having started her career as a public accountant at Deloitte in Washington DC