October 20, 2015
Invenergy Honored by Goldman Sachs for Entrepreneurship – CEO Michael Polsky among 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs at 2015 Builders + Innovators Summit
CHICAGO (Oct. 21, 2015) – Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) is recognizing Invenergy Chief Executive Officer Michael Polsky as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2015 at its Builders + Innovators Summit in Santa Barbara, California.
Goldman Sachs selected Mr. Polsky as one of 100 entrepreneurs from multiple industries to be honored at the two-day event. An energy sector pioneer, Michael Polsky brings three decades of industry experience as the founder, president, and CEO of Invenergy LLC. Invenergy is a leader in the independent-power industry in the United States, Canada and Europe, and is the largest privately-held wind energy generation company in North America. Prior to starting Invenergy, Mr. Polsky formed SkyGen Energy in 1991, which became one of America’s largest independent power companies and later was sold to Calpine Corporation. In 1985, he co- founded and was president of Indeck Energy Services Inc., where he led the development and financing of one of the first-ever portfolios of independent power generation assets. Earlier in his career, Mr. Polsky held various positions at Fluor Engineers, Brown Boveri Turbomachinery and Bechtel Power Corporation.
"I’m humbled to receive this distinguished recognition from Goldman Sachs," said Mr. Polsky. "To be recognized alongside so many inspiring entrepreneurs and business leaders is truly an honor."
"We are honored to recognize Michael Polsky as one of the most intriguing entrepreneurs of 2015," said David Solomon, co-head of investment banking at Goldman Sachs. "This is an exciting time for entrepreneurs. This is the fourth year that we’ve hosted the Builders + Innovators Summit and continue to be amazed by what happens when a diverse group of seasoned and emerging business leaders -- the builders and innovators – come together to discuss how to drive innovation, create jobs, and build enduring organizations."
For more than 145 years, Goldman Sachs has been advising and financing entrepreneurs as they launch and grow their businesses. In addition to honoring 100 entrepreneurs, the summit consists of general sessions and clinics led by Goldman Sachs experts, seasoned entrepreneurs, academics and business leaders as well as resident scholars.
Invenergy and its affiliated companies develop, own, and operate large-scale renewable and other clean energy generation and storage facilities in the Americas, and Europe. Invenergy is committed to continued innovation in clean power solutions. Invenergy's home office is located in Chicago and it has regional development offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Japan, and Europe.
Invenergy and its affiliated companies have developed more than 9,100 MW of projects that are in operation, in construction, or under contract, including 76 wind, solar, and natural gas-fueled power generation projects and energy storage facilities. For more information, please visit www.invenergyllc.com.
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