Senior Analyst / Consultant
Dr. David Meyers is a serial entrepreneur and environmental finance expert with over 25 years of experience in sustainability issues spanning business strategy and management, environmental economics, international conservation and development, environmental impact, training, education, and research in ecology and evolution. Most recently David was the founding CFO/COO for Mission Markets, a financial services company providing online marketplaces for impact investing and environmental assets. In 2005, David founded and was CEO of Madagascar Bamboo, a triple bottom line bamboo flooring manufacturer. Madagascar Bamboo was the first company to produce industrially transformed bamboo products in Africa. Previously, David founded and ran Bluenet Ventures, a technology incubator in New Haven which provided startup space, business planning and consulting to a range of early stage companies. Throughout his career David has worked and traveled internationally spending well over a decade in Madagascar and has visited or worked in over 35 countries. While in Madagascar he helped the country plan and execute a tripling of the area under conservation, established the Makira Conservation Area – a 500,000 hectare protected area using REDD+ methodology (before it had a name), and provided strategic and practical support to the government, foundations, non-profits, and the parks service.
Dr. Meyers has provided consulting services to the UNDP, World Bank, USAID, a range of NGOs and corporations. He began his career conducting research on endangered primates and has written multiple scientific publications and co-authored the definitive guide to the lemurs. He holds a PhD in Biological Anthropology and Anatomy from Duke University and an MBA from the Yale School of Management. David speaks fluent French and conversational Malagasy.