DR. WALTER SCHINDLER AND TRANSFORMATION

Dr. Schindler is currently focused on providing strategic advisory services, integrating legal, business, and sustainability factors. His goal is to provide clients with expertise in the best practices and strategies of sustainable investments and projects in the areas of energy, water, agriculture, and technology.

From Then to Now…

In 2000, Walter Schindler stepped away from a successful law firm partnership to dive into the world of sustainable investing in a journey he calls “mapping the puzzle of disruptive transformation.” At each stage of his journey, he has been a step ahead of his time, advising some of the first renewable energy movers and shakers as a corporate lawyer starting from 1980.

1980
Legal advisor to the first renewable power project developer
1981
Lead Strategic & Legal Advisor on IPO of UltraSystems Inc.
1983
First utility scale renewable power plants in the USA
1985
His public client UltraSystems is #1 performing stock on NASDAQ or NYSE
1989
Advised first co-­generation projects in industry for generation of power from industrial waste steam
1990’s
Strategy on pricing the IPO of Callaway Golf (1992); advised the founder of New Horizons, now the largest computer training company in the world
1990
Advised Security Pacific National Bank re: LBO of Jorgensen Steel
1992 – 1994
Structured the spin off of PIMCO from Pacific Life and created the platform for a $10 Billion Exit
1995 – 1998
Co-­Founder and Manager of private hedge fund with 56% IRR in public securities investments
1999
founding of SAIL Capital Partners, a pioneering cleantech-focused venture capital firm
2001
Invested in the first environmental fuel additives company to reduce pollution
2006
Invested in the first movers in energy storage & efficiency, more efficient HVAC motors, global safe water purification systems
2007
Co-Invested in WaterHealth International Inc. with Dow Chemical - now a world leader in providing pure drinking water systems to rural villages through sustainable capitalism
2010
Early backer of women-­led businesses with future360.tv
2012
Early backer in the next generation of drones
2015
early advocate of sustainable “green bonds”
2016
Invited to St James Palace by the British Royal Family for recognition of his pioneering work in sustainability
2017
Guest instructor for a week-long set of classes for Common Purpose, a UK based global leadership organization devoted to developing leaders who can cross boundaries; hosted by Price Waterhouse in London with special events hosted by HRH Princess Anne.
2018
Launch of new strategic advisor firm, Transformation LLC, and a new sustainable agriculture investment syndicate Transformation World Agriculture