Our Mission and Team. “There is no greater imperative driving investment decisions today than climate change,” says Doug McKeige, our Founder and Editor-in-Chief, “The Climate Capitalist aims to arm investors – as well as policy makers and corporate leaders – with informed analysis of the energy and power markets, and target opportunities for enhanced returns.”

The Climate Capitalist is self-funded, ensuring an independent outlook, with a team of contributors and researchers who specialize in forward-looking analysis of developments in solar, wind, energy storage, geothermal and nuclear energy – and the implications for fossil fuel energy systems and companies.

“Capitalism has to be the engine that drives the clean energy transition,” says Doug, “We hope TCC offers our audience a unique advantage in charting their own investment and personal choices in the climate-based economy.”


Douglas McKeige

Douglas McKeige

Editor-In-Chief

Doug McKeige is Editor-in-Chief of The Climate Capitalist. A former shareholder litigator who worked on high profile cases including WorldCom, Doug has spent the last decade as a hedge fund and commercial real estate executive. He is a member of the Earth Justice Council and a distinguished fellow at the Tulane Center for Environmental Law. He serves on the Advisory Board of MUUS Asset Management, a private investment company focused on sustainability.


A lifelong sailor and outdoorsman, Doug has spearheaded Clean Water Act cases and other initiatives for Long Island Sound and the Adirondack Park. Doug earned a B.A. in economics from Tufts University, and a J.D. from Tulane Law School, where he was a member of Law Review.

Contact Doug: Doug.mckeige@theclimatecapitalist.com

Catherine Hausman

Managing Editor

Cathy has provided top level strategic direction on all aspects of internal/external communications and business development for leading US law firms. She has also led successful communications and development campaigns for non-profit organizations. Cathy has a background in journalism and was original co-author of the NYC bestseller The Manhattan Family Guide to Private Schools and Select Public Schools. Her work on The Blackboard Awards for Our Town was nominated by Frank McCourt for a Pulitzer Prize in the service category.

Catherine Hausman
Tim Callahan

Tim Callahan

Consulting Editor

Tim Callahan is the Director of Project Development at Nexus PMG where he works on the development, engineering and finance of projects that reduce carbon intensity and enhance resource efficiency. Prior to Nexus, Tim developed renewable energy projects at PrairieGold Solar, a company he co-founded, and was Chief Financial Officer of Hawkeye Energy Holdings, one of the largest biofuels producers in the world.

Tim started his career at Arthur Andersen in Russia where he worked on land titling and privatization projects before he became an investment banker in the mergers & acquisitions group at Credit Suisse in New York. Tim holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Colorado and an MBA in international business and finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Steve Kirkpatrick

Managing Director

Steve is a seasoned investment and operating professional. He began his career in the investment business with Robertson Stephens & Co., a leading investment bank for technology, healthcare, biotech and specialty retailing firms. He left to cofound and co-manage a long-short, small cap equity hedge fund that delivered good returns in a down market.

Steve has been the President of an IP licensing firm, the Commercial Director of North Sails, the world’s largest sail making company, the CFO of an ergonomic furniture startup, and a Managing Director and early employee of corporate governance advisory firm Glass, Lewis & Co.

He holds a BA in economics from Tufts University and an MBA with concentrations in finance and marketing from The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania.

Steve Kirkpatrick
Richard Carey

Richard Carey

Managing Director

Richard has deep experience in investment banking, finance and markets, most recently as Managing Director, Capital Markets at Credit Suisse. He played a lead role in financings for private equity firms and non-investment grade companies. He oversaw the underwriting, pricing and distribution of hundreds of transactions through multiple market cycles.

Richard completed Harvard University’s Advanced Leadership Initiative, joining a cohort of professionals focused on tackling social and environmental problems. He has over a decade of experience in angel/start-up and impact advisory work and investing through various organizations in Boston and New York, including Hub Angels, Mass Medical Angels, Boston Impact Initiative, Social Innovation Forum and HBS Alumni Community Action Partners.

Richard is a graduate of Brown University and is an avid cyclist having completed a cross-country trip and climbed many of the Tour de France peaks.

Agnes Enochs

Staff Writer

A recent graduate of Tulane University with a degree in Political Science, Agnes currently lives in New York City and plans to attend law school in the fall. Having lived in a number of places threatened by warming temperatures and rising sea levels (New Orleans, LA and Newport, RI), Agnes feels a strong sense of urgency regarding the climate crisis. She is particularly interested in working on behalf of populations disproportionately affected by climate change, as those who contribute the least to climate change are often those who are most affected by it.

Forever a lover of the ocean, she enjoys any activity that involves being in the water, as well as running and music.

Agnes Enochs
Kyle Spencer

Kyle Spencer

Staff Writer

Kyle Spencer is a sophomore at Dartmouth College. He is creating his own major in Environmental Entrepreneurship. Kyle has spent his summers working for the EPA, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and Save the Sound. He passionately believes the best way to combat climate change is through advancing direct air capture and carbon sequestration technologies. He enjoys swimming, scuba diving, and water polo, as well as photography both above and below the water.

Laurence Gerace

Staff Writer

Laurence is a Senior at The University of Southern California pursuing a BA in Economics and a Computer Science concentration. He has three years experience as an intern at Morgan Stanley’s Wealth Management Headquarters in Purchase, NY, directly serving High-net-worth individuals and V.P. level Financial Advisors. He recently interned at Kaplan, Fox & Kilsheimer, LLP, a large security and antitrust litigation firm in New York City, writing reports and analyzing database discovery solutions. At the University of Southern California, Laurence is on the Lacrosse team and active in many clubs, including the Association for Computing Machinery, the Rocket Propulsion Club, and the Hyperloop club (looking for efficient, clean new ways of transportation). He enjoys snowboarding, hiking, sailing and scuba diving in his free time.

Laurence Gerace
Maggie Camillos

Maggie Camillos

Staff Writer

Recently graduating from UC Berkeley with a major in Physical Geography and a minor in Music, Maggie is an artist, writer and climate advocate. She first developed her passion for the outdoors backpacking as a kid, and began mobilizing around climate change through her undergraduate studies in Physical Geography. Having grown up also drawing, painting, and writing, Maggie is eager to combine her artistic and environmental interests, and engage people in the climate crisis through creative communication, and through narratives of opportunity.

Alex Ellis

Staff Writer

Alex is a recent graduate of Cornell University, where she double majored in Communication and Environment & Sustainability (E&S). During her time in Ithaca, NY, she was a member of Epsilon Eta (a professional honors sustainability fraternity), played soccer, taught life cycle analysis (LCA) assessments, and served as president of She’s the First (a club dedicated to global women’s education).

From New Orleans, LA, Alex has a penchant for sustainable development and technologies that put an eco-friendly twist on the status quo, particularly in the home and real estate sphere (she’s lived in 15+ different houses). Alex has interned for the Alliance for Affordable Energy, and currently works as a consultant, helping companies recover from natural disasters. Outside of the office, she enjoys reading, running, and trying new outdoor activities.


Alex Ellis
Will Sirmon

Will Sirmon

Staff Writer

Will is a recent graduate of Union College in Schenectady, NY where he majored in Political Science and minored in German Studies. At Union, Will was a member of the varsity football and track and field teams, as well as the Pre-Law society and German club. He also served as chair of diversity and inclusion for the fraternity Theta Delta Chi. He has interned with United States Senator Bill Cassidy in Washington, D.C. and with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission in New York City.

A New Orleans, LA native, Will has a strong interest in land conservation and reclamation, as well as natural disaster mitigation. He is currently working as a park ranger with the United States Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service in Pleasant Grove, UT, and plans to attend law school in the near future. Will enjoys hiking, reading, and playing beach volleyball.

Douglas Lotz

Staff Writer

Doug is an entrepreneur and technologist with over a decade of experience in managing complex software projects. He has worked in disparate industries including retail, aerospace, and health and fitness. He is the founder and CEO of CardioCast, an audio-guided fitness app that features industry-leading music and coaching from top instructors.

Doug is an avid sailor, hiker, and skier who credits his early childhood education at the New Canaan Nature Center for having established his lifelong interest in protecting the environment. He is an ardent researcher and supporter of first principles thinking. Doug holds a BA in History from the University of Pennsylvania, where he also studied International Relations, Economics, Finance, and Climate Science.

Douglas Lotz
Simons+Simons

Simons+Simons

Creative and Production

Simons+Simons is an independent, Adirondack based consultancy, creating authentic, culturally relevant brand stories and content.

Annette Simons has been a senior Producer for two of the world’s leading commercial and content production companies (@RadicalMedia in the U.S. and Filmgraphics in Australia). She was a founder of a highly acclaimed independent production company in Sydney (BLACK) and co-founder of Sydney’s leading kid’s talent agency (StarfishKids). She has Produced movies (Hugh Jackman’s debut feature among them) + literally hundreds of TV commercials + music videos + short films + digital content.

Michael Simons is a globally recognized Executive Creative Director and Chief Creative Officer. He has led an office of one of the world’s most creative ad agencies (Wieden+Kennedy, China) and one of the largest (FCB N.Y.) and devised innovative and successful campaigns for notable brands such as Nike, Levis, Jeep, Coca Cola, Samsung, Greenpeace and Disney.

https://www.simonssimons.com/

Olivia Gossett Cooper

Associate Creative Director

Olivia Gossett Cooper helps brands tell stories. She’s worked with Fortune 500 companies, startups, and everything in between. Cooper is the founder and author of sustainable lifestyle newsletter turned book Today We Will. She has an MBA in Sustainability and is now working to bridge the communication gap between climate science facts and what people connect most with — a really good story. Cooper lives in NYC with her husband Jordan Cooper and their two sons.

Olivia Gossett Cooper
Will McKeige

Will McKeige

Drone Photography

Will’s passion for the big outdoors drives his dual life pursuits of world class ocean racing sailor and junior at the University of Rhode Island closing in on a degree in Marine Affairs. He began sailing at a young age and among his many successes on the water was winning line honors in the 2016 Bermuda Race.

He also began building and flying drones as soon as he was old enough to solder. Coupling his flying prowess with an interest in photography, Will has become an integral member of the CAPM video creation team. When not studying, sailing or building and flying drones, Will is also a nationally certified ski patroller.