Jay Baldwin, Managing Partner
As a co-founder of Wind River, Jay has focused on private placement activities and business development strategies for Wind River’s client companies.
Prior to founding Wind River, Jay spent 16 years in business operations. In 1975 he co-founded City Gardens, Inc., ultimately growing it to become the second largest interior landscaping company in the United States, with over 250 employees operating in seven states. Jay was responsible for managing company sales efforts, developing over 3,200 accounts. These included some of the nation’s largest and best-known financial institutions such as Fidelity Investments, John Hancock Life Insurance Co. and the Bank of Boston. In 1991 Jay and his partners sold City Gardens to a British Public Company.
Boards Of Directors / Membership
- Institution Recycling Network (Board), 2003-present
- Charles River Conservancy (Advisory Board ), 2002-present; Chair Skatepark
- Environmental Entrepreneurs (Advisory Council, NRDC), 2003-present
- Sustainable Jobs Fund, SJF Ventures II, L.P. (Limited Partner)
- Long River Venture Fund, L.P. (Limited Partner)
- Ocean River Institute (Board of Directors)
Eric Grunebaum, Advisor
Eric works with impact investors, family offices, foundations and cleantech companies and funds sourcing and placing capital. He cofounded an industrial ecology startup focusing on high-efficiency, cloud-scale datacenters; consulted on the expansion of Greentown Labs – the largest cleantech incubator in the US; and has developed solar and efficiency projects through his company Cambridge Energy Advisors.
Previously Eric developed mixed-income housing and produced documentary films including The Last Mountain which premiered at Sundance and focused on a WVa community proposing a wind-farm on nearby mountains rather than a coal mine which would strip the hills bare while damaging resources and polluting air and water.
Eric’s pro bono work includes curating and presenting at climate and clean energy events for the Cambridge Innovation Center, the Boston Area Sustainability Group and the Climate Action Business Association.
Series 82 & 63.