Ranjani Sridharan, Founder and CEO
Investment professional with 15 years of social enterprise and impact investing experience. Expertise in project finance and direct investing in social enterprises through private investment vehicles at Distributed Sun and Living Cities. Co-founder: DC women impact investing network. Education: MBA, George Washington University, BA, Economics from Mount Holyoke College and licensed Certified Public Accountant. Multicultural and Multilingual: Grew-up in Kenya and India, studied abroad in France, and has lived in the US over the past twenty years.
Gwen Snyder, Internal Advisor, Capital Strategy
Gwen Snyder is an economic development professional who has collaborated with early stage social enterprises and business accelerators in the US and Latin America for the past ten years. Most recently she launched and consolidated a $5M six-year business accelerator with TechnoServe and the Inter-American Development Banks in the Chilean Patagonia, recruiting 360+ entrepreneurs and selecting 80 Small Medium Enterprises to enter the accelerator and receive seed capital from the Chilean government. Previous to this, Gwen was a Fulbright Scholar to Brazil and Argentina and worked in international trade for the State of Ohio Global Markets Division and UBS Investment Bank Global Syndicated Finance Group. Gwen is currently an advisor at Halcyon House business incubator in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. Gwen has a BA, Economics and Political Science from Hope College and an MA, International Economics from The Johns Hopkins University (SAIS).
Mariella Belli, Internal Advisor, Partnerships and Demand Aggregation
Finance professional with 11+ years of experience across structured finance, financial and business due diligence, post-investment support, portfolio management, social enterprise acceleration and consulting experience in the US and emerging markets. Dedicated to helping impact-driven companies raise capital and increase awareness for impact investments as a viable opportunity. Education: Graduate Certificate in Social Enterprise Management & Impact Investing from the Monterey Institute of International Studies, BS, Accounting and Finance from University of Maryland, College Park. Multicultural and Multilingual: Grew-up in Peru, studied in the US and has also lived in India, Kenya and Mexico. Fluent in Spanish.