Our Team

Our team is comprised of former industry CEOs, CFOs, senior executives 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 co-leads the growth equity investment practice…

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Bennett Cohen

Managing Director

Bennett is a Managing Director at Closed Loop Partners. In this role, he co-leads the growth equity investment practice…

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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

Managing Director

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

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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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Karine Khatcherian

Managing Director

Karine co-heads Closed Loop Partners’ private equity platform, the Closed Loop Leadership Fund…

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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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Jennifer Louie

Managing Director

Jennifer is responsible for managing Closed Loop Partners’ debt investment funds. Prior to joining Closed…

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Herb Northrop

Managing Director, Development

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Matt Parker

CFO & Managing Director

Matt is Chief Financial Officer & Managing Director of Closed Loop Partners. He was previously…

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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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Boaz Schweiger

Managing Director

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

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Tazia Smith

COO & Managing Director

Tazia is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) & Head of Capital Partnerships at Closed Loop Partners, responsible…

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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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Renée Winters

Senior Business Operations Consultant

Renée joins the Closed Loop Partners team as a Senior Business Operations Consultant. Renée brings…

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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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Luba Shabal

Senior Director

Luba is head of Impact Measurement and Management at Closed Loop Partners. In this…

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Raymond Hugel

Director

Ray is responsible for supporting the activities of Closed Loop Partners’ private credit funds with a focus…

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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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Jackson Pei

Director

Jackson is a Director on the Closed Loop Leadership Fund team. He supports the…

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Kristin Taylor

Director and Origination Lead

As Director and Origination Lead, Kristin is responsible for lead generation…

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Lynn Bernabei

Investor

As the Closed Loop Growth Opportunity Fund’s Investor Lynn supports the Portfolio Manager and senior…

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Aly Bryan

Investor, Ventures Group

 Aly is an Investor on the Closed Loop Ventures Group team –– the seed and pre-seed investment division…

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Anne-Marie Kaluz

Investor, Ventures Group

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

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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…

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Carol Lobel

Senior Director, Center for the Circular Economy

Carolina is a Senior Director at our Center for the Circular Economy. Prior to joining Closed Loop Partners…

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Paula Luu

Senior Project Director

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

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Matt Pundmann

Senior Project Director

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

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Lauren Rodriguez

Senior Director, Partnerships​

Lauren joins the Corporate Partnerships team where she will support relationship management and…

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Georgia Sherwin

Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives & Partnerships

Georgia works across platforms at Closed Loop Partners on strategic initiatives and partnerships…

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Allyson Wilson

Senior Director Communications & Marketing

Allyson leads marketing and communications across Closed Loop Partners, working across all…

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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…

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Sarah Pamplona Santos

Project Director

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

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Madeleine Smith

Project Director

Madeleine is a Project Director at Closed Loop Partners’ Center for the Circular Economy…

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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…

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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…

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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 Horchar

Director of Business Operations

Tim joined Closed Loop Partners as Director of Business Operations after serving on the SMR acquisition team…

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Stephen Klemann

Director of Sales

SK has over 27 years of experience in the solid waste/recycling industry, as an innovative, proactive leader…

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Amanda Hendy

Venture Partner

Amanda joins the Closed Loop Ventures Group as a Venture Partner where she will be sourcing deals…

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Andrew McColm

Venture Partner

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

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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…

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Caroline Barry

Innovation Fellow

Caroline is the Innovation Fellow at the Center for the Circular Economy, the firm’s innovation hub …

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Marissa Kostoglou

Program Manager

Marissa is a Program Manager for Closed Loops Partners’ Center for the Circular Economy, the firm’s innovation…

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Lillian Childress

Associate

Lillian is our Circular Economy Strategy Associate, working on targeted growth opportunities …

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Bea Miñana

Communications Associate

Bea works on the communication and branding strategies of Closed Loop Partners to engage more …

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Derek Trott

Associate

Derek is an Associate on the Closed Loop Leadership Fund team. He supports the investment team in…

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Zach Venning

Associate

Zach works on the Partnerships team, centralizing and enhancing processes for efficiency, effectiveness and risk mitigation across the firm.

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Julia Viner

Associate

Julia assists with pipeline management and due diligence for the growth equity group 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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Stephanie Boriskin

Receptionist and Office Manager

Stephanie has a background in start-ups, media, arts, tech, and the…

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Interns

Marina Machin Alvarez

MBA Intern

Marina is an Investment Intern on the Closed Loop Growth Equity team. She supports across the deal…

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Michael Antwi

Intern

Michael joins the Closed Loop Infrastructure Group as a Data Analytics Intern, supporting…

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Advisors

Mark Cirilli

Advisor, Closed Loop Infrastructure Fund

Mark is Co-founder, Managing Director of Mission Point Capital. He leads MissionPoint’s…

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Tom Frantz

Advisor

Tom is currently the Director of Advanced Materials Development at…

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Yuly Fuentes-Medel Ph.D.

Advisor, Closed Loop Growth Opportunities Fund

Dr. Yuly Fuentes-Medel is an advisor to Closed Loop Partners’ work in the fashion industry. She catalyzes…

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Fred P. Keller

Advisor, Closed Loop Infrastructure Fund

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

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Bob Milligan

Senior Advisor

Bob is currently a senior advisor to Closed Loop Partners, working across the firm’s investment…

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Carrie Ellen Phillips

Advisor

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

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Dr. Thomas Tochtermann

Senior Advisor, Closed Loop Growth Opportunities Fund

Thomas is based in Hamburg, Germany. For more than 30 years, Thomas has been advising international clients…

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Carter H. Strickland, Jr.

Advisor

Carter is an advisor for Closed Loop Partners’ work in organics circularity. He has over 25 years of experience in…

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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…

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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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