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 Program & Impact Officer More Info
Peter oversees Global Partnerships' (GP) Programs and Impact Initiatives Team, which researches, develops and executes programmatic work across all impact areas. The team provides technical assistance to GP’s partners that are using market-sustainable solutions. Peter’s team also drives GP’s research into new impact areas and impact measurement. Peter joined GP's staff in September 2012, having previously served on its board. Prior to joining GP, Peter was the executive vice president of programs and regions at Grameen Foundation (GF), where he oversaw all microfinance and technology programs as well as the foundation's global strategies. He joined GF in 2001 when he founded the Grameen Technology Center and built it into a global leader in using information and communication technologies (ICT) for alleviating poverty.
Gail DeGiulio – Chief Capital Resource Officer More Info
As a member of the executive leadership team Gail oversees all investor and donor fundraising, and marketing at Global Partnerships. Prior to joining GP, Gail spent over 25 years as a senior executive and entrepreneurial leader, building and leading Fortune 50 to early stage technology and consumer companies. Gail has over 20 years of experience in raising venture capital and leading fundraising campaigns for early-stage enterprises and nonprofits. She has held positions as an executive at Amazon, senior vice president of business development at the WNBA Seattle Storm, CEO and cofounder of SimplyFun LLC, senior vice president of marketing at Classmates Online, vice president of marketing and new products at Wizards of the Coast/Hasbro as well as variety of senior marketing and business development roles at Microsoft Corporation and Toshiba America.
Ricardo Visbal – VP, Portfolio Managment More Info
Ricardo manages relationships with all of Global Partnerships’ partners in Latin America. He works directly with current and potential partners in Bolivia, Colombia, Haiti, Guatemala and Chile. Ricardo is also responsible for identifying financially self-sustaining microfinance institutions (MFIs) that provide both financial services and nonfinancial essential services within GP’s impact portfolios of: health services, rural livelihoods, green technology and micro entrepreneurship. With 12 years of industry experience, Ricardo has previously worked for the Central American Bank for Economic Integration, the largest development bank in Central America.
Percentage of Total Assets Under
Management that are Impact Investments: