"Jim's broad business development and structural finance experience is just what we need to accelerate revenue generation from our current asset base and acquire additional revenue generating assets," stated CEO Chris A. Dittmar.
Previously Row was responsible for business origination and development for El Paso Corp. and Enron Corp. For six years at Enron he was involved in a variety of business development and finance positions at Enron Capital & Trade and Enron International. While at Enron, he was vice president for structuring and bids for power, exploration and production, energy service companies, and water privatization projects worldwide, where he was involved with and/or led more than $8 billion worth of energy and infrastructure projects. In this role he was responsible for all financial and legal due diligence, pricing, merger and acquisition activities, and engineering, procurement, and construction contracts.
Row led Enron's structuring and bid team for a $1.5-billion electric distribution company acquisition and more than 20 other bids for energy assets worldwide. He has also worked with such multilateral banks as the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), International Finance Corporation (IFC), Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), various U.S. and Canadian export credit agencies, and political risk in general.
Row worked at the IFC (The World Bank) in the project finance group for 4 years where he led or participated in numerous project financings and portfolio supervision for more than 30 projects in eight countries. In addition, for more than 5 years he authored most of the country/political risk pricing papers for Enron Corp. Jim also has worked for Smith Barney (now Citigroup-Salomon Smith Barney) and Dain Bosworth, Inc. (now RBC Dain Rauscher).
Row holds a B.S. in finance from the University of Wyoming, an M.B.A. in finance from Arizona State University, and a CAS from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird). He is a chartered financial analyst (CFA) and maintains Series 7, 24, and 63 NASD securities licenses. Jim is also a member of the Houston Society of Financial Analysts, Turnaround Management Association, Houston World Affairs Council, and The Baker Institute.
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