Throughout his career, Jay has always committed his time to mission driven organizations dedicated to making positive change in underserved communities. Prior to joining Full Circle Fund, Jay was the Senior Vice President at buildOn, an international nonprofit working to break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy. In addition to overseeing buildOn’s fundraising goals, Jay managed the West Coast Office as well as the national operations team. As an innovative social sector thought leader, Jay has a long track record of programmatic impact and building innovative corporate philanthropy models to scale that ensure sustainable funding. Jay and his wife Chelsea live in Berkeley with their two year old son Cole and ten year old dog Coosa.
A passion for community organizing and capacity building has been at the core of Fernande’s nonprofit career. Prior to her role as Program Officer at Full Circle Fund, Fernande was the Manager for Bay Area Programs at Youth Speaks, a leading youth development and arts-in-education nonprofit, where she worked on impact assessment, process improvement, youth leadership strategy, and relationship management. She originally joined Youth Speaks as a Resident in Social Enterprise Fellow through New Sector Alliance, a national nonprofit committed to strengthening the social sector by enriching its talent pipeline. Fernande’s commitment to the social sector is further reflected in her Advisory Board role for Oasis for Girls, a nonprofit that partners with girls and young women of color from under-resourced communities in San Francisco to help them build strong futures. Fernande holds a BA in International Comparative Studies from Duke University, as well as a Certificate in Markets and Management.
Director of Membership & Community
Jo is credited with building and leading high-performance, data driven, teams both as a Marketing Director and as a mission-driven volunteer project manager. She joins Full Circle Fund with more than fifteen years of experience building relationships as a marketing leader working with growth stage companies like residential solar provider Sunrun where she was the Head of Customer Marketing.
She has a B.S. in Marketing from Trinity University and is working toward her certificate in non-profit management. In her spare time, Jo loves to explore Bay Area foodie spots with her husband Dan. She can also be found volunteering with the San Francisco Girl Scouts where Jo is a troop leader and board member.
Michael Anders is a founding partner of ICONIQ Capital, a global merchant bank/multi-family office based in San Francisco and New York. Prior to his current role, he worked at Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Franklin Templeton, Fidelity Investments and Societe Generale (in Paris and London). He was a founder of GivingCapital, which developed turnkey charitable products for a number of large financial service firms, and then helped in the structuring of their high net worth client’s charitable giving. Mr. Anders received his B.A/B.S. in Political Science and Communication Studies from the University of Rhode Island, as well as a certificate in International Economics from Columbia University. He also serves on the Board of the San Francisco Symphony, The Global Poverty Project/Global Citizen, The World Surf League (WSL) and P.U.R.E., WSL’s philanthropic arm which focuses on ocean research and conservation.
Josh Becker, CEO, Lex Machina
Josh Becker has a long history as an entrepreneur and venture capitalist. As CEO of Lex Machina, Josh leads strategy and operations, and is a thought leader on intellectual property trends and leveraging technology to improve the practice of law. Previously he was part of the founding team at Dice.com (NYSE: DHX) and ran corporate development at Agile Software (sold to Oracle). He was a Venture Capitalist at Redpoint Ventures, a founding General Partner of New Cycle Capital and has also worked at McKinsey & Co. and Netscape.
Josh runs Startup2Startup, an entrepreneur dinner discussion group and is active with the Stanford Angels and Entrepreneurs. He is the founder of Full Circle Fund and has previously co-founded the Clean Economy Network. Josh serves as the Chair of the Board of Trustees for the University of California at Merced, and he serves on the Advisory Board for the Stanford Business School Fund.
Josh earned a joint J.D./M.B.A. from Stanford University and a B.A. from Williams College.
Eva serves on the Board of Full Circle Fund. A mother of three children, she dedicates her time to improving education. She currently leads the Parents Association with over 600 volunteers and serves on the Board of Trustees at Head-Royce, her children’s school. She also serves on the Board of National Equity Project (formerly BAYCES), which coaches people to become the leaders who deliver on the promise of a quality education for every child in America. Eva worked for more than 10 years at Microsoft, marketing some of the company’s most successful products, including Word, Office and consumer titles. Her last role there was Director of Market Planning and Analysis for Microsoft’s line of home products.
Other highlights at Microsoft include helping lead the turnaround in the company’s Japanese application software business during a 3 year stint in Microsoft’s Far East region and leading the first worldwide launch of Microsoft Office in over 25 languages. Prior to Microsoft, she worked in product management at Proctor & Gamble. Eva has a BA from Harvard University
Mark was most recently VP of Product Management at Qualcomm iSkoot, Inc, following Qualcomm’s acquisition of iSkoot, where Mark was CEO. iSkoot brings leading web services like Facebook, Twitter and Skype to mobile handsets around the world, delivering rich consumer experiences with minimal impact on operator networks. Prior to that, he was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Charles River Ventures. He also served as the EVP at Silicon Valley-based loopt, Inc., a ground-breaking social mapping startup backed by Sequoia Capital and New Enterprise Associates. Before joining loopt, Jacobstein was the founding President for Digital Chocolate, one of the world’s largest publishers of mobile games, which raised more than $20M in venture capital from Sequoia Capital, KPCB, and Sutter Hill.
He was also the CEO and founder of Small World Sports, the world’s first online fantasy sports business, where he raised more than $20M from Flatiron Ventures, SCP, CCP and NBC before selling the business to Paul Allen’s The Sporting News. In addition, Jacobstein co-founded Small World Software, an Internet technology consultancy, which he sold to iXL in 1998. He then served as the SVP of sales and business development for iXL’s New York office before its 1999 IPO. Jacobstein studied Computer Science at Harvard University and began his career as a software developer at Bloomberg L.P.
Leslie Keil, New Island Capital Management, Inc.
Leslie is Associate General Counsel at New Island Capital Management, Inc. New Island’s mission is to help its clients invest patient capital – at scale – to achieve appropriate risk-adjusted financial returns and transform the way natural resources are used, businesses are built and communities thrive. Prior to New Island, Leslie was Partner and Chair of the Sustainable Business and Impact Investing Practice Group at Hanson Bridgett LLP. A Full Circle Fund member since 2009, Leslie served as the Co-Chair of the Economic Opportunity Circle for four years. Leslie graduated from Seattle University magna cum laude with a B.A. in International Studies-Politics, and holds a J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law. When not downhill skiing in Tahoe, Leslie can be found walking her dog Finnley in Hayes Valley in San Francisco.
Peter Kehrli, KPMG LLP
Peter Kehrli is a Partner in KPMG’s San Francisco office and a leader in the investment management practice. He specializes in alternative investment vehicles, primarily venture, hedge and private equity funds. He advises his clients in all aspects of a fund lifecycle including launching, structuring, operations and reporting. Peter’s interests and entrepreneurial drive led him to Rothstein Kass, where he was a founding member of the San Francisco office, which was ultimately acquired by KPMG. He built and led the Venture Capital Fund practice at Rothstein Kass and oversaw its substantial growth. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and is an active member of the Venture Capital community. He received a degree in Business, Economics and Accounting from the University of California, Santa Barbara and is a CPA in multiple states. Peter is a world traveler, life explorer, adventure seeker, husband, father, lover of food, education and perpetual growth.
Joe Kleinschmidt, Obindo
Joe Kleinschmidt is the CEO and Co-Founder of Obindo. Previously he co-founded and served as Chief Technology Officer for Leverage Software, an enterprise social networking start-up which was later acquired by Telligent. Joe is passionate about product innovation and has helped to develop successful software products in a variety of areas, including biotech, web publishing, and financial services. He holds a B.A. from Northwestern University.
Steve Schoettler, Junyo
Steve is the Co-Founder and CEO of Junyo, a learning-analytics company in Silicon Valley, with the mission to improve the learning experience of every child. In addition to being on the Board of Full Circle Fund, he is also a board member of Indiegogo, a crowd-funding platform supporting entrepreneurs and causes.
Steve was co-founder, vice president and first employee of Zynga, and core member of Kontiki. Early in his career, he helped build some of the world’s first mobile computers at GO and General Magic. He graduated University of California at Berkeley with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Roxana’s focus is on maximizing support for nonprofits and creating an ecosystem where gender and racial equity are realized through effective philanthropic practices. Currently, she is a graduate student at Stanford University focused on Nonprofit Management and Impact Evaluation. Roxana actively consults Bay Area philanthropists on their giving, supports Full Circle Fund and The Ever Forward Club as a Board Member, and works as a Researcher for the Effective Philanthropy Lab at Stanford.
Before Stanford, Roxana served as Interim CEO at Full Circle Fund and prior to that worked at Google for over five years managing a nonprofit consulting and grant-making portfolio aimed at increasing the number of underrepresented, underserved, and female students pursuing Computer Science globally.
Rob Trice, Better Food Ventures
Rob is an established international venture capital investor. He is currently leveraging his background in telecom, mobile and internet investing to fund companies that apply IT to the food and agriculture sectors via Better Food Ventures, a seed stage investment entity established in 2013. From 2012-2014 he was a Venture Parter with Swisscom Ventures. From 2008-2012 he was founding Senior Managing Director of SK Telecom Ventures. From 2004-2008 he was co-founding Partner of Nokia Growth Partners, the global growth-stage VC arm of Nokia. From late 2000-2004, he worked at Nokia Venture Partners (now BlueRun Ventures).
Prior to working in venture capital, he worked at DIRECTV in LA and Tokyo in operational and business planning roles. He also worked at a D.C.-based think tank, the Center for Strategic & International Studies. Rob holds a M.A. from George Mason University and a B.A. from the University of Virginia. He currently splits his time between between Menlo Park and Pescadero, CA.
Peter Werner, Cooley LLP
Peter is a partner in Cooley’s business department. He joined the Firm in 2001 and is resident in the San Francisco office. Peter’s practice primarily focuses on the representation of emerging technology companies, venture capital firms, private equity firms and investment banks. Peter regularly assists clients with financings and mergers and acquisitions, in addition to entity formation, organization and governance matters, securities transactions, and SEC and stock exchange compliance and reporting. Peter received a J.D. in 2001 from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was a John M. Olin Law and Economics Fellow. Peter received a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1997.
Nick is an authority on school and school district finance and operations, Nick Driver has become a leading expert on the subject of new public school creation and a “lifelong learner” and trainer of new and existing school best practices. Over the past 11 years, Nick’s advocacy and technical support has led to the creation of hundreds new public schools. During this time Nick has also advised and assisted hundreds of schools and school districts in California and other states.
Nick has immersed himself in the advocacy and politics of California’s public schools, as well as the technical and financial aspects of this and other states’ systems. Nick serves on the board of Education for Change Public Schools in Oakland, a non-profit that operates six public schools, and works for public school service provider CSMC.
Kim brings expertise in developing and marketing integrated communication software and services for industry pioneers such as Excite@Home, Macromedia and Palm Computing. At Macromedia, she managed the launch of the Flash 2004 product line to 500 million users and one million developers worldwide. Prior to Macromedia, she managed the broadband communications products for Excite@Home, servicing 27 cable broadband providers and 17 million web customers worldwide. Her entrepreneurial interests led her to help launch two growing software start-ups, MailFrontier and ePochrates. Jacobson holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, an MA in Education in Learning, Design, Technology from Stanford Graduate School of Education and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
ENVIRONMENT & ENERGY CIRCLE
Carlos Garcia, Environment Circle Co-Chair
Senior Donor Relations Officer, The San Francisco Foundation
Carlos Garcia is a philanthropy advisor at The San Francisco Foundation. In this role, he’s dedicated to working with philanthropists to explore the alignment of their personal values and giving, develop their grantmaking, and deepen their learning and engagement with the foundation, fellow donors and nonprofit organizations. Prior to joining the foundation, Carlos was in a similar role at Silicon Valley Community Foundation for five years. His professional background also includes serving as associate director of philanthropy for The Nature Conservancy. Currently, he serves on the board of directors for the Environmental Grantmakers’ Association, a national organization that works to promote effective environmental philanthropy. Carlos is a graduate of UCLA and lives in San Francisco.
Sienna Rogers is currently the Director of Strategy and Policy Design with Pacific Gas and Electric Company where she works on a variety of policy and strategy initiatives facing PG&E’s recently formed Grid Integration and Innovation organization. Sienna joined PG&E in 2006 through its leadership development program, and has held a number of roles focusing on financial and strategic issues. Some of the roles she has held include leading the team responsible for forecasting long term earnings and cash flow, investor relations, renewable strategy development and implementation of policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Prior to PG&E, Sienna worked in the financial sector, first for Schroder & Co. and then JPMorgan Chase, supporting origination and structuring of leverage buyout transactions and analyzing investment and credit risk of client portfolio companies in a wide range of industries. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Computer Science from Duke University and an MBA from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business.
Sienna serves as the Co-chair of the Environment Circle of the Full Circle Fund, a non-profit whose members grant their time and financial resources towards innovative and emerging bay area non-profits.
ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY CIRCLE
J Scott Bryant, Economic Opportunity Circle Co-Chair
SVP, Boston Private Bank
Scott is a senior treasury management professional and relationship manager with Boston Private Bank. In his role, Scott consults with clients, and potential clients, regarding their overall wealth advisory and financial needs, then engages resources for best outcomes. His passion drives his performance, as he firmly believes that his clients’ success is his success. In addition to his work in finance, Scott is an avid volunteer, leader, and contributor to social impact organizations. Always the first to raise his hand, Scott has contributed to several teams at Full Circle Fund, now lending his expertise as Co-Chair of the Economic Opportunity Circle. When seeking relaxation, Scott turns to traveling, reading, cycling, and learning new and challenging recipes to incorporate into his vegan diet. Scott received an BA in Business Management from Golden Gate University.
Ashley Rodwick, Economic Opportunity Circle Co-Chair
Program Officer, Koret Foundation
Ashley Rodwick is a Program Associate at the Koret Foundation, facilitating the grantmaking process and helping to produce Koret communications. Her experience includes grant writing, event planning, and communications management for Meals on Wheels of San Francisco, as well as fundraising and program planning for a number of causes, including care for the elderly and disabled, technology and transparency in government, programs to address childhood obesity, and healthcare and mental health access for at-risk youth. An avid runner, Ashley serves as chair of the Pamakid Runners Charity Committee, which provides grants to local organizations that promote community health and fitness. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Stanford University and holds an M.S.W. degree in social welfare from UC Berkeley with a concentration in management and planning.
Kristen is a dynamic philanthropic professional with a passion for sustainable community engagement both in the beautiful Bay Area and across the globe. In her day to day, she connects people with the services they need to be independent and connecting companies with organizations that further their corporate mission. Through this work, she facilitates strong partnerships and I have been lucky enough to leverage my partnership making abilities for multiple organizations in San Francisco.