Stuart Barkoff is a Founding Partner of GEF Capital Partners and co-head of the U.S. investment practice.  He is based in Washington, D.C. where he focuses on lower middle-market growth equity opportunities in North America.

Mr. Barkoff joined Global Environment Fund as a Managing Director in 2008 before founding GEF Capital Partners in 2018.  While at Global Environment Fund, Mr. Barkoff assumed increasing duties and responsibilities, including serving as the General Counsel of Global Environment Fund beginning in 2011 and serving as Chief Operating Officer beginning in 2017.  During this period, Mr. Barkoff oversaw a number of the firm’s investments, including most recently the sale of Aurora Flight Sciences to Boeing.

Prior to joining Global Environment Fund, Mr. Barkoff was an attorney with Arnold & Porter LLP, an international law firm based in Washington, D.C., where he worked principally with private equity and venture capital funds, and their portfolio companies, on a wide variety of acquisitions and investments.  At Arnold & Porter, Mr. Barkoff advised Global Environment Fund as legal counsel on many of its U.S. investments.

Mr. Barkoff currently serves on the board of directors of Gro-Well Brands and EnviroMix, as well as several of the US Climate Solutions Fund II investments.

Mr. Barkoff received an A.B. in English from Vassar College as well as a JD and an MBA from Emory University.