James Svenstrup

Co-Founder and Partner

James is a Texan turned Chicagoan that has worked in energy development around the world.


Prior to joining Trajectory Energy Partners as the first employee, he worked at ExxonMobil building large-scale energy projects in Houston, Indonesia, Qatar, and throughout Canada. He worked with Innovations for Poverty Action in Ghana in partnership with a World Bank economist, and at Natel Energy in California, evaluating renewable and hydro energy resources. He earned his BS from the University of Texas at Austin and MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.


An engineer by training, James is proud to channel his experience into developing clean energy projects across the Midwest.


  • Illinois