Chief Executive Officer
Joseph Scherer has been leading GreenFire Energy as the CEO for the last 8 years. He is an experienced attorney of 33 years in project financing and was the head of the Credit Finance practice at Cooley LLP. His financing experience includes representation of a wide range of established to emerging companies and their financing sources ranging from venture capitalists to money center banks. Joe took a leave of absence from Cooley in 1986-1987 to work as a project developer and acted as Project Counsel for cogeneration projects with International Power Technology. He has substantial project finance experience both international and domestic, including projects in wireless telecom, conventional cogeneration energy projects and renewable energy projects employing various biogas, biowaste, wind, hydro, agricultural waste, geothermal and solar technologies. Joe received a J.D. in 1982 from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, where he was associate editor of the UCLA Law Review and graduated in the top 10 percent of his class. Joe concurrently earned an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson Graduate School of Management, where he concentrated in finance and earned membership to the Beta Gamma Sigma scholastic honor society. At UCLA, Joe was selected each year as the recipient of the John M. Olin Fellowship for law and economics. He earned his undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of California, Davis, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa.