John Trip O’Shea
Trip O’Shea is a Vice President with Encourage Capital, focused on sustainable fisheries finance and other environmental investment opportunities. Prior to joining Encourage (formerly EKO Asset Management) in 2013, Trip was an investment banker in the Global Power & Utilities group at Barclays Capital in New York City, where he worked on financings and M&A, primarily in the renewable energy space. Earlier in his career, Trip spent over 5 years living and working in Central America, where he founded his own social enterprise consulting practice, and worked as a conservation finance analyst with The Nature Conservancy. He holds both an MBA and a MS in Sustainable Resource Systems through the Erb Institute at the University of Michigan, and received a BA in Economics and Environmental Science from Bates College in Maine. Trip grew up in Northern New England, and has since lived in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Brazil. In his spare time, he enjoys surfing, hiking, big mountain free-skiing, and sailing.