The SASB Foundation Staff

The SASB Foundation Staff

 

 

matthew-portrait-500px-sasb_headshots_nov15_8415MATTHEW WELCH

President

 

Matthew has dedicated his career to leading mission-based organizations through the challenges of achieving growth, scale, and self-sufficiency. His work experience spans government, nonprofit, and for-profit sectors, and he has led teams in entering new markets, launching products and programs, and increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of operations.

 

As President, Matthew works with the Board of Directors to develop the organization’s strategic objectives and then lead the staff in implementing them. He oversees the financing of the organization through fundraising and commercial activities, and is responsible for the operations that support these areas and the work of the SASB standards-setting board and its technical staff.

 

Matthew has broad experience in strategy, operations, and product development, developed through senior roles at Kaplan Test Prep, Kaplan K12 Learning Services, Junyo, Teachscape, and The Rotary Foundation. Years of experience with education programs, software and data products, and research studies give Matthew a good background for equipping the market with offerings that support education and use of the SASB standards.

 

Matthew holds a BA from Grinnell College and a MPA in management and public policy from Columbia University. He is member of the Grinnell College Board of Trustees, where he has served on the Finance and Development Committees. He currently chairs the Academic Affairs Committee.

 

 

Directors

 

ANNE MARIE FELL – annemarie.fell[at]foundation.sasb.org
Director of Advancement

 

As the Director of Advancement at SASB, Anne Marie Fell supports SASB’s donor relationships, with a focus on major gifts. Anne Marie’s career spans 20+ years in philanthropy. Most recently, Anne Marie led grant-making at Credit Suisse Americas Foundation. In this role Anne Marie also supported the Bank’s Corporate Citizenship efforts in the region. Prior to grant-making, Anne Marie distinguished herself as a fundraiser in several NYC nonprofits including Prep for Prep and Doe Fund.

 

 

NICOLAI LUNDY – nicolai.lundy[at]foundation.sasb.org
Director of Education and Partnerships

 

Nicolai Lundy is the Director of Education and Partnerships, where he identifies opportunities for professionals in finance, investment analysis, and sustainability to benefit from SASB’s research on material ESG factors across 77 industries. In doing so, he oversees SASB’s membership, conference, and education programs as well as licensing and the SASB Navigator. Before joining SASB in 2013, Nicolai had business development and operations roles in the private sector and higher education. He holds a BA from Emory University.

 

 

MADHU MATHEW – madhu.mathew[at]foundation.sasb.org
Director of Technology

 

Madhu is the Director of Technology for SASB. In this role, he leads the technology initiatives that supports SASB’s standards research, stakeholder engagement, and market adoption of SASB standards. Madhu has over 15 years of experience in Technology. Before joining SASB, he worked as a Technology Strategy Consultant at Accenture. Prior to Accenture he led technology initiatives at Caterpillar, Inc. Madhu holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

 

 

BLAINE PEDLOW – blaine.pedlow[at]foundation.sasb.org
Major Gifts Officer

 

Blaine works to create partnerships with individual donors looking to support the mission and vision of SASB. He is drawn to working with SASB through his background in environmental science and a belief in the potential of transparent markets to help drive greater sustainability.

Prior to joining SASB, Blaine has worked in university development at Stanford University and, most recently, University of California, Berkeley, his alma mater. Blaine is an avid sailor and competes internationally in a variety of classes.

 

 

Staff

 

REBECCA BAR – Membership & Engagement Manager – rebecca.bar[at]foundation.sasb.org

SAMANTHA BARNES – Development & Revenue Manager – samantha.barnes[at]foundation.sasb.org

TRENT BOORMAN – Technology Operations Manager – trent.boorman[at]foundation.sasb.org

JEFF COHEN – Institutional Product Strategist – jeff.cohen[at]foundation.sasb.org

ALEX DAVIDSON – Marketing Manager – alex.davidson[at]foundation.sasb.org

YESHAR HADI – System Data Analyst – yeshar.hadi[at]foundation.sasb.org

JASON MCKENNEY – Business Systems Analyst – jason.mckenney[at]foundation.sasb.org

ANDREAS PAPPAS – Education and Partnerships Associate – andreas.pappas[at]foundation.sasb.org

CARRIE PHILLIPS – Development Associate – carrie.phillips[at]foundation.sasb.org

WHITNEY POLLACK – Foundation Support Associate – whitney.pollack[at]foundation.sasb.org