Meet Our Team

We are a community of unconventional problem solvers. We’re humanitarians and environmentalists, philanthropists and investors, farmers and feminists.

These photos were taken at Root Capital's Global Retreat in 2015 in Cambridge.

Leadership

  • Willy Foote Founder & CEO - United States

    Willy Foote is founder and CEO of Root Capital, a nonprofit impact investor that offers farmers around the world a path to prosperity by investing in the agricultural businesses that serve as engines of impact in their communities. Root Capital provides these businesses with the capital, training, and access to markets they need...

  • Alexandra Tuinstra Vice President of Advisory Services - Central America and Mexico

    Alexandra is responsible for overseeing our global Advisory program, working closely with our global Lending team to ensure both teams' strategies and operations are aligned. Prior to joining Root Capital, Alexandra worked as Farmer Finance Manager at the Rainforest Alliance...

  • Amy Mullen Chief Development Officer - United States

    Since early on in college, I knew that I wanted to work in nonprofits in order to explore my interests in global development and sustainable environmental management. As I began my career with the Sierra Club in 1998, I saw the important role that fundraising and donor stewardship...

  • Bryan Woliner Vice President, Finance and IT - United States

    Bryan oversees Root Capital’s operating budget and manages financial analysis and reporting. His previous experience includes research and financial analysis for the Government Accountability Office and UNITE HERE Local 26, a labor union...

  • Darcy Salinger Chief Credit Officer - United States

    Darcy joined Root Capital in 2011 as Chief Credit Officer and leads the credit risk management function, which includes credit policy and procedures, underwriting standards and tools, lending operations, credit administration, portfolio risk management, and collections and workout. She came to...

  • Jared Chase Chief Operating Officer - United States

    As the Chief Operating Officer, Jared is responsible for overseeing Root Capital’s accounting, reporting, budgeting, financial planning and analysis, treasury, governance, information technology, enterprise risk and compliance activities. Prior to joining Root Capital, Jared held multiple...

  • Nancy Godinho Everett General Counsel and Chief Talent Officer - United States

    Nancy provides legal advice at all levels of the organization, facilitating transactions and improving transactional processes, advising Root Capital leadership, overseeing enterprise risk, improving internal structures for legal compliance, and serving as a key...

  • Steve Nocka Chief Lending Officer

    Steve joins us from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where, as Managing Director from 2011 to 2018, he was responsible for risk, operations, and revenue management for the global trade and supply chain business, working with a global team across nine offices. In his more than 25 years at...


Staff