AIH principals have strong complementary skills in the water and broad based infrastructure space, including energy and other areas of infrastructure. AIH also houses financial and legal execution capability that can save time and expense in transacting in the water sector.
Ken Rubin – AIH co-founder and head of advisory services. He previously co-founded Rubin Mallows Worldwide Inc., a transatlantic infrastructure management consulting, planning, and design firm. Dr. Rubin is a water and wastewater sector expert, where he supports utilities on matters of investment, finance, strategy, management, and operations; governments and legislatures at all levels on matters of resources and transport economics, foreign direct investment, and infrastructure finance; technology companies on matters of corporate strategy, M&A, and market entry/expansion; and investment banks on matters of asset valuation and technical due diligence. Between 1986 and 2010, he served as President and CEO of three infrastructure advisory companies in the US and the UK where he was responsible for infrastructure restructurings, acquisitions, divestitures, and financings. Dr. Rubin has delivered successful infrastructure projects on every continent. He holds a PhD and SM in Water Resources Systems Engineering from Harvard University, an MSPH in Environmental Engineering from the UNC Chapel Hill, and a BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Cornell University.
Jay Tannon - AIH co-founder, head of strategic development, investor relations and alliances. Oversees legal matters. Co-founded Novus Energy Partners, a transatlantic energy technology investment firm and its affiliate, Novus Special Situations. Former partner and transactional attorney at major law firms, now Senior Counsel to DLA Piper LLP. Mr. Tannon has structured and closed scores of business acquisitions, joint ventures, and infrastructure projects, with a focus on energy, transportation and communications. He previously served as Co-Chair of Private Equity at DLA Piper and participated on its Energy Steering Committee. Mr. Tannon has represented the interests of such enterprises as Onex, UPS, Isolux, Cogeco, Cox Communications, Ontario Teachers, AMP Capital, Virginia Port Authority, Hutchison Port Holdings, American Commercial Lines, Pan American Capital, and First Reserve Energy Infrastructure Fund. Mr. Tannon completed his BA with highest honors at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned his law degree from the University of Virginia.
Ken Kirk – Mr. Kirk is a Managing Partner at AIH heading the company’s municipal water and wastewater business. He is the former (26 years) CEO and Executive Director of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), which advocates for the nation’s top 250 public wastewater utilities. Ken was instrumental in founding and served as the first President of the US Water Alliance, focused on sustainable water resources, and founded/chaired the Water Infrastructure Network. Prior experience for Ken includes senior roles at the US EPA and Public Affairs Manager at the Water Environment Federation. He is a recognized national leader in the area of water utility innovation, public-private water partnerships and innovation in the financing and partnerships between private capital and public infrastructure. Ken has degrees from New York University, the Georgetown University Law Center and the George Washington University Law Center, where his specialty was environmental law.