Founder & Managing Member
Mr. Donovan has been actively involved in the financing of transactions both in the US and abroad for over 25 years. Mr. Donovan has gained experience in all aspects of corporate finance and project development. He has successfully completed transactions in the energy, waste to energy, forest products, infrastructure and industrial sectors.
Mr. Donovan’s experience as a developer, contractor and investment banker provides clients with a valuable perspective in investment opportunities. Mr. Donovan's experience includes engineering and project financing at Fluor Corporation in Irvine, California and at Combustion engineering in Stamford Connecticut. Mr. Donovan was a partner of Kendall Capital Partners and a director at CS First Boston and Merrill Lynch, concentrating in project financing.
Mr. Donovan has a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Engineering from the University of California/Berkley and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Massachusetts. Mr. Donovan is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of California and holds NASD Series 7, 14 and 24 certifications as a broker/dealer.
About Prospero Prospero is a merchant bank founded in 1998 to provide financial services and capital to companies in the technology and energy sectors. Prospero can assist companies in all phases of growth from start up to long range financial strategy. Prospero has grown to include private placement services through its broker/dealer Prospero Capital LLC. Prospero provides placement services for both individual businesses and funds focused in a variety of markets.
Prospero has worked on both the governmental side and the private side in the development of power generation. Prospero has leveraged its extensive knowledge of power generation to become a principal in project development, primarily in the renewable energy market, including fuel cells, biomass, waste to energy and carbon neutral electricity generation. Prospero has analyzed the financial feasibility of cogeneration projects within existing facilities and can manage the process of their implementation. Prospero welcomes development opportunities individually or in cooperation with other qualified partners.