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 Co-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 special…

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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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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 focuses on identifying industry trends, deal generation, due diligence and portfolio management. Maite has…

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Tazia Smith

Managing Director

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

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Boaz Schweiger

Operating Partner

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

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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 Closed Loop Ventures, the seed and pre-seed investment division of Closed…

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Allison Shapiro

Executive Director

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

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Jon Powell, Ph.D.

Vice President

Jon is Vice President at Closed Loop Partners working across its verticals to source deals, develop and execute novel research…

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Chris Cui

Director

Chris leads Asia Programs at Closed Loop Partners where we build partnerships with the public and private sector…

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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 about…

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Yuly Fuentes-Medel Ph.D.

Advisor

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

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Allison Sellers

Investment Associate

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

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Hannah Friedman

Investment Analyst

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

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Julia Viner

Investment Analyst

Julia assists with pipeline management and due diligence for the Fashion vertical at Closed Loop Partners.

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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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Closed Loop Fund
Investment Committee

Mark Cirilli

Advisor

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

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Brett Jenks

Advisor

Brett Jenks is the CEO of RARE Conservation.

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Fred P. Keller

Advisor

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

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

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Bruce Usher

Advisor

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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