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Adrian Rodrigues, CFA, MBA

Managing Director

Adrian is a Co-Founder and a Managing Director of Provenance Capital Group where he helps develop blended capital structures that catalyze resilient biological systems and businesses. Before Provenance, Adrian co-founded the boutique consulting firm Hyphae Partners where he helped companies finance and build regenerative business models. Additionally, he worked at Patagonia within its Venture Capital arm Tin Shed Ventures, helping author a standard for Regenerative Organic Agriculture and exploring Regenerative Organic Land Funds. He is an experienced asset allocator, fundraiser, and business model innovator.

Adrian spent six years at Morgan Stanley helping long time horizon investors manage their asset allocations and diligence investment opportunities across asset classes and sectors. He has also lectured on food innovation at the University of California Berkeley Haas School of Business and designed and taught an entrepreneurship intensive for farmers at the Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture.

Adrian is a graduate of Berkeley Haas’ full-time MBA program. At Haas, Adrian was a Portfolio Manager of the Haas Socially Responsible Investment Fund and a Member of the Center for Responsible Business’ Student Advisory Board. He also serves as an inaugural advisor for the Investor Resource Council of J.E.D.I. Collaborative, which aims to frame the business case for embedding equity, justice, diversity and inclusion into our entire food ecosystem. He received a B.A. in English from Williams College, studied English literature at Exeter College, Oxford University, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He’s an avid chef, backyard farmer, and budding yogi.

François-Jérôme (FJ) Selosse, MS, MBA

Managing Director

FJ is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of Provenance Capital Group, where he works to enable the deployment of mission-aligned capital towards regenerative businesses and projects. Prior to PCG, he co-founded Hyphae Partners, a boutique consulting firm helping regenerative pioneers refine their business models and raise funds in order to scale their impact. As a former Fellow at the Environmental Defense Fund and a member of the sustainability team at TPG Capital, he has helped private companies design and implement numerous sustainability strategies. He is an experienced investor and business strategy expert.

Prior to his MBA, FJ spent seven years working for investment banks, including Barclays Capital, and investment funds with over $2Bn in AUM to manage and invest capital across industries and asset classes, with a particular focus on high yield and distressed opportunities. He bore responsibilities spanning the entirety of the investment process including designing new investment strategies, developing deal sourcing pipelines, researching macro and idiosyncratic value drivers, performing deal due diligence, structuring deals, executing and managing investments, and managing risk at the portfolio level.

FJ is a graduate of Berkeley Haas’ full-time MBA program where he focused on researching and designing blended financial structures that catalyze and align development, conservation, and agricultural stakeholders. He also holds a M.S. in Financial Engineering from NYU, and a B.A. in Economics and Statistics from the Ecole Polytechnique in France. FJ is also a 2020 Integrated Capital Fellow through RSF Social Finance.

Logan Yonavjak, MBA, MF

Managing Director

Logan is a financial services professional, social entrepreneur, and author. She’s incredibly passionate about building businesses and guiding capital in ways that replenish, restore, and sustain our social, environmental, and economic systems to advance a more holistic future for all. Prior to co-founding Provenance Capital Group, Logan worked as a consultant with a variety of clients, primarily focused on working lands investments. She has also held positions with CREO Syndicate, the Yale Investments Office, and Align Impact.

Logan’s work in financial services has involved connecting high net worth individuals and other investors to regenerative investment opportunities. She has also developed new financial models and tools, particularly focused on land conservation and restoration, and has written extensively about how to invest for people, planet, and profit. Logan has advised a variety of impact-oriented startups, on both raising capital and reporting impact metrics.

She is a Startingbloc Fellow, an On Deck Climate Tech Fellow, a Property and Environment Research (PERC) Fellow, and a Kinship Fellow. Since 2017, Logan has served on the Board of Slow Money NYC, a local network of Slow Money, a national non-profit catalyzing investment in sustainable food and farms. Logan holds a Masters of Forestry from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and an MBA from the Yale School of Management. She also holds a B.A. with distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Jim Pines, CPA

Managing Director

Jim has worked as a top executive in a diverse range of businesses throughout his career.  For over 20 years, he helped build his family’s manufacturing business into a global enterprise, completing his tenure with the company as an Executive Vice President in charge of sales and operations. Afterward, he opened his family’s family office, and in 2016, started working on an ag-tech start-up business that he Co-Founded. This enterprise allowed him to merge his business experience with his personal interest in agriculture and conservation.

However, exposure to the harmful outcomes of commercial agriculture both in terms of deteriorating farm income and environmental impacts heightened his interest in exploring alternative approaches to conventional farming. As a result, he has dedicated his career to building financial infrastructure and mobilizing capital towards opportunities that produce resilient economic, social, and environmental outcomes.

Jim is on the Board of Directors of the Aldo Leopold Foundation and is an Advisor for the Savanna Institute. He owns three farm properties in the Midwest, which are managed according to conservation and regenerative agriculture practices. Additionally, he is a commercially rated private pilot.

Jim received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin in economics in 1984, and a Masters of Accountancy with a minor in finance from the University of South Carolina. He also holds the CPA designation.

Fanny Corpet

Director of Advisory Services

Fanny is an experienced corporate finance professional, passionate about nature and regenerative agriculture.

Throughout her career, Fanny has been an investor, a consultant, an entrepreneur, and more recently a finance executive, helping ambitious entrepreneurs realize their potential.

From 2017, she was CFO and member of the Executive Committee of Scality. The company, backed by BPI France and Menlo ventures (among others), raised $172m and became a global leader in the cloud data storage space, with offices in Europe, US and Asia. In 2014, she started Lisan Finance in San Francisco, providing CFO and Controller consulting services to international startups and scaleups. Previously, she had been working in venture capital in France at Deloitte and XAnge Private Equity, where she created the cleantech investment practice back in 2006. Fanny graduated from Universite Paris Dauphine and holds a Master in Finance from Universite Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne.

In 2020, Fanny decided to rethink her career to be more in alignment with her values. She graduated from the Pachamama Game Changer Intensive program in August, the Kiss the Ground Soil Advocacy in December, and then joined the team at PCG to pursue her interests at the intersection of finance and regenerative agriculture.

Sara Shoff

Director of Operations

Sara is the Director of Operations at Provenance Capital Group where she is implementing systems and processes to support the firm’s long term goals and success. Sara is an environmental scientist with a passion for building and changing systems to be equitable, diverse, and respectful of human rights.

Previously, Sara was at Oikocredit US, the US independent 501(c)(3) affiliate of the global impact investing cooperative Oikocredit International. There she led market research, product development, and institutional process building.

Sara started her career with the US federal government. First, with the Peace Corps as an Agroforestry Extension Agent in rural Senegal. Then, as an Environmental Impact Analyst at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (“OPIC,” now the US International Development Finance Corporation).

Sara is a graduate of the Yale School of Management and also holds a B.S. in Environmental Management and Protection from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

Houda Ferradji

Associate

Houda is an Associate at Provenance Capital Group, supporting the firm’s mission to create a more equitable and regenerative allocation of the world’s resources.

Prior to PCG, she was an Associate at Janney Montgomery Scott, a full-service investment bank, where her responsibilities included financial analysis for mergers and acquisitions, capital offerings, and asset sales and divestitures.

She began her career at Corporate Advisory Solutions, a boutique investment bank specializing in M&A advisory for the Outsourced Business Services sector. Houda earned a B.A. in International Relations and Economics from Lehigh University, where she worked with the Office of Sustainability to foster campus programs and events to support a culture of sustainability.


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