Luke is Vice President of International Business Development, Latin America for Scientific Games Corporation. His family’s investments office was the lead investor in our Series A round. Luke has become very passionate about Runa’s mission in Ecuador and is providing major support weaving Runa into high profile events and networks in New York. His additional business ventures include Andina Acquisition Corp. (Co-Founder and Financial Sponsor), lead investor at technology company SkuRun, and contributing partner at LW Air. Luke also serves on the Board of Directors of the Fortune Society. He was an analyst at Bear, Stearns and Co. from 2002 to 2004 and an Associate at Business Strategies & Insight, Inc. from 2004 to 2006. Luke earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics at Brown University in 2002 and received a Masters of Business from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business in 2008.
Tyler has spent the last five years working with indigenous communities in the Amazon developing Fair Trade initiatives and cultural preservation programs. Tyler has a unique ability to bridge cultures and translate the traditions and values of indigenous cultures with modern life. Having turned down a Fulbright scholarship in order to dedicate himself fully to Runa, Tyler loves sharing guayusa and believes deeply in the transformative power of Runa’s work. Tyler brings his leadership and team experience from Brown University’s varsity soccer team and national championship-winning Ultimate Frisbee team to manage Runa’s team. Tyler has been awarded a Rainer Arnhold Fellowship for Social Enterprise in recognition of his work building Runa.
Dan has diverse experiences in conservation, public policy, and organizational development/management. He graduated from Brown University in 2008 where he participated actively in local community movements, including leading a state-level legislative initiative and being on the board of two national non-profits. Through his research, studies, and work, Dan has developed a deep and abiding passion for integrative market-based solutions to challenges that cross cultural, ecological, and political boundaries. When he’s not guzzling guayusa and jiving on sustainable livelihoods, Dan enjoys photography, traveling, scuba diving, hiking, and playing guitar.
Bill is a consultant, investment advisor and investor in social enterprises. He is a principal in Vista Ventures LLC in Philadelphia, a small firm that provides advice to social entrepreneurs, socially motivated investors, NGOs and businesses, often located in developing countries. Mr. Harrington has twenty-five years of business experience including about eight years consulting with microfinance institutions and small-and-medium-size enterprises in Latin America, Africa, and Asia, usually on behalf of MEDA, an international NGO. He is a principal in Vista Ventures, LLC, a small firm that provides advice to social entrepreneurs, socially motivated investors, NGOs and businesses, often located in developing countries. You can check out the website he edits, MoneySpentWell.org, a website for impact investors in social enterprises in developing
Brian grew Sweet Leaf Tea as their CFO and COO from their early days in Austin, Texas into a nationally successful brand that was ultimately acquired by Nestle. Brian now works with Runa to strengthen strategic financial management and help scale operational capacity.