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Joan Hutchinson

Investment Banking

Joan Hutchinson, Managing Director & Co-Head of Offtake Advisory, is based in Marathon Capital’s San Francisco office. Joan advises corporate clients to set and meet sustainability goals, including energy offtake agreements, carbon reduction, and energy transition strategies. She advises developers on physical and financial offtake agreements to support financing and enhance project value. Joan has advised Nestlé, TC Energy, and Tokyo Gas on recent sustainability initiatives.

Joan has over 25 years of experience in North American energy markets and renewable energy project development. Before joining Marathon Capital, Joan was Vice President of Origination & Business Development at Ørsted A/S, where she led the origination of wind, solar, and storage projects resulting in over 1600 MW of transactions in three years. Many of the transactions Joan completed were power purchase agreements with first-time corporate buyers.

Prior to Ørsted, Joan was SVP Origination & Marketing for Ridgeline Energy, responsible for negotiating contracts for the sale of power and renewable energy credits from renewable projects, leading solar development, and the acquisition of wind and solar projects. Joan was Director of Origination at Citigroup Energy and held various origination and trading positions with Powerex, Inc.

Joan received her Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the University of Victoria in Victoria, B.C., and holds a Series 79 license.