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JOE OSHA

Joseph Osha is a Managing Director and the senior analyst in charge of alternative energy and energy technology equity research at JMP Group.  JMP is an investment banking and asset management firm based in San Francisco.

Prior to joining JMP, Joe was Chief Financial Officer at GreenFire Energy.  During his time at GreenFire, he helped to oversee the company’s financing, accounting and cost analysis activities.  Most notably he worked closely with private-sector and public-sector partners to build a detailed cost model for GreenFire’s technology.  Before joining GreenFire, Joe served as Chief Financial Officer at Gravity Renewables, an investor-backed owner, operator and developer of small hydroelectric power plants in the United States.  During Joe’s tenure, Gravity successfully executed several equity capital raises, and completed several hydropower asset acquisitions.

Joe spent more than 20 years working on Wall Street as a highly ranked analyst and a manager, the last 18 of those at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He served as Head of Asia ex-Japan Equity Research, based in Hong Kong, for several years and oversaw a team of analysts based throughout Asia. Most recently in the U.S, Joe was Deputy Head of Americas Equity Research, supervising several industry groups as well as chairing the Bank’s equity recommendation review committee and transactions vetting process. As an equity analyst, he covered a variety of industries, including microelectronics in both Japan and the U.S, as well as alternative energy in the U.S.  Joe has been involved in several important alternative energy public equity offerings including SolarCity, Enphase Energy and NRG Yield. He has been publicly ranked by organizations including Institutional Investor, the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and Nikkei for his work as an analyst.

Joe earned an MBA with High Distinction from the University of Michigan, where he was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society, and also earned a Masters’ in East Asian Area Studies from Michigan. His undergraduate degree was earned in business administration from the University of Richmond, and he is a Chartered Financial Analyst.