“If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it."
— Dwight D. Eisenhower
Josh helps clients turn roadblocks into on-ramps of new opportunities. He works with teams to identify novel value capture opportunities, to develop aggressive but achievable action plans and to execute with rigorous discipline.
Before relaunching Cambium Strategy® in 2014, he spent over eight years as CEO of Organically Grown Company, a regional distributor of organic fruits and vegetables. During his tenure, the company quadrupled in size and emerged as one of the largest and best regarded, independently owned organic food companies in the United States.
He has served in a myriad of leadership roles in finance, operations management, and supply chain management in the United States and internationally including stints at PepsiCo and Yum Brands.
Josh serves on the board of directors of Carman Ranch Provisions, a regional grass-fed beef business based in Wallowa, Oregon; serves on the advisory board of B-Line Sustainable Urban Delivery; operates a small-scale, native bee business that contributes net proceeds to support local nonprofits; serves as a faculty advisor for MBA capstone project teams at Portland State University. Josh earned his MBA from Harvard University and an A.B. from Vassar College.
“The philosophical basis of the new agriculture lies in treating soil as a locally adapted biological system rather than a chemical system... Rooted in the complex interactions between soil, water, plants, animals, and microbes, agroecology... requires farming guided by locally adapted knowledge - farming with brains rather than by habit of convenience.”
— David R. Montgomery, Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations