Carla Zilka To Advise Hudson Clean Energy

Carla Zilka, founder of NexGen Advisors, has joined the advisory board of Hudson Clean Energy Partners.

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Hudson Clean Energy Partners, a leading global private equity firm dedicated to investing in renewable power, alternative fuels, energy efficiency and storage, announced today the appointment of Carla Zilka, Founder and Principal Advisor for NexGen Advisors LLC, a global corporate restructuring and business transformation firm focusing on driving growth, to its GP Advisory Board effective January 1, 2010.

“Hudson Clean Energy Partners is the leading clean energy private equity fund in the world,” said Carla Zilka, Founder and Principal Advisor for NexGen Advisors LLC and GP Advisory Board Member of Hudson Clean Energy Partners. “I am honored to join the GP Advisory Board and am eager to work with the Partners at the fund to add operational expertise that will assist Hudson Clean Energy Partners continue its dramatic growth.”

In her role as Founder and Principal Advisor for NexGen Advisors LLC, Zilka is a trusted counselor to Private Equity Partners and CEOs of Fortune 1000 companies, working to build a strategy to drive growth and revenue, while restructuring and reducing costs simultaneously. Zilka works with leading companies to improve margins, boost agility and grow revenue. She draws on a combination of economic analysis, econometric modeling, behavioral economics, financial modeling and Six Sigma. Her recent book, “Business Restructuring: An Action Template for Reducing Cost and Growing Profit,” demonstrates her expertise in supplying best practices in process, tools and templates for companies to follow when performing restructuring or transformation.

“Carla has the experience and industry knowledge to help guide Hudson Clean Energy Partners into the next decade – and has played an integral role in developing the Strategic Architecture that will serve as the roadmap for our future growth,” said Neil Auerbach, Managing Partner with Hudson Clean Energy Partners. “We look forward to working with Carla not only to grow our business, but also to position our portfolio companies to earn the best return for our investors.”

About NexGen Advisors LLC

NexGen Advisors LLC is a global corporate restructuring and business transformation firm focusing on driving growth. Carla Zilka, Founder and Principal Advisor, has extensive experience in Operations, Six Sigma, Organizational Efficiency and Talent Management. She previously was a Senior Consultant and Practice Leader in the Restructuring and Talent Management Practice at Towers Perrin. Before joining Towers Perrin, she served in various businesses and management roles at General Electric, most recently Vice President of Growth for Consumer Finance.

About Hudson Clean Energy Partners

Hudson Clean Energy Partners is a private equity firm that invests in the dynamic and fast-growing clean energy market. Hudson invests in companies focused on renewable power, alternative fuels, energy storage and demand-side energy management. Hudson’s investment strategy focuses on high-growth, asset-based, capital-intensive segments of the clean energy value chain using commercialized technologies to extract energy from wind, solar, geothermal, biomass and other renewable sources. Further information about Hudson can be found at www.HudsonCEP.com