Mentorship & Fellowships
Our Executives in Residence, David Kyle and Sam Moss, provide guidance to students and alumni who are thinking about developing careers with long-term social impacts; about pursuing short-term job placements in the social enterprise sector; and about developing their own ideas for impact ventures. They also supported the students that made our first impact investment loan, and are helping our client and partner, ECHO Foundation, to identify potential investors for the Unidos Vision project.
Founder, Impact Business Leaders
In 2013, David founded Impact Business Leaders (IBL), which is focused on placing experienced professionals looking for career change in full time roles with social enterprises around the world. IBL has training centers in Salt Lake City, Accra, Ghana and Oxford, England. Prior to starting IBL, David had served as the COO for the Calvert Foundation in Bethesda, Maryland since 2011. David also previously 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 still-thriving ISFC was the most recent in a string of start-ups David has led over the past 20 years, starting with building a Citibank subsidiary into a full service commercial bank in Lisbon, Portugal from 1990-96; building Citibank’s first global intranet system in the late-1990s, which he did from London; and, establishing a new country organization for Save the Children in Brazil, upon leaving Citibank in 2001. As COO and Chief Investment Officer of Acumen Fund, he built local operations in East Africa, India, Pakistan and New York from 2003-07. Before 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. Since 2006, David has pursued parallel teaching activities in several graduate programs in the US and abroad, starting with Columbia SIPA (2006-7); Hyderabad-based Indian School of Business (2008-10); Emory University’s Goizueta MBA program (since 2011); and, at the Monterey Institute (since 2011). David went to Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and has an MA in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University.
Senior Director of Finance, East Lake Foundation/CF Foundation
President, Impact Advisory Services
Sam works with foundations and organizations on a broad range of projects, frequently around impact investment and social enterprise. 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.
Social Enterprise Fellowships
Fellowships are offered to MBA students upon admission or as recognition for enrolled students who demonstrate commitment to SE@G’s work. Fellows have access to mentoring, opportunities to participate in SE@G fieldwork projects, access to a stipend to attend a social enterprise-related conference and financial support if they choose to work for a social enterprise as a summer intern. To learn more about our Fellowship opportunities or to apply, please click here.