Curtis Probst is a Managing Director at Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI). At RMI, Curtis leads the sustainable finance practice. He brings 24 years of financial market expertise to a broad range of energy and sustainability issues.
Prior to joining RMI, Curtis worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. for over 15 years in New York, most recently as a Managing Director in their investment banking division. Prior to joining the investment banking division, Curtis was a Managing Director in their fixed income, currency and commodities division. Before joining Goldman Sachs, Curtis worked at Salomon Brothers, most recently as a Vice President in their structured and project finance group. He joined Salomon Brothers in 1989 in their financial institutions group, and worked in both their New York and Los Angeles offices.
Curtis has been a leader in developing innovative solutions to raise capital for corporate and governmental clients. He has participated in over $50 billion of financings secured by a broad range of assets. Curtis was a pioneer in using structured finance in the power industry, structuring the first US electric utility tariff securitization. He has testified as an expert witness in utility regulatory proceedings and served on the Financial Advisory Committee of the US Department of Energy’s first North American Energy Monitoring and Verification Protocol.
Curtis received a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary and a Master of Public Administration from Columbia University. He is an accredited LEED Green Associate, a Chartered Financial Analyst, and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Stamford. Curtis currently sits on the Management Advisory Board at the Earth Institute of Columbia University.