Mr. McAfee is an entrepreneur and venture capitalist with a lifelong commitment to agriculture and renewable energy. After growing up on a farm near Fresno, California, he co-founded Organic Pastures Dairy Company, a 400-acre raw milk dairy and distribution company that is now the largest in the United States, and McAfee Farms, a producer of organic almonds.
Mr. McAfee is a founding shareholder of $800 million revenues Pacific Ethanol (Nasdaq: PEIX), a leading ethanol producer in the Western United States. Pacific Ethanol received an $84 million investment from Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates through his investment firm Cascade Investments and then raised $146 million at a $1.1 billion valuation. Mr. McAfee is also a founding shareholder of several publicly-held energy companies: Evolution Petroleum (Amex: NGSY), Pacific Asia Petroleum (symbol: PFAP), Particle Drilling Technologies (Nasdaq: PDRT), and World Waste Technologies (symbol: WDWT).
During his career, Mr. McAfee has funded more than twenty-five companies as a principal investor, and has founded six public companies with a combined high market value of $4 billion.
In 2007, Mr. McAfee was awarded the Opportunity International Founder's Award for his work related to third world development through biofuels. OI is one of the world's largest micro-finance companies, with more than 1 million clients annually in 35 countries.
Mr. McAfee graduated as the Dean’s Medalist from the Fresno State University business school, and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Private Equity and Venture Capital program and the Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Program.