Renae Williams

I support the investor operations while also assisting with a range of accounting activities including treasury functions, global timekeeping, and the expense system. Since earning my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics in the Boston area, I have worked in sectors as wide-ranging as finance, insurance, transportation, and social services. I’m excited to see the impact that…

Willy Foote

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...

Amy Mullen

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...

Frances Reid

Frances' role is to oversee the day-to-day management of the organization and ensure that all staff and systems are operating effectively in support of our mission. Prior to joining Root Capital, Frances spent more than four decades working in the private and public finance sectors around the world including the CDC Group in...

Calvin Betts

After a foray into the NGO world that took me from hospital ships in Madagascar to disaster recovery in Nepal to volunteer firefighting in the Pacific Northwest, I’m excited to join the Root Capital team as IT Systems Administrator. I oversee all levels of technical support for the Cambridge and Africa offices, including the administration of cloud-based systems, user…

James Benenson III

James Benenson III is a director and Co-President of Summa Holdings, Inc., as well as its operating subsidiaries, Industrial Manufacturing Company and Industrial Manufacturing Company International; the companies are a collection of global manufacturers of industrial products with over three thousand employees in twenty-two countries. Mr. Benenson is a director of the Vesper Foundation through which he and his family…

Will McAneny

Originally from Oakland, California, I pursued a degree in international affairs and social entrepreneurship that took me to South Africa, Zambia, and Ecuador. At Root Capital, I work to tell the stories of those we work with to unlock opportunities where they’re needed most. Each day I am inspired by people like Kenia and Francisca Ubeda, two sisters whose…

Nicholas Reid

From my upbringing in a small town in rural Vermont to a social enterprise career that took me from Boston to Guatemala and back again, I’ve always been passionate about agriculture. I’m believe that agricultural cooperatives and market-based approaches to development can create opportunities for farmers, and I’m excited to be part of a team that shares my conviction.

Nene Diouf

At Root Capital, I support both the administration of the Lending for Africa Farming Corporation (LAFCo) and our executive leadership team. I’m excited to apply my background in financial analysis to an organization who leverages financial tools for positive social impact. I’m originally from Senegal, and my first memories were sharing meals with a neighborhood that felt like a…

Tracy Lam

At Root Capital, I am responsible for supporting Root Capital’s accounting and investor relations teams with revenue recognition and grants reporting. I’ve been working in grants management for the past several years, and I’m excited to continue my career supporting nonprofits in getting the resources they need to do their work effectively. I love to travel and get to…