Shez Bandukwala is a Partner in the Chicago office and heads the firm’s Alternative Energy / Greentech Investment Banking sector. Shez has led Greentech public offerings for First Solar, Sunpower, Daystar, Real Goods Solar, Evergreen Solar and Zoltek. Prior to joining ThinkEquity, he was Founder and President of Hilco Enterprise Valuation Services, LLC, a division of Hilco Trading, LLC, where he led valuation teams on approximately 120 transactions in less than three years. Prior to that, he had 10 years of investment banking experience at William Blair & Company, LLC, where he was a Principal in Corporate Finance and focused on business development and leading execution teams. While at Blair, he advised his clients on approximately 60 public and private financings, mergers and acquisitions representing over $4 billion in transaction value. Bandukwala has a deep background in multiple industries, primarily focused on middle–market companies. He has been a guest speaker at over 20 industry conferences addressing the IPO process, capital raising, valuation issues and merger methodologies. Shez received his BS from University of Illinois in 1987 and a MBA, with distinction, from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University in 1992.