Oliver B. Libby is Managing Partner and co-founder of Hatzimemos / Libby, a strategy and venture firm based in New York City. Founded in 2009, H/L is dedicated to accelerating companies, focusing on high-growth businesses that add value to society. H/L is a new kind of venture firm; its unique Growth Catalyst model is designed to help portfolio companies and their leaders achieve the next stage of their success through active and regular engagement by H/L partners and their network.
Mr. Libby also chairs the Board of The Resolution Project, Inc., a non-profit organization based in New York City which he co-founded in 2007. Through its Social Venture Challenges, held at leading youth conferences around the world, Resolution identifies undergraduate students who wish to launch new social ventures. The resulting Resolution Fellowships provide dynamic, hands-on mentorship and grants to implement their social ventures— a full ecosystem of support that empowers the recipients to become socially-responsible leaders. To date, hundreds of Resolution Fellows are working on diverse ventures in high-impact fields and have benefitted well over a million people to-date in nearly 70 countries on all six inhabited continents, including all across the United States.
From 2003 to early 2009, Mr. Libby was a consultant at Giuliani Partners LLC, a management consulting firm founded by former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani. Mr. Libby is a Presidential Leadership Scholar, a Milken Young Leader, a Concordia Summit Advisor, a member of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network Youth Advisory Council, a founding GLG Social Impact Fellow, a NationSwell Councilmember, an Advisory Board member at Project HEAL, and a guest judge for The Hult Prize and Echoing Green. Mr. Libby was also a Foundation Trustee and Chair of the Admissions Committee of the Harvard Club of New York City, as well as a member of the Advisory Council of the Clinton Global Initiative.
Mr. Libby has been invited to speak at Harvard, Columbia, and the United Nations, among other thought leadership venues and convenings and his work has been covered in publications including the New York Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, LinkedIn, VICE, and The Huffington Post. He has spoken and published work focusing on the nexus between the future of work, job creation, innovation, social entrepreneurship, and leadership. Mr. Libby graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College.