John Boisfeuillet Hardman

John Hardman is the Managing Director of WoodLeaf Partners, a purpose driven investment and business advisory and management group. At WoodLeaf John leverages his multidisciplinary background across education, financial management services, law, venture capital, business operations, real estate, nonprofit management and philanthropy sectors to collaboratively apply innovative and holistic solutions to societal challenges.

A passionate outdoorsman and traveler, John has ventured into some of the world’s most scenic and remote areas, which has instilled in him a profound appreciation for the delicate balance between humanity and the natural world, as well as the many benefits obtained from simply getting outdoors. John actively serves as the Chairman and President of both Untamed Planet and WildArk, organizations aimed at protecting global ecosystems through grantmaking and consumer education and engagement through positive storytelling, digital entertainment and transmedia endeavors. Through this work, John has collaborated with a range of stakeholders, spanning investors, philanthropists, fortune 500 companies and business startups, non-profits, NGOs, and indigenous communities, to build awareness and help channel funding and resources to high impact conservation projects across Africa, East Asia, Australia and the United States. He is also an Executive Producer of a documentary aired on Love Nature network.

Prior to this work, John served in various leadership and executive positions across industries, including working within family offices, running a venture capital fund with investments across 5 continents, managing operations for early stage and growth companies, practicing corporate and real estate law, participating in management training within the financial management services vertical of a large regional bank, and teaching school in the Dominican Republic. And he continues to enjoy serving as an advisor or board member to a number of businesses and nonprofits.

John is active in the community in Georgia, where, in addition to the Trust for Public Land Georgia Advisory Board, John serves on the Georgia Cities Foundation Board of Directors, the Deans Council for the Rollins School of Public Health, The Carter Center Ambassador Circle, Chattahoochee Now Board of Directors, Drawdown Georgia Leadership Council and he is a founding member of the Georgia Social Impact Collaborative. He has also served on the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Emerging Leaders for Children’s board, the Culture Connect Board of Directors, the Woodruff Arts Center fundraising campaign committees, the Bobby Dodd Institute Auxiliary Board, the Camp Twin Lakes Junior Board, and as Co-Chair of the Grady Ambassador Force.

John has been recognized by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as one of the 40 under 40 rising business and community leaders in Atlanta, and he has participated in various leadership development programs, including Leadership Atlanta, the Institute for Georgia Environmental Leaders, Urban Land Institute Center for Leadership, Regional Leadership Institute, LEAD Atlanta and has been a Marshall Memorial Fellow through the German Marshall Fund, Hull Fellow through Philanthropy Southeast, and a member of the Emory University Board of Visitors and Outstanding Atlanta. John has a BA from Stanford University, a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law and a MBA from INSEAD and he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and YPO.