Tom Vilsack, Chairman of the White House Rural Council and United States Secretary of Agriculture, commented on the progress made by the Rural Infrastructure Opportunity Fund at its first-year anniversary on July 28, 2015. “The Fund has facilitated the investment of nearly $160 million in private capital for 22 significant water and community facilities projects across 14 states. Investments include: critical access hospitals, water facilities, nursing homes, rural ambulance services, as well as preschool and day care facilities across Colorado, Illinois, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, California, Texas, Kansas, Mississippi, North Dakota, Ohio and other states. Further, there are several dozen additional critical infrastructure projects under consideration for investment.”
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“Investors are incredibly intrigued and excited about the prospect of entirely new markets opening to them,” said Leo Tilman, Capitol Peak’s Executive Chairman
Capitol Peak & RIOF Initiatives
Capitol Peak, through the RIOF is actively providing funding and strategic advisory to an array of critical infrastructure projects, each of which offers scalable economic advantage to rural communities:
- Innovative renewable biomass company with broad market application (senior debt investment)
- Renewable energy company providing sustainable, zero carbon energy across the U.S. with a focus on rural communities and military bases (equity investment)
- Technologically advanced agri-business enabling farmers to utilize marginal land, providing end-to-end technology and harvesting support of perennial, grasses offering broad market applicability and minimal chemical impact to the soil (strategic advisory)
- Leading technology and service company specializing in remediation of biological and chemical contamination– with a focus on remediation of HPAI and other animal borne diseases impacting food production (strategic advisory / equity investment)
- State-of-the-art lumber mills and sustainable wood ecosystem development to maximize production, minimize waste and develop highly efficient transport hubs, which lead to long-term regional job growth (senior debt investment)
Capitol Peak: Leadership Team Expansion
We are pleased to announce key additions to our leadership team, all of whom are seasoned executives whose careers have spanned senior roles in both the private and public sectors:
General Charles H. Jacoby, Jr. has joined Capitol Peak as Senior Vice Chairman. He brings 37 years of active military service, culminating as Commander of Northern Command and NORAD as well as Director of Strategy, Plans and Policy for the Joint Staff.
Max Holtzman has joined Capitol Peak as Vice Chairman, focusing on state and local initiatives. Prior to Capitol Peak, Max served at USDA as a senior advisor to Secretary Tom Vilsack.
William Wechsler also joined Capitol Peak as Vice Chairman following his tenure at the U.S. Department of Defense. Mr. Wechsler will be focusing on strategic relationships and business development for the firm.