Greg is Spring Impact’s US Director and founder of the US office. As Director, Greg is responsible for developing and leading the US office’s strategy and operations, while overseeing a portfolio of domestic and international projects.

Greg joined Spring Impact in 2013, after working as a management consultant at a boutique strategy firm in the financial services industry. Greg has also led the development of a microfinance program for a non-profit in Haiti.

After his experience in Haiti, Greg pursued his MBA and attended the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School. While at Oxford, he was a Skoll World Forum Fellow and the recipient of the Skoll Centre Ecosystem Award.

Since joining Spring Impact, Greg has led on a number of socially-focused ventures including, the BOMA Project, Foundation for Ecological Security (FES), Sistema Biobolsa, Lava Mae, and USAID’s Yaajeende project in Senegal. Greg has also served as a judge for Stanford’s Graduate School of Business’ Social Innovation Competition for emerging social ventures.

Education/Qualifications: 

  • University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School – MBA
  • The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) – BA, Business-Economics, cum laude, with university honors, Department of Economics honors

 

Areas of Interest:

  • Developing strategies for scaling non-profits and social enterprises
  • De-risking potential or current impact investments
  • Linkages between the underserved or un-served customers and value chains
  • Inclusive agriculture
  • Financial sustainability at scale

Public Speaking:

  • Franchising for profit and impact in emerging markets–  Opportunity Collaboration, Ixtapa, Mexico (2015)
  • What are my options for scaling impact?–  SOCAP, San Francisco (2015)
  • The State of Social Franchising as a Field of Practice: Progress, Challenges, and Opportunities –University of New Hampshire, New Hampshire (2015)
  • Engaged Philanthropy in Nonprofit Scaling– Social Venture Partners Audacious Philanthropy Conference, Texas (2014)
  • A new McDonald’s franchisee walks into a bank and walks out with a loan. How do we do this in the impact investing space?– Opportunity Collaboration, Mexico (2014)
  • What is actually involved in scaling social impact?– SOCAP, San Francisco (2014)
  • Introduction to Scaling Impact and Social Replication– Stanford Graduate School of Business, Social Innovation Fellowship, California (2014)

Published Works:

Project Highlights:

  • The BOMA Project
  • Foundation for Ecological Security
  • Sistema Biobolsa

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