Average Years of
For The Executive Committee
Assets Purchased by
Equity Capital Raised by Investor Relations Team
The Executive Committee
Has Worked Together
Number of times Starwood Capital and its Executives Have Been Honored by PERE as Firm or Industry Figure of the Year
Baccarat Hotel & Residences, New York
Starwood Opportunity Fund VIII, Starwood Hospitality Fund II
and Baccarat Co-Invest
The Principal Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow, Scotland
Starwood Distressed Opportunity Fund IX and U.K. Co-Invest
Stella Tower, New York
Starwood Distressed Opportunity Fund IX
Chief Executive Officer
Starwood Energy Group
Himanshu Saxena is Chief Executive Officer of Starwood Energy and is responsible for supervision of the Firm’s investment program and strategy, as well as overall management of the Firm. Mr. Saxena sits on both the Investment Committee and the boards of portfolio companies. Mr. Saxena is also responsible for the development and management of the investment team. In addition, he maintains responsibilities for origination, structuring, execution, monitoring and exiting investments across the energy industry. Mr. Saxena has led the acquisition and development of numerous power generation and transmission projects and midstream and downstream assets in North America, with aggregate enterprise value of more than $11 billion.
Prior to joining Starwood Energy in early 2008, Mr. Saxena was an investment banker with JPMorgan’s global energy and utilities group. Before that, Mr. Saxena worked at American Electric Power, where he focused on managing financial risks in the power trading business and on optimizing a power generation portfolio. Mr. Saxena was previously a Chemical Engineer at industrial gas company Praxair, where he filed for several patents.
Mr. Saxena currently serves on the Advisory Board at Cornell University’s Program in Infrastructure Policy (CPIP), as a Board Member for the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), and on the Advisory Council of Cornell Energy Systems Institute.
Mr. Saxena earned an MBA from Duke University, where he was a Fuqua Scholar, an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University, and a Bachelor’s of Technology in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (“IIT”) in Bombay, India.
Vice Chairman, General Counsel and Senior Managing Director
Starwood Energy Group
Madison Grose serves as Vice Chairman, General Counsel and a Senior Managing Director of Starwood Energy Group, an affiliate of Starwood Capital Group that specializes in energy infrastructure investments, where he is currently focusing most of his time. He is also a Senior Managing Director and Co-General Counsel of Starwood Capital Group, and sits on the Firm’s Executive Committee. In addition, Mr. Grose served as a Trustee or Director of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide (formerly NYSE: HOT, since merged with Marriott Hotels) from 1994 until 2001, and as a Director of iStar Financial (NYSE: STAR), from 1999 until 2003.
Prior to joining Starwood Capital in 1992, Mr. Grose was a Senior and Founding Partner with Pircher, Nichols & Meeks, a law firm specializing in complex real estate-related transactions.
Mr. Grose holds a B.A. degree with distinction and highest departmental honors from Stanford University, and a J.D. from UCLA School of Law, where he served as the Chief Comment Editor of the UCLA Law Review.
Chief Financial Officer
Starwood Energy Group
David Arbia is the CFO of Starwood Energy Group, an affiliate of Starwood Capital Group that specializes in energy infrastructure investments. In this role, he is responsible for financial reporting, tax compliance, cash management and financial diligence on prospective investments.
Prior to joining Starwood Energy in 2013, Mr. Arbia served as the Controller of Credit Suisse USA subsidiary Asset Management Finance LLC, where he oversaw an investment portfolio consisting of $700 million in assets. Before that, Mr. Arbia was an Audit Manager in the financial services division at Deloitte & Touche LLP.
Mr. Arbia received a B.S. degree with honors in accounting and finance from the State University of New York at New Paltz, where he graduated magna cum laude. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.