Mary Beth Cote-JenssenChief Partnerships Officer
As Chief Partnerships Officer, I engage key stakeholders across Root Capital’s value chains to effectively position the organization as a leader in the sector and contribute to business resilience. Developing and nurturing a network of cross-sector partnerships has always been a crucial part of my career. As a member of the Supply Chain Outreach Team at Keruig Green Mountain, Inc. (now Keurig Dr Pepper), I had the opportunity to focus on crafting partnerships that drive impact for value chain actors and coffee farming families around the world. I then moved to the NGO Water For People where, as Director of Development and later Interim Chief Development Officer, I helped shape directional strategy while continuing to achieve impact through partnership.
I’m excited to bring that experience and passion to Root Capital where I have the opportunity to further our organizational mission of harnessing the power of agricultural enterprises to transform rural communities. Outside of the office, I can be found focusing on hyper-small-scale agriculture in my backyard garden or enjoying nature on the water or on a hike.