Real Leaders

Michael van Patten, Founder, Mission Markets


“Consume your life in your vision, make it your obsession and do not think about plan B, but also be flexible as the road is not straight.”

Vision: To use the power of the capital markets as a catalyst for positive change. Action: Threw his life into his vision with a single-minded purpose, pushing forward in the face of huge setbacks, personal financial hardships and skepticism from friends and family. Has worked within capital markets to take impact investing mainstream.