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

Brent Beerley, Former CEO, Community Energy, an exited SJF portfolio company sold to AES

Vik Bhide, Director, Transportation and Stormwater Services, City of Tampa

Melissa Bradley, Co-Founder, Ureeka; former Managing Director, Project 500; CEO, Tides

Catherine Clark, Faculty Director, Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business; Founding Director of the CASE i3 Initiative on Impact Investing

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, Managing Director, Global Lead Impact Investing, Tiedemann Advisors; Senior Fellow, ImpactAssets; Senior Fellow, Center for Social Investment at Heidelberg University; co-author, Impact Investing: Transforming How We Make Money While Making A Difference

Peter Fusaro, Chairman, Global Change Associates; author of 17 books on energy and environmental markets

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

Dan Hoversten, Managing Partner, Hoversten Capital Partners; 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, Principal, Millbrook Impact; Former Executive Director, Investors’ Circle

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

Bill Niman, Co-Founder, FoodID; Founder, Niman Ranch

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

Nicholas Parker, Chairman, Parker Venture Management; Co-Founder and Former Chairman, The Cleantech Group

Christine Primmer, Senior Director, Head of Growth & Strategic Business Development, Cox Communications; Former Smart Cities Innovation Lead, Georgia Power Company

John ReploglePartner, One Better Ventures; Chairman of the Board, Grove Collaborative; former CEO, Seventh Generation; former CEO, Burt’s Bees

Corey RosenFounder, National Center for Employee Ownership

Dan Shugar, Founder and CEO, Nextracker, an exited SJF portfolio company

Wayne SilbyFounder and Director Emeritus, Calvert Impact Capital, a $15 billion socially responsible investment management firm

Nithya Sowrirajan, Director, Product Strategy and Go-to-Market, Google Maps

Jacob Susman, CEO, Ambient Fuels, an SJF portfolio company; 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, President and CEO, Chime Solutions; 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 ZawadzkiGeneral Partner, AperiamVentures; Former CEO, MediaMath, an SJF portfolio company