Richard Kauffman is the chair of Generate Capital and the inaugural Chairman of Energy and Finance for New York, leading the state’s clean energy vision, including the creation of New York State’s $1 billion Green Bank, the nation’s largest. He previously served as a Senior Advisor to Energy Secretary Steven Chu and as CEO of Good Energies, Inc. a leading investor in clean energy and energy efficient technology.
Kauffman also chaired the Global Financing Group at Goldman Sachs. He was vice chairman of Morgan Stanley’s Institutional Securities business, as well as co-head of its Banking Department. He served as the chairman of the board of Levi Strauss & Co. and as board member of the Brookings Institution.