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James Berner


First Reserve Corporation (Greenwich, CT)


Mr. James Berner is a Director at First Reserve Corporation, which he joined in 2011. His responsibilities include deal origination, structuring, execution, monitoring and exit strategy, with a focus on the energy infrastructure sector. Mr. Berner was a Managing Director at General Electric Capital Corporation prior to joining First Reserve. Prior to General Electric Capital Corporation, he was a Vice President of Project and Structured Finance at Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.


Mr. Berner holds a B.A. in History and Government from Cornell University, a M.B.A. from The Wharton School, and a M.A. in International Affairs from the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University.