Our Team

Our team is comprised of former industry CEOs, CFOs, heads of government agencies and fund managers with an average of 20+ years of operational and investment experience.

Closed Loop Partners

Ron Gonen

CEO

Ron is the Founder and CEO of Closed Loop Partners, a New York-based investment firm comprised of venture…

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Martin Aares

Managing Director

Martin co-heads Closed Loop Partners private equity platform, the Closed Loop Leadership Fund. His role includes…

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Caroline Brown

Managing Director

Caroline is a Managing Director at Closed Loop Partners. In this role, she leads the practice for fashion and beauty…

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Bridget Croke

Managing Director

Bridget leads external affairs including investor partnerships, industry partnerships, communications and…

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Kate Daly

Managing Director

Kate leads the Center for the Circular Economy at Closed Loop Partners, an innovation center for research, analysis…

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Michael Gajewski

CFO & Managing Director

Michael is the CFO of Closed Loop Partners and on the management teams of Closed Loop Leadership Fund and…

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Jessica Long

CSO & Managing Director

Jessica leads strategic initiatives across Closed Loop Partners, working across all investment platforms…

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Bob Milligan

Managing Director

Bob is currently a Managing Director at Closed Loop Partners, working across the firm’s investment…

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Maite Quinn

Managing Director

Maite co-heads Closed Loop Partners’ private equity platform, the Closed Loop Leadership Fund. Her role includes…

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Tazia Smith

Managing Director

Tazia is responsible for institutional investor relations, family office partnerships for the funds and co-investment…

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Boaz Schweiger

Operating Partner, Israel

Boaz is working with the investment team to identify and evaluate potential investment opportunities, and post investment…

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Erik Avni

Chief Compliance Officer & Controller

Erik is the Controller and Chief Compliance Officer for Closed Loop Partners. He has been with…

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Alicia Mandelkow

Chief of Staff

As Chief of Staff, Alicia manages the day to day operations of the company, as well as the coordination of initiatives…

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Danielle Joseph

Executive Director

Danielle is the Executive Director of the Closed Loop Ventures Group, the seed and pre-seed investment…

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Jen Louie

Executive Director

Jennifer is responsible for managing CLP’s debt investment funds. Prior to joining CLP, Jennifer spent the last…

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René Paula

Venture Partner

René works with the Closed Loop Venture Fund team to source, diligence and execute new transactions while…

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Jon Powell, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Jon is an Executive Director at Closed Loop Partners working across its verticals to source deals, develop and execute…

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Allison Shapiro

Executive Director

Allison is responsible for strategic partnerships, capital formation, and fund structuring across the Closed Loop…

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Bob Anderson

Vice President

Bob Anderson supports sales and operations for Closed Loop Commodities Group, as well as several of Closed Loop Partners’ portfolio…

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Denise Diorio McVeigh

Vice President & Director of Operations

Denise is Vice President & Director of Operations for Closed Loop Commodities Group, which takes an end-to-end…

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Tim Wackenreuter

Deputy Controller

As Deputy Controller, Tim provides support for accounting and cash management across the firm, as well as investor relations and…

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Turab Bajwa

Director

Turab is a climate enthusiast interested in sustainability finance. He has investing, operating, and advising experience…

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Kate Krebs

Director of Industry Affairs

Kate leads the Closed Loop Beverage Fund’s efforts to leverage infrastructure investments across the country…

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Daniel Liswood

Director

Daniel is a Director at the Center for the Circular Economy where he manages the NextGen Consortium, a multi-year…

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Paula Luu

Director

Paula is a Project Director for the Center for the Circular Economy, Closed Loop Partners’ innovation center that…

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Matt Pundmann

Project Director

Matt is a Project Director for the Center for the Circular Economy – Closed Loop Partners’ innovation center that…

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Luba Shabal

Director

Luba leads impact assessment and impact reporting for all of Closed Loop Partners’ investment vehicles. She is also…

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Georgia Sherwin

Director, Communications & Strategic Initiatives

Georgia works across platforms at Closed Loop Partners on branding and communications, spreading the word…

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Hannah Friedman

Investment Associate

Hannah works on the Closed Loop Ventures Group team to manage the pipeline, including sourcing and initial due diligence…

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Zainab Gilani

Project Associate

As a member of the Center for Circular Economy team, Zainab researches topics such as advanced plastics recycling…

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Bea Miñana

Communications Associate

Bea works on the communication and branding strategies of Closed Loop Partners, creating messages that…

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Hannah Piester

Private Equity Associate

Hannah is an Investment Associate on the Closed Loop Leadership Fund team. She supports the investment team in…

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Allison Sellers

Investment Associate

Allison conducts financial and operational due diligence for investments across the Closed Loop…

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Julia Viner

Investment Analyst

Julia assists with pipeline management and due diligence for the Fashion vertical at Closed…

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Emma Watson

Administrative Assistant

Emma is currently the Administrative Assistant at Closed Loop Partners. She helps coordinate internal activity and…

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Delsa Guerrero-Castillo

CLVG Intern

Prior to joining Loop Partners, Delsa was a cancer researcher at the Center for Cancer Research and…

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Advisors

Mark Cirilli

Advisor, Closed Loop Infrastructure Fund

Mark Cirilli is Co-founder, Managing Director of Mission Point Capital.

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Yuly Fuentes-Medel Ph.D.

Advisor, Closed Loop Fashion Fund

Yuly is an advisor to Closed Loop Partners’ work in the fashion industry.

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Brett Jenks

Advisor, Closed Loop Infrastructure Fund

Brett Jenks is the CEO of RARE Conservation.

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Fred P. Keller

Advisor, Closed Loop Infrastructure Fund

Fred Keller is the Founder and Chair of Cascade Engineering which he started in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1973.

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Karine Khatcherian

Advisor, Multiple Closed Loop Funds

Karine Khatcherian is the Founder and CEO of Enervest Capital, LLC.

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Carrie Ellen Phillips

Advisor, Closed Loop Fashion Fund

Carrie Ellen Phillips is a Partner in communications firm BPCM, which she co-founded in 1999.

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Dr. Thomas Tochtermann

Senior Advisor, Closed Loop Fashion Fund

Thomas is based in Hamburg, Germany. For more than 30 years, Thomas has been advising international clients in Jewelry, Fashion & Luxury and Consumer companies.

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Bruce Usher

Advisor, Closed Loop Infrastructure Fund

Bruce Usher is The Elizabeth B. Strickler ’86 and Mark T. Gallogly ’86 Faculty Director of the Social Enterprise Program at Columbia Business School

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Careers

Interested in advancing the transition to a circular economy? Learn more about job opportunities at Closed Loop Partners.

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