People: TransAlta Corp (TA_pd.TO)
Mr. Brett M. Gellner serves as Chief Financial Officer of TransAlta Corporation. Prior to June 2010, Mr. Gellner was Vice-President, Commercial Operations of the Corporation. He is responsible for all financial policy, planning and reporting, as well as M&A, tax, treasury and risk management planning and implementation. Mr. Gellner has experience in finance, valuation, economics, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial agreements. He also has knowledge of the power industry, having worked as co-head of CIBC World Markets’ Power & Utilities group. In this role, he was involved in numerous transactions including leverage buy-outs, high yield and investment-grade debt financings, initial public offerings, hybrid securities financings and private offerings of equity and debt. Prior to CIBC World Markets, he held senior roles in the Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Development groups of publicly-traded company, and with an international consulting firm. He has a master’s degree in Applied Economics from the University of Alberta and has a Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He has also attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University.
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