J. Randall Waterfield Moderates Former President Bill Clinton Address

Financier, J. Randall (“Randy”) Waterfield serves as the Chairman of Waterfield Group. This financial services holding company operates through the primary sectors of asset management, investment banking, and trading and principal investments. During a 2014 United Nations (UN) gathering in New York City, J. Randall Waterfield served as a moderator for an address delivered by former President Bill Clinton. The address consisted of two segments: a speech and an interview.

President Clinton opened the address by delivering a speech that took audiences beyond the negative bulletins of the day’s news headlines in order to recognize the success stories that often receive less attention. He placed particular focus on stories that relate to the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight of the nation’s foremost prioritized goals to achieve by 2015. He also suggested that the UN will compare these success stories with ongoing problems to determine if the MDGs require extension or modification.

During the interview segment of the address, Randy Waterfield presented President Clinton with questions that led to a discussion regarding the nation’s current economy and potential ways to propel it back towards growth. President Clinton suggested possible steps to recovery and offered his views on the status and future progress of international communities as well, including Japan and Europe. In addition, he responded to an audience member’s question regarding his stance on the situation between Israel and Palestine. He spoke in support of United States involvement but expressed interest in a more proactive approach as opposed to a reactionary one. The address concluded with President Clinton receiving a lifetime achievement award.


Bill Clinton Remarks on U.S. Clean Energy Sector and Economic Growth

Experienced financial services executive J. Randall “Randy” Waterfield serves as chairman of the Waterfield Group, overseeing its operations across sectors including real estate, technology, and merchant banking. The New York professional offers his business acumen to the boards of a number of institutions, including the Young Presidents’ Organization, Asure Software, and SMTC Corporation. Recently, J. Randall Waterfield accepted the honor of moderating a speech and interview by former president Bill Clinton at a meeting of the United Nations in New York City.

In the interview portion of his address, Mr. Clinton offered insight into how the United States might return to a period of economic growth similar to the one experienced during his presidency. In addition to international economic growth driven by efforts in China and Japan, Mr. Clinton also names clean energy as a likely source of future economic development. He cites the United States’ global prominence in alternative energy research, including studies in solar, wind, geothermal, and biomass energy. Additionally, Mr. Clinton notes that Iowa, Minnesota, and Texas have already made great strides in alternative energy, each maintaining a wind base load capacity exceeding 20 percent. Texas in particular has benefited from wind power incentives implemented by former governor George W. Bush, deriving over 25 percent of its electricity from wind power.