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

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

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

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

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

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

Matt O’Hayer, CEO of Vital Farms, an SJF portfolio company

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

Christine PrimmerSmart Cities Innovations, Georgia Power Company

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

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

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

Mark Wilson, Founder and former CEO of 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 of MediaMath, a current SJF portfolio company; and angel investor

Impact Experts

Melissa Bradley, Managing Director, Project 500; 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, 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

Bonny Moellenbrock, Former Executive Director, Investors’ Circle

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

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