Selected projects

Developing an impact investment strategy and engaging ecosystem stakeholders to catalyze the regional supply chain for regenerative fiber systems

  • Fundraising strategy and execution

  • Performing a supply and demand analysis to identify the optimal product & supply chain strategy

  • Designing the business model strategy and optimal scale of a regional fiber mill

  • Creating a regional fiber manufacturing advisory board

Business and Financial Strategy for a diversified farming system

  • Developing a predictive financial model that balances agroecological practices and farm profitability

  • Assessing the optimal scale of livestock production (Cows, sheep and pigs)

  • Aligning the owner’s and farm team’s vision

  • Strengthening the farm team’s capacity and confidence in implementing a pathway to profitability

  • Outlining a farm governance structure that matches the farm’s future growth and eventual succession

Feasibility and Financial Analysis of how a Conservation Land Trust could meet its conservation mandate through regenerative agriculture

  • Researching which regenerative farming practices would align with a Conservation Land Trust’s mandate 

  • Developing economic models for farmland investment strategies that aligned with a conservation mandate 

  • Optimizing lease structures for farmers to incentivize them to implement desired regenerative practices

  • Building a roadmap for implementation, including assessing potential partnerships (e.g., farm managers, asset managers, and investors)

Building the Impact Investment Strategy for Permanent Crops and agroforestry systems in the midwest

  • Co-authoring an impact investment plan to establish permanent crops in the midwest

  • Identifying investment opportunities that help catalyze permanent crop systems in the midwest

  • Developing financial and impact metrics & models

  • Identifying and engaging operating & implementation partners

  • Structuring optimal impact investment vehicles to attract impact investment capital

  • Fundraising strategy and execution

defining the impact metrics and reporting strategy for A regenerative wine grape Investment Vehicle

  • Identifying environmental and employee impact themes

  • Scoping key performance indicators for each impact theme

  • Analyzing the regenerative impact reporting landscape

  • Considering alignment with both the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) frameworks

Partners’ Prior Experiences

  • Investing & Asset Allocation

    • 15+ years of combined investment and asset allocation experience

  • Impact Investment Fund Designs

    • Regenerative grazing

    • Smart growth - blending development, agriculture and conservation

    • Farmer-owned clean energy (wind)

  • Market/Landscape analyses

    • Sustainable agriculture investment funds

    • Organic & regenerative standards

    • Clean energy investments

    • Agricultural conservation investment vehicles

  • Sustainability strategy

    • Upcycling - turning waste into revenue opportunities

    • Sustainability reporting

    • Sustainable sourcing

  • Business model design

    • Go-to-market strategy for clean energy

    • Adoption of holistic agricultural supply chain practices

  • Teaching Engagements

    • Food Innovation Studio Lecturer at University of California Berkeley Haas School of Business (MBA/Graduate)

    • Farmer Entrepreneurship Intensive at Stone Barns Center for Agriculture

    • Transforming the Food Industry Speaker Series at University of California Berkeley Haas School of Business (MBA/Graduate)

  • Speaking Engagements

    • Stone Barns Center for Agriculture Young Farmers Conference - Presenter

    • Moderator Regen18 Conference: Regenerative Brands: Doing the Right Thing from Seed to Shelf panel w/ Dr. Bronner’s, Annie’s Homegrown, REBBL, Natural Grocers & Guayaki

    • Moderator Berkeley Haas Food Waste Summit w/ Copia, Drawdown, Regrained & Imperfect Produce

  • Articles & Publications & Contributions

Partners’ Prior Employers & Collaboration Partners

  • TPG Capital

  • Patagonia

  • Tin Shed Ventures

  • Environmental Defense Fund

  • The Nature Conservancy/NatureVest

  • Stone Barns Center for Agriculture

  • Berkeley Haas School of Business

  • Morgan Stanley

  • Barclays Capital

  • JP Morgan

  • Goldman Sachs