Sydney Akuto joined Element Markets in 2017, leading the Account Management group eventually transitioning into an origination role focused on biomethane and electric vehicle pathways under California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard Program. Before joining Element Markets, Sydney was the Director of Business Development for a leading culinary school in New York where she led the national expansion of multiple business lines and helped to launch innovative online programming. Sydney began her career in sustainable food systems, working with producers, distributors, and institutional clients to create and expand alternative markets supporting local food systems and improving supply chain transparency. Sydney is based in Los Angeles.