Photo Credit:
Photographer: Sergio Pucci
Photo Subject: Angela and Paige with Ceba Tree
Location: Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
One Small Planet

WHO WE ARE

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.

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‘Wealth’ has been stripped of its original meaning by a world that places far too much gravity on a singular definition: money.  

At One Small Planet we seek to reinstate the original meaning of the word wealth, to view wealth as a holistic metric of well-being and to consider the wealth of people and planet as the ultimate and imperative metric of success.

One Small Planet envisions a decolonized world perceived as sacred, imbued with meaning, and engaged with intention. Where relations are authentic, economic and environmental wealth is considered sacred, and the wheel of sacred reciprocity is turning in balance.

OUR TEAM

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WILL PETERFFY

Founder & CEO

Will has spent his life building a bridge between our natural and financial worlds. 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. In 2020 Will committed his full attention to building One Small Planet, which represents his most comprehensive solution towards creating a authentically holistic mission-first organization. A solution where business is in service to Life 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 among others. He is an environmentalist, financier, and land steward in service of team Life.

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CHRIS UZPEN

Chief Legal Council & Fund Advisor

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 AARON

Executive Assistant

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.

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BRAD SMITH

Interim Chief of Staff and Philanthropic Lead

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

Fund Operating Officer

Jack Wielebinski has spent the entirety of his career in the financial services industry. Beginning as an investment banking analyst, and later working in private equity focused on financial services companies, spanning both the private equity and financial advisory practices at the firm. Prior to One Small Planet, Jack was the head of investor relations for a public company he supported through its IPO on the NASDAQ.

Mr. Wielebinski runs the Fire Fund operations at One Small Planet, managing nearly all deal sourcing, analysis, portfolio management, and is a member of the investment committee and active on numerous boards. He believes in the possibility of a better and brighter future for the world through better designed systems and outcomes, which is why he does what he does at One Small Planet.

Photo Credit:
Photographer: Sergio Pucci
Photo Subject: Angela and Paige with Ceba Tree
Location: Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica