Our Team

Meet the Helios Capital Ventures Partners

Terry Kellogg

Terry Kellogg

Managing Director

For more than two decades, Terry has worked and studied at the intersection of business and the environment. His focus areas have included forestry, mining, renewable energy and sustainable business practices writ large at both the Timberland Company and 1% for the Planet. As Director of Environmental Stewardship at Timberland, Terry reduced the company’s carbon footprint, adopted widespread use of water-based adhesives, and launched programs in green building and organic cotton. He also created systems for rating and managing the impact of materials, products and suppliers, initiatives that placed Timberland at the forefront of the field. As CEO of Patagonia’s 1% for the Planet, Terry grew the organization from a concept with 92 members to a global network with 1400 companies in 44 nations that funneled in excess of $100MM USD to environmental causes. At Helios, Terry is intent of finding opportunities that will reshape industries, sustain planetary health, and offer outsized returns to investors.

Terry was born in and feels fortunate to call Vermont home although he’s lived nearly half his life overseas and out of state. He has a BA in Economics from Middlebury College and a MBA and a Master of Environmental Management from Yale University. He serves on the Board of the Green Mountain Valley School and the Advisory Board of the Trust for Public Land. Terry is attached to all kinds of sports that mix endurance and adrenaline from back-country skiing to windsurfing.

Tim Kirkwood

Managing Director

Tim began his career in global investment banking at Wasserstein Perella in New York & Hong Kong then joined San Francisco-based SPO Partners in Bangkok to lead their Asian investment strategy. Tim then joined Deutsche Bank as a Director in their Global Credit Products group sourcing distressed Asian Asset sales which led to a position as the Head of International Corporate Banking at Shinsei Bank in Tokyo. After Shinsei’s IPO, Tim established an Asset-backed lending platform with Bear Stearns in Tokyo from 2005-2011 where in excess of $3B was funded. The JV as a success right up until Bear became extinct.

In 2011, Tim and Family moved to Phuket Thailand, where he established The Kirkwood Family Office which focuses on investments related to his Pennsylvania Family's holdings in Oil & Gas, Hospitality and Golf. After two very enjoyable years in Phuket, Tim moved to Aspen where he established his own family office, Shawnee Western LLC, to make investments in early stage companies across multiple industries including Women's swimwear, Insurance, Solar Tec and intra-day trading.

In 2016, Tim and Terry, having discovered many areas of mutual interests, started investing their own capital together and subsequently formed Helios Capital Ventures to fully capitalize on their unique resources and relationships. At Helios, Tim pays close attention to sourcing and structuring deals with a high likelihood of returning multiples to our investors and identifying investors who bring expertise to the mix.

Tim was born in Thailand, was educated at Marlborough College in England, Kyoto University in Japan and then at UT Austin, Texas. Tim currently resides in England with wife, Julie, close to where his 5 children are in school. Tim is a member of YPO; formerly the Membership Officer for the Aspen Chapter and currently trying to talk his way into YPO London.