Chip Isenhart

Chip has worked in the field of conservation education and communication for more than 20 years. He is a founder of Bio-Logical Capital and provides support to the company’s communication efforts. In addition, Chip is instrumental in project evaluation and planning. In 1991, he co-founded ECOS, an environmental communication and exhibition design firm. A designer, sculptor and biologist, he has conducted projects for the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, World Wildlife Fund, Conservation International and MacArthur Foundation. He has years of experience working and living in Central and South America, Nepal, Malaysia, Australia and Africa. Chip received his bachelor’s degree in ecology from Lewis and Clark College and his master’s degree from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.


Frank Hicks

Frank has more than 20 years of international development experience, with more than 15 years based in developing countries. At Bio-Logical Capital, he leads the company’s investment strategy, including project evaluation and strategic partner relations. Prior to joining the company, he was the director of Forest Trends’ Business Development Facility. Frank has been director for the Rainforest Alliance’s Sustainable Agricultural Program, program manager for TechnoServe’s Ghana office, regional representative for the Biodiversity Conservation Network, and a program officer with the Ford Foundation. He is the Board Chair for Root Capital, a board member of The Nature Conservancy’s EcoEnterprises Fund, and an advisor to Forest Trends and EcoAgriculture Partners. Frank has a public policy master’s degree from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, with a focus on international development, and a bachelor’s degree in human biology from Stanford University.


Dr. Jennifer Hall-Thornton

Jennifer has 14 years of experience in helping governments, companies and investors understand how climate change, energy, clean tech and sustainability policies affect their business decisions. She leads Bio-Logical Capital in integrating policy issues with its business decisions and project analysis. Prior to joining the company, Jennifer was a Vice President on the Advisory team at Climate Change Capital, an investment bank focused on the opportunities created by the transition to a low carbon economy. She is also CEO of PEARonline, a provider of Web-based reporting services for private equity general partners. Jennifer received her bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of the Pacific, her JD from Santa Clara University and her Ph.D. in climate change policy from the University of London.