Tom Bitting was one of the founding members of Advantage Capital’s renewable energy investment platform and currently leads the sourcing and underwriting for all of the fund’s solar project investments. In that capacity, he is responsible for structuring and underwriting transactions, performing due diligence, managing investments and seeking new opportunities to deploy fund capital effectively. Tom also serves as a member of the solar Investment Committee.
Prior to joining the firm, Tom served as a vice president in the commercial credit administration division of Pulaski Bank. In that role, he assessed investment risk, collaborated with lenders to develop customized financing options to best serve customer needs, and made loan approval decisions for new and existing customers. He served as a member of the bank’s Risk Management Committee and was responsible for monitoring and assessing a number of bank-wide loan portfolio and balance sheet metrics.
Tom received his MBA from Saint Louis University and his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Bucknell University.
Adam Constantinides is a senior associate at Advantage Capital. As a member of the solar investment team, Adam focuses on sourcing investments, performing due diligence, structuring transactions and portfolio management.
Prior to joining Advantage Capital, Adam worked for Altus Power America, a renewable energy investment firm, where he was responsible for the development, underwriting and execution of solar investments. He also previously held a position at Regional Plan Association where he evaluated financial impacts of climate change in the New York metropolitan area.
Adam received his bachelor’s degree in environmental studies with a minor in social innovation/entrepreneurship from Tulane University where he graduated cum laude.
Anaëlle Croteau is an associate at Advantage Capital. As a member of the solar investment team, Ms. Croteau is responsible for performing due diligence efforts, screening potential investment opportunities and monitoring portfolio companies. Prior to joining Advantage Capital, Anaëlle held positions with the ArcelorMittal Treasury in Paris, France, Meridiam in Dakar, Senegal and the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg.
Ms. Croteau received her MSc in Financial Markets and Management from the EDHEC Business School in France.
Matthew Hart is a vice president on the solar team where he focuses on capital formation, structuring, investor reporting and expansion efforts, in addition to project sourcing and execution. He also manages a portfolio of New Markets Tax Credits, leverage loans and specialty bonds he helped value and acquire from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
Matthew brings a variety of experience in fund formation, finance and corporate governance. Prior to joining the firm, he was a corporate attorney at an international law firm in Austin, Texas, where he focused on venture capital financing, initial public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions. Matthew started his career as an investment banker, where he advised growing technology companies on public offerings and mergers and acquisitions. While in school, he worked for the Honorable Judge Edith Brown Clement of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and served as an intern at Advantage Capital.
Matthew received his J.D. magna cum laude from Tulane University Law School and his bachelor’s magna cum laude in economics and financial economics from Vanderbilt University.
Ethan Stinner joined the Advantage Capital solar investment team as a senior analyst in 2019. Mr. Stinner is responsible for performing due diligence efforts, screening potential investment opportunities and monitoring portfolio companies.
Prior to joining Advantage Capital, Mr. Stinner was a project finance analyst at Safari Energy, where he worked on valuing and contracting solar deals for the firm. He also served as a finance and operations analyst at Hearst Magazines.
Mr. Stinner received his bachelor of science in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Carl Weatherley-White is a managing director at Advantage Capital where he leads the firm's renewable energy investment platform.
Prior to joining Advantage Capital, Carl was the chief executive officer of VivoPower International PLC. He also served as president of renewable energy company Lightbeam Energy, Inc, and the chief financial officer for utility scale solar developer K Road Power Holdings, LLC. During this period, he led the acquisition, development and financing for approximately 3 GW of renewable energy projects, primarily utility scale solar, including more than $2 billion of project debt, tax equity and development capital.
Earlier in his career, Carl was global head of project finance at Lehman Brothers and Barclays. In that role, he was responsible for all non-recourse financing of energy infrastructure assets, leading his team to a Number 1 ranking in U.S. project finance league tables for both high-yield loans and investment-grade bonds in 2009 and 2010.
Carl received his bachelor’s degree in neuroscience from Brown University and held a Rotary Graduate Fellowship at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.