ABOUT US

Closed Loop Partners invests in sustainable consumer goods, advanced recycling technologies and the development of the circular economy.

OUR TEAM

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Ron Gonen

Co Founder and CEO

Ron is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Closed Loop Partners, an investment platform that invests in sustainable consumer goods, recycling and the development of the circular economy. Investors include many of the world’s largest consumer goods companies and family offices interested in investments that…

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Rob Kaplan

Managing Director

Rob Kaplan proves that creating business value and passion for protecting the environment can peacefully co-exist. As Managing Director of Closed Loop Partners, an innovative platform for impact investing, sustainability, and the circular economy, Rob oversees strategy and new business model development, as well as day-to-day…

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Margot Kane

Chief Investment and Financial Officer

As chief investment and financial officer, Margot manages all investment activity of Closed Loop Fund, including due diligence and portfolio management. She also oversees risk management and corporate finance for the Fund and related entities, and informs strategic planning and business development.  Margot recently hails from Calvert Social Investment…

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Bridget Croke

External Affairs

Bridget Croke leads external affairs including investor partnerships, industry partnerships, communications and special projects at the Closed Loop Fund. Bridget has spent 15 years designing and building campaigns, often in partnership with brands and companies, to motivate consumers to lead a more sustainable lifestyle..

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Danielle Joseph

Investment Officer

Danielle is an Investment Officer with Closed Loop Partners, responsible for managing the Closed Loop Ventures Pipeline and supporting underwriting, investment activities, and portfolio management across Closed Loop funds.  Danielle has four years of experience in environmental-sector growth equity investing with NewWorld Capital Group…

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Bob Milligan

Vice President

Bob has over 40 years’ experience in the Waste Industry. Entering the waste industry in 1970. The first 14 years he owned and operated his private waste company.In 1984, Bob merged his waste company with BFI Waste Systems. Bob held executive positions with BFI and Allied waste for 21 years. in the PA / NJ markets…

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Ellen Martin

Impact and Reporting

Ellen brings considerable experience in management consulting, partnership development, research and evaluation to the Closed Loop Fund. She spent 6 years as a strategy consultant with FSG, the social impact consulting firm co-founded by Harvard Business School professor Michael Porter. Her clients included…

INVESTMENT COMMITTEE

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Bruce Usher

Bruce Usher is The Elizabeth B. Strickler ’86 and Mark T. Gallogly ’86 Faculty Director of the Social Enterprise Program at Columbia Business School in New York City, where he teaches MBA students on the intersection of finance, social and environmental issues. Professor Usher is a recipient of the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence. From 2002 to 2009, Usher was CEO…

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Fred P. Keller

Fred P. Keller is Chairman and CEO of Cascade Engineering, a leading multi-business manufacturer in the transportation, office furniture, renewable energy and recycling industries, primarily with plastic injection molded products with 1000 employees in five U.S. and Europe locations. A materials science engineer by training, Keller founded the Company in 1973…

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Brett Jenks

Brett Jenks is the CEO of RARE Conservation. Based in Arlington, Virginia, Brett oversees Rare’s global effort to equip people in the world’s most biologically diverse areas with the tools and motivation they need to protect their natural resources. Brett leads Rare’s organizational development, from strategic planning to program development and fundraising…

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Mark Cirilli

Mark Cirilli is Co-founder, Managing Director of Mission Point Capital. He leads MissionPoint’s overall strategy and chairs the firm’s investment committee. In addition, Mark serves as a managing director and is member of the investment committee for MissionPoint Capital Partners, a private equity firm he cofounded that specializes in clean energy and that is an affiliate of MissionPoint…

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Karine Khatcherian

Karine Khatcherian has a multi-faceted background in business and project development, deal execution, origination, and research/strategy. She co-leads NewWorld Capital Group’s investments in Environmental Opportunities and brings a strong record of successful investments in the power, renewables and infrastructure sectors, having led or participated in due diligence…

Whether you’re an investor looking to support the next innovations in recycling or someone with a project you want to grow with the help of a loan, we’d love to hear from you