Our Story & Founders

We're a group of seasoned business leaders ready to make a mark for good.

Our network of established global business leaders and senior executives share the belief that sustainable shareholder value is maximized when business owners and leaders practice a passionate commitment to serving employees, suppliers, shareholders, customers, local communities, the environment, and society at large.

David J. Ferran on Value Aligned Investing
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David J. Ferran on Value Aligned Investing

Board of Directors

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Yumiko Damashek

Board Chair

Ms. Damashek has been a seasoned senior executive in the semiconductor industry for over 30 years. She has been on the board of both non-profit and for-profit organizations and active in government advisory boards.


Linda Jordan

Board Member

As a Senior Human Resources executive with over 30 years of experience developing and leading large-scale strategic initiatives, Linda’s breadth of human resources knowledge spans from the factory floor to the corporate boardroom.

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David Ferran

Board Member, Founder & CEO

After a 35-year career as a senior executive in the fiercely competitive semiconductor industry, David has had a chance to reflect on the process of starting, building, leading, buying and selling high tech companies.


Lijun He

Board Member

Lijun has extensive experience conducting research on and working with high-net-worth individuals on their wealth strategies related to their giving. She entered the finance industry with a deep commitment to help people turn their stories into sustainable impact through wealth planning and management.


Jamil McNeal

Board Member

Jamil is a 17 year investment professional who focuses primarily on private market investing across all asset classes with deep expertise in both funds and direct investing. He also has hands on experience in institutional level (E&F) multi asset portfolio construction and management.

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Kathy Hamilton

Board Member

Kathy is the Vice President and Co-Founder of Outreach Program. She has organized and hosted 24 medical missions to Africa and has lead a global team that has built and facilitated the packaging of over 600 million meals by volunteers across the U.S. and Canada.


Kim Pate

Board Member

Kim Pate, NDN Collective Vice President, is a descendant of the Eastern Band Cherokee and Mississippi Choctaw tribes. She has 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector as an attorney and specializes in representing the interests of Native Americans in community and economic development.

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Floyd Hammer

Board Member

Floyd is known as a thought-leader in the hunger space and is regarded in the nonprofit industry for his socially entrepreneurial leadership. Mr. Hammer’s writings on hunger and food insecurity have been featured in Huffington Post and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization Perspectives Series. 

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Ozzie Gontang

Board Member

With over 40 years of experience in psychotherapy and conflict resolution, Ozzie's passion is coaching people to be better athletes, business professionals and world class humans.

Core Team


Hannah Lambert

Graphic Designer &
Digital Marketing Manager


Pershang Farshi

Network Coordinator & Marketing Associate

Geetika Pandey

Strategy and Operations


Courtney Kent

Leadership/Executive Coach

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Vangie Meneses

Bootcamp Coordinator

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Ivy Novicio

Senior Communications Coordinator

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David Peck

Advisory Board Member

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Dr. Gustavo Grodnitzky

Founding Team Partner

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Kevin Rafferty

Founding Team Partner

Core Advisors and Partners


Isabel Wen

Strategy Consultant &
Advisory Board Member


Jessa Spainhower

Strategy Consultant


Laurel Glass Lees

Strategy & Sustainability Consultant

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