Leadership

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Elysabeth Alfano is the CEO/CMO of VegTech Invest and the Founder of Plant Powered Consulting.  

 

She is a plant-based private and public investor and is considered one of the foremost thought leaders on the plant-based business sector, speaking internationally on the sector and trends. She is also the host of The Plantbased Business Hour.

 

Elysabeth has 30+ years marketing experience, since beginning her brand management career with The Kellogg Company after attending Northwestern and the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

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Chris Buck is the CIO, CCO & Co-Founder of Harvester Wealth, LLC and the Strategic Advisor to VegTech™ Invest.

 

Chris has 30+ years of experience in capital markets, investment management, and distribution.  He was the previous Managing Partner, Director of Capital Markets and Sales of ROBO Global LLC and led AUM growth to $2B in ETFs and licensed products.  He was also the former Head of Client Execution Services, iShares Capital Markets at BlackRock. Prior to the asset management industry, Chris had leadership roles at UBS Investment Bank and CAPIS focused on investment research and global trading.

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Bonnie Brown is the Founder of New Earth Partners and Head of Accounting at VegTech Invest.  

 

Bonnie is a Former CFO with 25+ years in finance, accounting, management, and information systems. She has extensive experience with management, boards, auditors, attorneys, investment bankers, and VCs, and has a background in SEC compliance, financial modeling, budgets, audits, and investor relations.

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Mike Cronan is an ETF Industry innovator who is currently the President of ETF Insight, a NY based full-service content and digital marketing firm who writes for and consults with several ETF issuers.

Having consulted on the launch of over 40 ETFs in the last 5 years he advises on the market positioning for new ETFs. His firm develops marketing programs for ETF providers with a focus on digital marketing, content development, distribution and product strategy.

 

Prior to ETFI, Mr. Cronan was the President of Marketing at ETF Issuer and White Label Firm, Exchange Trade Concepts having launched ETFs on their platform and other platforms. Prior to his role in marketing ETFs, he was the VP of Sales & Marketing for ETF.com, starting with Index Universe. Prior to ETF.com, Mr. Cronan held several (SVP) executive level marketing positions in publishing companies most recently with The Financial Times of London.

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Sasha Goodman is the President and Fund Manager at VegTech Invest and the Founder of New Growth.

 

He is a plant-based private and public investor. He worked at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, was a postdoctoral fellow at Northeastern with a joint affiliation with Harvard, and earned a Doctorate at the Stanford Graduate School of Business focusing on time series analysis of organizational growth.

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Ken Kornbluh is the Founder of Kambio Partners and Fund Advisor to VegTech Invest. 

 

Ken develops algorithmic portfolio optimization software. He has launched a family of Smart Beta Funds for Semiconductor, Alternate Energy & EVs. He has 9+ years’ experience with thematic investment funds focusing on semiconductors, AI, Cloud Computing, 5G, Autonomous Vehicles and the Internet of Things.

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Gwendolyn Brown is the Communications Director at VegTech Invest.

 

Gwendolyn has recently received her Bachelor of Arts in film and digital media from Loyola University Chicago. Her digital media major and environmental action and leadership minor have given her an abundance of knowledge in both the media and environmental fields. She is passionate about using her organization and communication skills to facilitate change in the plant-based investment world.