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Diana Propper

Managing Director, Cranemere

Diana has more than twenty years of experience backing and building sustainability and values led companies. Diana is a Managing Director at Cranemere, a holding company that owns and grows privately held companies for the long term. Cranemere's indefinite ownership horizon allows our companies to stay private, preserve their culture and values, and continue their growth and development with a long term view, without the distractions of having to provide an exit.

Prior to joining Cranemere, Diana was a Partner at Expansion Capital Partners, a sustainability and cleantech growth venture fund.  Diana has also been an Aspen Institute Fellow and a Capital Institute Fellow researching innovative deal terms and investment structures that build stronger and more aligned partnerships between investors and mission driven enterprises. The research findings have been launched in a web‐based toolkit that can be openly accessed by investors and entrepreneurs.  Diana has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Duke University. She lives in New York City with her family and enjoys playing sports with her two sons.