Women’s Foundation of California
Judy Patrick is President and CEO of the Women’s Foundation of California. Prior to her appointment in 2008, Judy held the post of Executive Vice President of Programs for nine years. In that role, Judy led the Foundation’s advocacy and policy change work, including the development of the groundbreaking Women’s Policy Institute. She also worked to develop programs to strengthen grant partners’ organizational capacity and to evaluate the impact of their work.
Prior to coming to the Foundation, Judy directed the work of several nonprofits. She was executive director of the San Francisco-based Women’s Philharmonic and director of Girls Count, a Colorado initiative to change systems that impact girls’ educational achievement and career planning. She also led Mi Casa Resource Center for Women, a Denver organization that advances self-sufficiency primarily for low-income Latinas and youth. She has served on the faculty of the University of Colorado at Denver and Regis University, where she taught program development and evaluation. Judy has worked as a researcher and program evaluator in both the public and private sectors. She serves on numerous boards of directors.
Director of Real Assets, New Island Capital
Chris oversees the Real Assets and Sustainable Agriculture Programs. Prior to his work at New Island Capital, Chris worked as an independent farmland investment and conservation finance consultant. Earlier, Chris worked at Cambridge Associates, helping the firm launch its Mission-Related Investment initiative, and authored research on real assets investments for institutional clients. He served as the Executive Director of the Mattole Restoration Council, a community-led conservation non-profit in rural northwestern California. At the Council, Chris facilitated restoration and acquisition projects across 189,000 acres of range, forest and parkland. Chris completed a BS at Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and an MBA at the Yale School of Management. Chris operates a small farm in Marin County focused on organic vegetable, fruit and berry production.
Co-Founder & President,
Kristy Caylor is a Co-Founder and the President of Maiyet. Prior to joining Maiyet, Kristy was the President and COO of the luxury brand Band of Outsiders. Previously she ran a successful consulting business, where she advised brands such as Mercado Global, a fair trade company based in Guatemala. Kristy began her fashion career in merchandising at Gap, Inc. While at Gap, Kristy led the Petite business for Banana Republic where she opened stand-alone stores and tripled the business. She then led the Banana Republic Japan merchandising division. After successfully positioning the brand for the Japanese market, Kristy became the head of merchandising for Gap Accessories and Product (RED). Kristy holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University and an MBA from University of Southern California.
Steve Eichenlaub, Managing Director
Platform Technologies, Cleantech, and Healthcare Sector
Steve has been with Intel and Intel Capital since1998. He is a member of investment committees for Platform Technologies, Cleantech, and Healthcare investments. Steve leads a worldwide team of investment managers driving equity and technology licensing with companies at all stages of growth, to accelerate the frontiers of technology related to Intel’s long-term strategic interests while driving positive financial return. Prior to Intel, Steve worked at publically-traded Adobe Systems and Mentor Graphics, and at start-ups Silicon Compiler Systems and GammaMetrics, across a variety of roles spanning venture investing, M&A, business development, strategic and product marketing, sales, and investor relations. He holds a BS in Electrical and Nuclear Engineering from UC Berkeley, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Fran Seegull is Managing Director of Investments at ImpactAssets—a non-profit investment firm seeking to increase the flow of capital to impact investing. She oversees product development and manages a suite of products including the Global Sustainable Agriculture and Microfinance Plus notes. Seegull heads investment management for The Giving Fund—a $70 million impact investing donor advised fund.
Previously, Seegull was Managing Director and COO of Funk Ventures, a venture capital firm investing in clean technology, sustainability and medical technologies.
Seegull has consulted to a range of purpose-driven companies including National Geographic, NPR and many family foundations. She served as VP of Business Development at Novica, a venture-backed social enterprise offering artisanal products from Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Seegull has a BS in Economics from Barnard/Columbia and an MBA from Harvard. Seegull is board director of the Barbara Lee Family Foundation and is Senior Fellow at the Society & Business Lab at USC’s Marshall School of Business.
Rachel Payne is Principal, Global Strategic Alliances, at Google, where she worked with the executive team and with senior executives across all product areas to develop strategy and engagement models for Google’s most important partners globally.
Prior to this, Rachel was Head of Industry for Technology, running cross-platform media sales teams servicing Google’s largest technology partners. She was also on the Google Africa management team, helping establish their sub-Saharan Africa business operations as Country Manager for Google Uganda. Rachel joined Google as the first employee hired on the founding team of Google.org, and was a senior program officer on the Global Development team from its inception.
Rachel is an entrepreneur at heart and has been on the founding or early teams of several successful ventures in Silicon Valley including: Hotwire (acquired by IAC), Billpoint (acquired by eBay) and inDplay (acquired by Discovery Media Group), where she was Co-Founder and board member; investors included Eric Schmidt, William Randolph Hearst III and Shai Agassi.
Prior to Google, Rachel worked for a few Silicon Valley technology companies, including IDG, Razorfish and as a consultant to HP. Rachel serves on the Global Advisory Board for BRAC USA and is on the Board of Directors for LinkTV and Working Assets (Credo).
Rachel earned an MBA in Global Management and Public Management from Stanford University and a B.A. with distinction from Smith College. She resides in California.
Lance Fors received his BA from UC-Berkeley and his PhD from the CaliforniaInstitute of Technology. Lance was then Founder and CEO ofThird Wave Technologies. Since sellingThird Wave, Lance has focused on social change and entrepreneurship. In socialchange, Lance focuses on empowering our best socialentrepreneurs and field building. He works with dozens of leadingorganizations per year as a thought partner or board leader on disruptive innovationof their funding, talent and program models, which can transform their impact and help build new models for the field. He is currently board chair of SV2, SVPI,Reading Partners and New Teacher Center. Insocialentrepreneurship, Lance is the Founder and CEO of a provider of housing forindividuals with disabilities. Lance isalso lead director and co-owner of Lance Construction Supplies, an inventor ondozens of patents, and an Ernst and Young entrepreneur of the year awardrecipient.
Managing Director, Potrero Impact Advisors
Dan Crisafulli created Potrero Impact Advisors in October 2010, building on a long career as an early stage investor focused on emerging markets. Previously, he served as director of investments at the Skoll Foundation, which he joined in 2007. A leader in “new philanthropy” and social investing, the Skoll Foundation was created by eBay founding president Jeff Skoll with the goal of driving large-scale change through entrepreneurial approaches. Dan led Skoll’s work in impact investing, including direct and fund investments, and he played a key role in creating partnerships to advance the field of social entrepreneurship.
David Sawyer is President of Context, a consulting firm with practice areas in strategy, leadership, and culture. Active across sectors, David has played key roles in a variety of fields: sustainable agriculture, education reform, national service, social entrepreneurship, venture philanthropy, and the emerging green economy.
For a decade David directed leadership and service-learning programs at Berea College, receiving the nation’s highest award for voluntary service from the White House and The Servant Leader Award from the National Youth Leadership Council. He was an advisor to Honda’s innovative Eagle Rock School, designed Save the Children’s Appalachian Teen Leadership Program, and traveled to India to meet with the Dalai Lama to help design a Tibetan refugee education program. David worked with the Clinton administration to help launch the nation’s AmeriCorps program, facilitated The New Generation Training Program and other national leadership programs, and in 1997 led a delegation to the Presidents’ Summit for America’s Future.
David spent four years working with energy company BP, coaching senior leaders, designing the cultural integration of the BP/ARCO merger, and facilitating a conference on global climate change in Washington. He helped develop the Denali Initiative, a national fellowship program for social entrepreneurs, and served as executive-in-residence for the Kauffman Foundation, promoting citizen engagement and civic innovation. David served as the first Executive Director of Social Venture Partners Portland and is Chief Culture Officer for gDiapers, the green business making the world’s first flushable/compostable diaper. He is a Senior Network Practitioner with the Monitor Institute and is based in Portland, Oregon.
Audrey Choi is Managing Director and Head of Morgan Stanley Global Sustainable Finance. The Global Sustainable Finance group harnesses the power and discipline of the capital markets to expand economic opportunity, promote community development, advance impact investing and enhance environmental sustainability. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Audrey served in the Clinton-Gore Administration in senior policy positions at the White House, the Commerce Department and the Federal Communications Commission. In the White House, she was Chief of Staff of the Council of Economic Advisers, and Domestic Policy Advisor to the Vice President. Prior to her government service, Audrey was a bureau chief and foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. Audrey serves on the boards of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, The Wildlife Conservation Society, StoryCorps, Living Cities, and the Morgan Stanley Foundation. She also serves on the National Leadership Council of Communities In Schools, and as Ambassador-at-Large for One Laptop Per Child. She is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School.
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Ricardo Bayon is a Partner and Co-Founder of EKO Asset Management Partners. Previously, he helped found and served as the Managing Director of the “Ecosystem Marketplace,” a web site and information/analysis service covering these emerging environmental markets. In that capacity he co-authored a number of publications on voluntary carbon markets, including “The State of Voluntary Carbon Markets 2007: Picking up Steam” and “Voluntary Carbon Markets: An International Business Guide to What They Are and How They Work.” His most recent publication on markets for biodiversity, entitled “Conservation and Biodiversity Banking: A Guide to Setting Up and Running Biodiversity Credit Trading Systems” has just been published by Earthscan in London. For over a decade he has specialized on issues related to finance, banking, and the environment. He has done consulting work for a number of organizations, including Insight Investments, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank, IUCN, The Nature Conservancy, Domini Social Investments, among others. His articles have appeared in publications such as The Washington Post, The Atlantic Monthly, and the International Herald Tribune. He has also written numerous publications and chapters on mitigation banking, biodiversity markets, markets for water quality, and other environmental markets. He was born in Bogotá, Colombia, and is currently based in San Francisco.