Chief Investment Officer
Brett Gellner oversees all strategic corporate investments, M&A, and greenfield projects. Brett was previously Chief Financial Officer of TransAlta Corporation. He is also on the board of TransAlta Renewables Inc.
Brett has significant experience in finance, valuation, economics, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial agreements. He also has extensive knowledge of the power industry, having worked as co-head of CIBC World Markets’ Power & Utilities group. In this role, he was involved in numerous transactions including leverage buy-outs, high yield and investment grade debt financings, initial public offerings, hybrid securities financings and private offerings of equity and debt. Prior to CIBC World Markets, he held senior roles in the Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Development groups of a large, publicly-traded company, and with a major international consulting firm.
Brett has a Master’s degree in Applied Economics and a Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He has also attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University.