Team Bios


Natalia Vega-Berry


Founder/CEO

Natalia wants to live in a world where nature has a stake in creating laws around climate change and where people, companies and organizations can collaborate for maximum impact.

As the founder and established executive producer of over 20 years in the advertising industry at agencies like Publicis and Ogilvy, among others. She’s received awards and recognition from The Clio Festival, New York Festival, Fiap, among others, working for Fortune 500 companies such as Verizon, Anheuser Busch/Budweiser, P&G and Unilever to name a few.

The Global Brain launched in the Spring of 2014 during the Media for Social Impact Summit at the United Nations. Although, the idea for the company originated before she went back to school in 2008 for a M.A. in Global Sustainability from UCLA. There she spent two years researching Environmental Health, Neuroscience, Systems Thinking, Integrative Medicine and Mindfulness Meditation Practices as tools to spark creativity, innovation and leadership. All of her experiences have led The Global Brain to be the driving force for using business, creativity and innovation to solve the current environmental and social challenges we face in the world.

When she’s not executive producing the inner workings of The Global Brain, you can find her playing with her adorable springer spaniel, Bianca, and connecting with nature as a source of inspiration and creativity.


Michael Tracy


Principal

Michael wants to live in a world where collaboration is at the heart of business transactions and social enterprise companies influence standard business practices.

As a portfolio manager with more than 26 years of experience in the financial services industry and 20 years as a Certified Financial Planning Practitioner (CFP), he combines his unique investment matrices and algorithms, along with his commitment to relationships and results, enabling Principium Investments to maintain long-term clients.

His company, Principium Investments, is pioneering the divest, invest movement. They offer portfolios based on companies that are screened through their Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria - actively divesting our portfolios of the carbon emitting energy companies, while also investing in the best of the clean technology innovators. He has also been integral in supporting different UN initiatives such The Millennial and Climate Campaign. His expertise and company hope to integrate the work they’re doing with the divest, invest movement with the Climate Campaign.

Over the years he has blended his investment skills with beneficial purpose. He is an advisor and angel investor for the Unreasonable Institute in Boulder, an Ambassador for the iDE (International Development Enterprise), as well as several other social enterprise startups including the HUB-Boulder, PharamaJet, Bhakti Chai, ReWork and Liberation Chocolate.

When he’s not following the numbers and using his talents for good, he can be found running in the beautiful thin air of Boulder, practicing his Black Belt in Shuri Ryu Karate and Brown Belt in Shinto Yoshin Ryu Jui Jitsu and drawing on his eight years of service in the U.S. Naval Reserve for everyday life situations.