Our Team

Standards Advisory Council

B Lab's Standards Advisory Council (SAC), an independent committee of 20-22 members, is responsible for the content and the weighting of the standards expressed in the B Impact Assessment. Each member of the SAC is respected for their wisdom and their deep industry or stakeholder expertise. The SAC intentionally includes representatives from the business, government, and non-profit sectors to represent the diversity of interests covered in the B Impact Assessment.

The Standards Advisory Council is divided into two subgroups — one to oversee the standards appropriate for businesses in developed market countries (including countries such as United States, Italy, or South Africa), and the other to oversee the standards appropriate for businesses in emerging markets countries (including countries such as Kenya, India, or Vietnam).

Watanan Petersik

Director, Lien Centre for Social Innovation; Chair, Ashoka Singapore Advisory Council
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Watanan Petersik worked in the investment banking industry in Asia for over 20 years. She ran Thailand's first equities research operation for TISCO, a local investment bank, in 1985, then did the same for James Capel in 1987. Watanan moved on to run the research/broking operations in Thailand for Jardine Fleming and then S.G. Warburg before transferring to Hong Kong to head up Warburg's Asian equity capital markets desk in 1994. Watanan joined Goldman Sachs in 1996 in the investment banking division covering clients in SE Asia, Taiwan, and China, and retired from the firm in 2006. Her final position at Goldman was Chief of Staff for Asia ex-Japan. Watanan is still involved in finance as a Senior Advisor for TPG Capital, the private equity firm, and also sits on the boards of CIMB Group Holdings Berhad in Malaysia and CIMBThai Bank in Bangkok. She is Chairman of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee at CIMBThai, and a member of the Audit Committee. Her other interests include building links between the business and social/civil society sectors. As part of this interest she was a founding member of ASN in Asia, a support group for Ashoka, the global association of social entrepreneurs. She is currently Chairman of the Advisory Board in Singapore. In 2010 she was on a Commission in Thailand tasked with drafting an initial proposal for a national policy for social enterprises in Thailand. The work of this Commission resulted in the establishment of the Thai Social Enterprise Office, located in the prime minister's office. She has worked with social enterprises and social finance organisations in Thailand, including helping to look at establishing a regional presence in Singapore. Watanan is also a board Director of the Lien Centre for Social Innovation at Singapore Management University, and currently has board oversight for a research paper on social finance in Southeast Asia. Watanan is a fellow of the Aspen Global Leadership Network,and is a senior moderator for the Aspen Institute, primarily in South Africa. She received her A.B. Degree from Bryn Mawr College and also studied at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. She is a Thai national who currently lives in Singapore with her Austrian husband and son.

Veronica Chau
Veronica Chau

Veronica Chau

Project Manager, Dalberg Global Advisors
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Veronica Chau is an Associate Partner in Dalberg's Washington DC office. Her work has focused on Access to Finance, specifically innovative models for financing entrepreneurs in emerging markets. Veronica also works with social impact investors to measure and communicate the impact of investing in emerging markets. Prior to joining Dalberg, Veronica has worked as a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group, International Trade Canada and the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development. She has a Masters of Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government as well as a Bachelors of Arts in Economics from the University of Waterloo (Canada).

Stephanie Poole Nieman
Stephanie Poole Nieman

Stephanie Poole Nieman

Director, Developed Market Standards, B Lab
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Stephanie oversees B Lab’s impact assessment strategy in U.S., Canadian and European markets, manages the verification processes behind B Corp certification and GIIRS ratings, and works with investors, investment advisors, fund managers and companies to design and develop GIIRS analytical tools, benchmark data, and ratings information in order to drive capital to high-impact investments. Prior to B, Stephanie worked in Institutional Equity Sales at Lehman Brothers, where she also served on the firm’s pro bono microfinance team, and in sales and business development for Pearson Education. She has a MBA from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School and a Graduate Certificate in International Development Policy from Duke University.

Rob Schneider

Senior Alliance Manager, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
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Rob Schneider has been with the GDA team since April, 2008. He is responsible for coordinating the team's outreach to private sector corporations and foundations as well as managing the 10 Global Frameworks that have been signed between USAID and private sector partners. Rob has worked at USAID since 2005, where he was hired as a Presidential Management Fellow and initially worked in EGAT on the urban programs team, focusing on local economic development and housing issues. He also spent six months on detail at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) with the Small and Medium Enterprise Financing division. Originally from Winston-Salem, NC, Rob received his bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After a first career as an engineer with a Fortune 500 telecommunications company, Rob received his MBA and master's in urban planning from the University of Michigan, marking the beginning of his work in the development field. He lives with his wife Judith in the District of Columbia's historic Capitol Hill neighborhood.

Kelly McCarthy
Kelly McCarthy

Kelly McCarthy

Global Impact Analyst, World Resources Institute
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Kelly McCarthy is the Global Impact Analyst for the New Ventures Project in the Markets and Enterprise Program. Kelly's expertise lies in identifying sustainable, innovative, and high-impact business opportunities. Her current work focuses on developing impact metrics that demonstrate the link between poverty alleviation and environmental enterprise. She has diverse experience with several different sectors and from a variety of enterprise perspectives including design-for-impact, consultancy, non-profit, think-tank, corporate, and as a social entrepreneur. Kelly moved to the DC area from her home state of Wisconsin where she co-founded an organic living retail store called Good Harvest Market. This green enterprise provides the local community with access to "sustainable home" items, holistic health products, organic food, an organic café, and hosts sustainable lifestyle classes while ensuring that all the products are sourced from other SMEs. Prior to her entrepreneurial endeavors, she worked for a mid-sized electric company to help design environmental impact metrics for the utility sector and embark on their first sustainability strategy. Most recently, Kelly worked with the consultancy, SustainAbility, Inc., where she focused on accountability within Fortune 500 companies. Specifically, she explored the ways society can hold companies accountable for (and help them maximize) value creation in their environment and, conversely, how companies can help drive mainstream adoption of sustainable behaviors. Her experience includes work with the chemical, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and apparel sectors.

Joseph Wozniak
Joseph Wozniak

Joseph Wozniak

Program Manager - Trade for Sustainable Development, The International Trade Center (ITC) - WTO/UNCTAD
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Joseph is an international trade and investment professional with over fifteen years of experience in project management, capacity building, economic impact assessment, trade standards, monitoring & evaluation, financial analysis and business development.

Hewson Baltzell
Hewson Baltzell

Hewson Baltzell

Head of the Sustainability Solutions Team, Risk Metrics
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Hewson Baltzell heads the Sustainability Solutions Team at Risk Metrics Group, which just recently acquired Innovest Strategic Value Advisors. Baltzell was President and co-Founder of Innovest, which was an internationally recognized investment research and advisory firm specializing in analyzing companies' performance on environmental, social and strategic governance issues. In his role, he was responsible for developing Innovest's analysis and ratings models and managing the company. Prior to Innovest, Baltzell was a commercial and investment banker specializing in corporate finance and real estate. At Lehman Brothers, he developed risk management analysis and procedures in the Principal Transactions Group, the merchant bank. At Chase Manhattan, his responsibilities included restructuring and securitizing the bank's multi-billion dollar real estate portfolio. Previously, Baltzell managed debt and equity portfolios for a private, foreign-owned investment company and worked in Mellon Bank's international division. Baltzell holds an MBA in Finance from Wharton and a BA in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a frequent conference speaker and lecturer at institutions such as Wharton and Columbia.

Genevieve Edens
Genevieve Edens

Genevieve Edens

Impact Assessment Manager, Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE)
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Genevieve Edens is the Impact Assessment Manager at the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), where she supports members to measure financial, social, and environmental performance in emerging markets. Before moving to Washington DC, Genevieve spent several years living in Tanzania; there, she worked for the coffee importer Sustainable Harvest linking producers to high-premium specialty coffee markets. Genevieve also conducted research at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University on cultural differences in charitable giving, and in urban planning, focusing on historic preservation in Tanzania. She has a B.A. from Wesleyan University in African History.

Debra Dunn
Debra Dunn

Debra Dunn

Skoll Foundation; former SVP Corporate Affairs and Global Citizenship Hewlett Packard
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Debra believes that entrepreneurs can solve even the toughest social problems. That is why she devotes so much time to advocating for and advising social ventures in the United States, Europe, Africa, India and Latin America. Before joining the corporate world, Debra worked in the non-profit sector with food and housing cooperatives and in the Massachusetts state government, running an energy conservation program for low income residents. Debra joined Hewlett Packard in 1983, starting as a manager in the executive development group and ending as a senior executive. The common threads in her broad, 22 year career at HP were driving change, creating new businesses and producing positive social impact concurrently with good business results. She ran Manufacturing, Marketing and Human Resources at the division level before becoming a division General Manager. Then she moved to corporate headquarters and led a wide range of company-wide functions and initiatives. For the last 3 years of her career at HP Debra was Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Global Citizenship. In that role, as a member of HP's Executive Committee she had leadership responsibility for HP's global citizenship efforts including corporate social and environmental responsibility, government and public affairs, corporate philanthropy and HP's e-inclusion initiatives aimed at providing appropriate, technology based services and solutions to emerging markets and underserved populations. Debra was in the middle of many tumultuous changes at HP including the spin-off of the original Test and Measurement business to form a new company called Agilent and the hiring of Carly Fiorina, the first CEO ever brought in from outside the company. She stayed at HP because of her faith in and resonance with the values that Hewlett and Packard had embedded deep into the fabric of the company. In her last role she had the opportunity to champion those values both within HP and in the broader corporate community as the leader responsible for global citizenship during the aftershock of the cascade of corporate scandals at Enron, WorldCom and other big name companies. Debra left HP in June of 2005 to catch her breath and focus on the challenges of economic development, poverty alleviation, environmental and social sustainability. She now spends much of her time building bridges building between corporations, government, non-profits, and academia, as she believes that these challenges are best tackled by weaving together the skills and influence of these diverse sectors. She is on the boards of the Skoll Foundation and Global Giving and the faculty of Sustainability. She advises a wide range of social ventures. Debra has played an active role coaching and teaching classes at the Stanford d.school since Spring of 2006. Dunn holds a bachelor's degree in comparative economics from Brown University and a master's degree in business administration from Harvard. She gets inspiration and grounding by spending as much time as possible in wild nature and hanging out with her husband, Randy Komisar and their two dogs, Lola and Rufus.

Chid Liberty
Chid Liberty

Chid Liberty

CEO and Co-Founder, Liberty & Justice
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In addition to being a finance guru and social entrepreneur, Chid presides over a four-pronged hybrid social enterprise across two continents. His organization, Liberty & Justice, develops local African factories and connects them with international retailers and individual consumers. These factories produce fair-trade apparel for American and European retailers, replacing a culture of sweatshops with a culture of sweat equity. Before co-founding Liberty & Justice Chid worked in finance and information systems for several high growth technology companies including Metavante Corporation (now Fidelity National Information Services), Mindjet, and Trilogy Integrated Resources. A Liberian native, Chid left Africa as an eighteen month old baby when his father became the Liberia's Ambassador to Germany with residence in Bonn. Chid's family later fled to the United States to escape Liberia's deteriorating political situation. In addition to his work at Liberty & Justice, Chid lectures extensively on social entrepreneurship and innovation, most recently at Stanford, IE Business School, Princeton, Tennessee State, and the University of Liberia where he serves as Entrepreneur in Residence at the Monrovia Business Startup Center, a program funded by SPARK, a Dutch NGO, and other European partners. He sits on TransFair USA's Fair Trade Certified Apparel Multistakeholder Group where he helps to guide Fair Trade Certified apparel policy for the United States. Chid was also awarded the Cordes Fellowship in 2010 and sits on the 2011 Cordes Fellowship Selection Committee where he helps give emerging social entrepreneurs a chance to attend the Opportunity Collaboration, a four-day problem-solving, strategic retreat for change-makers engaged in poverty alleviation and economic justice enterprises.

Cathy Clark
Cathy Clark

Cathy Clark

Adjunct Asst. Professor, Duke University, CASE
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An experienced impact investor, consultant and educator, Cathy Clark is a leading authority in the fields of nonprofit and for-profit social entrepreneurship, impact investing, and impact assessment. Cathy is Adjunct Associate Professor of Social Entrepreneurship at CASE at Duke, the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. CASE, ranked as of the nation's leading academic centers focused on social entrepreneurship, prepares leaders and organizations to achieve lasting social impact. CASE achieves this by preparing MBA students to become "leaders of consequence"; conducting cutting edge research and building the global community of academic researchers working to build knowledge about social entrepreneurship and innovation; and partnering with other thought leaders to influence the field and create the "ecosystems" that social entrepreneurs need to succeed – capital markets that invest in them, networks that support them, and policies that set the rules for them. Prior to CASE, Cathy founded and directed RISE, the Research Initiative on Social Entrepreneurship, at Columbia Business School. She served as faculty there for nine years. Cathy has been active in the development of both B Lab and GIIRS and currently serves on the GIIRS Domestic Standards Advisory Council. Prior to her academic work she was a professional impact investor. She was Founder and Managing Director of the Flatiron Future Fund, a social venture capital fund and Founder and President of the Flatiron Foundation, both incubated by Flatiron Partners, a JP Morgan Partners affiliate. Formerly, she was Vice President at the Markle Foundation, where she helped manage the foundation's portfolio of grants and program-related investments for over seven years. Cathy holds a BA from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Columbia Business School. She has been quoted in many publications, including the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Chronicle of Philanthropy, and has spoken widely on national and global platforms about social entrepreneurship and impact investing, including at the White House and in the US Congress.

Bonny Moellenbrock
Bonny Moellenbrock

Bonny Moellenbrock

Executive Director, SJF Institute
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Bonny Moellenbrock is Executive Director of SJF Advisory Services, a nonprofit organization that provides assistance to and increases access to capital for businesses whose expansion generates environmental, societal and employment gains. SJF Advisory Services works with hundreds of companies each year through one-on-one assistance and events focused on helping companies get ready for equity investment or other financing. The organization also promotes sustainable business strategies by showcasing successful cleantech and employee engagement innovators, producing convenings on strategies and best practices, and participating in initiatives to build the impact investing field. SJF Advisory Services is allied with SJF Ventures, a venture capital fund with $45 MM under management that invests in high-growth companies driven by sustainable strategies. Moellenbrock has been with SJF since 2001, first serving in administrative and investment roles. As SJF Ventures Managing Director, she served on the Investment Committee, generated deal flow in the natural consumer products sector, conducted due diligence on prospect companies, and monitored portfolio companies. Since 2007 she has been Executive Director of SJF Advisory Services, providing strategic leadership, planning and managing SJFAS’ technical assistance programs, services, and events, and developing the organization’s resources and partnerships. Prior to joining SJF, Moellenbrock was COO and CFO of Preservation North Carolina, and served as VP of Administration for Orange Recycling Services, an entrepreneurial commercial recycling company. Moellenbrock holds an MBA, a Master of Regional Planning, and a BA in Environmental Policy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is a graduate of the Venture Capital Institute. She enjoys gardening and making music with her husband and two daughters at their historic bungalow in Durham.

Bob Willard
Bob Willard

Bob Willard

The Sustainability Advantage
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Beth Sirull
Beth Sirull

Beth Sirull

Executive Director, Pacific Community Ventures
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Beth Sirull became the Executive Director of Pacific Community Ventures in 2009. Previously, Beth was the founding Director of Insight, PCV's research and analysis practice that increases the flow of capital to lower income communities, by providing knowledge to investors and policymakers to enable them to successfully deploy capital in these areas. As Director of InSight, Beth was responsible for developing and managing consulting relationships, providing social return on investment research and analytical services to external institutional investors. Prior to joining PCV, Beth spent over fifteen years consulting in market research and strategy, working with such clients as AT&T, Morgan Stanley/Dean Witter, and Deloitte and Touche. In the past several years, her work has focused increasingly on corporate social responsibility and socially responsible investing. Beth is the author of Creating Your Life Collage: Strategies for Solving the Work/Life Dilemma (©Three Rivers Press, Random House 2000) and has written and spoken extensively on work/life issues. She has held academic appointments in marketing and management at Depaul University and Dominican University. Over the past fifteen years, Beth has also been involved as a volunteer in a number of nonprofit organizations, including serving as Board Chair for the Jewish Community Center of the East Bay. Beth earned a B.A in political science at Brandeis University, an MBA at Boston University and a Masters of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley.

Board of Directors

The B Impact Assessment is a project of B Lab, a non-profit organization. B Lab's Board of Directors also establish and oversee the Standards Advisory Council to ensure continuous incorporation of best thinking and practices into B Lab's mission and activities. The Board also retains ultimate decision-making authority on recommendations coming from the Standards Advisory Council.

Ommeed Sathe
Ommeed Sathe

Ommeed Sathe

Vice President & Head, Social Investment Program, Community Resources Department, Prudential
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Ommeed Sathe is a vice president and head of the Social Investment Program in the Community Resources Department at Prudential, responsible for underwriting, origination, pipeline development and portfolio management activities. The Social Investment Program manages a portfolio of more than $300 million in investments and typically originates between $50 million and $75 million in transactions annually. Sathe also is director of the Newark Investment Fund, which provides investment resources to support the Strong Healthy Cities Initiative, one of five collaboratives that comprise the Living Cities Integration Initiative, a program that provides support to cities that are fundamentally reshaping communities and policies to meet the needs of low-income residents. Before joining Prudential in June 2011, Sathe was director of real estate development for the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority, a quasi-public entity that alleviates blight, redevelops residential and commercial properties and implements crucial public projects in New Orleans. Previously, he was a real estate and land use attorney with Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson in New York City. Sathe has an undergraduate degree in neuroscience and urban planning from Columbia University; a Masters degree in city planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Lorene Arey
Lorene Arey

Lorene Arey

President, The Clara Fund
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Lorene Arey is founder and President of The Clara Fund, a philanthropic organization whose goal is to promote and support economic opportunities for women globally. Before joining the public sector, Lorene was the head of Worldwide Corporate Communications at Cisco Systems where she was responsible for Cisco’s worldwide media relations, public relations and executive communications. Since joining Cisco in 1993 she played a key role in shaping and positioning Cisco’s public image. The accomplishments of her team were spotlighted in the Wall Street Journal in 2000 when Cisco was recognized as the company with the best publicity across all industries worldwide for 1999. Lorene currently serves as a Director for MicroCredit Enterprises, is on the Advisory Boards for the Institute for Leadership Studies, Loyola Marymount University, 463 Communications, and serves on the Conference Steering Committee for Global Philanthropy Forum. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with Highest Distinction.

Don Shaffer

President & CEO, RSF Social Finance, Former Executive Director, BALLE
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Don Shaffer is President & CEO of RSF Social Finance. Prior to joining RSF, Don served as Executive Director of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), developing it into an alliance of over 15,000 independently owned businesses across the U.S. and Canada. He has also served as Interim Executive Director of Investors’ Circle, a network of angel investors, professional venture capitalists, foundations, family offices, and others who invest private capital into companies addressing social and environmental issues. Don’s experience includes over 15 years in senior management positions building social mission companies, including Comet Skateboards, a designer and manufacturer of premium skateboarding products committed to local and sustainable business practices. He has served and led sales, marketing, business-development, and general-operations teams in the education and software sectors. Don serves as a Board Member of Comet Skateboards, BALLE, and Social Venture Network. He participates in an advisory capacity with Entrepreneurship@Cornell, B Lab, and Slow Money. He also co-chairs the Roots of Change Business Leaders Council. Don graduated with a degree in American History from Cornell University and lives in Oakland, California, with his wife, Jennifer, and their children Sabine and Samuel.

Debra Dunn
Debra Dunn

Debra Dunn

Director, Skoll Foundation
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Debra believes that entrepreneurs can solve even the toughest social problems. That is why she devotes so much time to advocating for and advising social ventures in the United States, Europe, Africa, India and Latin America. Before joining the corporate world, Debra worked in the non-profit sector with food and housing cooperatives and in the Massachusetts state government, running an energy conservation program for low income residents. Debra joined Hewlett Packard in 1983, starting as a manager in the executive development group and ending as a senior executive. The common threads in her broad, 22 year career at HP were driving change, creating new businesses and producing positive social impact concurrently with good business results. She ran Manufacturing, Marketing and Human Resources at the division level before becoming a division General Manager. Then she moved to corporate headquarters and led a wide range of company-wide functions and initiatives. For the last 3 years of her career at HP Debra was Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Global Citizenship. In that role, as a member of HP's Executive Committee she had leadership responsibility for HP's global citizenship efforts including corporate social and environmental responsibility, government and public affairs, corporate philanthropy and HP's e-inclusion initiatives aimed at providing appropriate, technology based services and solutions to emerging markets and underserved populations. Debra was in the middle of many tumultuous changes at HP including the spin-off of the original Test and Measurement business to form a new company called Agilent and the hiring of Carly Fiorina, the first CEO ever brought in from outside the company. She stayed at HP because of her faith in and resonance with the values that Hewlett and Packard had embedded deep into the fabric of the company. In her last role she had the opportunity to champion those values both within HP and in the broader corporate community as the leader responsible for global citizenship during the aftershock of the cascade of corporate scandals at Enron, WorldCom and other big name companies. Debra left HP in June of 2005 to catch her breath and focus on the challenges of economic development, poverty alleviation, environmental and social sustainability. She now spends much of her time building bridges building between corporations, government, non-profits, and academia, as she believes that these challenges are best tackled by weaving together the skills and influence of these diverse sectors. She is on the boards of the Skoll Foundation and Global Giving and the faculty of Sustainability. She advises a wide range of social ventures. Debra has played an active role coaching and teaching classes at the Stanford d.school since Spring of 2006. Dunn holds a bachelor's degree in comparative economics from Brown University and a master's degree in business administration from Harvard. She gets inspiration and grounding by spending as much time as possible in wild nature and hanging out with her husband, Randy Komisar and their two dogs, Lola and Rufus.

Dave Chen
Dave Chen

Dave Chen

Founder and Managing Director, Equilibrium Capital Group LLC
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Dave's focus on sustainability is a result of his work in venture capital, regional economic development and energy policy. In 2007, as a visiting executive at the Meyer Memorial Trust, he developed an investing thesis on mission related investing (MRI); this tool has since been adopted by several institutions. He is CEO and founder of Equilibrium Capital Group; an investment firm focused in the area of sustainability. From 2000-2007, Dave was a general partner at OVP Venture Partners focused on early stage tech venture investing. Until 2002, he served on the board of HNC Software and merged it with FICO (NASDAQ:HNCS, now NYSE:FIC). Prior to OVP, Dave founded GeoTrust (acquired by Verisign 2006) & The Ascent Group; was Vice President Marketing Mentor Graphics; was an associate at McKinsey & Co; and was an early team member in 1978-84 at Solectron. Dave serves as: Board Member of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco's Portland Branch Governor-Appointed Chairman of the Oregon Innovation Council Advisory Board Member of the Oregon Investment Fund (OIF) Advisory Board of the X Prize for Energy & Environment Board member of National Collegiate Inventors & Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) Board member The Freshwater Trust Chairman (2003-2009) of the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI) Chairman (2006) of the Oregon Entrepreneurs Forum

Bart Houlahan

Co-Founder B Lab, Former CFO, COO and President of AND1
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Prior to B Lab, Bart Houlahan was CFO, COO and President of AND 1, a $250M basketball footwear, apparel and entertainment company. As the principal operator of the business, Bart joined AND 1 in its second year, when revenues totaled just $4M. Over the course of the next 11 years, Bart helped to finance, operate and scale the business to $250M in brand revenues with distribution in 85 countries world wide. AND 1 undertook a leveraged recapitalization in 1999 with TA Associates, and eventually was sold in May, 2005, to American Sporting Goods out of Irvine, CA. Bart is a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute. Before AND 1, Bart was an investment banker with Stonebridge Associates, BNY Associates, and Prudential-Bache Securities, specifically focused on providing corporate finance and merger and acquisition services to small-cap businesses ranging in size from $20M to $500M. Bart grew up in Chicago, is a graduate of Stanford University, and now resides in Devon, PA with his wife Chrissy and daughters Molly, 18, and Carly, 15.

B Lab Staff

Our team members stem from a wide variety of backgrounds in the public and private sectors across the globe. Click around and get to know us.

Yola Carlough

Senior Associate, Community Development
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Which Office Do You Work From:

Vermmont

Alma Mater:

Manhattanville College

Home Town:

New York, NY

Before B Lab I...:

Was Director of Sustainability at Burt's Bees and Social Mission Director at Ben & Jerry's

When I Am Not Working I Enjoy:

Practicing piano, yoga, adventure travel.

Interesting or Random Fact About Me:

I cameoed on the original Ed Sullivan Show 3 times.

Favorite Travel Memory:

San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. Paris. Anywhere on a sailboat. Anywhere in Mexico far from the madding crowd.

Vale Jokisch
Vale Jokisch

Vale Jokisch

Director, Services
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Which Office Do You Work From:

Pennsylvania

Alma Mater:

Swarthmore/Duke (Fuqua)

Home Town:

San Salvador, El Salvador

Before B Lab I...:

Paralegal, full-time musician, and then nonprofit management, focused on microenterprise development in underserved Philadelphia communities

When I Am Not Working I Enjoy:

Playing music, cooking with my husband, hosting dinner parties.

Interesting or Random Fact About Me:

I've technically been married three times - to the same man. And we're planning on getting married one more time...just for good measure.

Favorite Travel Memory:

Honeymoon in Aruba; summer in Modica, Sicily; yearly trip to Montreal for Mondiale de la Biere; family house at Playa el Maculis in El Salvador where I spent most of my holidays during high school.

Work Phone:

610-293-0299

Email Address:
vjokisch@bcorporation.net

Sue Cori

Director, Operations
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Which Office Do You Work From:

Pennsylvania

Alma Mater:

Penn State University

Home Town:

Cinnaminson, NJ

Before B Lab I...:

Worked in Supply Chain Management for three footwear and apparel companies

When I Am Not Working I Enjoy:

Going to the gym, parenting high school and college age kids, watching golf and other sports on TV, Ockehocking Park to watch my dog, diving and swimming, going out to dinner with my husband, and sometimes my kids.

Interesting or Random Fact About Me:

Learned how to surf in my "middle age"; I am done with surfing now.

Favorite Travel Memory:

Riviera Maya, Costa Rica.

Work Phone:

610-293-0299

Email Address:
scori@bcorporation.net

Stephanie Ryan

Senior Associate, Community Development
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Which Office Do You Work From:

Washington

Alma Mater:

Trinity College (CT), semester London School of Economics

Home Town:

Clifton Park, NY

Before B Lab I...:

Worked as a consultant for 20 years in the field of Organizational learning

When I Am Not Working I Enjoy:

Parenting, gardening (mostly weeds), memorizing poetry, biking, kayaking, playing tennis, looking for a used paddle board :), swimming, yoga.

Interesting or Random Fact About Me:

Took a 5 week vacation in Bali from my year-long sabbatical.

Favorite Travel Memory:

Kauai- North shore- Egypt ancient civilization.

Sophie Faris

Community Development
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Which Office Do You Work From:

New York

Alma Mater:

University of Arizona, Cal State Hayward, Columbia University

Home Town:

Tucson, AZ

Before B Lab I...:

Managed Commitments at the Clinton Global Initiative; worked at the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, combating childhood obesity; spent seven amazing years teaching high school

When I Am Not Working I Enjoy:

Warming up to the idea of online recipes, doting on friends and family, bringing west coast living to the eastern seaboard, learning to run, browsing the real estate section, pretending I read more than I probably do.

Interesting or Random Fact About Me:

I spoke (and forgot) Portuguese before learning French and English.

Favorite Travel Memory:

Lamu, Kenya; Guanajuato, Mexico; The Yuba River, Grass Valley, California.

Work Phone:

212-608-4150

Email Address:
sfaris@bcorporation.net
Sarah Haggarty
Sarah Haggarty

Sarah Haggarty

Services Associate
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Which Office Do You Work From:

Pennsylvania

Alma Mater:

Franklin and Marshall College

Home Town:

West Chester, PA

Before B Lab I...:

Took school groups on nature explorations as a Teacher-Naturalist at the Ashland Nature Center

When I Am Not Working I Enjoy:

Doing anything outside, from community fairs to hiking and kayaking to relaxing on a beach or simply hanging out on my back porch.

Interesting or Random Fact About Me:

I was a competitive Irish dancer for 7 years.

Favorite Travel Memory:

Vienna, Salzburg, and Innsbruck, Austria on a school trip.

Work Phone:

610-293-0299

Email Address:
shaggarty@bcorporation.net
Rebecca Asher
Rebecca Asher

Rebecca Asher

Associate, Services
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Which Office Do You Work From:

Pennsylvania

Alma Mater:

University of Pennsylvania

Home Town:

Berwyn, PA

Before B Lab I...:

Worked at an after-school program for a school in West Philadelphia while at Penn

When I Am Not Working I Enjoy:

Spending as much time with friends and family as possible, adventuring around Philadelphia, and spending time doing various things with my church.

Interesting or Random Fact About Me:

The first thing I ever saved up to buy was when I was 10 years old and saved $100 to buy a Nintendo 64.

Favorite Travel Memory:

Favorite memories from Bethany Beach, DE, favorite adventure was Paris.

Work Phone:

610-293-0299

Email Address:
rebecca@bcorporation.net

Olivia Muiru

Associate, Standards
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Which Office Do You Work From:

Kenya

Alma Mater:

Kutztown University

Home Town:

Nairobi, Kenya

Before B Lab I...:

Worked at Microfinanza Rating conducting Social Ratings of MFIs in Sub Saharan Africa

When I Am Not Working I Enjoy:

Hanging out with my friends and family, Zumba experience for Wii, and gardening.

Interesting or Random Fact About Me:

My African middle name, when literally translated, means 'ashes.'

Favorite Travel Memory:

Dubai, amazing how many things you can do there!

Email Address:
olivia@bcorporation.net

Neha Kumar

Associate, Analytics
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Which Office Do You Work From:

New York

Alma Mater:

University of London and Columbia University SIPA

Home Town:

All over

Before B Lab I...:

Worked in Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs advising banks, insurance companies and private equity funds in Europe, Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia

When I Am Not Working I Enjoy:

Painting, sculpting, beginners pottery, scouting the NY foodie scene, catching up with friends, watching Big Bang Theory & Seinfeld, reading.

Interesting or Random Fact About Me:

I lived in West Germany before/during the Germany reunification and then lived in the Soviet Union during its collapse.

Favorite Travel Memory:

Somewhere in the mountains; place: anywhere in Italy; memories: family holiday in Lebanon & family visit last summer to NY/wine country.

Work Phone:

212-608-4150

Email Address:
neha@bcorporation.net

Kali Fairchild

Standards Associate
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Which Office Do You Work From:

Pennsylvania

Alma Mater:

Eastern University

Home Town:

Mertztown, PA

Before B Lab I...:

Interned with Catholic Charities doing refugee resettlement and immigration work, and was involved with a wide variety of non-profits in various parts of the world

When I Am Not Working I Enjoy:

Spending lots of time with family and friends, gardening, yoga, cooking, and exploring.

Interesting or Random Fact About Me:

I started a non-profit at the age of 17 that focuses on malaria prevention and education.

Favorite Travel Memory:

Haiti, Uganda, Great Sand Dunes National Park, and India.

Work Phone:

610-293-0299

Email Address:
kfairchild@bcorporation.net
John Hillstrom
John Hillstrom

John Hillstrom

Chief Technology Officer
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Which Office Do You Work From:

California

Alma Mater:

Stanford University

Home Town:

Walnut Creek, CA

Before B Lab I...:

Software architect for various tech companies (both small and huge) and internal technology expert at non-profits from Foundations to Universities

When I Am Not Working I Enjoy:

Riding one of my bikes, skiing, wrestling with the kiddo, hiking, drinking beer in a hot tub.

Interesting or Random Fact About Me:

I lived in South Africa as a 7 year old and New Zealand as a 27 year old - I really like it when water spins the other way down the drain.

Favorite Travel Memory:

24-hour race in Moab with several days of riding after.

Jay Coen Gilbert

Co-Founder
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Which Office Do You Work From:

Pennsylvania

Alma Mater:

Stanford University

Home Town:

New York, NY

Before B Lab I...:

Enjoyed living for 6 months in the cloud forest of Monteverde during our year-long family sabbatical after selling AND 1

When I Am Not Working I Enjoy:

Supporting KIPP, teaching at Westtown, coaching kids' hoops, laughing at Colbert, Second Saturday pot luck or dinner with friends.

Interesting or Random Fact About Me:

Wish I played in a band (or at least a song circle).

Favorite Travel Memory:

Anywhere new, adventurous and with my family.

Work Phone:

610-293-0299

Email Address:
jay@bcorporation.net

Holly Ensign Barstow

Associate, Policy
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Which Office Do You Work From:

New York

Alma Mater:

Barnard College, Columbia University

Home Town:

Oakland, CA

Before B Lab I...:

Worked for the New York City Mayor's Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability, got a Masters in Environmental Policy Studies at Columbia University, worked on political campaigns and volunteered for Environmental Defense Fund

When I Am Not Working I Enjoy:

Running and reading, sometimes at the same time.

Interesting or Random Fact About Me:

My parents live in a town in California that has its own language.

Favorite Travel Memory:

Childhood summers on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire.

Work Phone:

212-608-4150

Email Address:
holly@bcorporation.net
Heather Van Dusen
Heather Van Dusen

Heather Van Dusen

Senior Associate
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Which Office Do You Work From:

Pennsylvania

Alma Mater:

Amherst College

Home Town:

Broomall, PA

When I Am Not Working I Enjoy:

Playing ultimate frisbee, singing in a women's community choir, watching The Daily Show, and cooking.

Interesting or Random Fact About Me:

I've sung in Fenway Park and for the President of Estonia.... on two different occasions.

Favorite Travel Memory:

Down the shore to Ocean City, NJ every year for some Mack & Manco's pizza and Kohr Bros Custard.

Work Phone:

610-293-0299

Email Address:
heather@bcorporation.net
Hardik Savalia
Hardik Savalia

Hardik Savalia

Senior Associate, Standards
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Which Office Do You Work From:

Pennsylvania

Alma Mater:

Boston University

Home Town:

North Wales, PA

Before B Lab I...:

Worked at the Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition to help prevent residential foreclosures and at Strategy Arts to help local businesses measure their environmental impact

When I Am Not Working I Enjoy:

Swimming, Quizzo, teaching music, sleeping, walking, biking.

Interesting or Random Fact About Me:

Sang in a Black British gospel choir...I definitely didn't belong there.

Favorite Travel Memory:

Study abroad trip to Italy.

Work Phone:

610-293-0299

Email Address:
hardik@bcorporation.net

Flory Wilson

Director, International
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Which Office Do You Work From:

New York

Alma Mater:

Colgate University and Johns Hopkins SAIS

Home Town:

Los Angeles, CA & Tucson, AZ

Before B Lab I...:

Worked at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation for 6 years

When I Am Not Working I Enjoy:

Working out/going to yoga, staying in touch with friends in DC (by phone), going out to eat - dinner or brunch, and sometimes 2 brunches - with NY friends, swimming, drinking a glass of wine.

Interesting or Random Fact About Me:

Visited an off-shore gas rig in Cote d'Ivoire, stayed on a US government compound in Iraq, and shared a flight with the Dalai Lama.

Favorite Travel Memory:

Honeymoon in Bhutan.

Work Phone:

212-608-4150

Email Address:
fwilson@bcorporation.net

Elizabeth Crampton

Associate, Certifications & Ratings
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Which Office Do You Work From:

Pennsylvania

Alma Mater:

Swarthmore College

Home Town:

Englewood, FL

Before B Lab I...:

I worked for the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia as a Partnerships Associate, focusing primarily on green job initiatives; previous to that, I was a District Representative for Congressman Joe Sestak in Pennsylvania's 7th Congressional District

When I Am Not Working I Enjoy:

Reading books and news articles and then having long conversations about them with my friends over a home cooked meal. Learning how to sail.

Interesting or Random Fact About Me:

I was a deckhand on a 134 ft. historic wooden sailing ship, and I used to be an archerist.

Favorite Travel Memory:

When I was an assistant lighthouse keeper at Stuart Island, WA.

Work Phone:

610-293-0299

Email Address:
elizabeth@bcorporation.net
Dan Osusky
Dan Osusky

Dan Osusky

Standards Associate
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Which Office Do You Work From:

Pennsylvania

Alma Mater:

Wake Forest University, Texas Tech University

Home Town:

Somerdale, NJ

Before B Lab I...:

Was in graduate school studying and teaching philosophy

When I Am Not Working I Enjoy:

Reading, writing, thinking, running, and going on adventures.

Interesting or Random Fact About Me:

I was a high school bowler.

Favorite Travel Memory:

A tie between the Great Wall of China and Angkor Wat in Cambodia.

Work Phone:

610-293-0299

Email Address:
dosusky@bcorporation.net
Christina Bianco
Christina Bianco

Christina Bianco

Associate, Certifications & Ratings
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Which Office Do You Work From:

Pennsylvania

Alma Mater:

Lehigh University

Home Town:

River Vale, NJ

Before B Lab I...:

Got my Master's in Environmental Policy Design at Lehigh University, and was their intern on Green Purchasing

When I Am Not Working I Enjoy:

Babysitting, cooking, running, walking around Center City, Philly.

Interesting or Random Fact About Me:

High proficiency in speaking Spanish and I make a mean Tortilla Espanola.

Favorite Travel Memory:

Long Beach Island, NJ; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Andalucia, Spain.

Work Phone:

610-293-0299

Email Address:
christina@bcorporation.net

Brittany Rodak

Operations Associate
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Which Office Do You Work From:

Pennsylvania

Alma Mater:

Lehigh University

Home Town:

Berwyn, PA

Before B Lab I...:

Completed several research projects focusing on local food initiatives and improving urban access to healthy foods

When I Am Not Working I Enjoy:

Running, reading, spending time with family and friends.

Interesting or Random Fact About Me:

I have a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

Favorite Travel Memory:

Bermuda, Honduras, Bahamas...but I have a lot more traveling to do.

Work Phone:

610-293-0299

Email Address:
brittany@bcorporation.net
Bart Houlahan
Bart Houlahan

Bart Houlahan

Co-Founder
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Which Office Do You Work From:

Pennsylvania

Alma Mater:

Stanford University

Home Town:

Evanston, IL

Before B Lab I...:

Was the President of AND1, a basketball footwear, apparel, and entertainment company; scaled the business over 11 years to $250 million in brand revenues with distribution in 85 countries

When I Am Not Working I Enjoy:

Teaching social entrepreneurship to high school girls, playing the guitar but I can't sing a note, love scuba diving because it's the closest I'll ever be to outer space, and a great bottle of red wine shared with someone I love.

Interesting or Random Fact About Me:

I was on the high school golf team, I met my wife when I was 17, I'm a direct descendant of one of the 13 apostles of the Mormon church, I fell off a three story building when I was 3 (which explains a lot).

Favorite Travel Memory:

An hour south of Cancun, there is a deserted strip of beach outside of Tulum on which you can rent a small house for next to nothing - no cell phone, no internet, no television - paradise.

Work Phone:

610-293-0299

Email Address:
bart@bcorporation.net
Andy Fyfe
Andy Fyfe

Andy Fyfe

Associate, Community Development
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Which Office Do You Work From:

California

Alma Mater:

University of Colorado at Boulder, Universidad de Chile, SF State Univ., Golden Gate University

Home Town:

San Mateo, CA

Before B Lab I...:

Worked in the non-profit sector and specialized in microfinance and social entrepreneurship...with a little bit of hitch-hiking from Belize to Chile

When I Am Not Working I Enjoy:

Putting on thick wigwam wool socks and sliding down hardwood floors, timing myself on how fast I can set up my tent, pitching hammocks in strange places, biking around the reservoir, taking the dog on a hike, having a bag of peanuts and a brew at the Giants game, deep deep powder skiing.

Interesting or Random Fact About Me:

I weighed 11 pounds at birth and I played on the National Junior Olympics Water Polo team.

Favorite Travel Memory:

La Cordillera Blanca, Huaraz, Peru.

Work Phone:

4155953963

Email Address:
afyfe@bcorporation.net

Andrew Kassoy

Co-Founder
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Which Office Do You Work From:

New York

Alma Mater:

Stanford University

Home Town:

Boulder, CO

Before B Lab I...:

I spent 16 years in the private equity business; most recently as a partner at MSD Real Estate Capital, an affiliate of MSD Capital, the $12 billion investment vehicle for Michael Dell

When I Am Not Working I Enjoy:

Spending time with my fiance and my two sons.

Interesting or Random Fact About Me:

Andrew plays the violin. He won the Kiwanis Club Stars of Tomorrow Competition in sixth grade. He's never won anything since.

Favorite Travel Memory:

Climbing in the Cordillera Blanca in Peru.

Work Phone:

212-608-4150

Email Address:
andrew@bcorporation.net
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