Team Bios

Fresh Pond Capital's work is made possible by a team of dedicated staff from Reynders, McVeigh Capital Management, and the following Fresh Pond Capital employees:

Tiffany Brown, Client Service Manager

Tiffany manages client services at Fresh Pond Capital. She is also responsible for arranging private impact investments deemed appropriate for the portfolios of clients at both Fresh Pond Capital and Reynders, McVeigh Capital Management. Tiffany is a Registered Investment Advisor Representative, with her FINRA Series 65 License. Within the field of wealth management, she is most inspired by the emerging work of the Solidarity Economy, and how to leverage capital for social good.

Tiffany has over ten years of experience in the non-profit sector. Prior to joining Fresh Pond Capital, Tiffany served as the Retreat Director at Resource Generation, where she organized national retreats aimed at educating wealthy, young individuals on the ways in which they can deepen the impact of their financial resources. Tiffany graduated with honors from the University of California at Santa Cruz with a degree in Community Studies. While at UCSC, she cultivated a zest for social justice through her studies on race and racism in the U.S., and an internship with the S.E. Regional NAACP in Atlanta, GA. Tiffany has served as co-director of YES!, board member at Common Fire Foundation, and founding advisor to Kindle Project Foundation. She currently serves on the Finance Committee for Haymarket People's Fund, and on the National Membership Council for Resource Generation.

Maria Egan, MBA, Portfolio Manager & Shareholder Engagement Manager

Maria implements investment strategies for clients that align with their individual needs and values. She also helps clients understand their portfolios through financial literacy. Further, Maria advises the trust department of a major law firm using Reynders, McVeigh's macroeconomic outlook coupled with proprietary independent research to best suit each underlying client's needs. Maria provides additional research expertise in the burgeoning private impact investments space, where capital is allocated to prove that measurable social impacts can be coupled with financial returns. Maria also directs the Firm's shareholder engagement, which includes submitting shareholder proposals to companies, voting proxies, and participating in industry peer groups.

Maria was featured on Bloomberg Radio speaking about Reynders, McVeigh's socially responsible investment strategy. Maria is a Registered Investment Advisor Representative with her FINRA Series 65 License. She holds a B.A. in Management from Clark University and an M.B.A. from Clark University. She holds a Certificate in Community Development Finance from the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire, the first program in this space, and participated in Rutgers Business School's Corporate Social Responsibility Certificate Program.

Maria is a Transformative Culture Project board member and is a mentor to the Social Innovation Forum's social entrepreneur accelerator and nonprofit accelerators. She is on the Coastal Enterprise, Inc. advisory board and sits on The Boston Foundation's Professional Advisors Network. She ran the Boston Marathon for St. Francis House, which provides shelter and rehabilitation programs for the homeless, and is a volunteer home builder for Project Mexico and St. Innocent Orphanage. In her free time, Maria enjoys running, traveling and visiting her family in Maine. Maria lives with her husband Brian in downtown Boston.

Julie McVeigh, CFA, Vice President of Reynders, McVeigh & Managing Director of Fresh Pond Capital

Julie is a co-founder and managing director of Fresh Pond Capital. Julie has worked in socially responsible investing since 1998 and has had a particular interest in sustainable agriculture, financial literacy, and social justice. Julie leads Fresh Pond Capital with a focus on building portfolios with high social impact through shareholder activism initiatives and direct community investments. Julie graduated summa cum laude with honors from Bowdoin College with a double major in history and women's studies. Before joining the investment field, Julie worked as an organizer for MASSPIRG and the Sierra Club. Julie actively supports local agriculture and children through her work with Waltham Fields Community Farm and The Food Project. She is a past board member of The Food Project and Camp Starfish, a non-profit organization providing summer programs for children who are behaviorally and emotionally challenged. She is a Tracy Donor, a committed volunteer and an active alumnae for Resource Generation, working with a community under 35 years old who identify as having wealth/privilege and committed to social, racial and economic justice. Julie's commitment to sustainability or social justice includes her involvement in the Slow Money Alliance and finding alternative, community investments.

Emily Schweitzer, Executive Assistant

Emily supports the Managing Director of Fresh Pond Capital through administrative tasks, such as communications coordination, operations support, and record keeping, as well as by managing strategic projects of the Fresh Pond Capital team. Prior to joining Fresh Pond Capital, Emily served as the Senior Project Manager at Coalesce for two years, where she worked with higher education institutions and private K-12 schools to build cohesive and enduring sustainability initiatives on campuses. Projects included implementing composting, strategic advising of senior leadership, co-creating climate action and sustainability plans, submitting for the Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System (STARS), facilitating sustainability committees, and more. The engagement-centric approach to these projects involved students, faculty, staff, administrators, and trustees in the process to weave sustainability into campus culture. Emily also coordinated the company's podcast Coalesce.Earth, consisting of interviews with sustainability experts. In addition, she participated in the Farm and Sea to Campus Institution working group as well as the Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium (NECSC).

Emily holds a Bachelor of Arts in Global Environmental Studies and a Master of Arts in International Development and Social Change both from Clark University, with a focus on agricultural policy and its economic, social, and environmental impacts at the local, national, and international levels. Emily's interests include mindfulness, nutrition, new economies, sustainable agriculture, and visiting her family in Hadley, Massachusetts.

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