Warren Adams '88:
Founder/CEO of Patagonia Sur
A pioneer in the field of social networking, Warren founded PlanetAll, which Amazon.com acquired in 1998. Upon leaving Amazon, Warren turned his professional attention to advising and investing in early-stage entrepreneurial enterprises through his fund, Vineyard Ventures. After traveling in Patagonia, Warren was motivated by the region’s incredible natural beauty to apply his business acumen toward acquiring, conserving, and protecting large tracts of pristine land there, culminating in the 2007 establishment of Patagonia Sur. Patagonia Sur is a preeminent sustainable development company that invests in, protects, and enhances scenically remarkable and ecologically valuable ecosystems in Chilean Patagonia. Patagonia Sur’s business model merges conservation and capitalism seamlessly and symbiotically. Our professional family includes two distinct, sustainable businesses: Real Estate and Carbon Offsets, and four non-profit organizations dedicated to conservation: Melimoyu Ecosystem Research Institute (MERI), The Patagonia Sur Foundation, Reforest Patagonia and Tierra Austral Foundation, Chile’s first land trust.