Board of Directors
Gerrity Lansing, Chairman and Chief Executive OfficerGerrity is one of the Founders of Equator, LLC and it’s Brazilian subsidiary, TTG Brasil Investimentos Florestais Ltda (TTG Brasil). A successful entrepreneur and experienced investor, Gerrity oversees the company's Timberland and Environmental Markets businesses, and also leads company-wide strategic planning and development. In addition to his role at Equator, Gerrity was a Founder of Madison Trading, LLC and Chatham Energy Partners, LLC (acquired by The Intercontinental Exchange, NYSE ticker "ICE"). He is on the Board of The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, the First Presbyterian Church Nursery School in New York City, and La Fundación de la Universidad del Valle de Guatemala. Gerrity received his B.A. from Duke University.
Carlos Guerreiro, President and Directory of Forestry
A forester with nearly 30 years of experience in silvicultural planning, harvesting and forest management, Carlos is TTG Brasil's President and Director of Forestry. Carlos has responsibility for managing all operations and investment properties in Latin America. Carlos spent 13 years as a forest manager for Champion International, was head of operations for Ripasa Celulose e Papel, and also served as Chief Forester for Precious Woods and GMO’s Brazilian operations. In 1997, Carlos led the first successful effort to secure Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification of a sustainably managed tropical rainforest on behalf of Precious Woods’ Brazilian operations. Carlos served as president of the Association of FSC Forestry Producers of the Amazon (PFCA) and as a member of the FSC Board of Brazil. Carlos received his B.S. in Forestry from ESALQ at the University of São Paulo, Brazil.
Mitchell Kosches, Chief Operating Officer
Mitch has spent his career in accounting, finance, and investment banking. Mitch is responsible for the successful execution of Equator and TTG Brasil's day-to-day operations. Prior to joining TTG, Mitch was the CFO of Chatham Energy Partners, LLC (acquired by The Intercontinental Exchange, NYSE ticker "ICE") and Madison Trading, LLC. Mitch also worked as an investment banker, first at Gruntal & Co., and later at Brean Murray and Co., Inc. Mitch also served as an accounting manager in Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette's Merchant Banking Group. Mitch is a licensed CPA, and earned his B.S. from the State University of New York at Albany and his M.B.A. from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business.
Mark Wishnie, Managing Director - Research
A forester with over 10 years of Latin American forestry experience, Mark is responsible for all investment research, and financial analysis of investment opportunities. Mark previously served as Program Director of the Yale Tropical Resources Institute, as Director of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute's Native Species Reforestation Project, and as a consultant to forestry companies, universities, government agencies, and NGOs in Latin and North America. Mark is a Senior Fellow of the Environmental Leadership Program and holds a B.S. in Forestry from the University of Washington and a Master of Forest Science from Yale University.