Gordon Finnegan works on the Portfolio Management Team at First Western Trust, a private bank and investment manager in Jackson. The self-proclaimed “finance jockey” is well versed in public markets, venture financing, and corporate finance. In the past, Gordon has worked in private equity and business consulting, helping both himself and others finance, build, and purchase companies. Most recently, he stepped down as CEO of his own company, Alta Voltaics, which was nationally recognized for state and federal grant writing in renewable energy development. Gordon and Alta Voltaics’ modulated solar system participated in Silicon Couloirs’ first Start Up Institute, he has since been named to the Silicon Couloir Board of Directors.
His first experience with TSS was with the 5th grade program out in Kelly as a student from the Alta School. He graduated from Journeys School in 2009 going onto to graduate from St. Olaf College in 2013 with a degree in economics and finance. In 2014 he was privileged to speak at the Journeys School Graduation. More recently, his involvement with TSS has been on both the Finance and Governance Committees as well as a contributor for the annual Mini Maker Faire. Gordon is a TSS Finance committee member.
Gordon is an active (literal) and engaged community member having participated in events such as Old Bill’s, JH Marathon, Pitch Day, Moose Chase Marathon, Dick’s Ditch, Town Downhill, Pole Pedal Paddle, Ultimate Towner, and many more. Of note, while attending Journeys High School, Gordon was the Wyoming state champion for alpine skiing. As a result, between the years of 2006-2008, you may remember him as one of the faces of the “I am Journeys School” campaign.