About Us

Why Kairos?

Kairos is dedicated to providing our clients with the best available service, financial advice and project returns. We do this by focusing on marrying good projects with the right capital investors and investing the time and effort to understand and address the needs of all parties to the transaction. By understanding the big picture early, we help developers and investors avoid going down dead-end alleys, and instead manage transactions efficiently to reach successful conclusions. Our passion is to help our clients bring their projects to successful, profitable conclusion, and to help our investors achieve superior rates of return with minimum heartache and headaches. Whether hired to raise financing for development equity, project equity and/or debt, to find attractive projects to fit an energy investor’s portfolio needs, or to provide advisory services, our goal is singular: Project success.

The distinctive role of Kairos’ 30-member Board of Advisors, comprised of many respected and successful executives, allows Kairos to provide specific expertise from leaders in a range of industries—from energy to finance to real estate to technology—together with access to long-term connections in capital sourcing. Our team’s collective, diverse experience uniquely positions Kairos to help clients efficiently execute successful, profitable renewable energy investment transactions. In addition, Kairos’ founders Larry Gilbert and Karl Stahlkopf were previously on the management team of Sennet Capital (www.sennetcapital.com), and Kairos’ maintains a close relationship with Sennet.

Clients benefit not only from Kairos active engagement, business acumen, and network of resources, but our obession with getting transactions executed and completed cleanly, efficiently and at minimum cost. Whether your goal is developing a successful renewable energy project or enjoying the returns from investing in one, Kairos’ proficiency and established relationships in the U.S. and Asia Pacific can help unlock the true potential of having the right project matched with the right capital to achieve a profitable end for both.

What’s in a name?

Kairos is an ancient Greek word meaning the right, opportune, or supreme moment. The ancient Greeks had two words for time: Chronos and kairos. While the former refers to chronological or sequential time, the latter signifies a time in between, a moment of undetermined duration in which something special happens. While chronos is quantitative, kairos is qualitative.

Kairos also refers to the ability to adapt to and take advantage of changing, contingent circumstances. In Panathenaicus, Isocrates writes that educated people are those “who manage well the circumstances which they encounter day by day, and who possess a judgment which is accurate in meeting occasions as they arise and rarely misses the expedient course of action."

Kairos is also very important in Aristotle’s scheme of rhetoric. Kairos is, for Aristotle, the time and space context in which the proof will be delivered.

According to ancient Greeks, Kairos was the god of the “fleeting moment,” “a favorable opportunity opposing the fate of man.” Such a moment must be grasped, and the ancient Greeks depicted the moment by a lock of hair on the personified forehead of the fleeting opportunity. Unless grasped, the moment is gone and cannot be re-captured.

Time and opportunity are precious assets, and Kairos Energy Capital is dedicated is dedicated to helping our clients make the most of both.