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Belltown will operate farm “hubs” across the US, each with a minimum of 1,000 to 2,000 acres, and ideal size at 3,000 to 4,000 acres allowing for optimisation of crop rotation, management and machinery. Building an initial 5-8 hubs will allow Belltown to diversify weather and disease risk, produce a wide variety of crops, and build supply chain with multiple regional customers. The Hudson Valley hub will be a ‘showcase’ farm where new regenerative methods can be trialled, farming staff can be trained and the message to consumers can be refined and delivered.
Michael Kaplan | Belltown Farms
Michael Kaplan
Founder – Belltown Farms | mkaplan@belltownfarms.com

Michael is one of the founders of Belltown, responsible for fundraising and deal sourcing. Prior to Belltown, Michael was a partner at Albion Ventures LLP where he helped to establish Albion as one of the pioneering investors in the UK’s community-scale renewable energy sector. Prior to Albion, Michael worked at The Boston Consulting Group and before that, the Chief Financial Officer of Widevine Technologies, a security software company (sold to Google in 2010). Michael has a BA from the University of Washington and an MBA from INSEAD.

Tom Hill-Norton | Belltown Farms
Tom Hill-Norton
Founder – Belltown Farms | tom@belltownfarms.com

Tom is one of the founders of Belltown, responsible for deal sourcing, execution, and managing the transaction team. His career has focused on investing in sustainable infrastructure projects since the end of 2006. He worked with the energy investment team at Actis on renewable energy investments in emerging markets and raised and invested a series of renewable energy funds for Guinness Asset Management in the UK. Prior to 2006, Tom worked in corporate finance (with JP Morgan, Flemings, and Fredericks Michael) and strategy consultancy with The Boston Consulting Group. Tom has an MA (Hons) from The University of Edinburgh and an MBA from INSEAD.

Tom Hill-Norton | Belltown Farms
Brian Halweil | Belltown Farms

Brian Halweil

Partnerships and Product Consultant

Greg Heidemann | Belltown Farms

Greg Heidemann

Head of Farming Operations

Max Miller | Belltown Farms

Max Miller

Investment Director

Danielle Scholl | Belltown Farms

Danielle Scholl

Finance Director

Andrew Smyre | Belltown Farms

Andrew Smyre

Head of Agronomy and Marketing

Charles Webster | Belltown Farms

Charles Webster

Legal Counsel