Brian Trelstad

Partner, Bridges Fund Management
Visiting Lecturer, Woodrow Wilson School

Brian Trelstad is a Partner at Bridges Fund Management’s U.S. Sustainable Growth Fund, an investment fund dedicated to impact and sustainable investing.  He is also a co-chair of the Impact Capital Managers, a network of over 50 market rate impact investors in the United States managing over $5B in AUM.   Brian joined Bridges in 2012 after having been the Chief Investment Officer at Acumen Fund, where he oversaw the investment of $50M into portfolio companies in India, Pakistan, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa and Ghana. Prior to Acumen, Brian was a consultant at McKinsey & Company, a program officer at the Corporation for National Service and helped start several for-profit and non-profit social enterprises.  He serves on the boards of several of his portfolio companies at Bridges and two non-profits: VisionSpring and Candid.  He is a Kauffman Fellow and a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute.  He has a BA from Harvard, an MBA from Stanford University, and a Masters in City and Regional Planning from UC-Berkeley.  He teaches social entrepreneurship and innovation at Harvard Business School.