Michael T. Brown


SUMMARY - With over 30 years of merger and acquisition, project finance and corporate finance experience in the engineering/construction, energy, and infrastructure markets, I have had responsibility for: the implementation of several acquisition and divestiture programs totaling over $1 billion; the project finance activities of a project development firm that completed financings totaling over $2 billion; the start-up of two financial services subsidiaries.  This success is based on an ability to provide leadership of multi-disciplinary teams, establish and communicate clear goals and objectives, and utilize strong analytical skills related to valuations and deal structuring.

ASPEN CAPITAL CONSULTING LLC, Denver, CO                                    2018-Present

Principal engaged in project finance consulting for both private and public sector clients with a particular focus on infrastructure and renewable energy projects.


Director, Corporate Development                                                                              1996-2018

·      Mergers & Acquisitions – Led global acquisition activity for over 15 years.  Completed 15 acquisitions totaling $800 million, many with significant international operations.

·      Equity Investments – Led formation of new finance company to invest in projects, technology commercialization opportunities and joint ventures.  CH2M was a global project delivery firm with active projects in over 40 countries, revenues in excess of $6 billion and a significant presence in the water, transportation, energy, telecom, and environmental markets in both the municipal and private sectors.

·      Privatization – Led efforts to structure investments in infrastructure projects.  Awarded first wastewater privatization projects in Brazil and Canada, and several US Department of Defense privatization projects.



Vice-President Finance                                                                                              1991-1996

·      Operations - Responsible for all financial operations of $1.5 billion engineering and construction subsidiary of Waste Management Inc.  Reported to President and participated in formulating business plans and managing significant operating issues.  Responsibilities included budgeting, reporting, audit/control, Rust Capital, tax and insurance and acquisitions/divestitures.

·      Initial Public Offering - Participated in structuring $1.3 billion Rust IPO involving four separate existing public companies.

·      Acquisitions - Responsible for corporate acquisition program focused on international expansion in Europe and Southeast Asia resulting in acquisitions totaling $350 million.

·      Rust Capital Corporation – Formed new finance company to pursue project finance opportunities.


Director of Finance                                                                                                     1984-1991

·      Project Financing - Responsible for arranging non-recourse project financing and negotiating equity participation in alternative energy projects.  Successfully closed projects totaling over $1 billion in financing, including a $300 million project financing of a grassroots methanol facility in Chile.  Financings included participation by Japanese trading companies; International Finance Corporation, commercial banks and local partners.

·      Project Development - CFO of subsidiary formed to develop, finance, own and operate domestic alternative energy projects.  Projects included waste wood, waste coal and agricultural waste.

·      Divestitures - Assisted corporate restructuring through leading negotiation of the sale of several businesses for the Henley Group.


CFA, CFA Institute

THE WHARTON SCHOOL, Graduate Division, University of Pennsylvania

M.B.A. Finance

CORNELL UNIVERSITY, College of Engineering, Ithaca, New York

B.S. cum laude (Mechanical Engineering)