Greg is the Founder of SPBD Microfinance Network, the leading microfinance institution in the South Pacific. He is also the founder of MicroDreams, a microfinance acceleration fund and Transformative Ventures LLC, a Microfinance advisory company. Greg has served as a director in microfinance industry boards including: the International Association of Microfinance Investors (of NY), Microfinance Pasifika (of Fiji), the United Nation’s International Year of Microcredit (of NY) and Planet Finance (of Paris). Greg was named “Person of the Year” in the country of Samoa for his microfinance leadership in that country.
Greg also promotes hi-tech entrepreneurship and was a founding director of the Ice Angels, Australasia’s largest angel investor group and serves as Chairman of three New Zealand software firms: Biomatters Ltd, Calcium Solutions Ltd and English-To-Go Ltd. Prior to these ventures, Greg recorded significant achievement with Ford Motor Company, Mazda Motor Company and Coopers and Lybrand in product development, manufacturing, marketing and financial management positions. He led teams in the U.S., Japan and Europe and while with Mazda was honored to be the youngest-ever Buchou (Division General Manager) of any major Japanese corporation. Greg has an MBA from Kellogg, an MS from NYU Stern, and a BA from Colgate University and is also a CPA.