Vice President, Corporate Development at Patagonia
Phil Graves uses his background in corporate finance, new business ventures, investments, innovation, and strategy to help Patagonia and other companies drive positive environmental and social impact that’s inseparable from profit. At Patagonia, Phil oversees the company’s Tin Shed venture capital fund, Worn Wear re-commerce business, eco-innovation case competition, and corporate development team. Phil also helped create Regenerative Organic Certification—a collaborative initiative among a coalition of brands, farmers, nonprofits, ranchers, and scientists that raises the bar for soil health, animal welfare, and social fairness to farmers and workers. Outside of work he enjoys surfing, chasing quail with his bird dog Crockett, and exploring wild places with his wife and three young daughters.