David Browning


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

Head of Operations

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.

Adrien Aixala


Citi Bank Mergers & Acquisitions. Volunteer for a French-Nepali NGO, helping finance a village medical center. Master’s, Management HEC Paris. Master’s, Public Affairs Sciences Po Paris. Bsc, Mathematics from the Sorbonne Paris.

Ilya Altshteyn


Started his career as an NSF Graduate Fellow in the UCLA Anthropology Department. Worked with the Shuar hunter-horticulturalist group in Ecuador researching how evolution shapes human behavior. After UCLA, Ilya learned to code and worked in tech before joining Enveritas.

Joe Alves


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

Ade Amanulah


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

Javier Bravo


Commercial manager of a Costa Rican coffee farm. Managed various projects involving pineapple, oyster, mushrooms and Rambuhealth Antioxidants with Inversiones y Capitales Rotativos Icaro. Javier now supports Enveritas operations in Costa Rica.

Maria Burkiewicz


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

Casey Call


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. Studied agronomy at Cornell. MBA from Boston University.

Intan Fardinatri


Sustainability Expert based in Southern Sumatra, Indonesia. Five years auditing coffee and other crops for Organic, Starbucks CAFÉ Practices, 4C, and Rainforest Alliance certification. Managed a project which aimed to improve the sustainability and livelihood of coffee farmers in Lampung, Sumatera. Bachelor of Agriculture from Bogor Agricultural University, West Java.

Gerardo Flores


Fourth-generation manager of a coffee estate in Guatemala. Managed agricultural training for 20,000+ coffee farmers. Degree in agricultural engineering from the University of Florida. MBA from Valparaiso University.

Mark Furniss


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

Avery Parsons Grayson


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 team. Can rope cattle from horseback when required. BA, Global Affairs from Yale. Rhodes Scholar finalist.

Alexandra Hilble


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

Hari Khalsa


Hari has a BS in Society and Environment from UC Berkeley. Before Enveritas, she was an intern for the coffee-tech company Bellwether Coffee. Other work includes internships at the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Center for Environmental Health.

Nick Kirby


Stumptown Coffee Roasters as a lead educator and account manager. Taught second and third grade in the Marshall Islands. He loves to find creative ways to facilitate empowerment through education. BA, sustainable development from Columbia.

Amri Ilmma


Worked at J-PAL (Abdul Latif Jameel 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 the University of Indonesia. MPA, International Development from Harvard Kennedy School.

Connie Lee


Ernest and Young, Assurance practice. Masters and Bachelors degree from NYU Stern School of Business.

Julie Makelberge


Worked for McKinsey, London, focused on the technology sector. MSc, computer science from Oxford. BSc, computer science from Vrije Universiteit Brussels.

Nicolas Moreno


Mathematician, philosopher, and previously a mountain guide in Patagonia. Worked in data science in education. Studied at Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá. Also independently studied via Coursera: Machine learning (Stanford), Data Structures (UC San Diego), Data Science (Johns Hopkins), and Deep Learning (

Arinaitwe Muganzi


Studied software engineering at Makerere University. After university started volunteering with the Uganda Scout Association on various projects which include “Water for Life” in rural areas and anti-malaria projects.

Raphael Njumba


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

Jean-Philippe Osta


Worked in Mergers & Acquisition at Lazard. MSc, Management HEC Paris and a BSc, Mathematics University College London. Interned at L’Oréal in Paris. Voted 2017’s most promising new student at the Naguru East Coast boxing club in Kampala (by his Enveritas colleagues).

Mallory Plaks


Peace Corps Volunteer in Peru. Worked in Mozambique and Honduras supporting smallholder farmers with TechnoSeve. Bachelor’s degree in global studies from the University of North Carolina. Master’s degree in international development from Georgetown.

Jeff Potter


Jeff guides our engineering team. He previously worked on a presidential campaign, a number of VC-backed startups, and authored Cooking for Geeks. He enjoys good coffee, great engineering, and unearthing answers to curious questions. AB, Computer Science and Visual Arts from Brown.

Karin Remmelzwaal


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

Lauren Schneider


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. Bachelor’s degree architectural engineering and master’s degree structural engineering, both from Stanford.

Scott Schubert


Researcher at Brandeis and at the Steinhardt Social Research Institute, working on the meta-analysis team of the American Jewish Population Project. BA in Applied Mathematics & Economics and MS in Social Analysis & Research from Brown.

Anna Sosdian

HQ / Operations

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

Nick Spilger


An early employee at Sprig, a SF-based food startup, where he worked on scaling operations for healthy, locally sourced, organic meals. Started his own company providing data insights in the coffee supply chain. Degree in economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Surfs when the swell permits.

Claude al Tabar


Worked for 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. Degree in Mechanical Engineering from American University of Beirut. MPA from Harvard Kennedy School.

Abhishek Thakur


Grew up in a village in Bihar, India. Graduated Computer Science, IIT Delhi, and Management Education, IIM Calcutta. Interned with Microsoft Research at Cambridge and Bain & Company. Former football journalist.

Thomas Vaillant


Worked at BNP Paribas Leveraged Finance. Master’s degree from HEC Paris. BSc in Mathematics from the Pierre and Marie Curie University. Thomas joined Enveritas believing that data can greatly contribute to the impact of international development.

Alex Vidor


Previous work includes applying a background in physics to problems in computer vision and folded engineering, and crafting software and web services in the commercial, defense, and research sectors, including NASA. BA from Brown.

Alice Wang


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.

Samantha Whitford


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

Rory Winn


One Acre Fund in Kenya running agricultural trials. Volunteer teacher in Cambodia. Worked for Kiva and a Dutch horticultural company. Studied economics and history at Loyola Marymount University in California.

Brett Woodward


Programmer, analyst, and automator. Built tech stacks at several startups, and managed risk analytics for some of the top financial firms. University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School.

Lushuang Xu


Citigroup - Equity Capital Markets in New York. Travelled throughout Asia, is an avid dancer, tennis fan, and Hamilton fanatic. Degree from Harvard in government and East Asian studies.

Abiyi Yohannes


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


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