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...

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…

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…

Akosua Ampofo Sevier

Originally from Ghana, I grew-up in Kenya and Tanzania in a family of development practitioners. This early immersion raised questions for me around inclusive community-driven project design and longer-term social, environmental and economic impacts. My experience in Tanzania has spurned a lifelong commitment to improve the quality of life of disenfranchised women, youth and their families living in resource-poor…

Ibrahim Diagne

Ibrahim supports the West Africa office by identifying and allocating payments to outstanding loans, processing disbursement requests, and updating data on loan management and banking systems. Previously, he supported the cash transaction department at Citi Bank, as well as working for Root Capital as both an intern in the Cambridge office and as a treasury associate. Ibrahim holds a…

Darcy Salinger Darcy Salinger

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...