Everett Smith is the Managing Partner of GoldenSet Capital Partners. GoldenSet acts as Manager of the NewWorld Environmental Infrastructure L.P. and as Advisor to the North Sky Alliance Fund I as well as Advisor to the North Sky Alliance Fund II.
Previously, he was a co-founder and Managing Partner of NewWorld Capital Group and NewWorld Infrastructure Group, the predecessor to GoldenSet Capital Partners. Before co-founding NewWorld Capital, he was a Managing Director at New Energy Capital, a private equity firm with clean infrastructure investments in the renewable electricity, energy efficiency and renewable fuels sectors in North America.
Earlier, Mr. Smith served in a variety of senior positions at GE Capital over 15 years, including Managing Director and Executive Vice President in the GE Structured Finance Group, the unit responsible for GE’s energy and infrastructure investment activities. Among his roles, he led business development, focusing on asset and business acquisitions and new business platforms. Previously, he headed SFG International, with responsibility for building a $1.5 billion global financing and private equity portfolio in the energy, infrastructure, transportation and tele-communications sectors. Earlier while based in Singapore, Mr. Smith led SFG’s Asian investment activities, closing multiple private equity investments in energy and infrastructure throughout the Asia Pacific region. Mr. Smith joined GE Capital Services in 1989 with responsibility for providing capital for corporate and project finance transactions for U.S. utility and related energy companies.
Prior to joining GE Capital, Mr. Smith spent 11 years at Chemical Bank where he became a Vice President in the Energy & Minerals Group focused on utility corporate and project finance and financings for the independent oil and gas industry. Following GE, he was a Partner at Coller Capital, a private equity secondary investment firm. He also served as a Managing Director in the CleanTech Group at VantagePoint Venture Partners, New Energy Capital’s parent company.
Everett Smith is a graduate of Vassar College (BA, Economics) and holds an MBA from the University of Houston.