GreenShipping's advisory board is comprised of industry professionals who help provide guidance and direction for our service. Coming from multiple industry segments, these highly respected individuals have been critical to the success of the service and we are proud to have them as part of our team.
Ian has extensive entrepreneurial and executive level leadership experience managing brand building and marketing activities for some of the worlds most influential consumer product companies. He is an acknowledged thought leader and has direct experience building and stewarding highly successful brands that have defined and differentiated themselves based on their strong commitment to sustainability.
Ian was the Executive Director for Outward Bound where he transformed a fledgling start-up operation into a respected, high-profile organization that serves diverse communities. Ian then served as the Director of Marketing and a member of the executive leadership team at Patagonia. Then, at Nike, Ian held the roles of Director of Apparel Marketing, Director of Digital Marketing, and Director of Brand Marketing. Most recently Ian was co-founder and Vice President of Marketing of Nau, an innovative retail-direct, outdoor lifestyle apparel company.
A frequent speaker on branding and sustainability, Ian has delivered talks at numerous high profile events including Advertising Age’s Idea Conference, the Retail Advertising and Marketing Associations RAC Conference, Sustainable Brands Conference, Good and Green Marketing Conference, Sustainovate and Net Impact.
Dr. Cristiano Facanha
Dr. Facanha is a recognized leader in the analysis and accounting of transportation emissions. While finishing his Doctorate in Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Berkley, Dr. Facanha was the co-author of Life-Cycle Emissions of Freight Transportation, a pivotal work in the field of freight emissions.
Dr. Facanha held positions at American President Lines and Emery Worldwide, where he was responsible for the development and implementation of logistics solutions (warehousing and transportation programs) in the U.S., Mexico, Brazil, and China. Currently, Dr. Facanha currently holds the position of Technical Specialist for ICF International, an energy and environmental consulting firm, where he focuses on traffic and mobile source emissions modeling. Dr. Facanha has evaluated emissions models to better quantify emissions from transportation, and has completed numerous evaluations of transportation emissions at the national, regional, and local/project levels. Dr. Facanha has been responsible for the development of operational and technological strategies to prevent and mitigate environmental impacts of transportation.
Dr. Facanha's work is the basis for the GreenShipping carbon calculator. He provides valuable insight into the latest research and modeling to ensure that the GreenShipping calculator is as accurate as possible.
Steve founded Marquis Messengers in 1966 and grew it to a large regional distribution company serving Texas, Oklahoma and parts of Arkansas, Louisiana, and New Mexico, selling it in 2003 into what would become Edge Logistics.
He served as President and CEO of Edge Logistics, a large, nation-wide, delivery, distribution, and logistics management company, from its inception in 2004 until 2009. He currently has responsibility for the oversight, coordination and development of all national accounts. Additionally, he has recently spearheaded Edge’s new green sustainability program, which includes a partnership with GreenShipping.com to allow Edge customers an opportunity to offset the carbon footprint of their shipments.
Steve has a BS in Biology from St. Benedict’s College.
Dave brings twenty-eight years experience spanning the entire supply chain processes from manufacturing to retail and has rolled out projects that resulted in millions of dollars in savings, increased efficiencies and improved service levels. Dave partnered with Shift Advantage in designing programs which resulted in a Walmart apparel supplier achieving the highest sustainability rating of all Walmart’s apparel suppliers. Dave’s work includes developing climate strategies and managing energy efficiency programs for Nike’s logistics service providers and contract manufacturing. Dave’s management of the global climate reporting initiative to the Carbon Disclosure Project and Climate Counts resulted in Nike achieving the highest rating of any company from Climate Counts in 2008. Dave Newman has partnered with the World Federation of Sporting Goods Industry to pilot energy efficiency within apparel and equipment contract manufacturing. He has also partnered with key climate organizations such as The Climate Group, World Resources Institute (WRI) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to explore energy efficiency opportunities with supply chains for top 100 companies. Dave co-founded Business for Social Responsibility's (BSR) Clean Cargo Working Group, the first shipper/ocean carrier collaborative work group to measure impacts of global ocean transportation. Dave maintains an extensive network with leading climate thinkers from US and European companies that provide information and feedback on current climate issues, strategies and policies.
Ted Farthing is a PR and brand marketing expert with extensive experience in the food and beverage industries. He currently consults with industry leading brands to define and execute brand strategies. Most recently Ted was the Executive Director of the Oregon Wine Board. During his tenure at the Oregon Wine Board, Ted partnered with Governor Kulongoski to define and implement the Carbon Neutral Challenge for Oregon wineries. Prior to the Oregon Wine Board, Ted held positions as brand manager for Moët & Chandon, Dom Pérignon and Ruffino. He also had been director of marketing for change management consultancy Mercer Delta Consulting.