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Our Global Team

Root Capital’s multinational team combines talent and experience with passion, creativity and dedication. Our team works from our six global offices. From rural back roads to corporate boardrooms, our team is committed to supporting our clients and investors.

Board of Directors as of June 14th, 2017.
  • Founder and Managing Partner, Scopia Capital

    Jeremy is a cofounder and managing partner of Scopia Capital, a hedge fund management company. Prior to entering the financial world, he worked as a freelance journalist and wrote articles on economic, political and social issues for publications including the Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, SF Weekly and the Village Voice. Since 2007, he has been active building the impact investing space and providing seed funding to start-up organizations. Jeremy is also the current owner and general manager of Huguenot Street Farm, an innovator and incubator of sustainable agricultural practices and technology. He holds an M.P.A. from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a B.A. from Wesleyan University.

  • Managing Director of Risk, Citi

    Philip Brown is Managing Director Risk for Citi’s Inclusive Finance business.  As Citi’s global risk specialist he is responsible for developing the policies, programs, and risk tools that enable Citi’s businesses to commercially engage in inclusive finance. He works with a range of financial and non-financial intermediaries to expand access to financial services in under-served communities. Before moving to Citi Inclusive Finance , he was the Risk Director for Project Finance and Structured Trade Finance within EMEA. At Citibank, Philip has had a variety of client and product assignments. These span financial institutions, corporate, commercial, investment, and private banking with product roles in cash management and trade. These have included country head, business, and staff positions in the US, Europe, Sri Lanka, Channel Islands and Audit and Risk Review for EMEA. Mr. Brown is a member of the Governing Council of the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation (UK), the Advisory Council of the Center for Financial Inclusion (USA), and the Advisory Board of the Financial Inclusion Equity Council.

  • Vice President, Policy Programs at The Aspen Institute; Executive Director, Aspen Global Health and Development

    Peggy Clark is the Vice President of Policy Programs at the Aspen Institute, Executive Director of Aspen Global Health and Development, and Director of the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise. Peggy has had a 30 year career working on issues of poverty alleviation, global health, social enterprise and development finance. Serving in founding and leadership roles at the Aspen Institute, the Ford Foundation, Save the Children, Realizing Rights, and on numerous boards, Peggy has been a leading figure in identifying and building industries, movements, and creative advocacy on key issues of our times. Currently, Peggy provides strategic oversight and guidance to the Institute’s 30 policy programs and directs programs promoting breakthrough solutions to global development. Previously, Peggy served as founding Managing Director of Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative, and as the Executive Vice President of the Aspen Institute. Peggy received a Presidential Award for Excellence in Microenterprise Development in 1995 and helped to establish the first legislation supporting microfinance in the US and abroad, as well as founding a new approach to workforce development for the poor in the U.S. entitled sectoral workforce development. She is the author of numerous articles and publications on self- employment, jobs strategies, women’s employment, reproductive health, and leadership for global development.

  • President and Chief Executive Officer Cabot Properties

    Franz Colloredo-Mansfeld co-founded Cabot Properties in 2002; he has served as the Chief Executive Officer of the firm since its inception. Previously Mr. Colloredo-Mansfeld served as Chief Financial Officer of Cabot Industrial Trust, a NYSE listed real estate investment trust, starting with its IPO in January, 1998 through to its sale for $2.1 billion in December 2001. From the time of its IPO until its sale Cabot was the top performing national industrial REIT, outperforming the S&P and Dow Jones indices during this period. During the years Mr. Colloredo-Mansfeld has been CEO, Cabot has raised four private equity funds, committed approximately $2.7 billion in total capital and completed 200 transactions in the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom.

    Prior to joining Cabot, Mr. Colloredo-Mansfeld was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, Inc. where he worked from 1992 through 1996 in Boston and Budapest.  Mr. Colloredo-Mansfeld previously worked in Germany for the Deutsche Bank real estate investment group in 1992 and was a Robert Bosch Fellow at the German Central Bank (Bundesbank) in Frankfurt in 1991.  Mr. Colloredo-Mansfeld was also an investment banker with Merrill Lynch & Co. from 1986 through 1989, where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions based in New York, London, and Tokyo.  Mr. Colloredo-Mansfeld is a graduate of Harvard College, with a degree in History, and he received his MBA from Harvard Business School.

  • Principal, Potrero Impact Advisors

    Dan serves as an adviser on impact investing and social entrepreneurship at Potrero Impact Advisors. Previously, he was the director of investments at the Skoll Foundation, where he led the Foundation’s work on impact investing and played a key role in creating partnerships to advance the field of social entrepreneurship. Prior to joining the Skoll Foundation, he was manager of the Development Marketplace, the World Bank’s social entrepreneurship and innovation program. In 2000, he cofounded the technology venture capital group at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), which invested in technology companies with social impact such as DQ Entertainment (an Indian digital animation company), NewPath (an early Indian semiconductor design company), and TRG (a leading Pakistan-based technology service company). He also served on the boards of IFC investees in Russia, Mexico, and Vietnam. Dan began his career with the London-based consultancy L.E.K. Partnership, advising on mergers and acquisitions in a range of industries. He has served in leadership roles in several community organizations in San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Dan holds an M.P.A from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a B.A. from Dartmouth College. 

  • Chair of the Board, Fauna & Flora International, Inc.

    Melissa Shackleton Dann has over twenty years experience in international environmental policy and program strategy. For over twelve years, she was in private philanthropy with the Wallace Global Fund, serving as Executive Director for three years. She developed all aspects of the Fund’s environmental portfolio, including early engagement on climate change, commodity certification and reform of international financial and trade institutions. She spearheaded the Fund’s first PRI, raising the profile of using capital markets to drive environmental and social change. Melissa has run her own consulting practice for the past five years and works with clients ranging from foundations to nonprofit organizations. In addition to FFI, she also serves on the board of Winrock International.  Formerly she was on the boards the Consultative Group on Biological Diversity where she served as Chair and RARE.  She is a graduate of Columbia University (Masters in Political Economy), Denison University (French and Political Science) and she attended the Institute d’Etudes Politiques in Paris.  Melissa is a Fellow with the Royal Geographic Society. She lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland with her husband, Tom, and their four (nearly grown) children.

  • Managing Partner of Coppermine Capital

    Grant currently serves on the Boards of Accord Health Services, Agile Magnetics, BakeFresh, City Pro Group, Fire Suppression Systems, Swan Printing & Dyeing, Ray Allen Manufacturing and Wholesale Pet. He received a BA from the University of Vermont and earned an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Grant is a Trustee of Groton School, The Foundation Fighting Blindness and the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary.

  • Founder, Summer Capital

    Jan-Maarten is an investor in early stage FinTech and Data companies and a former banking and finance executive. Previously he served as Global Head of Commodities at ABN AMRO Bank where he oversaw a global commodities lending business across the agricultural, energy and metals sectors. Prior to this, he served as Head of Corporate Finance and Group Treasurer for one of the largest global commodity merchants, where he raised more than $20 billion of funding from investors and banks globally and was involved in all types of capital raising.

    He started his career in investment banking at MeesPierson and has lived and worked in The Netherlands, UK, US, and Switzerland. He holds an MSc in Chemical Engineering from Delft University of Technology, attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School and is a Kauffman Fellow.


  • Advisor, Concessional Finance and Partnerships Department at the World Bank

    A Nigerian national and  lawyer by training, Funke is a member of the New York and Nigeria bar associations as well as the United States Court of International Trade. She practiced as an attorney in Washington DC for several years before joining the World Bank in 1997. She first served as the external affairs officer for the Bank's work in Health and Education, developing strategies to raise awareness of the World Bank’s work in health and education. Ms. Oyewole also served as the program coordinator for the Commodity Risk Management group, and team leader for Corporate Affairs at the Global Environment Facility (GEF), where she managed the GEF’s country relations and led the country dialogue with GEF Member countries and external partners, and special assistant to the vice president for Operations and Country Services (OPCS) in the World Bank. She also served as the deputy program manager for the Climate Investment Fund Administrative Unit from 2011 to 2013. The Climate Investments Fund is a $7 billion fund which provides funding to developing countries to address climate change issues. She is currently an Advisor to the Vice President  in the Concessional Finance and Public Partnerships Department of the World Bank where she advises on policy and strategy issues related to management of World Bank Trust Funds.  

  • Senior Relationship Manager for Coffee & Cocoa, Lutheran World Relief

    Rick Peyser currently serves as Lutheran World Relief‘s Senior Relationship Manager, Coffee & Cocoa.  He recently retired from Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR), where he was the Director of Social Advocacy and Supply Chain Community Outreach. At GMCR, where he worked for 27 years, Rick led a team that works to improve the quality of life for coffee producers and their families in their supply chain communities. He is a past President of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (the world’s largest coffee trade association), served 6 years on the Fair Trade Labeling Organizations International (FLO) Board, and currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Coffee Kids and Fundacion Ixil. Rick co-founded and now sits on the board of Food 4 Farmers, a nonprofit to help Latin American coffee communities address the problem of chronic seasonal hunger. 

  • Manager, Equity Capital L.P.

    Jack has over 30 years of experience in the management, finance, and development of entrepreneurial businesses and non-profit organizations.  He is an investor in or adviser to a number of ventures, specializing in ones that offer market-based solutions to environmental and social problems.  He is also an entrepreneur who owned and operated a wood products mill in Vermont and has held marketing and managerial positions in successful manufacturing and software development companies in Connecticut, New York, and Florida.  Jack was a founder and vice president of the Twin Pines Housing Trust, a provider of affordable housing, and served as Treasurer of the Vermont Land Trust.  He has also served on the boards of the Vermont Community Foundation and Chelsea Green Publishing Co.  Jack was a founder and chairman of the board of the Alliance to End Hunger, and is a former board member of Bread for the World, both leading organizations in the movement to end hunger throughout the world.  He is a graduate of Wesleyan University.

  • Managing Director and Co-Head of the Financial Institutions Group at Houlihan Lokey


    Before joining Houlihan Lokey, he was a co-founder and CEO of Milestone Merchant Partners, LLC and its financial advisory division, Milestone Advisors, LLC.  Milestone exclusively focused on financial services clients across the depository institution, specialty finance (including mortgage, commercial, and consumer finance), distressed real estate, and financial technology sectors. Mr. Weil has represented a wide array of financial services entrepreneurs, financial sponsors, large banks, insurance companies and broker dealers, governmental entities, and asset managers. On the principal front, Mr. Weil and his Milestone team created Sabal Financial Group, an industry-leading purchaser, asset manager and servicer of distressed ADC and CRE loans, and MMP Financial Fund I, an investment fund focused on community and regional banks.      
    Prior to starting Milestone, he was a managing director of Friedman, Billings, Ramsey & Co., Inc. (FBR). At FBR, Mr. Weil had significant responsibility for the firm’s day-to-day financial services practice. In addition, he had primary responsibility for building and supervising the group’s M&A investment banking practice, completing approximately 50 transactions during his tenure with the firm. While at FBR, he led several financial institutions buyout deals under a streamlined transaction/financing structure that was pioneered by his team. He was previously senior vice president and general counsel of Hovde Financial, Inc., a bank and thrift M&A boutique and private hedge fund manager. Mr. Weil began his career as a corporate attorney at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld. 
    He holds a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and a J.D. from The Washington University School of Law. Mr. Weil and his wife, Katherine Borsecnik, co-founded and run the Ebb Point Foundation, which supports a variety of social impact organizations, with particular emphasis on organizations involved in economic access and social justice issues.
  • SVP Development, TechnoServe Inc.


    As TechnoServe’s Senior Vice President of Development, Simon is responsible for leading and managing strategy and strategic planning, knowledge management, thought leadership and program development. He is also responsible for managing and incubating innovative programs, such as access to finance for small- and medium-sized businesses. Previously he was TechnoServe’s regional director for Africa. He joined TechnoServe in 2003.

    Before joining TechnoServe, Simon acquired business advisory and strategic skills as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, where he co-led the firm's international development practice. Prior to that, he learned about practical development solutions while working as an economic planner for the Botswana government and a development consultant in southern Africa. He also worked in finance and banking with Barclays Bank plc in the United Kingdom, Côte d'Ivoire and Australia.

    Simon is a founding Executive Committee member of the Aspen Network for Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), a member of the Advisory Board of NextBillion.net, and Board Member of the East African Leadership Initiative Foundation. He holds a Ph.D. in development economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, a master's degree in development economics from the University of East Anglia and a bachelor's degree in economics from Bristol University. Simon is a native of the U.K.

  • Philanthropy and Non-Profit Advisor

    Ana Lucía Zacapa has twenty years of experience in philanthropy, investment banking and non-profit management. She is currently advising ipsy, the world’s largest beauty community and subscription service, on the launch of their corporate philanthropy program. Previously, Ana was the founding Director of the California office for Ceres, the leading U.S. non-profit mobilizing Fortune 500 businesses and institutional investors in support of climate and water policy action. Prior to Ceres, Ana was a Senior Program Officer at the Skoll Foundation, where she was a member of Skoll’s Program Investment Committee and led the foundation’s Sustainable Markets program. Ana spent the first decade of her career in finance including at Bank of America Securities as Vice President focused on the renewable energy sector and at Bear Stearns as Vice President in investment banking and emerging markets research. She graduated cum laude from Duke University with a B.A. in economics and earned her master’s degree in Development Studies from the London School of Economics. She is originally from Honduras, and is fluent in Spanish and Italian. Ana lives in San Francisco with her husband and her son. 

  • Program Manager, Investing in Inclusive Finance, Center for Financial Inclusion at ACCION International

    Deborah is vice president for investing in inclusive finance at the Center for Financial Inclusion, a division of ACCION International. She also manages the Council of Microfinance Equity Funds (CMEF), a membership organization of private entities that make equity investments in microfinance institutions. She is the co-editor of The Commercialization of Microfinance: Balancing Business and Development and the co-author of Alchemists for the Poor: NGOs as Financial Institutions. Prior to ACCION International, she was a banking specialist in the Financial Policy and Systems Division of the World Bank and a commercial banker in Washington, D.C. She also serves on the advisory board for CARS, the assessment and rating system for U.S. community development financial institutions. She holds an M.B.A. from Babson College and a B.S. in Latin American studies from Georgetown University.

  • Research Associate, Harvard Business School

    Jean is a research associate at the Harvard Business School, focusing on developing commercial models to improve the health and economic well-being of low-income sectors in the developing world. This interest grew from five years helping to strengthen microfinance institutions in Latin America with ACCION International. Since then, she has led two social ventures, as executive director of the Interra Project, and co-founder and president of Work in Progress. She has also served as senior vice president of marketing at XACT, and as a financial analyst at Merrill Lynch. She holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from Yale University.

  • Executive Director, New Economy Coalition

    Johnathan is dedicated to making the fair trade coffee and natural and gourmet products industries more just for over 25 years. As an independent consultant, he creates and manages projects that help advance social justice issues in the global fair trade community. He is an advisor to numerous fair trade organizations and is co-founder and former executive director of Equal Exchange, a worker-owned, fair trade coffee company. He holds a B.S. in international studies from Lesley University. 

  • Founder and President, Ebb Point Foundation

    For the past decade, Katherine has devoted her time to non-profit governance, most actively in the areas of social enterprise, economic development, and human rights.  She combines her expertise in Board governance and non-profit management with her private sector management experience. Katherine is Founder and President of the Ebb Point Foundation, a private family foundation that supports global human rights, especially economic rights, as well as tech and democracy, and social enterprise. She is also active in social impact investing. 

    Katherine’s current and recent affiliations include: Director, MountainFilm, a documentary film fest that uses the power of film to inspire social change; Director and Vice Chair of Root Capital (Cambridge, MA), a nonprofit social investment fund that supports sustainable enterprises in poor, environmentally vulnerable places in Africa and Latin America; Director, Women for Women International (Washington, DC); Board President, Georgetown Day School (Washington, DC); President, Telluride Academy (Telluride, CO); Advisor and investor, Loomio (Wellington, NZ); Advisor, The Telluride Science Research Center (Telluride, CO). 

  • Foote, Willy
    Founder & CEO

    Willy Foote is founder and CEO of Root Capital, a nonprofit social enterprise that offers farmers around the world a path to prosperity by investing in the agricultural businesses that serve as engines of impact in their communities. Root Capital provides these businesses with the capital, training and access to markets they need in order to grow, thrive, and create opportunities for thousands of farmers at a time. Since its founding in 1999, Root Capital has provided more than $1 billion in loans to 630 agricultural businesses in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Together, these businesses have generated more than $6 billion in revenue, 80 percent of which has been paid directly to the 1.2 million smallholder farmerswhose crops they collect and market.

    Willy is a Skoll Entrepreneur and an Ashoka Global Fellow. He was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2008, one of Forbes’ “Impact 30” in 2011, and was a 2012 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute. Willy is a co-founder of Tendrel, where he serves on the Board of Directorsand is a Champion of the Tendrel Forum. He served for nearly a decade on the Executive Committee of the Aspen Network for Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), of which Root Capital was a founding member, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO). Willy holds an M.S. in development economics from the London School of Economics and a B.A. from Yale University.

    Fundraising, Lending, Emerging Markets, Value Chain Finance, Environmental Conservation, Impact Investing
    English, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Peter Bernard
    Chief Operating Officer

    Peter retired from his post as a managing director and the chief risk officer of D.E. Shaw & Company at the end of 2013. Previously, he was president, chief operating officer, and chief financial officer at AlphaSimplex Group, a Cambridge-based investment management firm. From 2000 to 2004, he was the chief financial officer at Risk Metrics Group, a New York-based company which specializes in risk management software and data. In 1994, he co-founded New Bond Trading, Inc., an investment management firm specializing in fixed-income arbitrage, and was president of the company until 2000. Prior to that, Peter held various positions at J.P. Morgan & Co., where he worked for fifteen years. In 1987 and 1988, he advised the Presidential Task Force on Market Mechanisms (the “Brady Commission”) which investigated the causes of the October 1987 stock market crash. He received a B.A. in economics from Bowdoin College.

  • Jared Chase
    Chief Financial Officer

    As the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Jared is responsible for overseeing Root Capital's accounting, reporting, budgeting, financial planning and analysis, treasury, governance, information technology, enterprise risk and compliance activities. Prior to joining Root Capital, Jared held multiple senior management roles at State Street Corporation, including Chairman of State Street Global Alliance, Head of Global Treasury, Liability Management, Money Markets & Derivatives, and Managing Director of Fiduciary Services at State Street Global Advisors. Additionally, Jared has been a board member of the Massachusetts Audubon Society since 1998, serving as Chair since 2012. He also serves on the board of two other environmentally focused organizations, the New England Aquarium and the York Maine Land Trust. Jared holds a BS in Finance from Babson College.

    Investment and Treasury Management, Nonprofit Management
  • Gill, Catherine
    EVP of Investor Relations & Communications

    Catherine manages investor relations, communications and marketing at Root Capital. Previously, she served as director for the Capital Partners division of the Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) and as site director for the agency’s New England region. She has also served as an adjunct professor at Boston University’s School of Management. Catherine holds an M.B.A from the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de la Empresa (IESE) in Barcelona and a B.A. in ancient Greek from Wellesley College. 

    Fundraising, Impact Investing, Lending
    English, Spanish, French
  • Milder, Brian
    EVP of Strategy, Advisory & Innovation

    Brian leads Root Capital’s Financial Advisory Services team as well as the Strategy, Knowledge & Innovation team, which includes research & development on new products and services, impact assessment, and field building. Prior to joining Root Capital, he worked as Boston site director for Health Leads (formerly Project HEALTH). He was also an entrepreneur-in-residence for the Nonprofit Enterprise and Self-sustainability Team (NESsT), which operates venture funds to incubate sustainable social enterprises in Latin America and Central Europe. Brian holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. in social studies from Harvard College.  

    Value Chain Finance, Agricultural Lending, Emerging Markets, Impact Investing
    English, Spanish
  • Bennet Ansong
    Senior Credit Analyst

    As the Senior Credit Analyst Supports the growth and quality of Root Capital’s credit portfolio in West Africa by conducting financial and credit analysis of loan applications from rural small and medium enterprises (SMEs). and monitoring the quality of outstanding loans. Prior to working for Root Capital, Bennet worked as a Senior Business Services Officer in USAID/Agricultural Development and Value Chain Enhancement Program (ADVANCE) in Ghana, providing demand-driven technical assistance and training on improved business practices to farm businesses, farmer organizations and other value chain businesses. Bennet holds a B.Sc. in Agriculture from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

    Location: Ghana
  • Mariella Aréstegui
    ACCDER - HR and Administration Coordinator

    Mariella is responsible for human resources management for the South America region and administrative management for the Peru office. Before joining the Root Capital team, Mariella worked as a general support officer for the Amazon Program of Servicio Holandés de Cooperación al Desarrollo and as an assistant coordinator for the NGO Instituto del Bien Común. Mariella has a technical studies degree in Management Assistance and Administration and a diploma in Human Resources from Universidad Ricardo Palma.

    Location: Peru
  • Laura Avendaño
    Office and Admin. Assistant

    As the Office and Administrative Assistant for Root Capital's Costa Rica office, Laura is responsible for ensuring a smoothly functioning office and providing administrative support to Costa Rica-based staff across all teams and functions. Laura joins the Root Capital team with a combined ten years' experience in administration, human resources, accounting and business management. Laura has a Bachelor's degree in Business Management from Universidad Americana de San José, Costa Rica. 

    Spanish, English
    Location: Costa Rica
  • Lindsay Baker
    Lending Operations Manager

    Lindsay works directly with the Chief Credit Officer to develop and maintain underwriting policies, procedures, tools and systems. Previously, she taught English in Spain and worked as a credit account manager accounting at Fleet Pride Inc. Lindsay holds a B.A. and B.S. in Spanish and international business from Elmira College.

    English, Spanish
    Location: US
  • Jimmy Battle
    IT Support Associate

    As IT support associate, Jimmy supports our IT team with technology troubleshooting, antivirus software management, and network monitoring. Prior to joining the Root Capital team, Jimmy worked at the Museum of Science in Boston, MA. Jimmy holds a B.A. in History with a minor in Political Science from Pennsylvania State University. 

    Location: US
  • Africa Portfolio Manager

    Mike joined Root in 2013 in the Nairobi office, where he led business development research on new value chains and industries in East Africa in addition to overseeing regional impact studies across East and West Africa. Michael now works out of Root Capital’s headquarters as project manager for LAFCo, a $20M off-balance fund focused on providing short-term credit to African agribusinesses operating in food crop value chains. In this capacity he works directly with LAFCo's Board and Credit Committee, overseeing direct service providers, and working in close coordination with Root’s Africa staff to implement LAFCo’s business strategy. Prior to Root Capital, Mike attended Northeastern University, where he graduated with a business degree in Entrepreneurship and Finance. In 2010 Mike founded the social enterprise Njabini, Inc. to create income-generating opportunities for women in Central Kenya, and established a seed and ware potato cooperative, which is now locally operated and in which Mike still serves in an advisory role.

    Location: US
  • Financial Planning & Analysis Senior Associate

    As Financial Planning & Analysis Senior Associate, Cecilia is responsible for the development, maintenance, and enhancement of lending models, as well as for managing lending projections. She also supports the FP&A team with lending pricing and provisioning policy, as well as with analysis of and reporting on the finance program. Before joining Root Capital, Cecilia worked as a controller for PGG Wrightson Seeds South America in Montevideo, Uruguay. Cecilia holds a bachelor's degree in accounting administration from Universidad de la Republica in Montevideo and an MBA in Finance from St. John's University in New York.

    Spanish, English
    Location: US
  • Senior Credit Administration Associate

    Cristina coordinates operations and channels internal resources for all lending activity done with third parties and supports the operational aspects of credit administration. Previously, Cristina worked at Ernst & Young in the Business Advisor Program as a Senior Consultant. Prior to Ernst & Young, Cristina worked at Massachusetts Division of Banks as a Senior Bank Examiner. Cristina holds B.A. degrees in Economics, International Relations, and Hispanic Language and Literature from Boston University. 

    English, Spanish
    Location: US
  • Abigail Bok
    Investor Relations Associate

    As Investor Relations Associate, Abigail works with the Manager of Institutional Partnerships to prepare compelling grant proposals and reports for foundations and public sector agencies, contribute to the development of effective cultivation strategies, and identify and vet prospective funders. Before coming to Root, Abigail engaged with the transformative power of food systems across varied continents and sectors, from researching alternative food networks in China as a Fulbright Scholar, to learning the ins-and-outs of sustainable agriculture on an organic farm in Vermont, to organizing an interdisciplinary academic conference on food and agriculture studies at the University of Oxford. Abigail holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Yale University and an M.Sc. in Geography from the University of Oxford.

    English, Mandarin Chinese
    Location: US
  • Fabiola Bolaños
    Director of Human Resources and Administration

    Fabiola leads the Human Resources and Administration team in our regional offices, ensuring that all regions implement core HR and Admin plans and activities from a strong and empowering operational platform. Fabiola holds a B.A. in Business Administration from UNED. 

    Spanish, English
    Location: Costa Rica

Career Opportunities

Since our founding in 1999, Root Capital, a nonprofit social investment fund, has focused on building a culture that embodies our core values: passionate, entrepreneurial, collaborative, impact-focused, and multilingual (both in the languages our staff speak and in our ability to communicate and partner with small-scale producers and corporate CEOs).

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