Matt Ferguson

Emeritus Board Member

Founder & Director, Project Seastar

Matt Ferguson

Matt Ferguson is the founder and director of a new venture, Project Seastar, a catalyst of solutions rooted in autonomy that improve community and organizational effectiveness. Prior to Project Seastar, Mr. Ferguson served as counsel at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, where his project finance and transaction experience included tax equity structuring, the issuance or redemption of financial instruments such as facility industrial revenue bonds and cross-border aircraft leases, initial public offering advisory, tax planning and business development structuring, merger and acquisition counsel and master limited partnership and real estate investment trust formation.

Mr. Ferguson public affairs activities included initiatives and policy related to hybrid distributed energy resources finance, such as microgrid finance, comprehensive tax reform and economic development strategies combining public and private finance. He was also the architect of the underwriting standard that utilities and financial institutions use to ascertain renewable energy project reliability and risk management.

Prior to joining Kilpatrick Townsend, Mr. Ferguson was a Principal with CohnReznick, the 10th largest accounting, tax and advisory firm in the United States. At CohnReznick, he established the successful Renewable Energy Practice and served as its National Practice Leader. During that tenure he structured and closed tax equity transactions that generated energy from biomass, geothermal, solar and wind resources. In addition, he structured transactions that were capitalized or enhanced with public finance including new markets tax credits, credit enhancements and loan guarantees. Before CohnReznick, Mr. Ferguson served as Director and General Tax Counsel for United Parcel Service (UPS) and was responsible for initiating UPS’s energy strategy including executing investment transactions in renewable energy, coordinating energy efficiency facility upgrades and green building development, creating energy-related products and mitigating business risk related. He closed over $1 billion of commitment in various alternative investments.