Peter W. Roberts, Director
Peter Roberts, Ph.D., is the Academic Director of Social Enterprise @ Goziueta and Professor of Organization and Management at Emory University's Goziueta Business School. Professor Roberts founded Social Enterprise @ Goizueta after many years of conducting research on how the behavior and performance of organizations evolve over time. He has published studies on topics related to innovation and entrepreneurship; reputation, status and identity; and industry evolution in the pharmaceutical, hotel, wine and restaurant industries. For the past three years, Peter's research focus has been on social entrepreneurs, microfinance institutions, and philanthropic organizations and foundations. Before coming to Goizueta in 2003, Peter served on the faculties of Columbia University, Carnegie Mellon University, and the Australian Graduate School of Management. His Ph.D is from the University of Alberta.
Robert Kazanjian, Academic Advisor
Robert K. Kazanjian, Ph.D. is Vice Dean for Programs at the Goizueta Business School of Emory University, responsible for the undergraduate BBA program, as well as the fulltime, evening and executive MBA programs. He is also Professor of Organization and Management. From 2002-2004, he served as Senior Associate Dean for Executive Education with responsibility for all non-degree programs at Goizueta. Prior to his appointment at Emory, Rob was a faculty member at the Graduate School of Business, University of Michigan. More recently, he was a Visiting Professor at the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Rob received his Ph.D. in Organization and Strategy, as well as an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has an AB in economics (with honors) from Hamilton College.
Brian Goebel, Alumni Advisor
Brian Goebel is a Senior Consultant in the Human Capital practice at Deloitte Consulting. Brian’s project experience includes the design and implementation of change management, global training and communications, and on-boarding talent development programs for private sector and public sector clients. Prior to joining Deloitte, Brian worked in the nonprofit sector designing programs to empower the homeless, disaster survivors, and youth. Brian is a 2009 graduate of Goizueta’s MBA program. While at Emory, Brian co-founded the Board Fellows Program, which trains and places MBA students on metro Atlanta area nonprofit boards. Brian is a member of the Social Enterprise @ Goizueta Advisory Board and also serves as a volunteer with the Posse Foundation in Washington, DC.
David Kyle, Executive in Residence
David Kyle is Chief Operating Officer at the Calvert Foundation. Prior to joining the Calvert Foundation in 2011, David lived in Hyderabad, India for three years, where he was the Founder and CEO of the Indian School Finance Company (www.isfc.in), a for-profit finance company that provides medium term debt capital to private schools serving very low-income families. The ISFC was the most recent in a string of start-ups David has led over the past 20 years, starting with a full service commercial bank in Lisbon, Portugal; building Citibank’s first intranet systems in the mid-1990s, which he did from London; establishing a new country organization for Save the Children in Brazil; and, as COO and Chief Investment Officer, launching New York-based Acumen Fund where he was responsible for building out the firm’s local operations in East Africa, India, Pakistan and New York. Prior to beginning his career in social enterprise in 2001, David spent 20 years in the corporate and investment bank of Citibank, working successively in Brazil, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Portugal and the UK. David went to Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and has an MA in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University.
Sam Moss, Executive in Residence
As President of Impact Advisory Services, Sam works with foundations and organizations on a broad range of projects, frequently around impact investment and social enterprise. Previously, at Gray Ghost Ventures, a $200 million Family Office based in Atlanta, Sam was a member of the senior team investing in microfinance and in early stage enterprises in the developing world focused on underserved populations. He also served as Board President of Gray Matters Capital, a related operating foundation, which structured a $10 million mission related investment portfolio and initiated and collaborated on projects in microfinance education, affordable private schools in India and promoting awareness of impact investing. Sam was the Founding Chairman of the International Association of Microfinance Investors (IAMFI) and served on the inaugural Investors Council of the Global Impact Investors Network (GIIN). He is active in social impact initiatives in Atlanta, the US and internationally. He spent more than 20 years at Wachovia Bank, where he held executive positions in International and Corporate Banking, Capital Markets and Wealth Management. Sam sits on the advisory boards of Oglethorpe University and Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs (ACE) and is the past Chairman of the Atlanta Arts Loan Fund. An active supporter of the arts and a cyclist, Sam is a graduate of Williams College and received a Doctor of Humane Letters from Allegheny College in 2010.
Ellen S. Williams, Manager, Program and Partnership Development
Ellen Williams has worked with Social Enterprise @ Goizueta since 2009, helping to develop and manage the program. Ellen oversees the center's operations and works with a variety of stakeholders, including students, alumni, faculty and social enterprise practitioners, to develop field projects as part of the center's course offerings and academic research. Before joining Social Enterprise @ Goizueta, Ellen worked in financial services marketing for Citbank and GE Capital. Ellen holds a BA from Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT) in French and a Masters in Management from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.