Our Team

We are a team of passionate and curious minds in food and finance who are committed to making a difference.

Aaron Rudberg

Managing Director and COO

Chuck Templeton

Managing Director

Jessica Murphy

Business Development Manager

Lauren Collins

Executive Assistant

Mounir Ghabrial


Tonya Bakritzes

Senior Vice President

Alex Casey

Executive Assistant

Cristina Rohr


Kate Danaher

Managing Director - Oceans and Seafood

Mason Leist


Sanjeev Krishnan

Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director

Walter Robb


Arthur Chow

Vice President

Dan Ripma

Senior Associate

Katherine Manweiler


Matthew Walker

Managing Director

Sarah Walczewski

Director of Operations

Audre Kapacinskas

Vice President

Jake Reznick


Larsen Mettler

Managing Director - Oceans and Seafood

Michael Robinson

Senior Associate

Sean Nguyen

Data Scientist


We are driven by a passion to make a difference in the world. The challenges in front of us are complex and large. Changing a $3 trillion industry is not easy but we set our sights high.   And we know that to meet our goal, how we work is as important as what we do.  We bring high integrity, an entrepreneurial mindset, a focus on continuous improvement and a close-knit team culture built on trust to work every day.  And, let's not forget, we want to have some fun along the way so we try not to take ourselves too seriously.

Seth Goldman

Executive Chairman, Beyond Meat; Co-founder and TeaEO Emeritus, Honest Tea

Bernhard Van Lengerich

Former Chief Scientific Officer, General Mills Inc.; Founder Food System Strategies LLC

Doug Rauch

Founder & President, Daily Table; Former President, Trader Joes; Co-CEO, Conscious Capitalism

David Barber

Co-Founder and Owner, Blue Hill

Kathleen A. Merrigan, PhD

Exec. Director of the Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems Arizona State University

Victor E. Friedberg

Executive Chairman, Lavva; Founder FoodShot

Howard W. Buffet

Associate Professor and Research Scholar Columbia University – School of International and Public Affairs


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