Last month, Greenstone opened its first North America office in New York as a result of the significant growth and ongoing momentum it is experiencing in the region. The team is growing fast and this week, Greenstone announces two senior hires to the team – Michael Kelly and Jamie Rantanen – who both join as Managing Partners.
Michael Kelly’s most recent role was with Hamilton Lane where he worked for more than two decades in many capacities including leading venture and growth capital fund investing globally. His nearly 30 years’ industry experience spans private equity, office automation, agricultural biotechnology, consulting and banking. Michael’s background in growing businesses and developing them internally will be key to Greenstone’s development in North America.
Michael comments “I am excited to have joined the Greenstone team to help lead the growth of our business in North America. Greenstone has built up credibility and knowledge in the sustainability and ESG software market over 15 years in the EMEEA region and I am looking forward to further propelling the success in the North America market.”
Jamie Rantanen brings over 25 years of experience advising on investments and ESG strategy for corporations, institutional, and private investors. Jamie joins Greenstone with experience from Bank of America, and Deutsche Bank Asset Management where he was an Institutional and Private Client Advisor; and Head of ESG and Impact Investments respectively.
Jamie comments “Throughout my career I have worked closely with clients to understand their needs, objectives and risks, as well as to develop and implement their ESG and investment strategies. Today, the requirement for sustainability and ESG software solutions for both companies and investors in North America has never been stronger. I am delighted to join Greenstone at such an exciting stage of growth and look forward to working with Mike and the team to develop the North America business further”.