Celes Eckerman

Managing Partner
With nearly 20 years of experience in international development and national security policy making, Celes leverages keen political judgment, an insider’s understanding of the policy process, and a wide network of high-level influencers on behalf of our clients. Celes is a twelve-year veteran of senior personal and committee staffs in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. She has worked alongside policy makers, elected officials, global industry leaders and community activists across the United States and in more than a dozen countries in Africa and the Middle East.

Teal Brown Zimring

Managing Partner
Teal operates at the intersection of the private, public and non-profit sectors, with over a decade of experience structuring high-value partnerships to benefit communities and regions globally.  She has demonstrated successes in creative problem solving to meet shared objectives, rigorous decision analysis and detailed impact assessment through the Aspen Institute, the UN Foundation, Two Degrees Food, Hewlett Packard and countless additional private and non-profit organizations. She has taught business ethics at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and implemented global corporate citizenship programs alongside small and large nonprofits in over 15 countries globally.