Anton Finelli

With over twenty-five years of professional experience as a project developer, general manager, and consultant, Anton Finelli has built a broad record of accomplishment in the fields of solid waste management, resource conservation and utilization, independent power production, housing and community economic development, in both the public and private sectors. His areas of expertise include:

Capital project development, including initial project and facility planning, structuring of commercial arrangements and related negotiation of project contracts, and management of project/facility siting, design, permitting, financing and construction;

Greenhouse gas emissions trading, including management of the project validation and offset verification and issuance processes under various registry and program standards; execution of exchange-based and spot-market transactions, and negotiation of forward delivery commitments;

Business and economic analysis in support of internal and external investment decisions, including identification and assessment of market, technical, and regulatory performance requirements, costs and risks; and

Procurement of waste processing facilities and services, from the assessment of alternative procurement strategies to preparation of Requests for Proposals (RFPs), evaluation of business, technical and pricing proposals, and negotiation of long-term service agreements.

A founder and principal of CommonWealth, Mr. Finelli has specialized in the acquisition of development rights, and the negotiation of related financing, sales and/or service agreements for landfill gas (LFG) recovery projects developed by CommonWealth throughout the northeast, and has led or participated in the firm’s performance of technical and economic feasibility assessments and provision of related development services for waste-to-energy facilities, material recovery facilities, solid waste management facilities and independent power production facilities.

Prior to joining CommonWealth, Mr. Finelli was a senior consultant at a national firm specializing in the development of waste-to-energy facilities, where he procured and negotiated agreements with full service contractors, performed feasibility studies and provided support for tax-exempt bond financing of privately-owned facilities. Mr. Finelli had previously been a project manager and principal in firms developing single- and multi-family conventional and subsidized housing projects. Mr. Finelli has also served as director of energy conservation programs for the Massachusetts Office of Energy Resources. Mr. Finelli has a bachelors degree from the University of Notre Dame; a masters degree in English literature from the University of Texas; and a masters degree in business administration from Boston University. He has served as an officer and member of the Board of Directors of the Solid Waste Association of North America, Massachusetts Chapter, and is a member of the Northeast Energy and Commerce Association.