Team

David Browning

CEO

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.

Carl Cervone

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.

Advisory Council

Sir David Spiegelhalter

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.

Geoffrey Grimmett

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.

Ian Davis

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.

Michael Kremer

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.

Staff

Yousra Abbud

Finance

Worked in Gaza developing marginalized communities and empowering youth. Oversaw operational functions and financial management. BA Accounting, Al Azhar University, Gaza.

Adrien Aixala

Operations

Citi Bank M&A. Volunteer for a French-Nepali NGO, helping finance a village medical center. Bsc, Math from the Sorbonne Paris, M. Management HEC Paris, and M. Public Affairs Sciences Po Paris.

Ilya Altshteyn

Data

NSF Graduate Fellow in the UCLA Anthropology Dept. Worked with the Shuar hunter-horticulturalist group in Ecuador researching how evolution shapes human behavior. After UCLA, self-taught to code. BA Psychology, UCSB and MA Anthropology, UCLA

Joe Alves

Engineering

Software engineer. Built real-time education platforms, led academics at a New York web dev. bootcamp. Passionate about sustainability, and working for a prosperous world. When not coding, plays drums and rocks out on stage.

Ade Amanulah

Operations

Junior researcher in Lembaga Demografi (Demographic Institute), Universitas Indonesia. BA Economics, Universitas Indonesia.

Javier Bravo

Operations

Costa Rican coffee farm manger. Managed projects involving pineapple, oyster, mushrooms and Rambuhealth Antioxidants with Inversiones y Capitales Rotativos Icaro. Now supports Enveritas operations in Costa Rica. BA Economics, Texas Christian University.

Maria Burkiewicz

Data

Researcher in GfK Polonia, a market research institution. TA in statistics at the University of Economics in Katowice, Poland. MSc. Statistics, University of Economics in Katowice. Studied computing at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology in Ireland.

Casey Call

Impact

Raised on a fourth generation family farm. Production manager for one of the largest vertically integrated farms in North America. Worked on software solutions for large farming operations. BSc Agronomy, Cornell and MBA, Boston University.

Gerardo Flores

Operations

Fourth-generation manager of a Guatemalan coffee estate. Managed agricultural training for 20,000+ coffee farmers. B. Agricultural Engineering, University of Florida and MBA, Valparaiso University.

Mark Furniss

Partnerships

20+ years in coffee; sourcing coffee in Tanzanian highlands, Cameroon country manager, Singapore trading desk, Specialty and Sustainability Manager Winterthur, Asia Pacific regional manager. 4C governance Council, VP Swiss Coffee Traders Association, Advisory Panel United Nations Forum for Sustainable Standards. Bsc Agriculture, Harper Adams University and MBA Rotterdam School of Management.

Grace Gee

Engineering

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.

Avery Parsons Grayson

HQ

Lived and studied in Surabaya and Fez. Passionate about Islam, terrorism, civil rights and women's issues. Interned with the Center for American Progress on National Security and International Policy. Can rope cattle from horseback when required. BA, Global Affairs Yale. Rhodes Scholar finalist.

Alexandra Hilble

HQ

Swiss banking sector for UBS, Credit Suisse, and Julius Bär. Child's Dream foundation in Chiang Mai, Thailand. B. Business Admin. / International Management, University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe, Germany.

Hari Khalsa

Operations

Coffee lover. Interned for coffee-tech company Bellwether Coffee, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Center for Environmental Health. BS in Society and Environment, UC Berkeley.

Nick Kirby

Partnerships

Stumptown Coffee Roasters lead educator and account manager. Elementary school teacher in the Marshall Islands. Loves to find creative ways to facilitate empowerment through education. BA Sustainable Development, Columbia.

Amri Ilmma

Operations

J-PAL (Poverty Action Lab) in Jakarta and Cambridge (MA). Research and policy advocacy on poverty and social assistance in Indonesia. BA, Mathematics and MA, Economics from University of Indonesia. MPA, International Development from Harvard Kennedy School.

Fernando Irarrazaval

Data

World Bank consultant. Worked in Latin America with J-PAL engaging with policymakers to inform social program design on scientific evidence. BSc Software and Industrial Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and MPA Economics and Development, Harvard Kennedy School

Connie Lee

Finance

Ernst and Young, Assurance practice. BS and MS in Business and Accounting from NYU Stern School of Business.

Olga Marina

Operations

10 years field experience in Nicaragua with smallholder coffee farmers, entrepreneurship and gender empowerment. Led MEL strategies for FCAM, Médicos del Mundo and TechnoServe. Postgraduate degrees in business and international development.

Nicolas Moreno

Operations

Mathematician, philosopher, and former mountaineering guide. Alpinist in Patagonia. BSc Mathematics, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá. Independently studied via Consorsa: Machine learning (Stanford), Data Structures (UC San Diego), Data Science (Johns Hopkins), and Deep Learning (deeplearning.ai)

Arinaitwe Muganzi

Operations

Bsc Software Engineering, Makerere University. After university volunteered with the Uganda Scout Association on various projects including "Water for Life" in rural areas and anti-malaria projects.

Raphael Njumba

Operations

Managed the Digital Drum initiative in Uganda, Uganda Scouts Association Safe Water Project, Scouts Against Malaria, and Scouting for Peace. BA IT and Computer Science, Ndejje University. Specialized in computer networks, database design, and content management.

Jean-Philippe Osta

Finance

Worked in M&A at Lazard in NY. MSc Management, HEC Paris, and BSc, Mathematics, University College London. 2017’s most promising new student at the Naguru East Coast boxing club in Kampala (as rated by his Enveritas colleagues).

Mallory Plaks

Operations

Peace Corps Volunteer, Peru. Worked in Mozambique and Honduras supporting smallholder farmers with TechnoServe. BA Global Studies, University of North Carolina. MA International Development, Georgetown.

Jeff Potter

Engineering

Engineer on a presidential campaign and a number of VC-backed startups. Authored a cook book. Enjoys good coffee, great engineering, and unearthing answers to curious questions. AB Computer Science and Visual Arts, Brown University.

Karin Remmelzwaal

Operations

McKinsey in Joburg, focused on the social and public sectors. Public health NGO in Tanzania. LLB, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa and MSc, Global Health, University of Sussex, UK.

Peter Rosiello

Operations

Worked in the Industrials Group at Deutsche Bank in New York. BA History, Bowdoin College.

Lauren Schneider

Impact

Led field operations work with One Acre Fund in Kenya and Malawi. Worked on reconstruction of the Andaman Islands following the 2004 tsunami. Architectural preservation work at Alcatraz and Yosemite's Wawona Hotel. Impact measurement at Fair Trade USA. BS Architectural Engineering and MS Structural Engineering, Stanford.

Scott Schubert

Data

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.

Albab Seifu

Operations

Conducted agricultural investment mapping and linked smallholder farmers to export markets with Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA). Prior to ATA, worked in Tunis and Nairobi as a management consultant for the African Development Bank. BA Economics/Languages, Colorado College and MSc Development, SOAS, University of London. Longstanding passion for agrarian change and Ethiopiawi Electronic music.

Anna Sosdian

HQ / Operations

One Acre Fund, Kakamega Kenya, People Division Director. BA Political and Social Thought & Global Development Studies, University of Virginia.

Nick Spilger

Product

An early employee at Sprig, a SF-based startup, where he scaled operations for healthy, locally sourced, organic meals. Started his own data insights company in the coffee supply chain. BA Economics, University of California Santa Barbara. Surfs when the swell permits.

Claude al Tabar

Operations

McKinsey, Dubai. Started a Middle East fund. Led a financial transformation for a top university in Lebanon. Led the fundraising for four startups in New York. BE Mechanical Engineering, American University of Beirut and MPA Economics and Development, Harvard Kennedy School.

Thomas Vaillant

Operations

BNP Paribas Leveraged Finance. Believes data can greatly contribute to the impact of international development. BSc Mathematics, Pierre and Marie Curie University and Master's from HEC Paris.

Alex Vidor

Engineering

Previous work includes applying a background in physics to problems in computer vision and folded engineering. Crafted software and web services in the commercial, defense, and research sectors, for organizations such as NASA. AB Literary Arts, Brown.

Alice Wang

Product

Previously a field researcher in Peru, Vanuatu, China, and Saudi Arabia. Was studying for a PhD at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World prior to joining Enveritas. BA, Anthropology UCLA.

Eugene Wang

Engineering

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.

Samantha Whitford

HQ

Executive Assistant. Aviation and hospitality sectors. Owner/Manager 80 seat restaurant in Australia. B. Business Charles Sturt University Australia.

Rory Winn

Operations

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.

Brett Woodward

Engineering

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.

Lushuang Xu

Operations

Citigroup - Equity Capital Markets in New York. Avid dancer, tennis fan, and Hamilton fanatic. BA Government & East Asian Studies, Harvard.

Abiyi Yohannes

Operations

Organic certifier for BCS Ethiopia, Sustainability Advisor for TechnoServe, Coffee cooperative organizer. MA, Business Admin Leadstar College. BA, Finance & Development Economics Addis University College. General Agriculture Ambo College.

Heru Yuda

Operations

Grew up in Sumatra, picking coffee on his family's small farm. Based in Jakarta with experience in community empowerment and policy advocacy. Masters, international affairs, Johns Hopkins in Washington. BA International Relations Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta.