About us

To achieve our decarbonization mission...

We connect and mobilize a variety of stakehold­ers around urgent climate action, diverse funding, and vetted program implementa­­tion.

The leadership team

Bryant LaPres
Senior Director of Industry Engagement
Bryant Lapres

Bryant LaPres

Senior Director of Industry Engagement

Bryant LaPres serves as Senior Director of Industry Engagement for Aii, where he is responsible for leading the team that establishes, maintains and builds Aii’s programmatic partnerships with global brands, manufacturers and service providers. In this role, he develops and manages projects, strategies and tools for industry partners, working towards environmental impact goals, while maintaining visibility across Aii’s programs to grow results for environmental impact and revenue for Aii.

Prior to joining Aii, Bryant has worked in a number of roles during his 12-year career. He previously owned and managed a tool and die business supporting the automotive, medical and furniture industries. Bryant also spent seven years leading sustainability projects, which included materiality, strategy and goal setting, external reporting, stakeholder engagement, and innovative business models around the circular economy for Target Corporation. Bryant began his career working on risk management and due diligence for banks and developers with a focus on energy and capital reserve planning.

Bryant earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Sustainable Business from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Andres Bragagnini
Manager of Stakeholder Engagement
Andres Bragagnini

Andres Bragagnini

Manager of Stakeholder Engagement

Andres has been managing prestigious business coalitions for the past 7 years through the lens of sustainable development in the UK, EU and American markets, unlocking science-based sector roadmaps for the consumer goods, apparel, retail, agriculture, transport and energy industries. His focus is on developing multi-stakeholder common languages for people and planet – driven by business. His close work with corporate leaders and supply-chain operations – including Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Dior, Burberry – has ensured his understanding of the transformation required at a systems and practical level.

Michelle Willis
Director of HR
Michelle Willis

Michelle Willis

Director of HR

Michelle’s professional career started in theatre where she worked behind the scenes as a Production Stage Manager for Off-Broadway productions. Supporting people so that they can do their best work has always been at the center of her career, and she truly believes that people are any company’s biggest asset.

Michelle has been working in HR-related roles for the past 8 years, most recently as an HR Director for an educational software company with a global workforce of nearly 200. A certified professional with the Society for Human Resource Management, Michelle is thrilled to be involved in helping Aii build and support a team to carry out its amazing mission.

Dan Xavier
Product Manager
Daniel Xavier

Dan Xavier

Product Manager

Daniel Xavier is a software product manager and entrepreneur who aspires to bridge the collective intelligence of talented individuals with the unlimited creative faculties of unbound thinking to ignite innovation. As product manager at Aii, Daniel drives the design, strategy and development of our industry transformative Climate Solutions Portfolio.

Daniel has more than 10 years of experience as a product manager and business owner across industries including ecommerce, healthcare and gaming. He holds a Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance from Bryant University with a focus on entrepreneurship.

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We’re a diverse, international team united in our goals to decarbonize fashion.
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LEWIS PERKINS

President and CEO

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