Mr. Polacek serves as the President of Energy Transition Solutions at Aggreko. Energy Transition Solutions is a strategic growth segment of Aggreko focused on developing, owning, and operating clean energy and sustainable infrastructure through long term investments and partnerships.
Before joining Aggreko, Mr. Polacek co-founded Ecofin’s private clean energy and infrastructure investment business in 2016 and served as a managing director and group lead. Previously, Mr. Polacek was a co-founder of Energy & Infrastructure Capital LLC (EIC), where he served as chief executive officer and chief investment officer from 2014 to 2016. Prior to forming EIC, Mr. Polacek was a managing director at GE Energy Financial Services (GE EFS), where he held various leadership roles focused on private equity and credit investment in the global energy infrastructure sector since joining in 2001. At GE EFS, Mr. Polacek co-founded the renewable energy group in 2006 as head of portfolio management and also managed its energy technology venture capital portfolio. Prior to joining GE EFS, he was a controller at Morgan Stanley in its venture capital investment division and a senior auditor with Ernst & Young, where he passed the certified public accountant (CPA) exam.
Mr. Polacek graduated magna cum laude from Adelphi University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting and earned a Master of Business Administration in finance and entrepreneurship with honors from Columbia Business School. He is a CFA® charterholder.