Phil Graves

Wild Idea


Phil Graves is CEO of Wild Idea, a regenerative buffalo meat and leather company. Prior to joining Wild Idea, Phil was a VP at Patagonia, where he ran global corporate development and founded and managed the corporate venture capital fund called Tin Shed Ventures and Patagonia’s resale business unit called Worn Wear. He also served as Chief Sustainability Officer for Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s and as board member for Bureo Inc., Mango Materials Inc., UC Berkeley Haas’s Center for Responsible Business, and the Regenerative Organic Certified food label. Phil spent the first 10 years of his career in financial advisory consulting with Deloitte and PwC. He graduated with honors from Texas A&M University, earning BBA Accounting and MS Finance degrees. Phil is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and a Global Corporate Venturing Powerlist 100 Fund Manager.