Lenny Hochschild

lenny hochschild2Lenny Hochschild, Managing Director, Evolution Markets

Lenny Hochschild is a Managing Director for Evolution Markets. Mr. Hochschild manages Evolution Markets’ Carbon America ‘s Group, which is the region’s most honored brokerage firm. In addition, Mr. Hochschild is a member of Evolution Markets Executive Management Committee.

Mr. Hochschild assists a broad base of North American and Latin American clients in assessing risk, establishing market strategies, and executing transactions in the global carbon market. He leads one of the market’s largest and most experienced teams of carbon brokers and carbon project originators, which has been at the forefront of carbon market design in the U.S. and a pioneer in carbon trading product development and ground breaking transactions.

Previously, Mr. Hochschild started Evolution Markets’ San Francisco , California office in January 2004, where he provided professional brokerage services to the renewable energy market place inclusive of REC transactions and power purchase agreements.

Mr. Hochschild joins Evolution Markets with extensive experience in commodity trading and brokerage. At American Electric Power, he specialized in deal origination for the company’s coal-fired power plants and negotiation of the company’s biomass and Synfuel contracts. Mr. Hochschild also acted as a domestic and international coal trader for Enron Global Markets and as a base metals and precious metals trader in New York and London .

In 2007, Mr. Hochschild was re-elected to serve until 2009 on the Board of the Western Renewable Energy Generation Information System (WREGIS), which commenced operation in June 2007.

Mr. Hochschild, a native South African, graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester.