Chairman and CEO of Transformation
A member of the Forbes Business Council, Dr. Walter Schindler is a lawyer, strategic advisor and thought leader with over 38 years’ experience in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings of securities and sustainability investing. The founder and a Managing Partner of Transformation Holdings LLC, he is currently focused on providing strategic advisory services, integrating legal, business, and sustainability factors. His goal is to provide clients with expertise in the best practices and strategies of sustainable investments and projects in the areas of energy, water, agriculture, and technology. Walter is a member of the Board of Directors of Xtreme Power Inc. and CNS Response Inc., as well as a member of the North American Advisory Board of The Cleantech Group, the Advisory Board of US Bank, and the Chief Executive Roundtable of the University of California at Irvine. He is on the Board of Directors of Fulbright Canada, the Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States of America (www.fulbright.ca). Prior to his business ventures, Walter served as the Managing Partner of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Orange County, California office, one of the largest in its worldwide network. His 20-year career at this leading international law firm included advising on some of the most successful IPO’s and mergers in the US during that time, including work for Allergan, Callaway Golf, Fluor, Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company, PacifiCare, PIMCO, SafeGuard Health, and Ultrasystems. He was the lead strategic advisor in over 60 successful mergers, acquisitions, and IPO’s. His assignments included advising Pacific Mutual Life Insurance with regard to the creation and execution of the exit strategy for its investment in PIMCO and working on the IPO of Ultrasystems Inc., the first renewable power project developer to go public in the US. He has 30 years of broad and deep experience in energy and renewable power projects and related exit experience. Walter is a native of New Orleans, earned his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. with honors from Yale University and his J.D. with honors from Harvard Law School, and studied as a Fulbright Scholar in Italy. He is the author of a book of original poetry (The Napoleon House) and a book on the life and poetry of John Milton (Voice and Crisis: Invocation in Milton’s Poetry).
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About SAIL Capital Partners LLC, Transformation: Transformation combines strategic advisory services and project development to help family offices, sovereign funds, and private companies.