Meet Our Team
Prior to founding TPB, David founded The Climate Corporation, where as CEO he led the company from founding through its acquisition by Monsanto in 2013 and into early 2016. The Climate Corporation helps farmers around the world sustainably improve their productivity with digital tools that provide analytics and insights, ultimately improving on-farm decisions.
David also held several roles in Corporate Development and Product Management at Google. He is the founder and chairman of Metromile, the only pay-per-mile car insurance provider in the US.
David is a lifelong vegetarian and believes that technology can help humans make better use of our natural resources, delivering to everyone food that is healthy, sustainable, and efficiently produced. David graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Astrophysics.
Before starting Frontier, he was Senior Vice President at Fall Line Capital leading new farm acquisitions and developments, as well as farm management. Previously, Pepo was Managing Partner at Agro Meridional, a private equity firm in Argentina specializing in the development and execution of agribusiness opportunities. His responsibilities included screening, analysis, development and execution of new agriculture investment opportunities, leading a 10,000 acres farmland development project and row crop agricultural production on 15,000 acres. Prior to Agro Meridional, Pepo was Crop Management Team Leader at BLS Agribusiness in Argentina where he led a team that made management decisions for 25,000 no-till acres of row crops.
Pepo holds an undergraduate degree in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Buenos Aires, where he graduated with high honors, and a Masters in Finance from Torcuato Di Tella University in Buenos Aires. Pepo comes from a farming family in Argentina, is a second generation agronomist, and spent most of his childhood assisting his father in the management of farm operations in the Argentine Pampas.
Prior to Climate, Michael focused on technology implementation, leading strategic initiatives at Woolf Farming and Processing, an integrated and diversified grower and food processor of tomatoes, almonds and pistachios in the Central Valley of California. His first agriculture technology project started as Co-Founder and CEO of Encendia Biochar, a soil technology company building carbon-based soil amendments to help growers reduce water and fertilizer use. Michael began his career as an Equity Research Analyst covering the food sector at JP Morgan and Prudential Equity Group.
Michael holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management, an MEM (Masters of Environmental Management) from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and a BA from Colby College.
Graham earned a PhD and a MS from the Agriculture, Food, and Environment program at Tufts University, and a BA from Hampshire College.
Chris earned a MS and BS in Earth Sciences from Stanford University.
Prior to Llorente Hermanos, Bernie co-founded Grupo TSA, an agricultural consultancy, where he consulted and provided agronomy services on 90,000 acres across Argentina. Bernie has served as a CREA Group Advisor, advising 9 dairy and agriculture companies, that managed 11,000 acres, in the adoption of new ideas and technologies.
Bernie holds an undergraduate degree in Agronomy from the University of Buenos Aires where he graduated with high honors.
Previously, Charles was an associate at Young Woo & Associates, a New York City based real estate developer, where he focused on developments and acquisitions in the United States and Latin America.
Charles earned his undergraduate degree in Economics from Yale University.