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Kevin Jones creates information businesses inside emerging markets. He believes that markets emerge in conversation, as people try to explain and understand value. But this market is not like others he’s been in, and that’s what makes it more interesting and more important. Kevin is also founder of Good Capital, a venture capital firm that invests in social enterprises. His latest GoodCap incubated project can be found at NeighborhoodEconomics.org. The Good Cap portfolio companies where he leads engagement are: startgrid.com and Newsdeeply.com.
Tim is an innovator of financial instruments for impact investing and social entrepreneurship. Over the last 17 years, he served in a number of capacities at Calvert Foundation, and conceived of and launched the Giving Fund – a more than $200 million impact investment-based donor advised fund that was spun out from Calvert Foundation as ImpactAssets. Tim currently serves as President of ImpactAssets. He also co-founded Good Capital, which manages the Social Enterprise Expansion Fund LP, and helped to found the SOCAP conference and Impact Hub locations in San Francisco, Berkeley, New York City, Washington DC and Philadelphia.
Rosa Lee is the Executive Producer of SOCAP. Co-Producer with Heidi Kleinmaus of SOCAP09 and 08, Rosa Lee was previously COO of a highly profitable $18 million events company she sold at the peak of the dot com era. As one of the original founders of the SOCAP conference, Rosa Lee was the architect of SOCAP08‘s wildly successful open space third day last year. She is a successful serial entrepreneur and for 25 years was an owner and publisher of newspapers, magazines, and trade journals, accomplishing turnarounds and launching successful startups that became the top publications in their markets. Two large and thriving non-profits, both with significant earned income revenue, altered their standard practices to invite Rosa Lee to remain as president of their boards beyond the standard two-year term. She led one of those non-profits, the Habitat for Humanity affiliate in Jackson, MS, to become the largest per capita in the U.S., building more than 300 houses and transforming entire neighborhoods. She was also involved in the creation of a revolving no interest loan fund for Habitat homes using local banks CRA monies. That method of funding was adopted by many affiliates across the country. The Jackson affiliate was also one of the first in the nation to begin turning excess donated doors and windows into the basis of a thriving line of business.
A community builder in all of her activities, Rosa Lee is also an Episcopal priest who for ten years was the parish priest leading a thriving and welcoming congregation in San Francisco. During her years at Holy Innocents it doubled its membership and budget, most significantly expanding from three children under 10 when she arrived, to more than 50 in 2009 when she left to manage SOCAP full-time.
Lindsay has worked on the SOCAP Conference as Entrepreneur Coordinator (2012), Program Manager for the Oceans track (2013) and Senior Content Associate (2014). Lindsay was previously Strategic Initiatives Officer at ImpactAssets where she was focused on building knowledge resources that advance the field of impact investing, such as Issue Briefs and the annual ImpactAssets 50. Lindsay is a graduate of Columbia Business School and Pomona College.
I have been building community through the Impact Hub infrastructure for 5 years. I convene, connect, and support with my work and my personal time. I also have passion for building a socially and environmentally sustainable society and economy. It is obvious that all systems, be they economic, governmental, environmental, or social, are inter-related and this field seemed to define an approach which captures all of them and develops how they can all benefit from one without compromising another. Having immersed myself in climate change policies as a result of my thesis work, I hope to take what I have learned in my Masters Program, combine it with my leadership skills attained as a teacher and manager, and work with climate policies as a means for promoting sustainability. I'm also a ping-pong baller...and am always down to play.
Sam came to Impact Hub NYC through his passion for helping people thrive doing what they love and using business tools to make the world just a little bit better. He's a strategic thinker who has started his own companies, worked as a Creative Director at a financial tools company, a Business Manager at an innovation consultancy, and played key roles in starting and launching numerous other organizations. He's worked with Fortune 500s and early-stage ideas. Sam served on the board of the Threshold Foundation, runs a handful of side projects, enjoys sledding, and eats olives of all shapes and sizes. You can learn more about Sam at samutne.com. Ask Sam how he feels about trains/bikes, magic tricks, bathroom etiquette, or distribution strategy.
Megan is the Product & Brand Director of Mission Hub LLC. For the past 10+ years, Megan’s experience has been focused on designing & executing product, brand and communications strategies for forward-thinking, responsibly innovative startup organizations.
In her 5+ years with Mission Hub, she has supported multiple business units (SOCAP, Impact Hub San Francisco, Berkeley, and New York City) in establishing strong brand recognition, growing local & global audience reach to tens of thousands, receiving hundreds of articles for coverage, growing strategic partnerships, developing programs and products, and more. She’s additionally worked with multiple organizations - including a leading arts organization, enterprise software organizations, a natural food company, and finance company - on both B2C and B2B strategies that have attracted the attention of Fortune 500 clients, leading media publications and more. Megan holds a BA in Communications Strategy from Temple University and currently lives in New York City.
Hernan Vargas is the Controller at Mission Hub LLC. Hernan Vargas is a finance executive with over 15 years of experience, performing senior roles in corporate finance, government finance, and nonprofit and social finance. He’s had direct responsibility for the management of complex enterprises, budgets, and projects, designing and implementing the accounting and financial infrastructure that facilitated successful expansions for growing companies, identifying and developing new business opportunities, raising capital, and leading high-performing teams. Hernan holds a B.S. in Accounting, is a former CPA, and earned an MBA degree in Finance.