Terry Waghorn, Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Terry is a bestselling author, speaker, and thought leader on business strategy and innovation. Terry served as thought leader on business strategy and corporate renewal with KPMG and subsequently co-founded and sold an innovation firm. Terry is also a frequent contributor to Forbes.com on innovation and leadership issues.
Jean Brittingham, Chief Operations Officer
With over 20 years of experience in sustainability and implement of major programs across the globe, Jean leads the operational and implementation efforts for Katerva. Jean served as the Director in North America for the University of Cambridge’s Business and Sustainability Programme. Jean’s prior experience includes key operating and strategy roles in start-ups and established businesses.
Steven Michael Ehlinger II, Chief Finance Officer
Steven brings over 25 years of experience in the areas of finance and operations; serving in CFO positions in the environmental, media, and technology sectors. He was founding partner and CFO of EcoMedia (acquired by CBS Corporation in 2010). Steven founded Integrated Management Consulting in 2007 to council key executives in business mastery principles and as Managing Director for the asset management firms of Adams O'Connell, Inc. and Morgan Adams, Inc. he honed expertise in entity structuring, policy formulation, capital structuring, and financial reporting.
Marc Fuoti, Chief Strategy Officer
Marc has over 15 years of experience as a senior executive at McCann-Erickson and Twentieth Century Fox in sales, marketing and business development. He has spent the last 6 years as a business development consultant working with large corporate clients as well as innovative startups in the media, entertainment, Healthcare IT and Green IT sectors.
Catherine Geanuracos, Chief Community Officer
Catherine Geanuracos leverages technology and media to create global movements that respond to the most urgent social, environmental and political issues of our time. She develops community engagement and corporate social responsibility strategy for clients including Saban Brands (Power Rangers, Paul Frank), Splunk>, IKEA, and The Energy Foundation. She oversaw digital programs and community partnerships for Live Earth during three years as its General Manager, and helped to shape innovative civic programs for Rock the Vote and MoveOn.org. She speaks regularly about the impact of social media on cause marketing.
Dr. Victoria Kamsler, Chief Research Officer and Managing Director of the Katerva Awards
Dr. Victoria Kamsler (D. Phil Politics, Oxford) is an entrepreneur and environmental ethicist who has taught at Harvard, Wellesley, Bryn Mawr, UGA, UCSC, U of Toronto, and Princeton. She has been a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and co-founder of Skybase, a cleantech solar aeronautics startup that pioneered a solution to the Eternal Flight Problem. She is Founder and Chair of the Biochar Offsets Group, an industry organization now represented in 63 countries.
Barbara Erskine, Chief Communications Officer
Barbara Erskine is a specialist in media relations, communication strategy and branding. She studied international relations in the US and then moved to Europe to work with Flora Lewis, Foreign Affairs Columnist at the New York Times Paris Bureau (1985-1990). She joined the World Economic Forum and became Director of Communications and Member of the Executive Board (1990-2000), building the WEF profile through events and activities around the globe–special programs for editors and commentators; media partnerships; editorial and special projects. In 2000, she went to Wired Magazine (Conde Nast, US) as European Editor. In 2001, she set up office in Geneva, with clients including the Swiss Government, UN agencies, and the Women’s Forum, among others. She has advised many world leaders on their media relations.
Torkild Smith, Managing Director - IT / Chief Information Officer
Torkild Smith has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry. He will lead the building of Katerva's IT infrastructure and oversee the employment of the different sections. He is very committed to Katerva’s work and has a great interest in green technology. He is originally from Norway but lives now in Manchester, UK.
Parvis Hanson, Chief Fund Raising Officer
Parvis Hanson is the President of The Manor Group. Through The Manor Group, he is a Senior Advisor to the leadership of corporations, inter-governmental organizations and NGOs from around the World. Prior to founding The Manor Group, Parvis Hanson was Senior Manager of the World Economic Forum, in charge of Asian affairs, Information Communication Technologies member corporations and the New Asian Leaders Community, facilitating the exchange of expertise between leaders in business, government, and civil society. Parvis is an active investor into the next generation of wind turbines to develop a cleaner and sustainable energy supply for future generations. Parvis lives in Geneva, Switzerland.
Ralph Thurm, Managing Director of the Diagnostic Center
Ralph is a leading professional in sustainable innovation, sustainability strategies, operational sustainability, sustainability reporting and assurance. With more than 20 years’ experience working for major corporations, industry federations, governments, NGOs and advisory services all over the world, Ralph also adds value as advisor, consultant, trainer, facilitator, moderator and writer on a variety of sustainability topics. He is also an Associate Director of Collaborative Sustainability and Innovation at Deloitte Netherlands.
Felix Dodds, Managing Director of the Solutions Center
Felix Dodds has been a global leader on sustainable development over the last twenty years. In 2011 he chaired the United Nations 64th DPI NGO Conference 'Sustainable Communities -Responsive Citizens' which was the main stakeholder conference for Rio+20. He also he was Chair of the NGO Coalition at the UN on Sustainable Development from 1997-2001. He has served as an advisor to a number of governments on sustainable development at international meetings. He has edited or written nine books on sustainable development and contributed chapters to many more and is a regular contributor to the BBC Green Room.
Nicole London, Content Curator
Nicole London will be graduating in May 2013 from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, with a BA in Political Science and International Development, and a minor in French. As a student in Tulane's Honors Program, Nicole is currently writing an honors thesis on the progress of disaster recovery in Haiti. She has interned for non profit organizations including Disaster Accountability Project and evacuteer.org, doing grant writing, research and strategic planning. Nicole is originally from New York and spent five months studying in Lyon, France in the fall of 2011.