Stephan Nicoleau is an investor, advisor and founder, with more than 20 years investing and operating in social and environmental impact. Stephan is a partner at FullCycle, a private equity firm focused on accelerating climate-critical infrastructure solutions. He heads capital solutions for the firm, managing institutional relationships and the firm’s capital formation for its fund vehicles.
Stephan began his career as a management consultant, as a founding member of Coalition Ltd., a boutique strategy consultancy, which advised the executive management of JP Morgan, Credit Suisse, and Barclays Capital, among others, until the firm’s sale to S&P.
In founding Critical Value Advisors (“CVA”), Stephan built an advisory practice which served private investors managing several billion in assets, working to source emerging managers and impact investment opportunities globally. CVA led investments in venture, real estate, and infrastructure, helping investors achieve environmental, social and financial returns.
In 2016, Stephan founded LaGuardia Development Partners (“LDP”), an infrastructure vehicle focused on the redevelopment of LaGuardia Airport, a $5B project. LDP was integral in reshaping the public private partnership (“P3”) to be more inclusive of minority and women-owned funders and operators and changed municipal development in the region.
Stephan serves on the boards of Project Drawdown, Monument Lab, and Future of Cities among other service and philanthropy. Stephan is an active mentor to entrepreneurs in his community, lives in New York City, and is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.