Board of Directors

Frank Hicks
Board Member
  •  Independent consultant with over 25 years’ experience in international rural development and conservation
  •  Has worked for leading foundations, rural development NGOs, conservation organizations and investment companies
  •  Expert in sustainable agriculture, small business development, rural finance and impact investing
  •  BA from Stanford University, MPP from Harvard University

Sebastian Galarza Suarez
Board Member
  • Program Manager, Centro Mario Molina Chile
  • Clean Transport, Climate Change and M&E expertise
  • Ex-IADB and ICCT (2006-2014)
  • BA University of Sussex, MPP University of Chicago

Jacob Olander
  • Co-Founder of EcoDecisión
  • Co-Founder of
  • 25+ years’ experience in conservation finance and biodiversity enterprise

Tyler Gage
  • Co-Founder of Runa & Chairman of Runa Foundation
  • 12 years experience working with indigenous Amazonian communities
  • Forbes 30 Under 30 Entrepreneur
  • BA from Brown University, Honors Graduate

Dan Maccombie
Vice President
  • Co-Founder of RUNA
  • Forbes 30 under 30 Entrepreneur
  • Serves on 3 non-profit boards focusing on community development and advocacy.
  • Entrepreneur in Residence at Dev Equity

Mirko Serkovic
Vice President
  • Carbon Finance Specialist (REDD+) at the World Bank (present)
  • Climate Change Negotiator for Peru’s Ministry of Environment (2014-2015)
  • Fund Manager, BioCarbon Fund at the World Bank (2009-2014)
  • MA from Yale University in Environmental Management (2009)