Currently, Jeff Nuss is a senior advisor and impact investor after 22 years as Founder and former President & CEO of GreenWood Resources, Inc. (“GreenWood”) and its subsidiaries. Jeff has over 28 years of tree farm development, management and investment experience, and more than 20 years of experience in international business development. Under his leadership, GreenWood grew to over 150 professionals with experience in overseeing forestry assets and investments close to $2.0 billion in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia (China) and managing approximately 741,000 acres (300,000 hectares) in forestry operations certify under third party audited certification programs.

As CEO, he was directly responsible for the leadership and strategic direction of the company and overall management of the business. He served as Chair of GreenWood’s Executive and Investment Committees as well as Chaired various Boards related to specific investments made by GreenWood.

GreenWood became an affiliate of TIAA’s Asset Management business (Nuveen) when TIAA acquired an ownership in 2012 and was responsible for overseeing timberland investments made on behalf of TIAA’s General Account as well as for Global Third-Party Institutional Investors seeking the diversification, climate impact, and risk adjusted return value that timberland investments provide to a portfolio.

Prior to founding GreenWood, Jeff worked at CH2M HILL, a global leader in consulting, design, design-build, operations, and program management. During his twelve years at CH2M HILL, he worked with municipal, industrial, and private clients addressing issues and opportunities within the natural resource landscape.

Jeff currently serves on the Board of Investors for Heartwood Biomass, World Forestry Center Board of Directors and was recently the Board Chair, Sustainable Northwest Board of Directors, and Sustainable Northwest Woods (for-profit arm of SNW) Board of Directors and will be joining California’s Board of Forestry’s Joint Institute on Wood Products Innovation Advisory Board. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the National Alliance of Forest Owners, past President and Board member of Agri-Business Council, and past President and Board Member of Western Hardwood Association.

He is a graduate of Oregon State University and holds a B.S. in Bio-Resources Engineering and an M.S. in Resource Management and Policy from Oregon State’s Civil Engineering Department.