Mr. Leistra-Jones has more than ten years of experience in financial, policy, and economic analysis. His primary focus is on corporate finance, with an additional specialty area in energy and sustainability. He has conducted financial analyses of more than 100 companies, as well as individuals, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations. Mr. Leistra-Jones has been qualified as an expert in financial analysis and testified in federal court. His expert engagements have addressed violators’ economic benefit gained from regulatory noncompliance; their ability to pay proposed penalties for environmental enforcement actions; and issues related to complex corporate organizations. He has also assessed the likely impacts of proposed reorganization plans for companies in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. In his sustainability work, Mr. Leistra-Jones has managed multiple program evaluations of clean energy programs, and assisted in the development of policies promoting green buildings and sustainable purchasing.
Mr. Leistra-Jones is a member of the American Economic Association. He holds a B.A. summa cum laude in Environmental Studies and Music from Amherst College, and an M.B.A. and M.E.M. from Yale University.