Chief Operating Officer
5 Stone Green Capital
Viki Radden is Chief Operating Officer of Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) for 5 Stone Green Capital. She brings more than 25 years of innovative experience in executive management, strategy, operations, new product development and manufacturing with Verizon Wireless, Microsoft and Motorola along with several technology and marketing start-ups. Ms. Radden combine sustainable business practices, real estate, and innovative water and energy technologies with local food production projects in response to issues of population growth, food security and the rapidly changing nexus of water energy and food.
She applies her extensive experience from the technology sector to the technical and business areas of sustainable real estate development projects and controlled environment agriculture. She leverages academic, agricultural, local government and strategic business relationships to develop commercial agriculture projects in metropolitan and surrounding areas. Her work includes: “next generation” housing with health promoting attributes, development of Eco-Development Parks focused on companies with new applications in renewable energy, water management and controlled environment agriculture and re-purposing industrial building projects that combine CEA, renewable energy and green manufacturing.
Ms. Radden holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and earned her Bachelors of Business Administration in finance and marketing from New York University’s Stern School of Business. She has written on integrating controlled environment agriculture in urban and peri urban environments. Most recently her article The Future of Urban Agriculture in U.S. Cities was published in Cornerstone Capital – Journal of Sustainable Finance & Banking.