Spotlight Series: Paddy O’Brien, Vice President, Investments

Foss & Company is comprised of a group of experienced professionals, representing the best in class within their respective fields. In this blog series, we highlight different Foss & Company team members to shine a light on the diverse and dedicated people that help make us who we are.  Paddy O’Brien joined Foss & Company as an Investment Operations Intern in March 2020. As Vice President of Investments, Paddy plays a crucial role in all aspects of investment sourcing, client relations, and research processes. Prior to joining Foss & Company Paddy was researching the impact of regulation on the growth of emerging financial technology markets at the University of Otago. He was the youngest graduate with both a Bachelors of Science in Economics and Masters of Finance degree in his Alma Matter’s history. Outside of work, Paddy spends his time volunteering and finding ways to support small-scale regenerative agriculture with technology.  Get to know Paddy in the latest Spotlight Series blog:    How did you get started in the tax credit investing industry?     I started as an intern working at Foss & Company in the research division, I saw this as an opportunity to leverage my analytical and sustainable finance-oriented background.     When did you join Foss & Company and what interested you about the company?   I joined Foss & Company in the first half of 2020, just as the COVID-19 pandemic began. I was looking for a company that aligned with my personal goals and had the opportunity to make an outsized impact with my efforts. At Foss & Company, this is possible because we are able to introduce very large institutional investors to attractive sustainable technology and vital infrastructure investments. The impact that these projects deliver is far greater than any single person could accomplish in the fight against…

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