about us

Mark and Jayne Battey founded Miramar Farms in late 2012 with the vision of serving both corporate and community leaders. In addition to building and running their own successful consulting firm for over 15 years, they each have unique leadership and board experience in the corporate, not-for-profit, and public sectors.

Jayne Battey
From the uniquely restorative setting of Miramar Farms, Jayne provides a combination of senior leadership coaching and skilled program facilitation for organizations working on environmental, health, housing, education and other critical societal issues. She serves on the board of the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board and previously served on the boards of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Youth Outside, and Cabrillo Education Foundation. In 2019, Jayne co-founded the Women’s Climate Network with the goal of building the leadership and network capacity of women working in climate change and adaptation.

Prior to starting Miramar Farms, Jayne held executive roles in three organizations—as Director of Land and Environmental Management at Pacific Gas and Electric Company, as Executive Director of Pacific Forest and Watershed Lands Stewardship Council, and as founder and President of Essex Environmental.

Jayne received her Masters of Science degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science and her bachelor’s degree from Boston College. She is certified in the Everything DiSC® and Five Behaviors® leadership curriculum. Jayne is a Senior Fellow of the American Leadership Forum, Class XXIV.

Mark Battey has over thirty years experience leading business, government and non-profit organizations. Mark was Chief Deputy Controller for California where he managed an $11 billion Revenue Anticipation Warrant bond sale, supervised the policy team for the Controller, and served on a variety of state finance boards including CalPERS and CalSTRS. He was co-founder and Managing Director for Essex Environmental, Inc., an environmental consulting company that was sold to TRC, Inc. in 2002.

Mark has been active in a wide variety of political and community organizations and has served on numerous non-profit boards. He is Chair of the board of directors for MidPen Housing, Inc. an affordable housing developer with over 9,000 apartment units in the San Francisco area. He is a trustee for SamCERA, the $3.5 billion pension plan for San Mateo County public employees. He was the founding Executive Director for the New California Network, a non-profit dedicated to improving California’s fiscal foundation, that was one of two entities that merged to create California Forward.

Mark earned an MBA from Stanford University, an MSc in International Relations from London School of Economics, and a BA in Economics from Harvard University. He recently earned a Masters in International Business with a concentration in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from the International School of Management in Paris, New York, Shanghai, and New Delhi.