Mr. Higgins is currently an Investment Partner for US Investments for SOSventures, LLC, a privately funded venture capital firm with a primary investment focus on environmental and energy efficiencies. Prior to this role, Mr. Higgins served as Assistant Secretary of State for Resource Management and Chief Financial Officer of the U.S. Department of State from February 2006 to January 2009. In this capacity, Mr. Higgins' responsibilities included managing the Department’s $34 billion budget and developing its strategic and performance planning efforts.
Mr. Higgins currently serves as President and Chairman of JumpStart International, a humanitarian aid organization that has conducted extensive efforts in Iraq and Gaza.
Prior to his public service, Mr. Higgins spent over twenty years in Wall Street working in both investment banking and asset management including roles as Managing Director at Bear Stearns Asset Management; Executive Vice President at Columbus Circle Investors; Managing Director at CS First Boston, as Head of Public Power and Infrastructure banking, he served as Advisor to many of the largest and most successful financings in the U.S. public sector market; and Vice President at Goldman Sachs Municipal Bond Department, Co-Head Tax-exempt Energy Group.
Mr. Higgins received his B.A. in Economics and JD from Columbia University.