Jeffrey Tannenbaum is the founder of Titan Grove, a family office focused on building mission-driven businesses that promote sustainable, healthy and just capitalism.
Mr. Tannenbaum founded Fir Tree Partners, a private global investment firm, in 1994 and serves as its Chairman. Prior to Fir Tree, Mr. Tannenbaum spent his career in the private equity industry at Kohlberg & Co. Mr. Tannenbaum has served as Board Chairman of numerous public and private companies and founded and served as the Chairman of sPower LLC, which he helped build into our nation’s largest private solar utility.
Through the Fir Tree Philanthropies (“FTP”), Mr. Tannenbaum focuses on domestic job creation via accelerating America’s energy independence. FTP promotes job creation and sustainable capitalism through innovations in public policy, finance and entrepreneurship. Through FTP, Mr. Tannenbaum organized our nation’s first major bi-partisan symposium focused on eliminating foreign oil dependence. FTP hosted President Obama’s energy cabinet members for their 100 day planning retreat and operates a Scientist in Residence program. Mr. Tannenbaum also founded the not for profit PACENation.org which has helped develop a new form of financing for energy retrofits of homes and buildings. Mr. Tannenbaum is a lecturer at Cambridge University where he teaches a global investing class.
Mr. Tannenbaum received a JD-M.B.A. degree from NYU and graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Tulane University. He also studied at the London School of Economics and did postgraduate work at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Scott Troeller is a Partner of Titan Grove and leads its day-to-day investment activity.
Scott has over 25 years of private and public investment experience, having led and completed in excess of 100 private platform investments and related add-on acquisitions and has served on more than 15 public and private boards. He is a co-founder and board member of NextEdge Networks and co-founded and was the lead board member of sPower.
Scott joined Titan Grove in 2012 and also served as a Managing Director at Fir Tree to help oversee Titan Grove sourced investments funded by the Fir Tree funds. Prior to joining Titan Grove in 2012, Scott was a Partner at Veronis Suhler Stevenson (VSS), a mid-market focused equity and mezzanine debt investor managing in excess of $3 billion during his tenure. While at VSS, Scott served on the investment committee of VSS’s private equity and mezzanine funds and served as a member of the VSS management committee. Prior to joining VSS in 1996, Scott was an investment banker at JP Morgan & Co focused on mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance.
Scott is a graduate of Rutgers College completing extensive studies in Economics, Communications, Mathematics and Physics.