Cornelius (Con) Fitzgerald
Chief Financial Officer and Executive President
Cornelius (Con) Fitzgerald serves as Bair Energy’s Chief Financial Officer and Executive President. His expertise in several areas helps Bair Energy complement and integrate the work of Wind Harvest International (WHI), where he serves as an executive Director. He is also President of Clean Energy Holdings, LLC.
Con became the CEO of WHI in late 2015 to lead negotiations with new partners, close a round of financing and work to bring WHI turbines to the commercial market. Beyond the commercialization of the technology, he helped create the business culture that enables WHI to attract exceptional talent and partners.
Before joining WHI, Cornelius was with the top strategic planning group for a Fortune 50 Bank in San Francisco, where he dealt with numerous analytical and communication issues, including the execution side of $15B in M&A activity. He began his career designing and building businesses with a boutique management-consulting firm, Patpatia & Associates. While in the consulting field, the emphasis was not simply strategy design, but included the implementation and execution of those strategies to bring the idea to life. Cornelius was part of a team that thought up, designed, built, and implemented a new insurance product platform for insurance and asset management companies across the U.S. The platform concept went on to be leveraged by General Electric’s insurance group.
Cornelius holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Arizona, as well as an MBA in sustainable enterprise from Dominican University of California. He lives in Marin County, CA. When he’s not working, Con enjoys his family and friends, Ironman 70.3 triathlons and spending time back on the ranch he grew up on in southeastern Oregon.