Andrew Personette
Executive Director
Andrew Personette Andrew has a passion for designing systems to improve peoples lives. Before shifting his focus entirely to sustainable design, he designed contract furniture, high end men’s fashion, show rooms and store interiors for Jhane Barnes Inc. In 2005 he founded Acolyte, a consulting firm focused on developing socially responsible businesses. His background in the furniture industry and focus on social and environmental responsibility are what spurred the creation of EcoSystems' furniture. Also a co-founder of Design Green Now, Andrew was recently seen on ABC, discussing this series of panel discussions, workshops and contests that concentrate and put into action knowledge about sustainable design. He loves to develop strategies for sustainable design and recently presented at the Brooklyn Business Summit regarding Local Green Innovation. You can often catch Andrew with a big smile on his bike ride to work.
Matt Tyson
Innovation Director

Matt Tyson Matt takes on each day with the intent to enrich the relationship between people and the planet through design, education, and consulting. He leads with the words of Albert Einstein, "The world will not evolve past its current state of crisis by using the same thinking that created that situation." Matt is Co-Founder and Innovation Director at EcoSystems, where he balances forward thinking design with strict environmental standards. He is Co-Founder and on the board of directors for Design Green Now, where he creates panel discussions and design jams to educate and inspire business professionals and students. Matt is a Managing Partner at DMD Green, where he consults with an acute focus of providing solutions for clients that are both environmentally friendly and profitable. In his free time you will find him building bicycles or researching how nature's solutions can be applied to human problems.

Pablo Souto
Strategic Partner
Pablo Souto Pablo is an Argentinean born and Venezuelan grown Architect with a Masters Degree in
the U.S.A. In year 2000, participating in the World Millennium Environmental Congress in
Seoul, Korea, he conceptualized his design thesis “The Green between Red and Blue”, Polarizing
scenarios to understand the inner boundaries among problems and solutions -in order to
comprehend the whole-, applying it throughout the vast scale of design. Work highlights include:
Photographic Urban Landscapes: exhibited at the Architecture Biennial in Venice (2007); design
and build of governmental, commercial and residential architecture and interiors; First prize for
conceptual and product design awards from Interior Design Educators Council (2000) and Coca-
Cola Folk Art Contest (1999). In 2007 he joined Andrew and Matt in this entrepreneurial
furniture experiment, under an extreme sustainable approach, to co-found EcoSystems.