SASB Standards Research Team

The SASB Standards Research team supports the SASB Standards Board in developing and maintaining the SASB Standards. The SASB Standards Research team is listed below. To see the full Value Reporting Foundation staff, click here.

Bryan Esterly Bryan Esterly Director of Research - Standards San Francisco, CA
As the Director of Research for the SASB Standards, Bryan Esterly guides the technical staff’s standard-setting activities to maintain and improve the SASB Standards, including collaborating with the SASB Standards Board in its reviews and approvals of updates to the Standards. His role is centered on supporting the staff’s research and consultations with industry and investors in order to drive the standardization of financially material sustainability information in corporate reporting for investors. Prior to the Value Reporting Foundation and SASB, Mr. Esterly worked in the financial risk management industry, most recently serving as Vice President with Aon’s Financial Services Group. He is a CFA charterholder.
David Parham David Parham Director of Research - Projects San Francisco, CA
As the Director of Research – Projects for the SASB Standards, David Parham is responsible for developing and managing the Research team’s strategic plan, establishing and overseeing research projects and practice areas and managing internal interfaces between the research team and other departments. His role is centered on supporting the identification, prioritization and management of Research projects that maintain the SASB Standards. Prior to joining SASB, Mr. Parham worked as a process engineer in the energy industry, holding roles in research and development, major capital project design, and production operations. He holds an MBA from the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.
Marvin Smith Marvin Smith Director of Market Engagement San Francisco, CA
In his role as Director of Market Engagement, Marvin Smith develops relationships and structures engagements with market participants for dialogues with the Research Team and SASB Standards Board regarding feedback on financially-material sustainability topics. This feedback ensures that the SASB Standards update process remains market informed. His work includes managing the activities related to the SASB Standards Advisory Group (SAG), a standing committee of volunteer industry experts who provide feedback on the implementation and use of the SASB Standards. Prior to joining SASB, Mr. Smith served as a sustainability consultant where he was responsible for facilitating discourses and partnerships regarding sustainability issues between companies and NGOs. He helped companies understand trends and best practices in shareholder advocacy, transparency, and the dissemination of environmental, social and governance (ESG) information, including materiality assessment and CSR reporting.
Devon Bonney Devon Bonney Analyst, Sector Lead - Food & Beverage San Francisco, CA
Devon Bonney leads research and standards development for the Food & Beverage sector of the SASB Standards. Her role is centered around engagements with industry, investors and subject matter experts to develop and drive the adoption of SASB Standards. Previously, Ms. Bonney worked in environmental health for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Ms. Bonney holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina, a Master of Environmental Management (MEM) from Duke University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Politics from Bates College.
Blanka Fuzvolgyi Blanka Fuzvolgyi Operations Associate San Francisco, CA
As Operations Associate, Blanka Fuzvolgyi acts as the liaison between the Research Team, SASB Standards Board and the public. She provides logistical support for these groups, including the organization and documentation of high-profile events such as public board meetings and external speaking engagements. She also supports the internal needs of SASB Standards Board and the Research Team through the design and implementation of processes to maximize efficiency. Mrs. Fuzvolgyi holds a BA in Secondary English Education and a Graduate Certificate in Business Foundations from the University of South Florida.
Emily Gaston Emily Gaston Analyst, Sector Lead – Financials New York, NY
Gail Glazerman, CFA Gail Glazerman Lead Analyst, Sector Lead – Resource Transformation and Renewable Resources New York, NY
Ms. Glazerman is a Lead Analyst covering Resource Transformation and Renewable Resources. Previously, she was an equity analyst at Roe Equity Research and Executive Director in UBS’ Investment Research Department, where she frequently collaborated with the ESG research team. Prior to working in equities, she was a municipal bond analyst. Ms. Glazerman has global perspective and extensive industry knowledge. Ms. Glazerman is a CFA, and earned an MBA in finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a BA in economics from Haverford College. In 2015 she was ranked #1 overall US stock picker by Reuters StarMine. In 2012, the Financial Times included her in their list of the top 10 US stock pickers. Additionally, she has ranked in Institutional Investor’s All America and Global research teams multiple times over the span of her career.
Anton Gorodniuk, CFA Anton Gorodniuk Lead Analyst - Standards Technical Strategy San Francisco, CA
Anton Gorodniuk leads a strategic discipline centered on the execution of a structured approach to identification, evaluation, scoping and prioritization of research opportunities that informs the standard-setting projects pipeline. Prior to stepping into the current role, for six years Mr. Gorodniuk led research and standards development for the Financials sector of the SASB Standards. Mr. Gorodniuk comes from finance and business management background, and has an MBA in Capital Markets from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks and a Bachelor’s degree in Real Estate Management from St. Petersburg State University of Engineering and Economics in Russia. He is a CFA Charterholder. Prior to joining SASB in 2013, Mr. Gorodniuk conducted equity research on selected financial services companies at Allianz Global Investors in San Francisco as well as quantitative analysis of hedge fund strategies at Crestline Investors, a fund of funds in Fort Worth, Texas.
Ekaterina Hardin Ekaterina Hardin Analyst, Sector Lead – Extractives & Minerals Processing San Francisco, CA
Ms. Hardin leads standards-setting activities for the Extractives & Minerals Processing Sector of the SASB Standards, which includes identifying financially material topics and developing appropriate metrics for measuring performance on the topics. She is the project lead for the Tailings Management in Extractives standards-setting project. She also acted as technical lead on the the SASB Industry Guide to the Sustainable Development Goals, Framework Capitals and SASB Standards General Issues Categories Interconnectivity Guide, and the 2021 edition of the Climate Risk Bulletin. Ms. Hardin joined SASB in early 2019. Prior to joining SASB, she held a number of positions in a role of a geophysicist for Oil & Gas industries. She holds a M.S in Geophysicist from Lomonosov Moscow State University. In 2015 she pursued her passion for resolving climate issues in the water-energy nexus and earned M.S. in Environmental Engineering from University of California, Irvine, where she focused on sustainability, clean energy and climate crisis.
William Meister William Meister Analyst, Sector Lead - Infrastructure San Francisco, CA
Will Meister is an Analyst at the Value Reporting Foundation working on the Infrastructure sector of the SASB Standards. He works with companies, investors and subject matter experts to develop and drive the adoption of market standards for reporting financially-material, cost-effective and decision-useful sustainability information. Prior to joining SASB in 2020, he worked as an accountant at Google, an ESG analyst at Sustainalytics, a business developer at an AgTech startup and a tax consultant at Deloitte. He is a licensed CPA in Arizona and holds an MSc in Sustainable Resource Management from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and a Master in Professional Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin. He received the Sustainable Resource Management Award from the Audi Environmental Foundation for his master’s thesis at TUM.
Kelli Okuji Wilson Kelli Okuji Wilson Analyst, Sector Lead - Health Care San Francisco, CA
Kelli Okuji Wilson is an analyst covering the healthcare sector of the SASB Standards. In addition, she oversees and manages human capital work for the SASB Standards. Ms. Wilson works with companies, investors and subject matter experts to develop and drive the adoption of market standards for reporting financially-material, cost-effective, and decision-useful sustainability information. Prior to joining SASB in 2019, Mrs. Wilson was a lead analyst with Moody’s Investors Service on the Local Governments West team, covering ten different states and a variety of municipal entities, including hospital districts, public utilities, cities and school districts. At Moody’s, Mrs. Wilson served as a member of the ESG Americas Taskforce and the US PFG ESG Taskforce, where she helped author Moody’s fundamental research piece on how ESG factors are integrated into Moody’s general obligation methodology. Ms. Wilson also was a member of the Non-for-Profit Healthcare team, where she monitored speculative-grade and near-speculative grade credits for multi-million and multi-billion dollar healthcare system issuers. Ms. Wilson received her MBA from Columbia Business School and a Master in International Affairs from Columbia University’s SIPA. She received her BA from Harvard University with a concentration in sociology.
Taylor Reed Taylor Reed Analyst, Sector Lead – Consumer Goods San Francisco, CA
At the Value Reporting Foundation, Taylor Reed leads research and standards development for the Consumer Goods Sector of the SASB Standards. Her role is centered around research and engagements with companies and investors to drive the standardization of financially material sustainability information in corporate reporting to investors. Prior to joining SASB in 2017, Ms. Reed conducted equity research to identify sustainability-driven business opportunities and risks at an investment firm to inform its global equity strategy. Ms. Reed holds BAs in International Studies and French from the University of Idaho and an MBA from Boise State University, where she was awarded the UN Global Compact’s Recognition of Excellence in Reporting for producing the University’s inaugural sustainability report.
Greg Waters Greg Waters Associate Director San Francisco, CA
As Associate Director of Research, Greg Waters supervises technical staff on the research team and provides oversight on technical staff’s execution of standard-setting activities, sector coverage, and organizational projects. He also serves as the sector lead for the Technology & Communications sector of the SASB Standards. Prior to joining SASB in 2019, Mr. Waters spent seven years on the research team at proxy advisor Glass Lewis, where he led a team analyzing the corporate governance of North American companies. He holds an MBA in Finance from NYU’s Stern School of Business and a BA in Economics from Bates College.
Lynn Xia Lynn Xia Associate Director San Francisco, CA
As Associate Director of Research, Lynn Xia supervises technical staff covering SASB Standards and provides oversight on technical staff’s execution of standard-setting activities, sector coverage and organizational projects. Ms. Xia contributes to research team strategy and process development as a member of the research team leadership. Previously, Ms. Xia led research and standards development at SASB for the Food & Beverage sector. Prior to joining SASB in 2017, Ms. Xia served as an economic consultant to leading law firms where she prepared damages analyses and expert witness reports for commercial litigation. Ms. Xia holds an MBA and Master of Environmental Management from Duke University and BS in Business Administration and BA in Environmental Sciences from the University of Southern California.