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Dr. Clark Binkley

Chief Strategist

Clark S. Binkley, Ph.D., is a Chief Strategist of GreenWood Resources, Inc. Prior to this role, Mr. Binkley was Chief Investment Officer and responsible for all aspects of investment management including development of investment products, acquisitions, portfolio management, client relations, hold-sell analysis and dispositions.

Prior to joining GWR, Mr. Binkley founded International Forestry Investment Advisors (IFIA) in 2005 to develop and implement innovative, socially responsible high return timberland investment strategies. IFIA focused on emerging markets, forestry technologies and capital-market arbitrage and as a result partnered with GWR in a number of activities.

Prior to founding IFIA, he was Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of the Hancock Timber Resource Group, the world’s largest timberland investment advisory firm serving private-equity clients. During the six full years of his tenure at Hancock, he was responsible for the investment strategies that produced 300 bps/yr. of annual out performance versus the industry benchmark, and lead efforts to raise over $2 billion in equity capital.

Before joining Hancock, Mr. Binkley was Dean of the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia. From 1978-90, he was a member of the faculty at Yale University where, in 1990, he was named the Frederick K. Weyerhaeuser Professor of Forest Resource Management.

Mr. Binkley serves on the Board of Directors of West Fraser Timber, Ltd., the leading softwood lumber manufacturer in North America, chairing the Health, Safety and Environment Committee, and serving on the Audit and Governance Committees. In the past 30 years, he has consulted to numerous forest products companies, governmental agencies and conservation groups. He has written more than 100 books and articles on forest economics, and is widely known for his research on timberland investments. Mr. Binkley holds degrees in Applied Mathematics and in Engineering from Harvard University and in Forestry and Environmental Studies from Yale University.

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