Jennifer von Bismarck is a founding partner and CEO of Galway Sustainable Capital (“GSC”). Galway is a specialty finance company investing in companies that bring about positive environmental and social impact. Founded in 2020, GSC is directing hundreds of millions of dollars into companies engaged in transitioning food, land, water, energy, buildings, transportation and goods and services toward more sustainable solutions.
Prior to forming GSC, Ms. Von Bismarck served as an investment partner in Galway II, III and IV, as well as affiliated entities, TowPath Partners and ARENA Investments (collectively the “Galway Companies”). These prior investment enterprises served to originate, underwrite and acquire niche non-correlated assets in structured credit as well as sustainability. Ms. von Bismarck served on the investment committee of these entities, helped lead the acquisition of $2 billion in financial assets, including a portfolio of commercial energy efficiency assets, and oversaw the issuance of over $1 billion in debt and private placements. One such placement won the US Asset-Backed Securities Deal of the Year Award. Prior to her work with the Galway Companies, Ms. von Bismarck served as the second team member hired to manage the personal net worth of Microsoft chairman Bill Gates.
Ms. von Bismarck serves on the board of Partnership for Responsible Growth, a non-profit organization working to establish a regulated price on carbon. She holds a BA from Mount Holyoke and an MBA from Cornell University.