GreenAtom was founded by Partners who bring a proven track record in Search and Investing, extensive domain knowledge and an unwavering commitment to the success of the CleanTech sector. Individually, the Partners have built deep relationships with a rapidly growing community of world class Executives, Investors and Portfolio Companies; collectively, we become a potent force in CleanTech Executive Search, deploying all our skills, energy and passion to this critical mission. We invite you to get to know us better.
Todd's green-roots date back to the solar assisted house in which he was raised-in Rhode Island. With entrepreneurial lineage through several generations, his passion for company building is truly in his DNA. Todd believes that building a renewable infrastructure is the most important challenge of our generation and he is committed to engaging the world’s best leaders to advance the industry’s success.
Todd's Executive Search experience spans 19 years and includes successfully completing over 500 assignments across North America, Europe and Asia. Exclusively dedicated to CleanTech, Todd has built a reputation among the sector's leading investors of bringing world class operating executives into their portfolio companies. Prior to Search, Todd spent 5 years with GE in commercial leadership roles. He is continuously on the hunt for compelling leaders, those who can turn a vision into a reality transcending the company and achieving the CleanTech mission.
Fueled by a scientific curiosity, Todd studied Chemistry at Fairfield University. Organic cooking feeds his outdoor lifestyle that includes competitive cycling, running, triathlons, marathons and alpine skiing. Todd and his wife Marisha are currently building a grid-neutral, solar house in Lake Tahoe, one of the first of its kind in the area.
Raised on Galveston Island off the coast of Texas, with family members in both the oil and fishing industries, Ashley grew up with a deep appreciation for the environmental impact of the energy industry. She believes that the gradual exposure of the fallacy of "cheap energy" will drive the creation of a renewable infrastructure to fulfill our insatiable demand for energy.
Ashley has built her career in the financial services side of the technology world, spending 5+ years as an investment banker and investor in the Technology Group of Morgan Stanley and later as head of International Strategy for a public software company called Ariba. Most recently, Ashley was a Principal with General Atlantic LLC, helping them build and expand their West Coast investment presence. As an entrepreneur and former investor in technology companies, Ashley understands the critical importance of the executive team to the success of a fast-growing company in a dynamic market environment.
Ashley earned both her Masters in International Policy and Bachelors with Honors in International Relations at Stanford University. Committed to recycling, composting and taking public transportation, Ashley has also built an environmentally-friendly surf and yoga resort in Costa Rica, enabling visitors to more deeply appreciate the beauty of the country through surfing, nature hikes and immersion in a culture deeply rooted in preserving the environment.
Leslie, a Founding Partner of GreenAtom, has enjoyed over 17 years in executive search, and manages engagements for clients in need of venture capital and private equity investors, as well as Chief Executive Officers, Chief Operating Officers, Chief Financial Officers, Marketing Officers and Business Development leaders.
Most recently, Leslie co-founded HNCL Partners, a San Francisco-based executive search boutique. Leslie also was a Senior Partner with Heidrick & Struggles, where she spent eight years in the firm’s global CFO and Private Equity, Venture Capital & Alternative Financing Practices. Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Leslie spent three years with Spencer Stuart.
Before her career in executive search, Leslie was a member of the International Equities team at Bear Stearns, with responsibility for coverage of Italian and Swiss clients. A graduate of UCLA, Leslie earned her B.A. in History.
Leslie is passionate about the work she does with her clients, and is equally motivated by the diverse beauty of San Francisco and Northern California, and ensuring its preservation. When she is away from the office, Leslie is most likely found exploring the city, trying new recipes and hosting dinner parties.
Jo McKinlay is the nucleus of GreenAtom’s operations. Jo was raised in Cornwall, Great Britain, a region with the ideal geography and climate for sustainable energy resources, particularly wind energy. Growing up in this environment had a profound impact on her.
Jo has spent nearly 15 years in operational and marketing roles within the recruitment industry working for public and private retail, legal and financial services clients in both the U.S. and U.K. Her passion for engaging in the Clean Tech mission is driven by the potency of ideas, intellect and ability generated by those dedicated to making renewable energy and clean technologies a standard feature in our lives.
Jo enjoys shopping at local organic farmers’ markets on the weekends, she composts and recycles. Once an avid golfer, her free time is now dedicated to her young daughter, Scarlett, whom she teaches the value and sources in nature of all of our energy and food resources through gardening, cooking and hiking.