John R. Drexel IV (“Nick”) is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of HD1, LLC. The firm focuses on providing consulting and project management services to clients engaged in forestry, agriculture, sustainable energy and K-12 education. In addition, Mr. Drexel is Chairman of Sage 3, LLC, a family owned company providing investment and business services, primarily to several (unrelated) family offices and charitable trusts. He also serves on the Boards of several privately owned companies.
Previously, Mr. Drexel was a Managing Director of Kidder, Peabody & Co., Inc. and President and CEO of its subsidiary, Kidder Peabody International Investments, Inc. He also was President of Concord International Investments, LP. His career in the financial services industry began at Fiduciary Trust Co., Inc. where he was an Investment Officer. Mr. Drexel also served on the staff of former Senator Claiborne Pell (D-RI) for five years.
Mr. Drexel currently serves on the Boards of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (an Incorporator), The Pilgrims (Executive Committee and President of its Foundation), The Atlantic Partnership (Director), The New Hudson Foundation (Trustee), The Pave the Way Foundation (Director), The Order of St. John of Jerusalem (as a Bailiff Grand Cross, and in its Priory in the US as Prior Emeritus and Life Governor).
He recently completed terms as a Trustee of Drexel University and the New Zealand Government Trade and Industry (Advisory Board). He also has served the UN in advisory capacities, including on the Advisory Boards of the UN School and UNOPS (UN Office of Project Services) as well as the Business Advisory Committee (based in New York City).
Mr. Drexel lives with his wife Jackie in Millerton, NY. Their son, Nicholas A. Drexel, is a senior at Trinity College in Hartford, CT.