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Craig Cogut

Craig Cogut

Emeritus Member, Board of Directors of the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at ASU

Titles

  • Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Pegasus Capital Advisors, L.P.
  • Emeritus Member, Board of Directors of the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at ASU

Biography

Craig Cogut is founder and co-managing partner of Pegasus Capital Advisors and co-founder of Pegasus Sustainable Century MB, L.P. Since 1995, Mr. Cogut has executed over 70 transactions at Pegasus, and has assembled a world-class team of investment, operational, and policy professionals. He has led Pegasus to focus on businesses that secure competitive advantage through resource conservation, efficiency, and security.

Pegasus Sustainable Century brings capital and expertise to businesses that can compete successfully on the basis of resource efficiency and sustainability. Pegasus recognizes that population growth, fluctuating energy and commodity prices, recognition that resources are not unlimited, a progressive legislative agenda driven by constituent demand, and a new consumer buying equation are bringing sustainability to the forefront of our economy, creating the most exciting investment climate of our age. Pegasus’ more than 30 operating advisors have unsurpassed expertise in all aspects of sustainability, uniquely positioning the firm to identify both opportunities and pitfalls as sustainability emerges as a driver of growth across our economy.

Mr. Cogut has over 27 years of private equity investing, complex financial restructuring, and legal advisory experience. From 1990 to 1995, he was a senior principal and a founding partner of Apollo Advisors, L.P., involved in virtually all aspects of Apollo’s largest investments. From 1984 to 1990, he was an advisor, principally to Drexel Burnham Lambert Incorporated and associated entities. He serves as chairman of the External Advisory Board of the Brown University-Veterans Administration Center for Restorative and Regenerative Medicine, chairman of the Cogut Center for the Humanities at Brown University, as a trustee of Brown University, as a director of Human Rights First, and as a director of the Gettysburg Foundation. In 2008, he was selected to receive the New York League of Conservation Voters Corporate Pioneer Award.
Mr. Cogut is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Brown University.