Walter L. Schindler is the Chief Executive Officer of Frost & Sullivan Investment Partners LLC, an international sustainable investment advisory firm affiliated with the consulting firm Frost & Sullivan, based in Silicon Valley with 1800 consultants in 48 countries. Frost & Sullivan Investment Partners LLC is backed by several global family offices and is currently advising clients, or investing on behalf of its clients, in sustainable energy and water companies and other sustainable development projects throughout the world. Walter is an investor, strategist, and lawyer who served as a partner of the international law firm of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher. His 19-year law firm career included advising clients on some of the most successful IPO’s and mergers in the US during that time, including Allergan, Callaway Golf, Fluor, Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company (regarding the spinoff of PIMCO), PacifiCare (regarding its merger with FHP), SafeGuard Health, and Ultrasystems. He was the lead strategic advisor in over 60 successful mergers, acquisitions, and IPO’s as well as over 25 renewable power projects. Afterwards, Walter became the founder and Managing Partner of SAIL Capital Partners LLC, an early pioneer and thought leader in sustainable investment in the United States. Under his leadership SAIL Capital was selected by the World Economic Forum as a member of its Community of Global Growth Companies and was nominated for Private Equity Manager of the Year by Foundation & Endowment Money Management. In addition, SAIL Capital was chosen by the U.S. Department of Commerce to co-lead with Deutsche Bank the first U.S. Trade Mission on Clean Energy to Germany and to participate in the first Impact & Sustainable Investment Trade Missions to Europe, meeting with investors in Zurich, Amsterdam, and London. He has also been a guest participant in the Australian American Leadership Dialogue, a private group of government and industry leaders from both countries. In 2014 Walter was elected to the Board of Directors of Fulbright Canada, the Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States of America (www.fulbright.ca ). Walter has also served as a member of the North American Advisory Board of The Cleantech Group and the Advisory Board of US Bank, and is a long-standing member of the Chief Executive Roundtable of the University of California at Irvine. As Founder and Managing Partner of SAIL Venture Partners LLC, Schindler was honored as U.S. GameChanger of the Year 2016, and SAIL Venture was selected as the U.S. Niche Investment Firm of the Year in each of two categories: Energy and Cleantech.