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Kirsten Saenz Tobey
by editor | February 7, 2014
Kirsten founded Revolution Foods in 2006 with Kristin Groos Richmond, a former classmate at Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. Kirsten continues to steward the mission and drive the vision and brand experience for the company, overseeing marketing communications and talent management, among other key aspects of the business.
Prior to founding Revolution Foods, Kirsten’s career spanned from leading experiential education programs in the US and Ecuador to evaluating the scalability of school feeding programs with the United Nations Hunger Task Force in Ghana. Kirsten is an Aspen Institute Environmental Fellow (Catto), a member of the Culinary Institute of America’s Sustainable Business Council, and with…
by editor | January 4, 2013
Stace Lindsay has been a strategic advisor to senior business, government and non-profit leaders throughout the world. He has held senior positions at both Monitor Company and the OTF Group, where he worked closely with Michael Porter to adapt his work to emerging markets. Stace is currently the president of Fusion Venture Partners, a firm he started in order to bring together people, insights and capital.
Stace also has significant start-up, turnaround and operating experience with companies, having been CEO of New England Portable Storage and VP Business Development for Merrimack Pharmaceuticals. He has also been a Managing Partner in…
by editor | March 28, 2012
Kim Wright-Violich is founder and principal of a consulting practice focused on philanthropic and social sector consulting. Clients are primarily Silicon Valley executives focused on international, systemic changes. From 2000-2011 Ms. Wright-Violich served as CEO/President of Schwab Charitable, a stand-alone nonprofit corporation founded by Charles Schwab & Co. to increase philanthropy by providing turnkey charitable asset management and philanthropic services. Built from start-up by Ms. Wright-Violich to the second largest donor advised fund in the US and the largest nonprofit corporation in California attracting over 13,000 customers, $5 billion in charitable assets and facilitating more than $2 billion in grants…Read the rest »
Neal Baer M.D.
by editor | March 26, 2012
Neal Baer is a pediatrician and television writer who combines his passion for medicine and storytelling to challenge audiences’ views on a spectrum of social and political topics. Prior to his work as Executive Producer for A Gifted Man, Dr. Baer was Executive Producer of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, which received six Emmys and a Golden Globe for acting, and Executive Producer of the NBC hit series ER, where he received five Emmy nominations as a producer and two for writing.
A clinical professor of preventive medicine at the University of Southern California, Dr. Baer created Story Tours,…
by editor | March 1, 2012
After spending 12 years after college in business, Peter Esty moved to education and never looked back. He served as a teacher and, later, Faculty Dean at Deerfield Academy for a decade, after which he was appointed Head of School at Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn for a number of years before being lured to San Francisco University High School for most of the 1990s. After a short stint in foundation work, Peter returned to take on interim headships in Manhattan’s Dalton School, Greens Farms Academy in Westport, CT, and The Branson School in Marin County.
In addition to his…
by Global Citizen Year | February 17, 2012
Zach Clayton is an entrepreneur interested in media, technology, and politics. He currently works at McKinsey & Company, a management consulting firm that advises leading companies on issues of strategy, organization, technology, and operations.
Zach is the founder of Three Ships Media, an emerging media marketing firm with expertise in brand monitoring, content creation, online public relations, and metrics. In 2006, Zach founded New Media Campaigns, a technology and online marketing company based in North Carolina. As President of New Media Campaigns, Zach guided the company from inception through the launch of Epicenter One, a proprietary software platform for online…
William S. Reese
by Global Citizen Year | February 17, 2012
Bill Reese was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the International Youth Foundation in 2005, having joined IYF in May 1998 as its Chief Operating Officer. He was President and CEO of Partners of the Americas for twelve years. Previously, he served with the Peace Corps for ten years, first as a volunteer in Salvador, Brazil, then as director of Brazil operations, and in Washington as deputy director of the Latin American and Caribbean region. Mr. Reese has served on USAID’s Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid since 1991.
He currently serves on the boards of Women Thrive Worldwide,…