David Gabrielson is PACENow’s Executive Director. He was introduced to PACE while developing Energize Bedford, an energy efficiency financing program for homes in Bedford, New York, where he has served as an elected Councilman since 2008. He represents Bedford on the Board of the Northern Westchester Energy Action Consortium of fourteen neighboring cities and towns. Before his careers in energy and politics, David spent over 20 years as an investment banker to state and local governments, financing a wide range of capital facilities and programs at national firms including Credit Suisse First Boston and J.P. Morgan. David earned a bachelors degree in Economics at the University of California at Berkeley and holds a Masters Degree in Public and Private Management from Yale University.
Natalie Trojan is a Senior Director at PACENow. She joined in June 2012 following a career in consulting and finance with firms such as Natixis Real Estate, BNY Capital Funding, and Deloitte & Touche. Natalie has provided strategic and financial advice and has executed billions in real estate, structured, project, and cross border financings to clients in the real estate, infrastructure, and energy sectors. Natalie is an active member of ULI – the Urban Land Institute, WX – Women Executives in Real Estate, and the Municipal Arts Society. Natalie has an AB in Architecture from Wellesley College, a Master of Regional Planning from UNC Chapel Hill, and an MBA from the Kenan-Flagler School of Business at UNC Chapel Hill
Kristina Klimovich joined PACENow as an Associate in March 2012. Kristina is a Master’s graduate in International Affairs from the New School University in New York City, where she researched issues related to welfare & environmental economics, valuation techniques, benefit-cost analysis, and social & economic rights. She was directly exposed to international energy efficiency and renewable energy projects throughout her work with Islands First, a legal capacity-building NGO, where she compiled a comprehensive database of sustainability initiatives undertaken on small islands. Kristina has a broad non-profit experience working for advocacy, research, and aid organizations.