Kristen joined Cibus in October 2023 as Partner and Head of Natural Capital. She is also a member of the Investment Advisory Committee.
Prior to joining Cibus, Kristen was in the Office of the Chief Investment Officer and Global Head of Sustainable Investing for BlackRock Alternatives investment platform where she was responsible for instilling a firmwide sustainable investing strategy across the private equity, infrastructure, real estate, hedge funds and credit businesses with a focus on the energy transition, natural climate solutions and carbon markets. Prior to Blackrock, Kristen was on the Executive Group of Louis Dreyfus Company, where she launched the Company’s venture and growth equity investment activities in ag-tech and food technology and also held the title of Head of Food Innovation and Downstream Strategy. Prior to this, Kristen spent 13 years at Blackstone, where she was a Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of Hedge Fund Solutions, London, and led the global commodity strategy. Kristen previously worked at JP Morgan in New York and London.
Kristen holds a BA in finance and International Business from Georgetown University and a MSc in Strategy and Leadership from London Business School.