Dan Rustowicz, Chief Manager
Mr. Rustowicz formed RedWind after spending approximately fourteen years in a corporate setting. Prior to starting his own venture, Dan was the Chief Development Officer of a privately held Minnesota renewables company. There he led all aspects of wind origination, both Greenfield and co-development, all due diligence, financial modeling, negotiations, legal contract review, and procurement.
Formerly, Mr. Rustowicz was the Manager, Business Development Wind Energy for John Deere Credit. His contributions in Corporate Business Development, in which Strategic Growth Initiatives are researched, analyzed, and acted upon, as its "Team Leader" for the Wind Initiative was instrumental in commercializing the wind business for John Deere. Mr. Rustowicz has been involved in the wind business since July 2004.
Prior to the wind initiative, Mr. Rustowicz had worked at various divisions within Deere & Company since May 2000, when he was hired into the Strategic Management Program, a rotational program for high performers fresh out of business school. Prior to joining Deere, Dan had received a MBA from Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business. Before attaining his MBA, Mr. Rustowicz spent approximately five years with Ernst & Young, LLP as a Senior Auditor.
Mr. Rustowicz received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and All College Honors Distinction from Canisius College. Dan is a CPA and Eagle Scout.