Ernest has a master’s degree from NYU, an MBA in Finance and International Business from New York University’s Stern School of Business, and an MA in International Economics with an Applied Professional Certificate for Applied Economic Analysis from NYU Graduate School of Arts and Science.
Besides being a member of the CFA Institute and the World Leadership Alliance, Ernest has been consistently included in Who’s Who list in World, Finance and in America for over 10 years. He is an avid sailing and is a member of US Sailing Association and the Royal Yacht Association (U.K.)
Suzanne’s work background consists of corporate communications, where she specialized in presentation design for technology companies and management consulting firms. Besides corporate work, she also designed magazines and promoted music, skillsets which directly correlate to film promotion. Her educational background includes a BA from UCONN in writing and broadcast communications.
When travelling to film festivals, she frequently appears on panels discussing new video platforms, technology and processes of film distribution. Example appearances: International Wildlife Film Festival (Missoula MT), Wildscreen (Bristol England), Wild and Scenic Film Festival (Nevada City CA), Sunny Side of the Doc (La Rochelle France). In 2008 she won the Gaea Award for the Environment from the Women’s International Film and Television Showcase, (Hollywood, CA)
Suzanne was also the Associate Producer Season 6 of a broadcast series called Natural Heroes.
Jeff leads strategy and business planning initiatives for Intuit’s Small Business Division that includes QuickBooks accounting products used by small businesses and non-profits. He has extensive experience in strategy, business development, business planning, finance, and accounting. In his spare time he acts as an advisor to several startups and has a strong passion for art specifically photography.
Dave Reinhardt Ragouzeos
After spending 20 years managing a corporate creative department, Dave earned his dual MFA/MBA degree at San Francisco’s California College of the Arts. He now works for his own firm as a design strategist for various businesses mainly in the tech sector. Dave is a GPF founding member and advocates about the organization’s history and culture.
Dr Robert Kay
Dr. Kay has worked substantially for Multi-lateral organizations such as UNEP, UNDP, and UNFCCC as well as for development banks such as Asian Development Bank and the World Bank. In addition he has worked for private sector clients and for national, state/provincial and municipal levels of government. He has led projects in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle-East, South America, and Africa. Dr. Kay is a contributor to PROVIA (Global Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation) and is on the Advisory Board of Green Planet Films.
Previously, he was Managing Director of Adaptive Futures and Coastal Zone Management. Dr. Kay has a Ph.D. in Environmental Science from the University of East Anglia and B.Sc. in Geology from Cardiff University and is an Adjunct Professor to Sustainability Research Centre, Sunshine Coast University, Australia. He has written over 120 papers, articles and consultancy reports.
Matt sees our planet as a fragile resource and is excited to be a part of this forward-thinking organization. He looks to bring his business acumen and environmental passion to Green Planet as it seeks to educate and ultimately influence public behavior on environmental issues.
Since finishing chapter seven of “Websites for Dummies”, Knuckles loves to tinker with the GPF sites. In his other life, he’s the backup drummer and roadie for a Bay Area Monkees cover band. Working for literally peanuts, Knuckles has proven to be a valued team member, and contributor to the GPF family. He’s excellent at parallel parking, makes the best popcorn, and always knows where to find the tv remote.
We just wish he’d take a less “casual” approach to his attire around the office.