Mr. Kinney is the CEO of Clean Fund, a specialty finance firm focused on Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) bonds with a $250MM war chest to complete energy efficiency improvements for commercial and industrial real estate owners using PACE. Prior to Clean Fund John was the CEO of Greenline Industries, the fastest growing renewable energy company in the US during 2007, and installed 15 biodiesel plants around the world. In 2008 John became the Managing Director of Imperial Capital with a focus on clean energy companies.
Prior to his renewable energy experience, John was the co-founder and CEO of two INC 500 companies, ClubSource, a merchant bank for the fitness industry and Club One, one of the top five fitness club companies in the world with over 100 locations. John is active in environmental education and serves on the board of NatureBridge and is a member of the YPO Environmental Network, and has served on a variety of other public and private boards.
John started his career as a consultant with Bain and Company and as a venture capitalist with Bessemer Venture Partners. He holds a BA in Human Biology, a Masters degree in Industrial Engineering, and an MBA from Stanford University. He is married to his best friend and ClubSource and Club One co-founder, Jill Kinney, and also the proud father of three teenagers. John was a professional skateboarder in Europe and a collegiate NCAA swimmer and diver at Stanford and continues to balance life with swimming, yoga, and kite boarding.