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Curtis Probst

Lecturer, Sustainability Management; CEO, New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation

Curtis Probst is an innovator in asset finance, energy, and sustainability, having participated in over $50 billion of financing for corporate and governmental clients. For eight years, he has been a lecturer at Columbia University on the topic of clean energy finance. He also served on the Management Advisory Board of the Earth Institute for five years.

Probst is the CEO of New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation. His prior experience includes over three years as a managing director at Rocky Mountain Institute, a global energy think tank, leading their sustainable finance practice. Probst previously worked at Goldman Sachs for over 15 years, most recently as a managing director in their investment banking division. Before joining Goldman Sachs, Probst worked at Salomon Brothers for over eight years, most recently as a vice president in their structured and project finance group.

He has spoken at numerous conferences in the United States, Canada, and Europe, and authored or coauthored reports on different energy and financing topics. Probst received a BComm from the University of Calgary, an MPA from Columbia University, and an EdD from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst, and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Stamford.


  • Ed.D, University of Pennsylvania
  • M.P.A., Columbia University
  • BComm, University of Calgary