Brian Trelstad

Bridges Fund Management Ltd.

Brian Trelstad is a partner at Bridges Fund Management Ltd.. Previously, Trelstad was chief investment officer of Acumen Fund, a non-profit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty.

Before joining Acumen Fund, Trelstad spent four years at McKinsey & Company as a consultant in the healthcare and non-profit practices and as an editor of the McKinsey Quarterly. Prior to McKinsey, he worked as a case writer at Stanford University's Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and advised a number of early-stage technology companies. He was the lead environmental staffer for President Clinton's AmeriCorps program, and he co-founded and directed the Center for Environmental Citizenship.

Featured Work

JUL 29, 2009 Podcast

Interview with Brian Trelstad

"Where we are fiercely critical of grants-based approaches is the design of services that ignore the end recipient," says Acumen Fund chief investment officer Brian ...