[copied my linkedin profile so this is a bit dry...] Founded and built New Leaf Paper into one of the most well recognized businesses in North America with a 100% commitment to sustainability. Created the first positive vision for the paper industry incorporating the principles of sustainability. Pioneered a collaborative business model to successfully launch a series of major, environmentally leading product innovations. Developed a new market within the paper industry for truly sustainable products and inspired the largest paper companies to enter this market and shift their business practices.
Actively contributed to the growth of the sustainable business community over the last 20 years through public speaking, guest lecturing at leading business schools, and ongoing engagement in sustainable business forums such as Social Venture Network. Established New Leaf Paper as one of the Founding B Corporations, signing the B Corporation Declaration of Interdependence in 2007.
Personal mission statement: Design, advise, and create businesses and social institutions that bring out the best in human nature. Align our behavior with a sustainable, abundant, just, and beautiful world.
Specialties: Connecting vision with action, designing strategy, building brands, creating products and sustainable supply chains, building partnerships, inspiring people.