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Cornellians in Private Equity

Carter Ward


Managing Director
ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC (Boston, MA)


Mr. Carter A. Ward is a Managing Director at ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC. He joined the firm in 2001 and has 17 years of energy finance and private equity experience. Mr. Ward has in-depth experience in the application of private equity, leveraged finance, project finance, restructuring, and leasing to the power industry. Prior to this, he was a Vice President at McManus & Miles, where he participated in over $1 billion of acquisition, restructuring, and financing transactions involving generating assets and power contracts.


Mr. Ward graduated with a B.S. in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University with a focused minor in Economics and Finance.