Led the global coffee practice at TechnoServe for 13 years. Partnered with the Gates Foundation to help a million people out of poverty. Sustainability counselor to multinational firms. Worked for McKinsey. BCom and MCom, Finance from UNSW in Australia. MBA from Yale.
Chief Operating Officer
Led work in over a dozen coffee countries over ten years for TechnoServe. Has a unique quantitative grasp on the state of smallholder coffee production globally. Founded a microfinance company in Tanzania. BA, environmental science from Wesleyan. MBA from Columbia.
Knighted for his services to statistics. Winton Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk in the Statistical Laboratory at the University of Cambridge. Consultant for the World Anti-Doping Agency. Former President of the Royal Statistical Society. Fellow of the Royal Society. Former Fellows include Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein. Research interests include Bayesian methods in statistics and algorithm transparency.
Known for his work on the mathematics of random systems arising in probability theory and statistical mechanics. Professor of Mathematical Statistics in the Statistical Laboratory, University of Cambridge. Former Head of the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics. Fellow of the Royal Society, hailed as "one of the broadest probabilists of his generation". Former Fellows include Charles Darwin and Stephen Hawking.
Knighted in 2019 for his services to business. Served as global Managing Director of McKinsey & Company. Chairman of Rolls-Royce Holdings. Non-Executive Director at Johnson & Johnson, Teach for All Inc, and Big Society Trust. Senior Advisor to Apax Partners LLP and a Non-Executive Board Member at the UK Cabinet Office. Undergraduate degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, University of Oxford.
Awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2019 for his work on poverty alleviation. Gates Professor of Developing Societies at Harvard University. One of Scientific American's "50 researchers of the Year". Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a MacArthur Fellow, a Presidential Faculty Fellow, and a World Economic Forum "Young Global Leader". Recent research examines education, health, water, and agriculture in developing countries. PhD in Economics, Harvard University.
NSF Graduate Fellow, UCLA Anthropology Dept. Worked with the Shuar hunter-horticulturalist group in Ecuador researching how evolution shapes human behaviour. After UCLA, self-taught to code. BA Psychology, UCSB and MA Anthropology, UCLA.
Software Engineer. Built real time education platforms. Led academics at a New York web development bootcamp. Passionate about sustainability and working for a prosperous world.
Junior researcher Lembaga Demografi Institute Universitas Indonesia. BA Economics Universitas Indonesia.
Uganda Scouts Association volunteer on various projects including "Water for Life" in rural areas and anti-malaria projects. BSc Software Engineering, Makerere University.
TechnoServe Mexico, Colombia and Mozambique. Several years working with coffee and cacao smallholder farmer organizations. MPA Development Practice, Columbia.
In-house and law firm experience in Brazil, France and Asia Pacific. LLB University Federal of Paraiba, Brazil. Masters degrees from the Sorbonne, Paris and NYU.
Brazilian agronomist. Nuffield International scholar. Sustainable advisor for NGO's (WWF, Rainforest Alliance, CI, Solidaridad, Global Coffee Platform), farmer associations, and government. MBA, University de São Paulo.
Bain, New York, Melbourne. Advised a startup making diagnostics for malaria and sickle cell disease. Passionate about helping under-served people and the environment. BSc Mgmt & Finance, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton.
Costa Rican coffee farm manager. Managed projects involving pineapple, oyster, mushrooms, and Rambuhealth Antioxidants with Inversiones y Capitales Rotativos Icaro. BA economics, Texas Christian University.
Researcher in GfK Polonia, a market research Institution. TA in statistics MSc Statistics, at the University of Economics in Katowice, Poland. Studied Computing at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology in Ireland.
McKinsey, Boston. Passionate about agriculture development, sustainability and ocean health. BS Economics and Mathematics, NEU, MBA Social Innovation, Cambridge.
Son and grandson of Colombian coffee farmers. 28 years in coffee and cocoa. Guatemala Country Director, Neumann. Colombia Country Director, OLAM. Former board member ASOEXPORT and ADEC. B Business, M. Finance, Bogotá Colombia.
Fourth generation manager of a Guatemalan coffee estate. Managed agricultural training for 20,000+ farmers. B. Agricultural Engineering, University of Florida and MBA, Valparaiso University.
McKinsey, Toronto. Recently built a semi-automatic indoor hydroponic herb garden. Passionate about agriculture and clean energy. B.Sc Nanotechnology Engineering, University of Waterloo, Ontario.
20+ years in coffee; sourcing coffee Tanzanian highlands, Cameroon country manager, Singapore trading, Specialty and Sustainability Manager Winterthur, Asia Pacific regional manager. 4C governance council, VP Swiss Coffee traders Association, Advisory Panel UN Forum for Sustainable Standards. BSc Ag., Harper Adams University and MBA Rotterdam School of Management.
20 under 20 Thiel Fellow. Y Combinator fellow. Last startup HoneyInsured was built on her Harvard published research, cited in House and Senate testimonies. BA Applied Mathematics in Statistics and Computer Science, Harvard.
Swiss banking sector for UBS, Credit Suisse, and Julius Bär. Childs Dream Foundation Chiang Mai, Thailand. BBus Admin/International Management. University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe, Germany.
Interned for coffee-tech company Bellwether Coffee, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and the Center for Environmental Health. BS Society and Environment, UC Berkeley.
Stumptown Coffee Roasters lead educator and account manager. Elementary school teacher in the Marshall island. Loves to find creative ways to facilitate empowerment through education. BA Sustainable Development, Columbia.
J-PAL (Poverty Action Lab) Jakarta and Cambridge. Research and policy advocacy on social assistance in Indonesia. BA Math and MA Econ, University of Indonesia. MPA International Development, Harvard Kennedy School.
J-PAL, Latin America engaging policymakers on social program design using scientific evidence. BSc Software and Industrial Engineering, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. MPA Econ. and Development, Harvard Kennedy School.
McKinsey, Paris. Former data scientist with Groupama Assicurazioni in Rome. MSc in Science and Executive Engineering from Mines Paristech with a specialization in Geostatistics and Applied Probabilities.
Ernst and Young, Assurance practice. BS, MS Business and Accounting, NYU Stern School of Business.
UN agencies, Honduras, inclusive agricultural and rural development. B. Ag. Science and Natural Resources, EARTH University. Masters, Rural Development University of San Carlos Guatemala. Ph.D. Ag. Environmental Sciences, University of Zaragoza.
Mathematician, philosopher, former mountaineering guide. Alpinist in Patagonia. BSc Math, University of Los Andes, Bogotá. Independently studied via Consorsa: Machine learning (Stanford), Data Structures (UCSD), Data Science (John Hopkins), and Deep Learning (deeplearning.ai).
14 years of experience in both for-profit and non-profit sectors. Leading market access work for Fairtrade International's Network of Asia & Pacific Producers. Winner Branta Picker fellowship award. PepsiCo India. MBA, MPA Columbia.
Peace Corps Volunteer, Peru. Worked in Mozambique and Honduras supporting smallholder farmers with Technoserve. BA Global Studies, UNC. MA International Development, Georgetown.
Engineer on presidential campaign and a number of VC-backed startups. Cookbook author. AB Computer Science and Visual Arts, Brown University.
Managed Digital Drum Initiative in Uganda, Uganda Scouts Association Safe Water, Scouts Against Malaria, Scouting for Peace. Computer networks, database design, and content management. BA IT and Comp. Science, Ndejje University.
McKinsey in Joburg, focused on the social and public sectors. Public health NGO Tanzania. LLB University of Witwatersrand, South Africa and MSc, Global Health, University of Sussex, UK.
Industrials Group at Deutsche Bank in New York. BA History, Bowdoin College.
Born and raised at a multi-generational coffee farm in Guatemala. Environmental and development engineer focused on specialty coffee. Managed reforestation projects in the northern Guatemala.
Led field operations work, One Acre Fund, Kenya and Malawi. Worked on reconstruction of the Andaman Islands following the 2004 tsunami. Architectural preservation work Alcatraz and Yosemite's Wawona Hotel. Impact measurement, Fair Trade USA. BS Architectural Engineering and MS Structural Engineering, Stanford.
Researcher at Brandeis and at the Steinhardt Social research Institute, working on the meta-analysis team of the American Jewish Population Project. BA Applied Mathematics & Economics and MS Social Analysis & Research, Brown University.
Linking smallholder farmers to export markets, Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency. Management consultant, African Development bank, Tunis and Nairobi. BA Econ./Languages. Colorado College and MSc Dev., SOAS, University of London.
HQ / Operations
Based for 5 years in Kakamega, Kenya with One Acre Fund. People Division Director serving a team of 2500+. BA Development Studies and Political & Social Thought, University of Virginia.
20 years as a coffee researcher focusing on plant breeding and farming practices. BSc Crop Science, University of Tay Nguyen, Vietnam. MSc of Biotechnology, SCU, Australia. PhD Biotechnology applied in agriculture, UQ Australia.
Leveraged Finance BNP Paribas New York. MSc Management, HEC Paris, and BsC Mathematics, Pierre and Marie Curie University.
10 years field experience Nicaragua with smallholder coffee farmers, entrepreneurship, and gender empowerment. Led MEL strategies for FCAM, Médicos del Mundo, and Technoserve. Postgrad degrees in Business and International Development.
Researched armed social conflict issues, Southern Colombia. Experience in management and training in rural areas within the Department of Nariño. Sociology, University of Nariño.
Previous work includes applying physics to problems in computer vision and folded engineering. Crafted software and web services in the commercial, defense and research sectors, for organisations such as NASA. AB Literary Art, Brown University.
Y Combinator fellow. Last startup HoneyInsured was built on his Harvard published research. BA Applied Mathematics in Statistics and Computer Science, top 24 Phi Beta Kappa, Harvard.
Executive Assistant. Aviation and hospitality sectors. Restaurant owner Australia. B. Business CSU, Australia.
One Acre Fund in Kenya running agricultural trials. Volunteer teacher in Cambodia. Worked for Kiva and a Dutch horticultural company. BSc Economics & History, Loyola Marymount University in California.
Programmer, analyst, and automator. Built tech stacks at several startups. Managed risk analytics for some of the top financial firms. BSc Finance, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School.
Citigroup Equity Capital Markets in New York. BA Government and East Asian Studies, Harvard.
Organic certifier BCS Ethiopia, Sustainability Advisor, Technoserve, Coffee Cooperative Organiser. MA Bus. Admin. Leadstar College. BA Finance & Dev. Economics Addis University. Agriculture, Ambo College.
Bill has 20 plus years of experience in the financial markets including banking, asset management and technology. Formerly the head of Global Securitized Products at JP Morgan, head of securitized products at Citadel Investment Group and head of asset management and chief investment officer of Carrington Capital Management. Bill and his wife, Lesley, also own an organic farm, and two award winning restaurants. Bill also serves on the Board of Directors at the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, and Greenwich Land Trust.
Matt DesChamps is the Chief Operating Officer and a founding partner of Kepos Capital LP. Prior to Kepos, Matt was a founding principal of Satellite Asset Management, L.P. and Chair of its Operating Committee. Formally, Matt worked at Morgan Stanley and Coopers & Lybrand, LLC. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Matt is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Franklin & Marshall College.
David has 25 plus years legal experience with startups and technology firms. Most recently David served as the General Counsel and Secretary of technology company Criteo S.A, and was previously General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Infosys. Prior to Infosys, David was Chief Legal Officer at JDA Software, Inc., General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Better Place, Inc., and General Counsel and Secretary for Business Objects S.A. Dave began his professional career with IBM where he held various legal leadership roles.