Our Team Neal Kinkenon Manager, Project Finance, BE Catalyst

Neal joined Breakthrough Energy in July 2022 as Manager, Project Finance on the Catalyst team. In this role, Neal focuses on the diligence, structuring and execution of project-level investments in Catalyst’s focus areas: green hydrogen, long-duration energy storage, sustainable aviation fuels, and direct air capture.

Prior to joining Breakthrough Energy, Neal worked as a Senior Associate at CohnReznick Capital, a boutique investment bank, providing financial modeling, due diligence, and transaction management services for renewable energy project finance and M&A transactions. Neal’s work at CohnReznick Capital covered utility-scale and distributed solar PV, PV + storage, and onshore wind assets in the US. Earlier in his career, Neal held a variety of finance roles at Shell, most recently providing financial modeling and accounting services for M&A activity in Shell’s US midstream business. In previous roles, Neal provided financial support to the company’s refining and E&P businesses.

Neal received an MBA from the Yale School of Management and a BS in Finance from Tulane University. He currently lives in San Francisco, and enjoys hiking, cycling, and spending time in the fantastic area parks. Neal is an avid traveler, and is – for better or worse – a coffee snob.