To be able to lead a team that is this talented toward a goal that is so impactful is a dream come true.

Jessica Bailey

CEO & Co-founder

Jessica’s Nuveen Story

Prior to co-founding Nuveen Green Capital in 2015, Jessica led the design, management, and implementation of the nation’s first successful C-PACE program at the CT Green Bank. In its first two years, the program financed $75 million in clean energy projects and executed the first securitization of commercial efficiency assets – more than doubling the volume of C-PACE transactions between 2013 and 2014. From 2004-2012, Bailey worked at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF), an $800 million foundation based in New York. As the Fund’s program officer for sustainable development, she co-managed a $7 million portfolio of grants focused on mitigating climate change and promoting clean energy.

Jessica has received numerous awards and positive recognition for her work. Most recently, she was selected for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneurial Winning Women of 2019 program. In 2014, Bailey was named a “Champion of Change” by the White House for solar deployment. For her work designing the successful Connecticut C-PACE program, The Hartford Business Journal dubbed her a “Green Warrior;” and after co-founding Nuveen Green Capital and scaling C-PACE nationally, Jessica was named to Connecticut Magazine’s 2018 list of “40 under 40.”

Jessica received her graduate degree from Yale University and undergraduate from the University of Notre Dame. She is a member of YPO and sits on the board of PACENation, the League of Conservation Voters, CT and CTNext.

Jessica Bailey (3rd from right) brings CT state legislators together to discuss the C-PACE program and the firm’s role in economic development. (L-R front row) Carlo Leone, Pam SparkmanBob Duff, Alexandra Cooley, Jessica Bailey, Jayme Stevenson, Mackey Dykes. (L-R back row) Matt Macunas and Bryan Garcia