Ariel Hayward

Senior Program Manager, Carbon Removal, Microsoft

Ariel is a Senior Program Manager, Carbon Removal at Microsoft, where she serves as a strategist and buyer for Microsoft’s carbon dioxide removal (CDR) portfolio. Prior to Microsoft, Ariel worked at Patch, where she developed Patch Offtake to help carbon project developers secure access to long-term purchase agreements. Ariel also helped to develop Indigo Ag’s soil carbon credit business strategy, explored impact investing strategies at The Rise Fund and was a consultant with Bain & Company. She lives in Washington and spends her free time exploring the natural landscapes of the Pacific Northwest.