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

Meet Our Team
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Caption: Root Capital CEO and Founder Willy Foote, Chief Strategy Officer Alexandra Tuinstra, former board chair Ana Zacapa, and Root Capital staff meet with clients in Honduras.

Senior Leadership Team

Our Senior Leadership Team is comprised of key staff across the organization.

Alexandra Tuinstra

Chief Strategy Officer

Alice Burke

General Counsel

Bryan Woliner

Chief Financial Officer

Daniel Rivera

Head of Lending in Latin America

Darcy Salinger

Chief Credit Officer

Frances Reid

President and COO

Gian Fabbri

Senior Director, Finance and Analytics

Odalier Chacón

Director, Central America and Mexico Portfolio

Peter Onguka

Head of Lending, Africa

Scott McDonald

Chief External Affairs Officer

Sole Villarruel Larre

Chief Human Resources Officer

Willy Foote

Founder & CEO

Board of Directors

Root Capital's Board of Directors brings a wealth of experience, diverse perspectives, and a shared commitment to driving impact in rural communities.

Ana Zacapa

Philanthropy and Nonprofit Advisor

Fleur Boos

Founder, The Value Department

Hans Muzoora

Market Systems Finance Officer, USAID

James Richardson

Managing Partner at Meritage Wine Group

Jehiel Oliver

Founder and CEO of Hello Tractor

Lindsey Bolger

Lindsey Bolger

Former Senior Vice President of Coffee, Keurig Trading

Macani Toungara

Director of Social and Environmental Sustainability, Dell Technologies

Maria Teresa Villanueva

Principal Operations Specialist at the Gender and Diversity Division of the Inter-American Development Bank


Mario Fernández

Technical Director, Specialty Coffee Association

Marissa Wesely

Chair, Co-Founder, Win-Win Strategies

Philip Brown

Philip Brown

Former Managing Director, Citi Inclusive Finance Group

Salah Goss

Senior Vice President, International Markets for Financial Inclusion, Mastercard

Scott Amero

Scott Amero

Former Vice Chairman and Global Chief Investment Officer for Fixed Income, BlackRock & Board Co-Chair

Sophie Romana

Founder, Althaë Strategy & Board Co-Chair

Leadership Circle

The Root Capital Leadership Circle recognizes and mobilizes a community of mission-aligned champions, dedicated to building a more prosperous, inclusive, and resilient future for rural communities. This is a non-governing, non-staff group.