Fish 2.0 Team
Monica Jain, Executive Director
Monica Jain, founder and executive director of Fish 2.0 and Manta Consulting Inc., is dedicated to growing networks that bring together her top passions: fisheries and the oceans, finance, and impact investment. She launched Fish 2.0 in 2013 to create a network of quality entrepreneurs and investors who could grow the sustainable seafood sector. Since then, she has worked with over 400 entrepreneurs, 300 investors, and 40 sponsors to expand Fish 2.0.
Monica was named a White House Champion of Change for Sustainable Seafood in October 2016 for her achievements with Fish 2.0 and her long-standing work advancing ocean conservation and sustainable seafood. Her career spans 30 years and 4 continents, encompassing marine biology, philanthropy, venture capital, banking, and international development in such far-flung locales as New Zealand, Madagascar, Latin America, and Spain, as well as in the United States.
Alongside Fish 2.0, she continues her work as a strategic advisor and consultant to foundations, investors, and corporations, helping them launch initiatives and build partnerships. She has supported the development of corporate sustainability strategies, spawned philanthropic initiatives, and helped dozens of companies find aligned investment. Monica holds degrees from Stanford University and the Wharton School of Business.
Remy Garderet, COO
Remy Garderet, co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Fish 2.0 and Manta Consulting, has a 20-year career working with businesses, governments, and investors to help move clean technology and sustainable fisheries into the mainstream. Drawing on a background in economics, policy, and knowledge management, he designs strategies that attract entrepreneurs and investors to these markets. Since the launch of Fish 2.0, Remy has had a hand in every aspect of building the platform into a collaborative network that drives growth in the sustainable seafood sector.
Prior to Fish 2.0, Remy worked with the automotive industry and the government of California to develop clean fuels infrastructure, and with New Zealand policymakers on utility-scale renewables strategy. He holds an M.A. in economics and energy policy from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a B.A. from Stanford University.
Cole Mellino, Project Associate
Cole manages Fish 2.0's social media and supports our communications and research work. Cole has a passion for developing sustainable food systems and for connecting innovative food entrepreneurs with investors to create change. He has served as an AmeriCorps member, building a farm in Reno, Nevada that was designed as a model for a sustainable food system in the high desert. He has also researched and wrote articles on climate change, sustainable food systems and renewable energy for news sites EcoWatch and ClimateProgress. Before moving to the Monterey area, Cole managed the customer experience and communications for a 3,500-member farm share program in Cleveland, Ohio.
Cole is currently pursuing a joint MBA and MA in International Environmental Policy with a focus in Social Enterprise and Finance at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey.
Thinkshift Communications, Fish 2.0 Communications
Thinkshift is a team of strategists, thinkers, writers, and campaigners inspired by the power of business to address pressing social and environmental problems. They help sustainable businesses, cleantech companies and social enterprises reach their goals through creative brand story platforms, PR and thought leadership strategies, and content marketing plans. Thinkshift is a Certified B Corp and a California public benefit corporation. thinkshiftcom.com
Nathan Gold, Fish 2.0 Pitch training
Nathan hails from the San Francisco where he coaches people around the world on how to prepare for high-stakes speaking opportunities and how to harness their speaking anxiety through workshops, keynotes, and 1:1 sessions both in person and online. Nathan coached our Fish 2.0 presenters in 2015 and 2017. He works with companies on designing, scripting and delivering more compelling and memorable presentations. He is an Industry Fellow at the UC Berkeley and Hong Kong Baptist University, a guest lecturer at Wharton Entrepreneurship, is featured on Kauffman Founders School and is a published author. Nathan is joined by his colleague Claudio Sennhauser, a specialist in coaching presenters to unleash their true presentation potential. See democoach.com and sennhauser.com.
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