Our Team

Patrick and Gabe met as classmates at Yale University. They first joined forces as environmental advocates, campaigning for their university to improve its responsible investment policies. That's how they met met Cary Krosinsky, a professor of sustainable investing.

The idea for Stake came after Gabe became the first student to file a shareholder resolution, and the co-founders wrote an academic paper on creating the most impact through investing.

Patrick O'Rourke Reed

Co-Founder, CEO

Patrick graduated from Yale in 2016 with a B.A. in Economics and a B.A. in Environmental Studies. He works on business strategy, legal, and front-end web development. When not working, he likes to surf, snowboard, and brew his own wine.

Published Papers

Cary Krosinsky

Co-Founder, Strategic Advisor

Cary is an author, practitioner, and professor of sustainable investing. He has authored or edited 5 books, and is Editor of the Journal of Environmental Investing. He has taught at Brown, Yale, Columbia, Concordia, and the Robert Smith School of Business at UMD. He was on the founding team of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment. He is currently President of Real Impact Tracker, and was formerly a VP of Trucost. He loves the Velvet Underground, the Grateful Dead, and Brian Eno.

Published Books