Our Team

Ocean Exchange Board Member Team

Jud Hill

Operating Director at I Squared Capital, LLC

Mr. Hill is the Operating Director at I Squared Capital, LLC, he also co-founded and is a managing partner at an investment fund entitled Ecological Service Partners.

The fund invests in sustainable land and water assets with a specific focus on wetland and stream mitigation banking assets. The fund also pursues related strategies in water, environmental services, sustainable agriculture and coastal protection.

Mr. Hill is also the founder and a Managing Partner of Blue Star Capital, LLC an advisory firm with sector verticals to included water, energy, environmental services and sustainable asset management. Particular expertise in the nexus between energy, water and agriculture. Advisory services range from M&A, capital structures, and operations.

Mr. Hill has over 40 years of experience in both water and environmental service company operations as well as twenty years of private equity experience in the water, general industrial, energy and sustainability industries. Experience includes serving as Managing Director of NGP/Carlyle Global Adaptation Partners where he leading the firm’s efforts in sourcing, execution and monetization of opportunities in the water, sustainable farming and oil field services sectors, Prior to NGP, Mr.Hill was a Managing Partner with Summit Global Water Asset Management. From 1999 to 2008, served as Managing Director of Aqua International Partners and then The Halifax Group, both affiliates of the Texas Pacific Group. Mr. Hill’s early career was with Atlantic Richfield and Westinghouse Electric Corporation where he held operating and executive roles in the environmental and water sectors.

Mr. Hill received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Edinboro State University and a Bachelor and Masters of Science in Environmental Engineering in 1979 from the University of Pittsburgh. Board Of Directors: Abtech Industries, Soil Safe Inc., Fountain Quail Energy Services, Greenstone Resource Holdings, Anacostia River Keepers, The Ocean Institute and Trustee of Water Keeper Alliance. Mr. Hill is also an Eagle Scout.

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“Ocean Exchange has a platform to enable people with information that they need to know about the ocean and then to showcase new technologies that are on the forefront of really helping the ocean and the planet.”

“The quality of the content and the people who are involved with Ocean Exchange is all high end.”

“Besides funding, Ocean Exchange provides access to a wide area network of incredibly talented people in organizations that really do just want to help people.”

“Ocean Exchange is really about helping the little guys grow and in so doing, helping the big guys be better ocean citizens.”

“Ocean Exchange seems to be much more focused on bringing to light under-capitalized, wonderful new technology ideas. And it’s all about two-way access to this new technology and to the people who can help with the experience to grow that technology.”

“Ocean Exchange is a force multiplier to enable sustainable innovation.”

“Ocean Exchange is a global, novel innovation forum that has a greater ability to attract a broader range of impactful stakeholders than any other event that’s out there.”

“Unquestionably, one of Ocean Exchange’s primary strengths is how it brings together people from different paths. That makes its event a delegator experience as well as experience for an innovator or awards nominee.”

“Ocean Exchange is entirely different from any of the other organizations that I’m involved in. It is about sustainable innovation. I think it’s also very different in the extremely broad range of stakeholders that it involves.”

“There’s nothing better than going to an event or engaging with people so you walk away and say, ‘Wow!’”