Kristin Rechberger is CEO of Dynamic Planet, a firm that helps advance and invest in markets that restore nature. Through a combination of new business models, blended finance, cutting-edge technology, public-private partnerships, and leadership engagement, we help develop conservation businesses that maximize environmental, social and economic returns to regenerate landscapes, seascapes and communities.
Prior to founding Dynamic Planet in 2012, Kristin was Senior Vice President of Global Programs and Partnerships at the National Geographic Society, where over 14 years she helped lead its global expansion and impact through the launch and growth of its international cable channels, corporate partnerships, leadership gifts, and research, conservation, exploration, and education programs. Before National Geographic, Kristin lived in Seoul, Korea as a Luce Foundation Fellow and traveled extensively throughout Asia for four more years, designing inclusive educational systems and producing documentary films.
In 2009 Kristin was selected as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, where she has served on the Advisory Council and working groups including oceans, the circular economy, and the future of global development. She is an active advisory board member of National Geographic’s Pristine Seas, the Smithsonian’s Earth Optimism
Kristin has a public policy degree and documentary film certificate from Duke University and has completed executive programs at Harvard, Yale, Stanford and Oxford. She is certified with the Global Sustainable Tourism Council and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society
David Prieto is a management consultant focused on market-based innovation for sustainability including clean energy, corporate responsibility, environmental markets and sustainable finance. At Dynamic Planet, David is helping develop new blended finance solutions to replicate and scale successful business models with conservation impact.
In 2017, David was selected as a Fulbright-National Science Foundation Arctic Research Fellow and collaborated throughout the Arctic on various research programs focused on climate change. He also co-founded Coral & Ice, a student exchange program between island and polar youth.
Prior to his Fulbright, David was an Associate at AccountAbility in New York where he advised a portfolio of Fortune 500 companies on strategies to advance responsible business practices. His clients have been recognized as leaders in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, mitigated Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) risks with material impact on their bottom line and empowered female business owners in the Middle East. David previously worked for Urban Green Energy, analyzing financial models for commercial scale new energy solutions including microgrids and community solar projects.
David earned a Master of Science from Columbia University, during which he advised the Manta Trust to help establish the first Manta Ray Conservation Act in the Republic of Palau. David received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of London, where he was awarded a scholarship to study one year at the National University of Singapore.
Originally from Spain, during his free time David enjoys working out, exploring new destinations, trying different cuisines and attending concerts alongside his family and friends.
Prior to joining Dynamic Planet, Santiago received a B.A. in environmental economics from Middlebury College. After spending a semester studying abroad in Córdoba, Argentina, he completed an internship at the Social Protection and Health division of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). At the IDB, Santiago researched the health and long-term care needs of elderly populations in El Salvador and Chile in support of the Bank’s report on aging and physical dependency in Latin America.
Before graduating from Middlebury, Santiago conducted an independent study of public transit systems in western Vermont, with the goal of increasing access to public bus services among rural communities and migrant farmworkers. He also worked during his senior year to redesign the waste sorting system at Middlebury Union High School to encourage composting and recycling.
Santiago currently lives in Washington, DC, where he spends his free time learning new languages, playing guitar, and exploring the city with friends.