Pic is the Founder of Spirit Bear Ventures, a boutique strategy-consulting firm that provides a range of services for nonprofits, social enterprises, and philanthropic clients in the fields of conservation, climate change, and environmental education. Formerly ACE’s Executive Director, he helped to launch the organization. Prior to leading ACE, he worked at Blu Skye, a strategic consulting firm that develops sustainable business strategies for Fortune 500 clients.
At the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Pic led various research and development efforts for the Environment Team. During his tenure at Moore Foundation, he co-developed the Wild Salmon Ecosystem Initiative, a $220+ million effort to improve the long-term sustainability of wild Pacific Salmon. Pic started his career teaching environmental studies and English at the Canterbury School in Connecticut and has recently taught as a visiting professor at Middlebury College. He was born and raised in New England, and now raises his three kids – Zelle, Kacy, and Mac – in the hills of Northern California with his wife Heather. Pic holds a B.A. from Middlebury College and an M.B.A. in sustainable enterprise from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is also a card-carrying member of Red Sox Nation.