Michael W. Ranger - President and Chief Executive Officer

Michael W. Ranger was appointed CEO of Covanta in October 2020 and has been a member of the board of directors since September 2016. 

Mr. Ranger was co-founder and senior managing director of Diamond Castle Holdings, LLC, a private equity investment firm focusing on energy and power, healthcare, financial services and other diversified industries. Before founding Diamond Castle Holdings in 2004, he was co-chairman of DLJ Global Energy Partners. Previously, he was an investment banker in the energy and power sector for 20 years, most recently as head of the Domestic Power Group at Credit-Suisse First Boston and prior to that as group head of Global Energy & Power at DLJ. Before joining DLJ, he was a senior vice president in the Energy & Utility Group at Drexel Burnham Lambert and was a member of the Utility Banking Group at Bankers Trust.

Mr. Ranger is a former member of the board of directors of TXU Corp. (Dallas) and American Ref-Fuel, Inc, Catamount Energy Corporation and is on the board of directors at Consolidated Edison, Inc. (New York City), Bonton Media Group (New York), Beacon Behavioral Health (Boston) and KDC Solar, Inc. (NJ). He is a trustee emeritus of St. Lawrence University and, chairman of the board, of The Seeing Eye, Inc. and a member of the board of Morristown-Beard School. He holds a B.A. from St. Lawrence University.