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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Danielle Joseph

Managing Director

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

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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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Rit Aggarwala

Executive in Residence

As Closed Loop Partners’ first Executive in Residence, Rit is exploring a range of urban problems that relate to the circular economy but go beyond …

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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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Jennifer 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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Allison Shapiro

Executive Director

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

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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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Daniel Liswood

Senior Project Director

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

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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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Anh Giang

Project Innovation Director

As the Project Innovation Director at the Center for the Circular Economy, Anh leads innovation pilots and consumer behavior labs across the NextGen Consortium and …

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Sarah Gross

Project Director

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

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Kate Krebs

Director of External Affairs

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

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Paula Luu

Project 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, Strategic Initiatives & Communications

Georgia works across platforms at Closed Loop Partners on strategic initiatives, branding and communications…

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Anne-Marie Kaluz

Senior Associate

Prior to joining Closed Loop Partners, Anne-Marie spent the last 6 years at Bank of America …

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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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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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Andrew McColm

Venture Partner

Andy works on the Closed Loop Ventures Group investment team to support sourcing, diligence, and portfolio development…

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René Paula

Venture Partner

René works on the Closed Loop Venture Group investment team to support sourcing for U.S. consumer packaged goods…

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Boaz Schweiger

Operating Partner, Israel

Boaz works on the Closed Loop Ventures Group investment team to support sourcing, diligence, and portfolio development…

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Jackson Pei

Senior Associate

Jackson is a Senior Investment Associate on the Closed Loop Leadership Fund….

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Lynn Bernabei

Associate

As the Closed Loop Infrastructure Group’s Associate, Lynn supports the Portfolio Manager and senior investment team in all aspects …

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Hannah Friedman

Associate

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

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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

Associate

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

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Julia Viner

Analyst

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

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Lauren Burgos

Office Manager & Administrative Assistant

As the Office Manager and Administrative Assistant for Closed Loop Partners, Lauren supports the firm’s…

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Lacie Pierre

Closed Loop Ventures Group Intern

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Lily Zeng

Closed Loop Fashion Fund Intern

Lily started her career at P&G in Finance and Market Strategy & Planning, where she worked on Pricing Strategy and Go-To-Market strategy …

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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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