Mr. Shapiro co-founded Fidelis New Energy with Bengt Jarlsjo in 2019 with the intent of leveraging their joint extensive experience in complex infrastructure investment, development, delivery, and operations to develop, deliver, and operate climate impact infrastructure. The team’s project experience covers several infrastructure sectors, including energy, midstream, downstream, power, chemicals, renewables, and telecommunications.
Prior to Fidelis New Energy, Mr. Shapiro served as the co-founder, Managing Partner, Investment Committee Chairman, and Chief Compliance Officer of First Infrastructure Capital Advisors, LLC and as President of the General Partner of First Infrastructure Capital, LP (First Infrastructure).
Prior to his role as head of First Infrastructure, Shapiro served as President of Quanta Capital Solutions, Inc. (QCS), the project investment arm of Quanta Services, Inc., a NYSE publicly traded Fortune 500 construction firm. Before being recruited to launch QCS by the CEO of Quanta Services, Inc., Shapiro served in several executive roles at The Shaw Group Inc., also a NYSE publicly traded Fortune 500 company (acquired by CB&I in 2013), including, President of Shaw Capital, Inc., Shaw Infrastructure Investments, Inc. and Global Head of Infrastructure Investments, EVP of Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure, Inc., Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel, SVP of Mergers and Acquisitions, President of Shaw International, Inc. (Dubai, UAE), and President of Stone & Webster Consultants. Mr. Shapiro also served in the military as a member of the Army Military Intelligence Corps, Army Judge Advocate General Corps, 415h Military Intelligence Battalion and 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, a modular infantry brigade combat team (IBCT) of the Louisiana Army National Guard, where he attained the rank of Major and specialized in combat operational law. Mr. Shapiro graduated with honors from the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review, was a member of the Order of the Coif, and returned to teach as Adjunct Professor of Ethics and Professionalism.