Forisk Consulting

Forisk provides research, consulting, and educational services to operating, finance and strategy executives and analysts making decisions associated with timber REITs, timberlands, and wood-using energy and manufacturing facilities. We help our clients save time, reduce risk and enhance returns when they are buying, selling, building and changing mills, bioenergy plants, timberlands and publicly-traded forest industry equities.

We believe clearly identified values provide a basis for bringing value to our clients and creating lasting relationships. These values include the importance of hard work and responsiveness, the inviolable roles of integrity and honest communication in our personal and business activities, and the necessity to recognize successes and enjoy what we do.

Dr. Brooks Mendell has nearly twenty years of consulting, operating, and equity research experience in forestry and the timber and bioenergy industries. His experience includes roles in harvest operations and procurement with Weyerhaeuser, in management consulting with Accenture, and as a member of the forestry and finance faculties at the University of Georgia. In 2004, he traveled to Uruguay as a Fulbright Scholar to teach courses in forest finance and to study the Uruguayan forest products industry. He is a member of the Boards of Directors for the Georgia Forestry Association and the University of Georgia Alumni Association. In addition, Dr. Mendell speaks professionally on topics related to strategic communications skills and, in 2006, Aventine Press published his book Loving Trees is Not Enough: Communication Skills for Natural Resource Professionals. He earned B.S. and M.S. degrees at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an MBA at the University of California at Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in Forest Finance at the University of Georgia.

Contact Forisk Consulting

Brooks C. Mendell, Ph.D.
President and Founder
PO Box 5070
Athens, Georgia  30604
Phone: (678) 984-8707


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Georgia

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