Dr. Robert Jaworski is a founder and managing partner at Vortex Advisors LLC. Robert has more than 17 years of cleantech experience in academia, industry, capital markets and investment banking. Before starting Vortex Advisors, he co-founded Jefferies cleantech investment banking practice. As a senior member of Jefferies North American cleantech banking team, Robert was focusing on earlier stage and private companies. In addition to the North American banking activities, he was responsible for Jefferies cleantech investment banking activities in China and was also involved in the European cleantech banking effort. Before cleantech investment banking, Robert was a member of Jefferies convertible capital markets and convertible research teams. Before joining Jefferies, Robert worked at Bellcore/Telcordia as a research scientist and consultant. He built Telcordia's network power consulting business and was a part of the company's lithium ion battery development effort.
Robert's clean technology experience includes research and consulting in energy generation, storage and efficiency at Bellcore, Telstra Research Laboratories in Australia and the Ohio State University. Robert's technical expertise in clean technologies provides a unique combination with his finance, banking and capital markets experience, greatly benefitting his corporate and investor clients. Dr. Jaworski received Ph.D. in Chemistry from Miami University and an MBA from Rutgers University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Vortex Advisors LLC is a cleantech consultancy. Vortex Advisors specialize in helping early stage companies and investors make the right decisions in their cleantech endeavors. Understanding of clean technologies is an extremely important part of everything the firm does. Vortex Advisors combine this expertise with their experience in business and the investment world to create custom-tailored solutions for their clients. The partners at Vortex Advisors work with cleantech companies on winning business strategies by helping them to develop or improve business plans, identify new markets and target customers, analyze competitive environment, and prepare strategies for long term corporate growth and capital raising. The firm's goal is to create long lasting bridges between their clients, their customers, and investors. Vortex Advisors also help investors evaluate new cleantech investment opportunities and explore novel cleantech investment strategies. Their service offered to investors includes technical and business diligence of target companies and support of their existing cleantech portfolio investments.