Markkula Center for Applied Ethics - Better Choices

Advisory Board

F. Noel Perry

F. Noel Perry

F. Noel Perry

Managing Director, Baccharis Capital, Inc.

Noel Perry is the Founder and Managing Director of Baccharis Capital, Inc., a private venture capital firm, started in 1991, located in Menlo Park, CA. The company's focus is on early stage investments in educational software, educational toys, organic food, health, and other consumer products. Mr. Perry built water tanks and pipe lines in Yemen for two years as a Peace Corps volunteer. Mr. Perry's desire to improve our communities (local, national and international), particularly California, has lead to an involvement in, and formation of several organizations.

  • Founder,Next10

    An independent, nonpartisan organization that educates, engages and empowers Californians, so that together, we can improve the future economy and quality of life in California. Next10 is the creator of the on-line California Budget Challenge, and the California Green Innovation Index.

  • Founder,100 Families Oakland

    A project celebrating the power of families and neighborhoods, creating stronger connections between diverse groups, and positive social change through the process of making art.

  • Founding Director / Former Vice-Chairman,Conservation International

    An organization devoted to conserving biological diversity and combating global warming worldwide, utilizing economic incentives where possible.

  • Board of Trustees Member, California College of the Arts

  • Advisory Board Member, Santa Clara University Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

  • Former Trustee, The Nueva School, Hillsborough, CA
    Former Chairman 2001 - 2004

Mr. Perry holds a B.A. from the University of Rhode Island, an M.B.A. from George Washington University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (C.F.A.)