Managing Director, New Forests
New Forests is a US$7 Billion global investment manager of nature-based real assets and natural capital strategies. As Managing Director, North America, Jeff is responsible for driving the strategy for New Forests’ North American business, raising and deploying capital, and delivering consistent and stable investment returns for clients, while contributing to communities, livelihoods, and the circular bioeconomy.
Jeff brings over 30 years’ experience in leading, managing, and growing businesses across the investment, renewable energy, and agriculture sectors. He has extensive experience in Gen-1 ethanol markets and production, spanning the intersection of agriculture and energy as well as the LCFS regime for biofuels as COO at Green Plains and as Division President at Valmont Industries. Earlier, Jeff was at Goldman Sachs, was founder and portfolio manager for an investment partnership, and successfully exited an LBO of an electronic services business. A nuclear trained submarine engineering officer, Jeff served in the US Navy on board the USS Whale.