Founder, President and CEO
GreenWood Resources, Inc.
Jeff Nuss is founder, President & CEO of GreenWood Resources, Inc. (GWR) and its subsidiaries and is directly responsible for the leadership and strategic direction of the company and overall management of the business. Mr. Nuss has over 25 years of tree farm development, management and investment experience, and more than 20 years of experience in international business development.
Through Mr. Nuss’ leadership, GWR has grown to over 150 professionals with experiences in overseeing forestry assets and investments in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia (China). GWR currently manages globally approximately 750,000 acres (305,000 hectares) in actively managed forestry assets and is committed to certifying its forestry operations under third party audited certification programs.
Prior to founding GreenWood Resources, Inc., Mr. Nuss worked at CH2M HILL, a global leader in consulting, design, design-build, operations, and program management. During his twelve years at CH2M HILL, he worked with municipal, industrial, and private clients addressing issues and opportunities within the natural resource landscape.
Mr. Nuss serves as Chairman of GWR’s Executive and Investment Committees as well as Chairs the various Boards related to specific investments. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the National Alliance of Forest Owners, World Forestry Center, past President and Board member of Agri-Business Council, and past President and Board Member of Western Hardwood Association. He is a graduate of Oregon State University and holds a B.S. degree in Bio-Resources Engineering and M.S. degree in Resource Management and Policy from the Civil Engineering Department.
Today, GreenWood is a majority owned affiliate of Nuveen, a TIAA company, which manages close to $1 trillion in assets and operates within the Nuveen’s real assets businesses.