Dr. Brooks Mendell is President and VP of Research at Forisk Consulting. His experience includes roles in forestry operations with Weyerhaeuser, in forest industry consulting with Accenture, and in academia as a member of the forestry and finance faculties at the University of Georgia. An award-winning speaker, he has published articles and books on topics related to wood bioenergy, global forestry markets, timberland investments, timber REITs, forestry operations, business communications (and the MIT baseball team). He earned B.S. and M.S. degrees at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an MBA at the University of California–Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in Forest Finance at the University of Georgia.