Jason H. Karp
Jason H. Karp, our Executive Co-Chairman, is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of HumanCo. Jason is driven by a passionate belief that improving health is the most effective strategy to increase global prosperity. Jason is also the Chairman and Co-Founder of Hu (as in Human), one of the fastest growing snack companies in the U.S. Previously, Jason served as the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Tourbillon Capital Partners, an investment fund that managed over $4 billion, and he has over 21 years of investment experience. Jason is also a member of the board of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. Jason has a B.S. in Economics with a concentration in Finance, summa cum laude, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Chief Executive Officer & Director
Ross Berman, our Chief Executive Officer, is the Co-Founder and President of HumanCo. Ross has over 20 years of investment experience, including in public and private equity markets and in the consumer sector. Prior to co-founding HumanCo, Ross was the President and Chief Strategy Officer at Tourbillon Capital Partners, the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Green Owl Capital Management and a Co-Founder and Co-Portfolio Manager of BAM Capital Management. Ross is currently a board member of Hu (as in Human), one of the fastest growing snack companies in the U.S. and is also a board member of Maccabi USA, a not-for-profit organization with a mission of building Jewish pride and community through sports. Ross has a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Chief Operating Officer
Amy Zipper, our Chief Operating Officer, is the Chief Operating Officer of HumanCo. Amy previously managed operations, human resources, legal, technology, marketing and investor relations for New York-based investment management firms. Previously, she was President and Chief Operating Officer of Tourbillon Capital Partners, relationship manager at Carlson Capital and Chief Administrative Officer at Plural Investments. Amy was recognized by EY and the Hedge Fund Journal as one of the “50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds” in 2017. She began her career as an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP. She graduated with Honors and Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in International Studies from Johns Hopkins University and received her Juris Doctor from N.Y.U. School of Law as a Dean McKay Scholar. She is a member of the Connecticut, Florida and New York State Bars.
Brett Thomas, our President, is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of CAVU Venture Partners. Prior to that, Brett was the Founder of Thematic Capital Partners, a private investment vehicle focused on private/public equity investments in the consumer sector. Before entering into the consumer investing space, Brett worked at Scout Capital Management, a long-short hedge fund focusing on special situations with over $9B in AUM based in New York. He is a graduate of Boston College, with a concentration in Finance. In 2017, Brett was elected to Boston College’s prestigious “40 under 40 list” and was named a “Consumer Catalyst” by Forbes as one of the top dealmakers and influencers in the consumer space.