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Aclaria Partners Founder Gautam Barua has distinctive expertise in originating and profitably investing in ESG opportunities, thanks to a uniquely successful and pioneering career spanning more than two decades. He has led $80M of profitable clean water and energy deals, founded a market-leading clean energy firm, and advised major corporations on sustainability.

Gautam began focusing on ESG in the 1990s, contributing to Nobel Prize-winning work on climate change and carbon sequestration while also working for Yale’s Investments Office. He has served in advisory and M&A roles at McKinsey and Morgan Stanley; held an appointment as California Deputy State Controller, helping spark creation of a $1.5B cleantech investment program at CalPERS; served on boards of sustainability and conservation NGOs; and been a Silicon Valley exec.

In addition to a BA cum laude in Economics and Mathematics from Yale, Gautam earned an MBA with Distinction from Harvard, where he also completed Executive Education in Entrepreneurship.

Andrew brings extensive experience in working with executive teams to drive tangible growth in revenues and profitability. As Founding Partner of Broad Reach Growth, he works with middle market and post-Series A and B companies to create value-building growth strategies and actionable implementation plans. 

Prior to Broad Reach Growth, Andrew was a Senior Partner at the management consulting firm Kearney, leading their North American Strategy & Organization practice and serving on the firm’s North American Management Committee.  Andrew remains a Kearney Partner Emeritus.

Andrew was also a Partner at the Jackson Hole Group, helping with strategy, strategy implementation and effective governance. He currently serves on the Board of Strategen, Inc. and is a Senior Advisor to the Chasm Institute (Crossing the Chasm), DeepLook, Inc. and Lifeboat Ventures.

Andrew earned an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BA from Brown University.

Mark brings a deep knowledge and leadership experience in business, government, and non-profit organizations to Aclaria Partners. As Managing Director of Miramar Farms, Inc., Mark helps leaders thrive through coaching, team facilitation, and organizational consulting.

With over 30 years of leadership experience, Mark previously was Chief Deputy Controller for California, managing a $11 billion Revenue Anticipation Warrant bond sale and serving on a variety of state finance boards, including CalPERS and CalSTRS.

Mark also earned an MBA from Stanford, an MSc from London School of Economics, a BA from Harvard University, and most recently a Masters in International Business from the International School of Management in Paris, New York, Shanghai, and New Delhi.

Jeff has extensive experience and leadership in product design and development. He co-founded and lead the world renown firm LUNAR, as CEO for 30 years until its acquisition by McKinsey & Company in 2015.  

His company helped design and develop leading products such as Apple’s PowerBook 100 laptop, named the greatest gadget of all time by Mobile PC, revolutionary ultrasound machines placed in Smithsonian’s innovation collections, the dominant pioneering robotic surgery DaVinci system and Illumina’s leading DNA sequencing and analysis machines throughout their growth to market dominance. 

He was featured on the cover of Inc. Magazine for his founding leadership in the practice of venture design.  In this capacity he co-led many new ventures creating a range of products from kick scooters, selected by Bloomberg BusinessWeek as among the 50 coolest products of the 21st Century, to beautiful superior performing kitchen tools, to laser medical and even laser pet toy products. 

Throughout Jeff’s leadership at LUNAR, the firm was consistently counted among top award winning national and global design firms including winning Smithsonian’s Cooper Hewitt’s National Design Award in 2014.  In 2017 Jeff was also named as Wharton’s first design fellow in their Entrepreneurship & Innovation program.