Blue Venture Investment Summit Speakers Announced

We are pleased to announce that Julie Niedzwiecki, Managing Partner, Great Mountain Partners, and Steven Fox, Partner, Propeller, will be joining us as speakers. They’re insights into the current state of investments, particularly in the blue economy, will be invaluable. See below for their bios.

Julie Niedzwiecki, Managing Director, Great Mountain Partners

Julie Niedzwiecki is a Managing Director of Great Mountain Partners. Prior to this, she was a Managing Director in the Private Equity group at Barings, a $300+ Billion institutional asset manager. During her time there, she was a member of the group’s Investment Committee and headed up the Digital Infrastructure and Media & Entertainment investing efforts. Before joining Barings, Julie was a member of the investment team of Wood Creek Capital Management.

Julie began her career at Babson Capital Management where she worked in both the Quantitative Management and the Investment Grade Fixed Income groups with a focus on the credit analysis of asset-backed and mortgage-backed securities. She also served on the Board of MassMutual Federal Credit Union and chaired their Asset & Liability Management Committee. Julie holds a B.S. in Business Management from the University of Rhode Island and an M.B.A. from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts.

Steven Fox, Partner, Propeller

A Partner with Propeller, Steven Fox is a member of the investment team, leads our entrepreneur-in-residence program and connects companies to technical assistance, coaching and resources.

Steve is an international business leader and investor experienced in climate, education and social enterprise. Steve was the CEO of Impact Global Education. At IGE, Steven managed offices in 13 countries around the world, working with academic institutions to facilitate experiential education and bolster social enterprises. Previously, Steve served as Managing Director at Sunizorro Investments in sub-Saharan Africa.

At Sunizorro, Steve developed and managed early-stage investments in the renewable energy, and sustainable agriculture spaces.

Steve is an impact investor and philanthropist with interests in protecting the climate and oceans.

He serves on the boards of Network of Engaged International Donors, the Remmer Family Foundation, Friends of Pickman Wetlands, and the Real Oyster Cult.