The team

We are witnessing one of the biggest societal transformations in human history. Climate change is here and every element of our economy must adapt if we hope to pass on a livable planet for future generations. Entrepreneurs are central to this transformation.

We believe that climate entrepreneurs deserve fast capital without dilution or unnecessary complexity, and on terms that make sense for them. We are seasoned operators and finance experts who have raised every kind of capital there is and backed dozens of talented entrepreneurs around the world. We know how painful fundraising can be, so we’re building Enduring planet to be a different kind of financing partner.

Dimitry Gershenson

Dimitry Gershenson, CEO and Co-Founder

Dimitry started Enduring Planet building on his 10+ years of experience across climate tech, operations, and impact investing.

Erin Davis

Erin Davis, COO and Co-Founder

Erin is a seasoned investor and operator and brings nearly a decade of impact investment credit, and operations experience to the Enduring Planet team.

Joshua Krafchin

Joshua Krafchin, CTO and Co-Founder

Josh is a coder, digital product creator, user interface designer and seasoned marketer who has created millions of leads and $100s of millions of revenue for a range of startups and large companies across his career.

Ramsha Rizvi

Ramsha Rizvi, CFA, Manager

Ramsha brings a wealth of research and underwriting skills to Enduring Planet, having performed credit, financial analysis and deal structuring for dozens of companies and over $10M+ of investments over her career.

Daim Ashraf

Daim Ashraf, Manager, Accounting

Daim is a talented investment operations professional with 3 years of experience in underwriting, investor relations, and fund operations.

Suhail Darwesh

Suhail Darwesh, Head of Credit and Risk Management

Suhail is a seasoned credit & risk management professional with over 20 years of experience with diverse institutions.

Dave Smith

Dave Smith, Head of Growth and Partnerships

Dave is an innovation, strategy, and business development leader with over a decade’s experience in the impact space, working with startups, growth-stage companies, and multinational corporations.

Hamza Ashfaq

Hamza Ashfaq, Analyst

Hamza is a keen impact investment professional skilled in deal-sourcing, due-diligence, and financial analysis focused on early stage startups in climate adaptation and mitigation.

Omair Sharif

Omair Sharif, Senior Associate

Omair is a dedicated finance and investment strategy professional with 4 years of diverse experience in transactions, market and engineering research.

Masroor Zaidi

Masroor Zaidi, Associate

Masroor is an investment professional with over 6 years of diverse experience in equity research and multi-asset portfolio strategy.

Balaj Awan

Balaj Awan, Associate

Balaj is a creative problem solver with extensive financial and implementation expertise.

Alifya Hatim

Alifya Hatim, Associate

Alifya is an experienced financial expert who facilitates efficient operations and nurtures sustainable growth.

Usama Gandhi

Usama Gandhi, Associate

Usama has extensive experience working across private and public sector organizations.

Zain Zaidi

Zain Zaidi, Senior Associate

Zain is a highly effective finance expert and strategic decision-maker.

Hira Suhail

Hira Suhail, Investment Operations Associate

Hira is a banking professional with 5 years of experience of working in consumer finance for a top government bank.

Kiran Rohra

Kiran Rohra, Investment Operations Associate

Kiran is an investment enthusiast skilled in credit management, due diligence and transaction advisory of multinationals spanning diverse industries across the globe.