We are systems architects. We take part in the evolution of our economy by integrating natural intelligence and indigenous wisdom with modern technologies and systems in support of harmonious environmental and economic wealth.
Will has spent his life building a bridge between our natural and financial worlds. From a young age Will has had a deep connection to the natural world, and growing up he watched his father build Interactive Brokers (IBKR) into the world’s foremost brokerage. It is his passion for nature that drives him to this day and his innate understanding of systems thinking that shapes his vision for the future. After majoring in environmental studies in college, he went on to spend the next ten years engaged in global projects including regenerative ranch management, permaculture design, and community development. He began leading investments for his family's philanthropic foundation and quickly learned how challenging it is to invest these assets without causing the very problems the foundation was trying to solve. He went on to work at two New York based hedge funds in an effort to gain a deeper understanding of why our financial systems created this outcome. After a disheartening experience learning about the extractive foundational principles that drive our financial system he moved to the solution based environment of Bioneers. It was in working for Bioneers that his vision for an economy informed by the wisdom of nature came into clarity. In order to build this vision of a holistic economy, the first thing that had to go was the notion of externalities. His education in natural systems showed clearly how a necessary part of any healthy, whole, and balanced system is that all components are valued. As this vision crystalized, he shifted his focus towards internalizing externalities through building the ESG department at IBKR. He quickly saw how ESG was but a baby step in the direction our economy needed to go. This led Will to commit his full attention to building One Small Planet, which represents his most comprehensive solution towards creating a living, balanced, and holistic economy modeled in the image of our natural world. A solution that would truly do the word ‘economy’ justice, by taking care of our home, our One Small Planet.
In addition to his work at One Small Planet, Will proudly serves as Chair of the ESG Committee at IBKR and on the board for Bioneers.
Chris has spent over 25 years practicing law, including as a partner at an international law firm where he served as co-head of its family office practice. He is a tax law specialist by training but has spent the past 10 years advising on and managing all aspects of investment and business matters. Chris enjoys sharing his extensive knowledge and has taught as an adjunct professor at Quinnipiac Law School and Grand Valley State University. Chris has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut, a law degree from the University of Minnesota and a Masters in Taxation from Grand Valley State University.
Angela has spent nearly 20 years in the field of psychology and is passionate about working with alternative and integrative modalities for healing. She holds a master’s degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Wilderness Therapy. She is the founder of Expanding Roots Integrative Wellness and the co-founder of the Sacred Path Healing Center in Boulder, Colorado. Angela is also a group facilitator, clinical supervisor, and former adjunct professor at the Naropa Graduate School of Psychology. Angela’s deep care for people, the natural world, and for tending to the climate crisis we are all facing, led her to One Small Planet, where she now shares her gifts as the Multidimensional Executive Assistant.
Brad joyfully supports One Small Planet as Interim Chief of Staff and leads One Small Planet’s philanthropic fund. After over a decade of work in local government climate and resilience, international outdoor and traditional education, and operating his own business as a death doula, Brad was the first to join founder Will Peterffy in the building of One Small Planet. An environmental scientist by training and a community bridge builder and systems integrator by experience, Brad enjoys working with people in complex systems to align and co-create just impact. Service, discernment, and non stop learning all drive Brad to continue this great work with One Small Planet.
Jack Wielebinski has spent the entirety of his career in the financial services industry beginning as an investment banking analyst and later expanding his acumen to work inside both the fund management and advisory businesses and most recently as the head of investor relations at a publicly-traded company called GAN. During his tenure with GAN, Jack built out the entire investor relations function, beginning as a <$100MM microcap company listed on the London Stock Exchange, and supporting market cap to grow to over $1B post-uplist on the NSADAQ. Jack also holds an MBA from UCLA Anderson’s School of Management. At One Small Planet’s Fire Fund, Jack oversees the entirety of the fund’s operations, from business development and deal sourcing to execution, capital deployment and fund management. Jack is passionate about making the world a better place.