Resources created and curated to support the growth of impact investing, for those new to the field and for experienced practitioners.
An Annual Showcase of Impact Investment Fund Managers
Years of Operation: More than 10 years
% of Capital from Top 3 Investors: 50 – 100%
Leadership and Team
Rick Beckett – President & CEO More Info
Rick Beckett is the president and CEO of Global Partnerships and has led the organization's strategic expansion as a social investor since 2006. Prior to joining Global Partnerships, Rick was managing director of a $112 million private equity fund investing in middle-market companies and early stage ventures. Rick spent 10 years at McKinsey & Company where he served financial institution and healthcare clients on strategy and performance. He specialized in helping not-for-profit organizations achieve superior results in competitive markets.
Mark Coffey – Chief Investment & Operating Officer More Info
Mark oversees Global Partnerships' (GP) social investment funds, directing both the capitalization of GP investment funds and the lending of capital to GP's microfinance and cooperative partners. Prior to his work at Global Partnerships, he served as President of ShoreBank Pacific, the first commercial bank in the United States with a focus on environmentally sustainable community development. Mark has more than 25 years experience in banking and lending, including serving in executive roles at Homestead Capital, Bank of the Northwest, First Interstate Securities and First Interstate Bank of Texas.
Peter Bladin – Chief Impact & Research Officer More Info
Peter oversees Global Partnerships' Impact and Research Team (IRT), which is responsible for providing GP with a direction for where to invest, and how to evaluate and measure the impact of those investments. The IRT’s four core functions are: investment research, business development, impact assessment, and the administration of a health grant portfolio. This entails: developing well-researched recommendations on current and future impact investing initiatives; creating and nurturing direct relationships with promising social enterprises and other industry actors; developing and delivering a clear and straight forward quantitative and qualitative assessment of GP’s impact based on the latest industry standards; and managing a grant portfolio for the most promising health social enterprises.
Gail DeGiulio – Chief Capital Resource Officer More Info
Gail oversees Global Partnerships (GP) investor relations, fund capitalization, philanthropic fundraising and relations, and marketing communications. She joined GP in July 2014 after spending over 25 years building and leading businesses in technology and consumer companies. Her career includes executive roles at Amazon, Microsoft, the WNBA Seattle Storm, Classmates, and Hasbro/Wizards of the Coast, as well as cofounder and CEO of SimplyFun. She has served on numerous local nonprofit boards and committees.
Jim Villanueva – Managing Director, Social Venture Fund More Info
Jim is a longtime entrepreneur and investor in growth companies. Before joining Global Partnerships, he led the development of the impact investment portfolio at the Eleos Foundation as their Executive Director and a founding board member. Over the course of his career with several private equity partnerships, Jim invested in multiple industries across North and South America. He co-founded and sold a Spanish-language media company and a national Hispanic marketing and public relations firm. Jim holds an MBA degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and graduated with honors from Harvard College.
Percentage of Total Assets Under
Management that are Impact Investments: