Carl Widell Associates

International Finance

Expertise in Funding Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Focus on financing projects in lesser developed countries.
  • Expertise in solar generation in remote areas.
  • Created energy consulting company with a focus on West Africa.
  • Created international telecom company which moved cell phone traffic from North America to West Africa.
  • Managed NASA funded project to train African engineers in satellite imagery interpretation.


Startup Experience

  • Created a California geothermal energy company - still profitable after 30 years
  • Programmed airline reservation software for America West Airlines
  • Created telecom company in West Africa
  • Created energy consulting company in Ghana

Venture Financing

  • Obtained and given angel financing
  • Created start-up financing through limited partnerships
  • Raised initial financing through accredited investors
  • Managed funding from NASA

Military and Education

  • Combat. 149 combat missions in A6 Intruder in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia
  • Marine Corps Basic School, Quantico, VA. 
  • Princeton University. A.B. cum laude.  specialty in developmental economics. 
  • Studied business management at Pepperdine University. 
  • Three years of night courses in accounting at UCLA.