Ian Yolles
Ian has extensive entrepreneurial and executive-level leadership experience managing brand building and marketing activities for some of the world's most influential consumer product companies. He’s been instrumental in building and stewarding highly successful brands that have defined and differentiated themselves based on their strong commitment to innovation and sustainability.
 
Currently, Ian holds a number of board and advisory roles with a select group of early stage businesses including Zerofootprint Software, a company that builds and implements software programs that inspire and incentivize positive behavior change; Purpose, a business that builds and accelerates movements to tackle the world's biggest problem; Iotas, an internet of things technology company focused on smart home experiences designed specifically for rental properties; and Brandlive, a customizable, cloud-based, live interactive video platform that integrates video, social interaction, and commerce to create immersive product and brand experiences for digital audiences. 
 
Prior to his current work, Ian served as the Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Sustainability Officer at Recyclebank, the Wall Street Journal’s #1 venture-backed cleantech company that inspires and rewards smarter, everyday choices for a more sustainable future. Before Recyclebank, Ian was a co-founder and Vice President of Marketing and Brand Communications at Nau, an innovative social-venture apparel company. Prior to Nau, Ian worked as a senior marketing executive at two of the most successful sports companies in the world, Nike and Patagonia. During the early part of his career he merged his passion for the outdoors with his interest in human development while serving as the Executive Director of Outward Bound in Canada.
 
In addition to serving as a member of the Board of Directors of NatureBridge, Ian serves as the President of the Robert Bateman Foundation of America and teaches at Portland State University’s School of Business Administration. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Antioch College, earned a post-graduate research fellowship from the Thomas J. Watson Foundation, and completed the Program for Executive Development at the Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia.

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