Mr. Gurman is Principal of Gurman Capital Group, LLC, an independent financial advisor focused primarily on the project finance sector. There, Mr. Gurman has completed $7.5 billion of total transactions, comprised of assignments on behalf of Astoria Energy, Starwood Energy Group, JEMB Realty Corp, Pocono Manor Investors, Weichert Enterprise, and Rockland Capital. Mr. Gurman also serves as Managing Director and Chief Credit Officer of Mariner Infrastructure Investment Management, a fund being launched to provide first-loss capital protection to banks active in the global infrastructure sector. Additionally, Mr. Gurman is an Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University-SAIS, with a dual appointment in the International Economics Department and the Energy, Resources & Environment Program, where he has developed and currently teaches a graduate-level course entitled “Principals of Project Finance.” Earlier in his career, Mr. Gurman served as Vice Director of Global Project Finance and as the Director of the US Credit Division for Swiss Bank Corporation (now UBS). There, Mr. Gurman developed Swiss Bank’s first global portfolio rating and MIS systems, ran the bank’s credit training program, and designed, implemented, and ran the bank’s global derivative credit limits system. Mr. Gurman earned his B.A. in French Literature and Political Science from Union College, and his MA in International Energy Policy and Economics from Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies. Additionally, Mr. Gurman serves on the Boards of New York Says Thank You and Prospect Theater Company, and as a Balloon Captain for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, in New York City.