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 is an entrepreneur and environmental leader with a track record of building highly successful teams in both the for-profit and non-profit areas. Over the past three years, Jayne’s professional focus has shifted to mentoring and advising organizational leaders with a mission to help develop high-functioning, sustainable leadership teams. In addition to her work at Miramar Farms, Jayne is a facilitator with the Stanford Graduate School of Business Women in Management program. Just prior to founding Miramar Farms, Jayne spent three years as the Director of Land and Environmental Management for Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Prior to that, Jayne was the Executive Director of the Stewardship Council and Co-founder 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. In December of 2016 Jayne was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to a board seat with the San Francisco Regional Water Quality Control Board. She served on the board of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation for the past 8 years and is a Senior Fellow with the American Leadership Foundation, 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 is pursuing a Doctorate in International Business from the International School of Management in Paris, New York, Shanghai, and New Delhi.