Rye Barcott is a Marine Corps veteran, social entrepreneur, and investor. He is co-founder and CEO of With Honor, a cross-partisan movement led by veterans focused on promoting and advancing principled veteran leadership to reduce political polarization. Previously, he co-founded and led the clean energy investment firm Double Time Capital, and co-founded the nongovernmental organization Carolina for Kibera, which prevents violence and advances public health in Kenya. His memoir, It Happened on the Way to War, juxtaposes military service and social entrepreneurship and has been adopted by summer reading programs in high schools and colleges across the country. Dartmouth awarded him an honorary doctorate in humane letters.
Barcott earned his MPA and MBA from Harvard, where he was a Center for Public Leadership Fellow and served on the Harvard Endowment’s Advisory Committee on Shareholder Responsibility. He chairs the board of Carolina for Kibera, and serves on the boards of the National Veterans Memorial and Museum and the U.S. Institute for Peace. He served as a U.S. presidential appointee to the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.