Commons Leadership Spotlight Series: Farming Innovation
Featuring: John-Paul Maxfield, Founder & CEO of Waste Farmers
Get the dirt on Waste Farmers, sustainable solutions to natural systems, and how this Denver entrepreneur is helping to save humanity.
John-Paul Maxfield is the founder and CEO of Waste Farmers, an award-winning carbon management company. He started the company in 2009 with his massive savings ($9,000), insatiable curiosity, and a belief that idealism and capitalism could coexist. So far, that belief still holds water and he remains as idealistic and curious as ever.
Prior to starting Waste Farmers, John-Paul was an associate at a boutique private equity group specializing in small to mid-cap service companies. In 2011, for his work with Waste Farmers, he was named one of Colorado Statesman’s “Fifty for the Future” as well as Denver Business Journals’ “40 Under 40.” In 2013, John-Paul was named 5280’s “Top of the Town Environmentalist.” John-Paul is also a founding member of the Colorado-based Americana band, Coal Town Reunion.