SILDA WALL SPITZER
Silda Wall Spitzer is Senior Advisor at NewWorld Capital Group, a private equity firm investing in growth equity and infrastructure projects within Environmental Opportunities markets (energy efficiency, clean energy, water, waste-to-value and environmental products/services) and Co-Founder and CEO of NewYorkMakers.com, first private digital magazine and marketplace for the state first digital marketplace and magazine curating the best of New York State’s people, places, products and ideas;
Ms. Wall Spitzer’s professional career has spanned the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Before joining NewWorld, she was Managing Director at Metropolitan Capital Advisors, a women-owned investment firm, and First Lady of New York State, where she began initiatives promoting green buildings, alternative energy, and local food sources and engaging constituents to create livable communities and sustainable jobs. Previously, she Co-founded and ran Children for Children (now Points of Light’s generationOn youth division), engaging children of all backgrounds from an early age in volunteering and service learning.
A practicing attorney for a decade, Ms. Wall Spitzer specialized in M&A and corporate finance law at Skadden and later at Chase Manhattan Bank, where she structured and negotiated complex transactions.
Mother of three, Ms. Wall Spitzer serves on the Urban Green Council Board as Vice Chair, Ceres President’s Council, and Sustainable Endowments Institute Advisory Board and has co-authored several essays, including “Impact Investing: A Trade Up, Not a Trade Off.” Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Economic Club of New York, and NY State and City Bar Associations, she holds a JD from Harvard Law School and a BA summa cum laude and Honorary Doctorate from Meredith College.