Holt has more than 35 years’ experience in investment banking, operating management and consulting. He recently served as Group CEO of Permian Global, a Luxembourg based investment fund focused on climate change mitigation through the effective management of large areas of tropical forest (avoiding deforestation and restoring degraded forests). Prior to Permian Global, he founded and served as Managing Partner of Mooreland Partners, an information technology sector focused investment bank. Holt previously was a Partner at Broadview Holdings, a global merger and acquisition advisory and investment firm. He also was a Vice President, Corporate Finance, with Smith Barney, Harris, Upham & Co. and an associate with Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.
Holt has been an active conservationist and nature enthusiast for more than 20 years. He currently serves as Trustee and Treasurer of the National Marine Sanctuaries Foundation, supporting the 600,000 square miles of national marine sanctuaries managed by NOAA. Holt is Chairman Emeritus of the National Audubon Society. In 2001, he was a founding member and Chair of the Board of Audubon Connecticut. He joined the National Board five years later and was named Chair in 2008. His leadership played a critical role in advancing Audubon’s legislative, educational and conservation operations; guiding it to re-establish its science based mission to conserve birds and their habitats; and strengthening Audubon’s place as one of the nation’s foremost environmental organizations.
Holt has a B.A. from Colby College and an M.B.A. from the International Institute of Management Development, Switzerland. He and his family live in Greenwich, CT.