SJF Expert Network

SJF’s history, mission and unique strategy has allowed the fund to develop relationships with respected thought leaders and industry executives. SJF has formalized these important relationships through the SJF Expert Network. These experts are individuals who can assist in diligence, provide helpful market insights, serve as independent board directors, and keep an eye out for new opportunities.

Venture Experts

Felix Anthony, Investor, former VP of Amazon Kindle and VP of Amazon Fulfillment Systems

Eric Cody, President, Cody Energy Group; former Vice President of multiple National Grid companies

Corky Ellis, Chairman, Kepware Technologies

Peter Fusaro, Chairman, Global Change Associates; author of 16 books on energy and environmental markets

Ron GonenCo-Founder and CEO of the Closed Loop Fund; former NYC Deputy Commissioner of Sanitation, Recycling and Sustainability and Co-Founder of RecycleBank

Darren Herman, Vice President of Content Services, Mozilla

Dan Hoversten, Former CEO, Salvage Direct, an exited SJF portfolio company

Bruce Kahn, Ph. D, Portfolio Manager, Sustainable Insight Capital Management

Steve Markowitz, Founder and former CEO of MyPoints (NASDAQ: MYPT)

Jonathan Newcomb, Former CEO of Simon & Schuster; Managing Director, Berenson & Company 

Nicholas Parker, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Global Acceleration Partners; Founder and former Executive Chairman, The Cleantech Group

John Replogle, President and CEO of Seventh Generation; former President and CEO of Burt’s Bees

Sam Silverstein, Head of Digital Content, Pac-12 Networks; former Director, Yahoo; Former managing editor of Yahoo Front Page and Yahoo Green

Jeff Stewart, Founder and CEO, Lenddo; Chairman, Urgent Career; Founder and Chairman of Mimeo

Bruce UsherFormer CEO of EcoSecurities Group, largest carbon offset firm in the world; Adjunct Professor, Columbia University

Mark Wilson, CEO, Ryla Teleservices, an exited SJF portfolio company

Jerry Yudelson, President, Yudelson Associates; former Chair of Greenbuild, the largest green building conference in the United States

Joe Zawadzki, CEO, MediaMath, current SJF portfolio company; and angel investor

Impact Experts

Melissa Bradley, Managing Director, New Capitalist; former CEO, Tides; Founder of New Capitalist

Catherine Clark, Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business; Founder and Director of Columbia’s Research Initiative on Social Entrepreneurship (RISE) 

Martin Eakes, Co-Founder and CEO, Self-Help / Center for Responsible Lending

Jed Emerson, Chief Impact Strategist, ImpactAssets; Senior Fellow, Center for Social Investment at Heidelberg University; Senior Advisor, The Sterling Group (Hong Kong); co-author, Impact Investing: Transforming How We Make Money While Making A Difference

Corey Rosen, Co-Founder and Executive Director, National Center for Employee Ownership

Wayne Silby, Founder, Calvert, a $15 billion socially responsible investment management firm