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.

Expert Network Members

Felix Anthony, Investor; former VP of Amazon Fulfillment Systems

Vik Bhide, Smart Mobility Manager, City of Tampa

Melissa Bradley, Managing Director, Project 500; former CEO, Tides; Founder, New Capitalist

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

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

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

Jed Emerson, Senior Fellow, 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

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

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

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

John Katzman, Founder and CEO, Noodle Education; founder and former CEO, 2U; Founder and former CEO, The Princeton Review 

Doug Kaufman, CEO & Founder, Vertroos Health; Former CEO, TransLoc, an SJF portfolio company exited in a sale to Ford Smart Mobility

Bonny Moellenbrock, Former Executive Director, Investors’ Circle

Jonathan Newcomb, Managing Director, Rockdale Partners; former CEO, Simon & Schuster

Bill Niman, Co-Founder, Food ID; Founder, Niman Ranch

Matt O’Hayer, Founder, Executive Chairman and Director, Vital Farms, an SJF portfolio company

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

Christine Primmer, Senior Director, Growth & Strategic Business Development, Cox Communications; Former Smart Cities Innovations, Georgia Power Company

John Replogle, Partner, One Better Ventures; former President and CEO, Seventh Generation; former President and CEO, Burt’s Bees

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

Dan Shugar, Founder and CEO, Nextracker, an SJF portfolio company exited in a sale to Flex

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

Nithya Sowrirajan, Director of Global Product Solutions, Google

Jacob Susman, Former VP, Head of Origination, EDF Renewable Energy

Bruce Usher, Professor of Practice and Faculty Director, Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School; Former CEO, EcoSecurities Group, largest carbon offset firm in the world

Mark Wilson, Founder and former CEO, Ryla Teleservices, an exited SJF portfolio company

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

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