We believe all farmers should have the opportunity
to participate in a sustainable coffee industry.

Our focus is on the under-served space.

Enveritas works with farmers who have been unable to access existing supply chain certification or verification options due to the limited size of their landholdings, lack of organization, remoteness, or other reasons. By providing a solution in the under-served space, we're helping smallholder farmers gain additional opportunities to participate in a global sustainable coffee industry, including a path to improved farming practices that protect the environment, safeguard human rights, and ensure a sustainable future for generations to come.

Our Team

David Browning

David Browning

Founder & CEO

Led the global coffee practice at TechnoServe for 13 years. Partnered with the Gates Foundation to help a million people out of poverty. Sustainability counselor to multinational firms. Worked for McKinsey. BCom and MCom, Finance from UNSW in Australia. MBA from Yale.

Carl Cervone

Carl Cervone

Founder & Head of Operations

Led work in over a dozen coffee countries over ten years for TechnoServe. Has a unique quantitative grasp on the state of smallholder coffee production globally. Founded a microfinance company in Tanzania. BA, environmental science from Wesleyan. MBA from Columbia.

Adrien Aixala

Adrien Aixala

Citi Bank Mergers & Acquisitions. Volunteer for a French-Nepali NGO, helping finance a village medical center. Master’s, Management HEC Paris. Master’s, Public Affairs Sciences Po Paris. Bsc, Mathematics from the Sorbonne Paris.

Ilya Altshteyn

Ilya Altshteyn

Started his career as an NSF Graduate Fellow in the UCLA Anthropology Department. Worked with the Shuar hunter-horticulturalist group in Ecuador researching how evolution shapes human behavior. After UCLA, Ilya learned to code and worked in tech before joining Enveritas.

Joe Alves

Joe Alves

Software engineer. Built real-time education platforms, led academics at a New York City web development bootcamp. Passionate about sustainability, education and working for a prosperous world. When not coding, plays drums and rocks out on stage.

Ade Amanulah

Ade Amanulah

Junior researcher in Lembaga Demografi (Demographic Institute), Universitas Indonesia. BA Economics, Universitas Indonesia.

Javier Bravo

Javier Bravo

Commercial manager of a Costa Rican coffee farm. Managed various projects involving pineapple, oyster, mushrooms and Rambuhealth Antioxidants with Inversiones y Capitales Rotativos Icaro. Javier now supports Enveritas operations in Costa Rica.

Maria Burkiewicz

Maria Burkiewicz

Researcher in GfK Polonia, a market research institution. TA in statistics at the University of Economics in Katowice, Poland. MSc in Statistics from the University of Economics in Katowice. Studied computing at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology in Ireland.

Casey Call

Casey Call

Raised on a fourth generation family farm. Production manager for one of the largest vertically integrated farms in North America. Worked on software solutions for large farming operations. Studied agronomy at Cornell. MBA from Boston University.

Intan Fardinatri

Intan Fardinatri

Sustainability Expert based in Southern Sumatra, Indonesia. Five years auditing coffee and other crops for Organic, Starbucks CAFÉ Practices, 4C, and Rainforest Alliance certification. Managed a project which aimed to improve the sustainability and livelihood of coffee farmers in Lampung, Sumatera. Bachelor of Agriculture from Bogor Agricultural University, West Java.

Gerardo Flores

Gerardo Flores

Fourth-generation manager of a coffee estate in Guatemala. Managed agricultural training for 20,000+ coffee farmers. Degree in agricultural engineering from the University of Florida. MBA from Valparaiso University.

Avery Parsons Grayson

Avery Parsons Grayson

Lived and studied in Surabaya and Fez. Passionate about Islam, terrorism, civil rights and women’s issues. Interned with the Center for American Progress on National Security and International Policy team. Can rope cattle from horseback when required. BA, Global Affairs from Yale. Rhodes Scholar finalist.

Alexandra Hilble

Alexandra Hilble

Swiss banking sector for UBS, Credit Suisse, and Julius Bär. Child’s Dream foundation in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Degree in Business Administration / International Management University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe, Germany.

Hari Khalsa

Hari Khalsa

Hari has a BS in Society and Environment from UC Berkeley. Before Enveritas, she was an intern for the coffee-tech company Bellwether Coffee. Other work includes internships at the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Center for Environmental Health.

Nick Kirby

Nick Kirby

Stumptown Coffee Roasters as a lead educator and account manager. Taught second and third grade in the Marshall Islands. He loves to find creative ways to facilitate empowerment through education. BA, sustainable development from Columbia.

Amri Ilmma

Amri Ilmma

Worked at J-PAL (Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab) in Jakarta and Cambridge (MA). Research and policy advocacy on poverty and social assistance in Indonesia. BA, Mathematics and MA, Economics from the University of Indonesia. MPA, International Development from Harvard Kennedy School.

Sophie Laurent

Sophie Laurent

Worked at McKinsey in Paris, a health NGO in Brazil, a humanitarian project in Peru, and lived in Shanghai (she likes to travel). Impassioned by sustainability and environmental issues, she pursued a double degree in environmental engineering at HEC in Paris.

Julie Makelberge

Julie Makelberge

Worked for McKinsey, London, focused on the technology sector. MSc, computer science from Oxford. BSc, computer science from Vrije Universiteit Brussels.

Nicolas Moreno

Nicolas Moreno

Mathematician, philosopher, and previously a mountain guide in Patagonia. Worked in data science in education. Studied at Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá. Also independently studied via Coursera: Machine learning (Stanford), Data Structures (UC San Diego), Data Science (Johns Hopkins), and Deep Learning (deeplearning.ai)

Arinaitwe Muganzi

Arinaitwe Muganzi

Studied software engineering at Makerere University. After university started volunteering with the Uganda Scout Association on various projects which include “Water for Life” in rural areas and anti-malaria projects.

Raphael Njumba

Raphael Njumba

Managed the Digital Drum initiative in Uganda. Uganda Scouts Association Safe Water Project, Scouts Against Malaria, and Scouting for Peace. BA in Information Technology and Computer Science, Ndejje University Specialized in computer networks, database design, content management, and website building.

Jean-Philippe Osta

Jean-Philippe Osta

Worked in Mergers & Acquisition at Lazard. MSc, Management HEC Paris and a BSc, Mathematics University College London. Interned at L’Oréal in Paris. Voted 2017’s most promising new student at the Naguru East Coast boxing club in Kampala (by his Enveritas colleagues).

Mallory Plaks

Mallory Plaks

Peace Corps Volunteer in Peru. Worked in Mozambique and Honduras supporting smallholder farmers with TechnoSeve. Bachelor’s degree in global studies from the University of North Carolina. Master’s degree in international development from Georgetown.

Jeff Potter

Jeff Potter

Jeff guides our engineering team. He previously worked on a presidential campaign, a number of VC-backed startups, and authored Cooking for Geeks. He enjoys good coffee, great engineering, and unearthing answers to curious questions. AB, Computer Science and Visual Arts from Brown.

Karin Remmelzwaal

Karin Remmelzwaal

McKinsey in Joburg, focused on the social and public sectors. Public health NGO in Tanzania. LLB from University of Witwatersrand in South Africa. MSc, Global Health from University of Sussex in the UK.

Lauren Schneider

Lauren Schneider

Led field operations work with One Acre Fund in Kenya and Malawi. Worked on reconstruction of the Andaman Islands following the 2004 tsunami. Architectural preservation work at Alcatraz and Yosemite’s Wawona Hotel. Impact measurement at Fair Trade USA. Bachelor’s degree architectural engineering and master’s degree structural engineering, both from Stanford.

Scott Schubert

Scott Schubert

Researcher at Brandeis and at the Steinhardt Social Research Institute, working on the meta-analysis team of the American Jewish Population Project. BA in Applied Mathematics & Economics and MS in Social Analysis & Research from Brown.

Nick Spilger

Nick Spilger

An early employee at Sprig, a SF-based food startup, where he worked on scaling operations for healthy, locally sourced, organic meals. Started his own company providing data insights in the coffee supply chain. Degree in economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Surfs when the swell permits.

Claude al Tabar

Claude al Tabar

Worked for McKinsey, Dubai. Started a Middle East fund. Led a financial transformation for a top university in Lebanon. Led the fundraising for four startups in New York. Degree in Mechanical Engineering from American University of Beirut. MPA from Harvard Kennedy School.

Abhishek Thakur

Abhishek Thakur

Grew up in a village in Bihar, India. Graduated Computer Science, IIT Delhi, and Management Education, IIM Calcutta. Interned with Microsoft Research at Cambridge and Bain & Company. Former football journalist.

Thomas Vaillant

Thomas Vaillant

Worked at BNP Paribas Leveraged Finance. Master’s degree from HEC Paris. BSc in Mathematics from the Pierre and Marie Curie University. Thomas joined Enveritas believing that data can greatly contribute to the impact of international development.

Alex Vidor

Alex Vidor

Previous work includes applying a background in physics to problems in computer vision and folded engineering, and crafting software and web services in the commercial, defense, and research sectors, including NASA. BA from Brown.

Alice Wang

Alice Wang

Field researcher in Peru, Vanuatu, China, and Saudi Arabia. Was studying for a PhD at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World prior to joining Enveritas. BA, Anthropology UCLA.

Rory Winn

Rory Winn

One Acre Fund in Kenya running agricultural trials. Volunteer teacher in Cambodia. Worked for Kiva and a Dutch horticultural company. Studied economics and history at Loyola Marymount University in California.

Lushuang Xu

Lushuang Xu

Citigroup - Equity Capital Markets in New York. Travelled throughout Asia, is an avid dancer, tennis fan, and Hamilton fanatic. Degree from Harvard in government and East Asian studies.

Abiyi Yohannes

Abiyi Yohannes

Organic certifier for BCS Ethiopia, Sustainability Advisor for TechnoServe, Coffee cooperative organizer. MA, Business Admin Leadstar College. BA, Finance & Development Economics Addis University College. General Agriculture Ambo College.

Heru Yuda

Heru Yuda

Based in Jakarta with experience in community empowerment and policy advocacy. Grew up in Sumatra, picking coffee on his family’s small farm. Master’s degree in international affairs from Johns Hopkins in Washington. Bachelor International Relations Universitas Gadjah Mada in Yogyakarta.

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