Todd Woloson Mentor 2012
- - Managing Director at Greenmont Capital
- - Founder & former CEO of Izze Beverage Company
- - Co-founder of Global Education Fund
- - Former Managing Director at Canyon Capital
- - 2003 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Geographic Interest: South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa
Expertise: Board Development, Business Strategy / Planning, Entrepreneurship,...
"Passionate about good education, good food, and entrepreneurship."
Describe yourself briefly.
Todd Woloson became a Managing Director of Greenmont Financial in 2007. Todd began his career with Proctor & Gamble in 1989, but soon became a serial entrepreneur. After graduating from the University of Denver Law School in 1994, he successfully completed an environmental service rollup, which led to a career as a venture capitalist. In 1996, Todd co-founded Canyon Capital, an early-stage venture fund. As a Managing Partner, he was intimately involved with the development of a wide range of software, Internet and consumer product companies. Also in 1996, Todd co-founded Global Education Fund (GEF), a non-profit building libraries in developing countries. To date, GEF has created 53 libraries and literacy centers in 21 countries. In 2002, Todd co-founded IZZE Beverage Company. IZZE manufactures and markets a line of all-natural sparkling fruit juices available at Whole Foods Markets, Wild Oats Marketplace, Starbucks, Target, Costco and a wide variety of independent locations. Todd served as President & CEO of IZZE until its sale to PepsiCo in 2006 and was a recipient of the 2003 Entrepreneur of the Year Award by Ernst & Young.