Cimbria Capital has hired Martin D. Beirne III as a operating partner. Beirne is the former president and CEO of Green Earth Fuels.
HOUSTON, Texas, Sept. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Cimbria Capital announced today the appointment of Martin D. Beirne, III as Operating Partner. Mr. Beirne joined Cimbria Capital with the purpose of further strengthening the firm’s industry relationships in the natural resource sectors. He serves as a direct advisor to Cimbria Capital’s investment team and as a potential board member and executive officer for certain Cimbria portfolio companies.
A skilled executive with more than fifteen years of operational leadership experience, Mr. Beirne joins Cimbria after his most recent role as President and CEO of Green Earth Fuels, a Riverstone Holdings and Goldman Sachs-backed alternative energy company operating large-scale processing assets situated within the Kinder Morgan Galena Park Terminal on the Houston Ship Channel.
“We are excited to welcome Martin D. Beirne, III as a member of our Texas-based team,” said Brian Iversen and Henrik Rasmussen, co-founders of Cimbria Capital. “Mr. Beirne brings deep executive and commercial experience to benefit Cimbria Capital’s portfolio companies. His background will be influential in advising portfolio companies on board and stakeholder communications, international subsidiary management, and complex regulatory and government affairs in agriculture and water.”
“I look forward to contributing to the Cimbria team’s distinct set of value-added capabilities and to engaging the stakeholders who are vital to sustained growth for rising businesses,” said Mr. Beirne. “Cimbria understands that long-term growth requires proactive regulatory involvement, and I am keen to apply my experience in this process to produce positive outcomes for our portfolio companies.”
In addition to his executive and commercial responsibilities within Green Earth, Mr. Beirne developed extensive experience in the operational compliance and legislative aspects of environmental regulations and sustainability regimes. Mr. Beirne represented both company and industry interests in federal, state and international forums.
“Mr. Beirne’s ability to navigate the increasingly complex regulatory landscape will help our portfolio companies meet the governing benchmarks needed to succeed in water and agribusiness,” said Mr. Iversen and Mr. Rasmussen. “Mr. Beirne’s discipline, character, and collaborative business style make him an ideal fit for our principle-driven team as he consistently demonstrates the values of a corporate statesman.”
About Cimbria Capital: Cimbria Capital is a private equity firm based in Illinois and Texas conducting early stage buyout and growth capital investments in the water technology and agribusiness sectors in North America and Europe.