BlueMountain Capital Management has appointed Scott Troeller as portfolio manager to source, evaluate, and execute infrastructure-related private investments, with an initial focus on energy, environmental, and telecommunications infrastructure in North America.
In the newly-created position, Troeller will report to Andrew Feldstein, co-founder and chief investment officer. His appointment is a part of continued expansion of private capital investing.
BlueMountain has previously made significant private infrastructure investments, such as in Aligned Energy, a leading data centre provider that recently received a strategic investment from Macquarie Infrastructure Partners, Troeller will be BlueMountain’s first senior investment professional to focus exclusively upon infrastructure.
Troeller joins from Fir Tree Partners, where he was a managing director and focused on private equity investments. He was also a managing director of Titan Grove Holdings, the private investment arm of Fir Tree’s founders. Prior to joining Fir Tree, he spent over a decade at VSS where he was a general partner and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. He was also a member of the VSS Investment Committees for its control-oriented private equity funds and its structured capital funds.
More recently, he led the investments in infrastructure-related business such as NextEdge Networks, CiG Wireless, and sPower, which became the largest private solar utility in US during his leadership. Troeller began his career at JP Morgan, where he focused on M&A and financings in technology, media, and telecommunications.