Colin Harrington is the CEO of Zephyr Energy plc, a London-based energy company focused on bringing environmentally responsible development practices to the natural resource sector. Prior to that, he served as CEO of Wellford Capital Markets, an investment banking firm which specialized in providing acceleration capital for clean energy growth companies. Over his 25-year-career in the investment markets, he has worked on projects ranging from carbon capture to compressed air energy storage and has arranged or managed over $2 billion of equity investment in the energy sector.
Colin is passionate about land and watershed conservation and has been involved with preservation efforts in both Colorado and Maryland. He holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, a B.A. from Colby College, was a Hansard Scholar at the London School of Economics, and is an alumnus of the National Outdoor School of Leadership (NOLS). At present, he also serves on the board of trustees and is chairman of the Investment Committee at The Key School, a non-profit PK-12 independent school in Maryland.
A native of Annapolis, Maryland, Colin enjoys skiing, sailing, and any watersport that involves paddles or oars. He lives by the South River with his wife and two young children, on land shared with an energetic yellow Lab, a handful of pet chickens, and countless oysters suspended from the dock.