For the past 15 years, Zoltan Tompa has been working at the nexus of Cleantech innovation and investment. He is currently Director, Cleantech Practice at the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) where he is responsible for leading equity investments and growth financing transactions, as well as serving on the Board of several portfolio companies.
Zoltan joined BDC in 2016 to help lead the design and implementation of the Cleantech Practice and its $600 million growth capital platform that was purpose-built to help leading cleantech firms reach scale and profitability.
Prior to joining BDC, Zoltan spent over 10 years at Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), a $1 billion clean technology fund. As Director, Strategy and Market Alliances, he led SDTC’s regional offices, oversaw a suite of market acceleration programs that mobilized follow-on investments, established commercial partnerships, and facilitated market access for SDTC portfolio companies. Earlier as Director, Applications and Dealflow, he screened more than a thousand investment opportunities and was directly involved in over $350 million of investments.
Earlier in his career, he was the first non-founding employee at venture-backed software start-up Infotriever and product manager for a $2 billion small business credit portfolio at CIBC.