Kurt Holle is a conservation and ecotourism entrepreneur. He founded Rainforest Expeditions in Peru in the 1990s, offering trips to the Amazon. The company hosts 15,000 guests a year at three lodges, one of which is owned by an indigenous community in the Peruvian Amazon. With experience in designing, implementing, managing and marketing operations, Holle works with local communities, ensuring sustainable business practices and forest conservation. He also is Co-Founder of Deep in Forest, an investment network of 11 native communities and entrepreneurs designed to scale businesses that are working with communities and their forests. He has worked in certification, handicraft development, designing economic incentives for conservation, environmental funds and finance mechanisms, and serves on the board of two not-for-profit organizations.