Tyson White

Director, Project Finance, Breakthrough Energy Catalyst

Tyson joined Breakthrough Energy Catalyst in April 2021 where he is responsible for the project finance capabilities of the Catalyst program. In collaboration with the Catalyst team, Tyson helps develop strategy and works closely with corporate, government and finance partners to fund the critical technologies we need to reach net zero emissions by 2050.

Prior to Breakthrough Energy, Tyson worked for The Engine, where he was the Vice President of Capital Markets working closely with The Engine’s portfolio companies on their unique capital needs. He sourced and engaged capital providers and institutions to help solve the capital elements of first-of-kind commercialization challenges. Prior to The Engine, Tyson spent 15 years on Wall Street between Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Barclays working with some of the world's largest institutional investors and corporations in both the US and Europe. He has also built, owns, and currently operates a high-end barber shop business in Boston.

Tyson graduated from Princeton University with an A.B. in Politics, where he focused on the geopolitical implications of fossil fuel dependence, and was the Captain of the Heavyweight Men’s Crew Team. He also represented Canada at the 2000 World Rowing Championships. Originally from Toronto, Canada, Tyson and his wife, Alex, and their 2 boys, Hudson and Bond live in Boston, Massachusetts. Together, they enjoy hockey, travelling, skiing, the company of family and friends, and the great outdoors.