CEO and Founder
Monica Reid is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Kestrel Verifiers and Kestrel ESG, Inc. Her current focus is on supporting the growth of Kestrel Verifiers as a provider of green bond services, and Kestrel ESG as a provider of ESG Data for fixed income. Kestrel Verifiers is the market leader for providing external reviews of green, social and sustainability bonds in US public finance.
Ms. Reid has over 20 years of experience as a Principal Consultant and thought leader in the field of innovative finance for infrastructure and sustainability efforts, and she currently serves on the California Green Bond Market Development Committee, convened by the State Treasurer.
Prior to founding Kestrel Verifiers, Ms. Reid founded Kestrel Consulting Inc. which provided strategic environmental finance consulting and grant and loan services to local governments from 2000-2019.
Early in her career, Ms. Reid focused on natural resources conservation and public service. She was a Public Affairs Specialist for the US Forest Service in the Pacific Northwest for eight years, and an environmental educator for Miami-Dade County Parks. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in ecology from The Evergreen State College in Washington, and graduate studies in marine science at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories in California. A native of South Florida, Ms. Reid now calls Hood River, Oregon, home. Ms. Reid holds Series 79 and Series 63 securities licenses and the Envision Sustainability Professional credential.