James Nairne

Managing Director, Global Wind Development Corp

Mr. Nairne has been involved in venture capital, leveraged buyouts and recapitalization, and real estate development for over 30 years. Recently, Mr. Nairne was the Managing Director of the venture capital investment arm of legendary oil baron, T. Boone Pickens. There he directed venture capital investments in a variety of startup companies, including internet services, energy and medical devices. Of particular interest, he negotiated the formation of a wind energy development co-venture with Danish turbine manufacturer, NEG Micon, and the development of wind energy projects with Siemens. Mr. Nairne has successfully developed and financed commercial real estate in Winnipeg, Canada through Chartier & Associates and residential property including homes, mobile homes, and condominiums in Nevada and Florida. He completed a tract of over 750 condominiums and a 1,000 unit mobile home park. Mr. Nairne also established proprietary systems for the management of his projects. Starting as a chartered accountant for Laventhol & Horwath, Chartered Accountants, Mr. Nairne commenced practice as a tax specialist and later created and headed the tax division of the Vancouver office. From there he moved to the hotel sector where he began his career experience in acquisition, finance and project management.

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