Oliver B. Libby

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Oliver B. Libby is co-founding Managing Partner of Hatzimemos / Libby Holdings (H/L) and of CityRock Venture Partners.  Based in New York City and founded in 2009, the H/L family of companies represents a new kind of venture firm.  H/L is dedicated to building high-growth businesses that add value to society by protecting and promoting people and the planet, with a strong preference for diverse founding teams.  H/L’s proprietary Growth Catalyst model blends the best of venture studio, strategic advisor and investment firm on one platform to help grow companies from early stage to exit in a holistic approach to company building.  The hallmark of the Growth Catalyst business model is virtually daily active engagement with each portfolio company.

Mr. Libby also chairs the Board of The Resolution Project, Inc., a non-profit organization based in New York City which he co-founded in 2007. Through its Social Venture Challenges, held at leading youth conferences around the world, Resolution identifies undergraduate students who wish to launch new social ventures. The resulting Resolution Fellowships provide dynamic, hands-on mentorship and grants to implement their social ventures— a full ecosystem of support that empowers the recipients to become socially-responsible leaders. To date, hundreds of Resolution Fellows are working on diverse ventures in high-impact fields and have benefitted well over 2.5 million people to-date in nearly 80 countries on all six inhabited continents, including all across the United States.

Mr Libby began his career in the U.S. Government and later at a global managing consulting firm.  Mr. Libby is a Presidential Leadership Scholar, a Steering Committee Member of the Milken Young Leaders Council, a Leadership Council Member of Tech:NYC, a Fast Company Impact Council Member, a Concordia Summit Advisor, a member of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network Youth Advisory Council, a founding GLG Social Impact Fellow, and a NationSwell Councilmember.  Mr. Libby was previously also a Foundation Trustee and Chair of the Admissions Committee of the Harvard Club of New York City, as well as a member of the Advisory Council of the Clinton Global Initiative.

Mr. Libby has been invited to speak at Harvard, the United Nations, and numerous business conferences.   He has published work focusing on the nexus between the future of work, job creation, innovation, social entrepreneurship, and leadership.  His work has been covered in publications including the New York Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Fast Company, Reuters, and television appearances including CNBC. Mr. Libby graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College.