Jonathan I. Goldstein

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Managing Director
St. Louis

Jonathan GoldsteinJonathan I. Goldstein is an experienced investment executive with a background in venture capital, renewable energy and urban investing. As a member of Advantage Capital Partners’ investment committee, he leads the firm’s structured finance practice, which integrates the firm’s fundraising and investment activities. Mr. Goldstein is also a member of both the firm’s strategy council and the clean energy investment team, a group of experienced individuals focused on opportunities to foster alternative energy companies. He is a frequent speaker in the field of public/private partnerships including both economic development and renewable energy.

Prior to joining Advantage Capital in 2010, Mr. Goldstein served as senior vice president at McCormack Baron Salazar (MBS), the leading urban revitalization firm in the country. At MBS, he oversaw the Project Finance group, which structures the various private, governmental and community funding sources that support each development. Mr. Goldstein also originated and oversaw MBS’s New Markets Tax Credit practice, including $210 million in allocations from the U.S. Treasury. While at MBS, he founded and served as president of Sunwheel Energy Partners, an affiliated firm specializing in solar energy programs for community partners. Prior to working at MBS and Sunwheel, Mr. Goldstein helped found Taproot Ventures, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, where he sourced and structured investments in technology companies. He began his career as an attorney, clerking for a federal appellate judge and serving as an Assistant U.S. Attorney with the Justice Department.

Mr. Goldstein serves on the Board of Skyline Innovations, an Advantage Capital clean energy company, as well as the New Markets Tax Credit Coalition Board of Directors. He is the Chairman of RISE, a regional nonprofit dedicated to housing and urban revitalization. In 2012 he was named to the “Who’s Who in Energy List” by a nationwide coalition of regional Business Journals. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, where he graduated first in his class and has served as an adjunct professor.