Jesse Johnson is deeply involved in the growth of the Telluride Venture Accelerator, a program that mentors aspiring entrepreneurs starting businesses in outdoor recreation, tourism, natural products, health, energy, water, and education.
Jesse was co-founder of Q Collection, a New York City based sustainable home furnishings design firm producing furniture and fabrics that are better for you, your home and our planet. He was a member of the founding team of an IT firm specializing in environmental knowledge management and was a Vice President at the investment firm Jardine Fleming for several years in Hong Kong, South Asia and New York.
Acting on his desire to link the worlds of business and the environment, Jesse returned to school and graduated with joint masters in business (MBA) and environmental management (MEM) from Yale University. He currently serves as a member of Yale’s Environmental Leadership Council and National Resources Defense Council’s (NRDC) Global Leadership Council and on the board of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA). Jesse completed his undergraduate studies at Princeton University.