Harvest’s team shares a common goal: define a new path for organic materials. Our diverse experience spans the fields of composting, renewable energy, product marketing, construction, finance and government affairs. Our combined expertise provides powerful leadership for ushering in a new vision for managing organic materials.
PAUL SELLEW is the Co-founder and CEO of Harvest Power, Inc. and its group of companies. Harvest is the leading manager of organics in North America with a focus on maximizing the value through production of renewable energy and high quality fertilizer and compost-based soil and mulch products. Paul has been a leader in the organics industry for more than 25 years. In 1982 he founded EarthGro, Inc. which grew to be the second largest producer of compost-based lawn and garden products in North America. Paul has also been a senior executive with Synagro, Inc. and also founded and led International Process Systems, Inc. (composting technology provider), Allgro, Inc. (compost marketing firm), Environmental Credit Corp. (carbon credit creation and trading), and Backyard Farms (hydroponic greenhouse tomato producer). Paul serves on the Board of Directors of the United States Composting Council and is a graduate of Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
JEFF KNAPP is Harvest’s Senior Vice President of Human Resources. For over 20 years, Jeff has held Senior HR Leadership roles in a number of dynamic companies including ARAMARK and Take Care Health (a division of Walgreens). Jeff earned a B.A. from Mount Vernon Nazarene University, M.Div. (summa cum laude) from Nazarene Theological Seminary, and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
JOHN EUSTERMANN is Harvest’s Senior Vice President and General Counsel. Prior to joining Harvest’s executive team, John was a partner with the law firm of Stoel Rives, LLC, one of the leading renewable energy law firms in the U.S. John was the head of the firm’s biomass initiative, regularly listed in Best Lawyers of America and recognized as one of “America’s Leading Business Lawyers” by Chambers USA. John’s practice focused on project development and finance in the alternative fuels, renewable energy and clean technology sectors. John’s education consists of a J.D. from Seattle University in 1994, an M.B.A. from University of Notre Dame in 1989, and a B.A. from University of Notre Dame in 1987. John is admitted to practice in Idaho, California, Oregon and Washington.
STEVE LIFFERS is Harvest’s Senior Vice President of Consumer Products. Steve has been active in the North American lawn and garden industry for over 30 years. He has held Senior Leadership roles in a number of dynamic consumer products companies including Coastal Supply Company, Earthgro and Harmony Products. He is recognized as a leader, expert and early adopter in the organic, natural and sustainable products marketplace. Steve earned a B.A. from Lehigh University and currently serves as the President of the Mulch and Soil Council, the industry association for soil and mulch producers throughout North America.
BRIAN SHEEHAN is Harvest’s Chief Financial Officer and has over 25 years of senior leadership experience working for a variety of industry leading companies including The May Department Stores, Fantastic Sams International Corp and RGP (formerly Deloitte Consulting). He has extensive private and public company experience serving as an Operations Controller, Chief Accounting Officer and Chief Financial Officer. His range of expertise includes change management, process reengineering, internal controls and systems evaluation. Brian earned his a B.S. from Bentley University and an M.B.A. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.