Co-Chief Executive Officer
Seminole Financial Services, LLC
CHRIS DIAZ is the co-CEO of Seminole Financial Services, LLC (SFS) a full-service national investment management / financial services organization. In addition to his role as co-CEO, Mr. Diaz will continue overseeing the Business Development team which is responsible for the identification, evaluation, and negotiation of renewable energy finance transactions focusing on solar and wind projects between $2 million and $40 million in need of construction financing; permanent debt financing; and tax credit equity. To date Chris has closed over $1.2 Billion in Construction and Permanent Financing and tax credit equity for solar and wind transactions.
Seminole Financial Services (SFS) provides pre-development loans, construction loans; permanent debt financing; and tax credit equity for Renewable Energy Transactions as well as investment management services to various real estate investment vehicles. Currently, SFS manages over $300 million in commercial real estate and renewable energy assets nationwide, for the benefit of various public employee pension and retirement plans.
Chris is a frequent National Speaker at industry conferences regarding Renewable Energy Finance and Energy Credits. He has published multiple articles regarding Renewable Energy Finance. Chris is an elected member of the Board of Directors for the Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA), is a board member for the Solar Energy Trade Show (“SETS”) Board of Managers, is a member of SETS Board of Managers Finance Committee, and was Vice-President of the Board of Directors for the Distributed Wind Energy Association (DWEA).
Mr. Diaz has been involved with tax credits and financial services for over twenty years previously with Credit Suisse, MMA Financial, and the Midland Companies. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science with emphasis in urban and regional planning from Florida State University and an MBA from Nova Southeastern University.
Wednesday, September 25
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM