Jad Finck leads Innovation & Sustainability at Allbirds, a new San Francisco-based footwear brand. At Allbirds, we are on a mission to prove that comfort, good design and sustainability don’t have to be
mutually exclusive. We are dedicated to making the most sustainable footwear we can using premium natural materials, designed for the to and fro of everyday life. With funding from both the leading venture
capitalists in consumer products and the founding CEOs of some of the greatest e-commerce businesses in recent history, our desire to shake up the shoe industry is off to a great start. In fact, TIME already called
our first shoe, the Wool Runners, the most comfortable in the world, and there is much more to come. As one of the earliest team members at Allbirds, Jad focuses on scouting, developing, and deploying
exciting and sustainable materials and manufacturing processes for the company’s products of tomorrow, as well as continuous improvement of Allbirds’ existing product portfolio. Prior to Allbirds, Jad
commercialized first-of-a-kind renewable materials while at Solazyme and invested in bioenergy pioneers at Chevron Tech Ventures. Jad has a mechanical engineering degree from Stanford University and an
MBA from the USC Marshall School of Business.