Staff

Our people are our most valuable asset. SASB’s ability to connect businesses and investors on the financial impacts of sustainability starts with our team of smart, dedicated professionals. We bring diverse experiences and backgrounds, but share a mutual passion for unlocking the full power of financial markets as a force for sustainable, inclusive economic growth.

To jump down to the staff list for a specific team, click on the department names below:

Research
Outreach
Education & Partnerships
Development
Communications
Finance & Operations
Technology


Leadership

Photo of Madelyn Antoncic PhD Madelyn Antoncic PhD CEO
New York, NY

Madelyn Antoncic, PhD, has held leadership and management roles for over 30 years in large, complex, global financial institutions in both the private and public sectors.  A former World Bank official, Ms. Antoncic is internationally known for fostering financial innovation and she is widely recognized for her leadership and expertise on sustainable finance, risk management and governance.

As Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Antoncic is a member of the SASB Foundation Board and is responsible for setting the overall enterprise strategy and the oversight of all staff, programs, and activities of SASB to achieve its mission, goals, and objectives. She is responsible for leading the pursuit of global business development opportunities and facilitating global adoption of the standards through the development and maintenance of collaborative opportunities. As the primary external voice for SASB, Ms. Antoncic is responsible for maintaining a strong global presence, representing the interests of SASB and the sustainable accounting standards field to potential corporate users, investors, legislatures, regulators, organizations, and other key stakeholder groups.

Prior to joining SASB, Ms. Antoncic served as Executive Director and a member of the Operating Committee of Principal Global Investors, a global asset management company. From 2011-15 Ms. Antoncic served as Vice President and Treasurer of the World Bank where she was responsible for overseeing every aspect of managing $145 billion in assets including the WBG’s pension plans, as well as its derivatives portfolio, annual funding program and technical assistance programs engaging with member countries, among other things. While at the World Bank, Ms. Antoncic was widely credited with fostering financial innovations to address member countries’ vulnerabilities and financing needs created by climate-related catastrophic risk events and other non-market risk events.

Ms. Antoncic also has held a variety of leadership roles with major global private sector financial institutions, including Goldman Sachs, Barclays Capital and Lehman Brothers. Ms. Antoncic began her career as an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.  Ms. Antoncic holds a PhD in economics with a minor in finance from NYU Stern School and is a recipient of numerous awards including the Fulbright Scholars Award for International Cooperation; the National Partnership for Women and Families Award; the Risk Manager of the Year Award from Risk; and was named among the 100 Most Influential People in Finance by Treasury and Risk Management.

Ms. Antoncic is a member of the Board of Directors of S&P Global Ratings and Fin Tech Acquisition Corp III and serves on the Board of Overseers of Weill Cornell Medicine.

Photo of Matthew Welch Matthew Welch President
San Francisco, CA

Matthew Welch 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, Mr. Welch works with the CEO to develop the organization’s strategic objectives and then leads the staff in implementing them. He oversees the day-to-day operations that support the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board and the SASB Foundation and he works closely with the CEO on fundraising and commercial activities.

Mr. Welch 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 Mr. Welch a good background for equipping the market with offerings that support education and use of the SASB standards.

Mr. Welch holds a BA from Grinnell College and an 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.

Photo of Bryan Esterly, CFA Bryan Esterly, CFA Director of Research – Standards
San Francisco, CA

As the Director of Research – Standards, Bryan Esterly guides the Research Staff’s development of the 77 SASB industry-specific standards, including collaborating with Standards Board in its reviews and approvals of the standards. His role is centered on supporting the Staff’s research and engagements with industry and investors in order to that drive the standardization of financially material sustainability information in corporate reporting for investors. Prior to SASB, Mr. Esterly worked in the financial risk management industry, most recently serving as Vice President with Aon’s Financial Services Group.

Photo of David Parham David Parham Director of Research – Projects
San Francisco, CA

As the Director of Research – Projects, 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 further the SASB’s mission to establish and maintain disclosure standards that facilitate communication by companies to investors of decision-useful information. 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.

Photo of Janine Guillot Janine Guillot Director of Capital Markets Policy and Outreach
San Francisco, CA

Janine Guillot is the Director of Capital Markets Policy and Outreach at SASB, where she leads outreach to investors to support demand for standardized disclosure of material sustainability factors. Ms. Guillot has more than 25 years of experience in operating, strategy, risk management and finance roles in financial services. She served as Chief Operating Investment Officer for the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), where she was responsible for CalPERS investment office business and operational management, CalPERS affiliate funds and CalPERS defined contribution plans. Ms. Guillot also oversaw the CalPERS corporate governance program, including integration of sustainability and governance factors into investment decision-making. She has held senior leadership positions at Barclays Global Investors, Bank of America and Incapture LP. At Barclays Global Investors, she served as Chief Operating Officer for BGI’s European and Global Fixed Income businesses. She began her career in public accounting.

Ms. Guillot holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from Southern Methodist University. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Marin Agricultural Land Trust and Equilibrium Capital. She serves on the Senior Advisory Board at the Center for Responsible Business at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, on B Lab’s Multinational and Public Markets’ Advisory Council, and on the FDIC’s Systemic Resolution Advisory Committee.

 

Photo of Nicolai Lundy Nicolai Lundy Director of Education and Partnerships
Denver, CO

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, Mr. Lundy had business development and operations roles in the private sector and higher education. He holds a BA from Emory University.

Photo of Anne Marie Fell Anne Marie Fell Director of Advancement
New York, NY

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

Photo of Jori Hayner Jori Hayner Director of Finance and Operations
San Francisco, CA

Jori Hayner is the Director of Finance and Operations, working to optimize use of Foundation resources. In this role, she oversees the budget process and develops and maintains models to forecast sales, expenses, and cash flow. She seeks to improve efficiency and effectiveness of operations, including managing HR and other functions. Ms. Hayner brings over 20 years of consulting, finance, and operations experience in a variety of industries to her role at SASB. She holds a BA in Economics from Claremont McKenna College and completed graduate studies in Environmental Management at the Australian National University.

Photo of Madhu Mathew Madhu Mathew Director of Technology
San Francisco, CA

Madhu Mathew 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. Mr. Mathew 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. Mr. Mathew holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.


Research

Photo of Bryan Esterly, CFA Bryan Esterly, CFA Director of Research – Standards
San Francisco, CA

As the Director of Research – Standards, Bryan Esterly guides the Research Staff’s development of the 77 SASB industry-specific standards, including collaborating with Standards Board in its reviews and approvals of the standards. His role is centered on supporting the Staff’s research and engagements with industry and investors in order to that drive the standardization of financially material sustainability information in corporate reporting for investors. Prior to SASB, Mr. Esterly worked in the financial risk management industry, most recently serving as Vice President with Aon’s Financial Services Group.

Photo of David Parham David Parham Director of Research – Projects
San Francisco, CA

As the Director of Research – Projects, 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 further the SASB’s mission to establish and maintain disclosure standards that facilitate communication by companies to investors of decision-useful information. 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.

Photo of Blanka Fuzvolgyi Blanka Fuzvolgyi Operations Associate
San Francisco, CA

As Operations Associate at SASB, Blanka Fuzvolgyi acts as the liaison between the Research Team, the Standards Board and the public. She provides logistical support for these entities, including the organization and documentation of high-profile events such as public board meetings and external speaking engagements. She also supports the various internal needs of the Standards Board and Research Team and the design and implementation of processes to maximize efficiency. Mrs. Fuzvolgyi holds a B.A. in Secondary English Education, and a Graduate Certificate in Business Foundations from the University of South Florida.

Photo of Gail Glazerman, CFA Gail Glazerman, CFA Analyst, Sector Lead – Resource Transformation and Renewable Resources
New York, NY

Ms. Glazerman is a Sector 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.

Photo of Anton Gorodniuk, CFA Anton Gorodniuk, CFA Lead Analyst – Financials
San Francisco, CA

Anton Gorodniuk leads standards development for the Financials sector at SASB. His role is centered around research and engagement with corporate entities and investors to inform decision-usefulness and technical robustness of the standards’ content. 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.

Photo of Ekaterina Hardin Ekaterina Hardin Analyst, Sector Lead – Extractives & Minerals Processing
San Francisco, CA

Ekaterina Hardin is an Analyst on the Research Team. Prior to joining SASB in 2019, Ms. Hardin worked for technology and service companies developing new products in the renewables and electric grid security markets as well as managing data modeling and processing projects for oil & gas exploration and production and environmental disasters prevention. Ms. Hardin is an Earth scientist. She received a M.S. in Engineering with focus on Environmental issues, Climate Change and Sustainability from University of CA, Irvine in 2015, where she conducted research on emissions from energy sector. She also holds B.S. in Geology (2005) and M.S. in Geophysics (2007) from Lomonosov State University, Moscow, Russia.

Photo of Sonya Hetrick Sonya Hetrick Analyst, Sector Lead – Services
San Francisco, CA

Sonya Hetrick leads research and standards development for the Services sector. In this role, Ms. Hetrick works with companies, investors, and subject matter experts to develop and drive the adoption of a market standard for reporting financially-material sustainability information. Prior to joining SASB, Ms. Hetrick worked as an analyst at Google; at Bailard, an investment and wealth management firm; and at Ecotrust, an environmental nonprofit. Ms. Hetrick holds an MBA with honors from the UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and is a recipient of the Amnesty USA Patrick Stewart Human Rights Award.

Photo of Shivani Kuckreja Shivani Kuckreja Associate Analyst
San Francisco, CA

Shivani Kuckreja is an Associate Analyst at SASB. In her role, she assists Analysts in their research and analytics of select sectors. She is currently focused on the sectors of Services & Infrastructure. Prior to joining SASB, Ms. Kuckreja spent three years at BlackRock, helping to scale up their exchange-traded funds (iShares) business. She holds Bachelors degrees in Environmental Studies and Economics from Wellesley College, where she serves on the Alumnae Board.

Photo of Taylor Reed Taylor Reed Analyst, Sector Lead – Consumer Goods
San Francisco, CA

Taylor Reed leads research and standards development for the Consumer Goods Sector at SASB. 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, 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 2017 Recognition of Excellence in Reporting for producing the University’s inaugural sustainability report.

Photo of Marvin Smith Marvin Smith Stakeholder Outreach Manager
San Francisco, CA

In his role as Stakeholder Outreach Manager, Marvin Smith is responsible for overseeing the activities related to the SASB Standards Advisory Group (SAG). He focuses on strengthening stakeholder relationships and structuring engagements that foster a dialogue between SASB’s research team and SAG members regarding financially material sustainability topics. 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 ESG information, including materiality assessment and corporate social responsibility reporting.

Photo of Greg Waters Greg Waters Analyst
San Francisco, CA

Bio coming soon!

Photo of Lynn Xia Lynn Xia Lead Analyst – Food & Beverage
San Francisco, CA

Lynn Xia leads research and standards development for the Food & Beverage sector. Previously, Ms. Xia was an economic consultant at Cornerstone Research where she performed economic and financial analyses in the context of commercial litigation related to accounting, intellectual property, valuation, securities, and related issues. Ms. Xia holds an MBA and Master of Environmental Management from Duke University and B.S. in Business Administration and B.A. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Southern California.


Outreach

Photo of Janine Guillot Janine Guillot Director of Capital Markets Policy and Outreach
San Francisco, CA

Janine Guillot is the Director of Capital Markets Policy and Outreach at SASB, where she leads outreach to investors to support demand for standardized disclosure of material sustainability factors. Ms. Guillot has more than 25 years of experience in operating, strategy, risk management and finance roles in financial services. She served as Chief Operating Investment Officer for the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), where she was responsible for CalPERS investment office business and operational management, CalPERS affiliate funds and CalPERS defined contribution plans. Ms. Guillot also oversaw the CalPERS corporate governance program, including integration of sustainability and governance factors into investment decision-making. She has held senior leadership positions at Barclays Global Investors, Bank of America and Incapture LP. At Barclays Global Investors, she served as Chief Operating Officer for BGI’s European and Global Fixed Income businesses. She began her career in public accounting.

Ms. Guillot holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from Southern Methodist University. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Marin Agricultural Land Trust and Equilibrium Capital. She serves on the Senior Advisory Board at the Center for Responsible Business at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, on B Lab’s Multinational and Public Markets’ Advisory Council, and on the FDIC’s Systemic Resolution Advisory Committee.

 

Photo of Katie Schmitz Eulitt Katie Schmitz Eulitt Director of Investor Outreach
San Juan Capistrano, CA

Katie Schmitz Eulitt joined SASB at its inception and now serves on SASB’s Capital Markets Policy and Outreach team, cultivating awareness of SASB standards and tools among investors. She co-manages SASB’s Investor Advisory Group and also curates and edits ESG Integration Insights, an ongoing series of case studies examining the use of SASB tools by investors across asset classes, markets, and investment strategies.

Ms. Schmitz Eulitt’s career encompasses over 25 years of international sustainability experience across a broad range of industries, including; finance; oil & gas; renewable energy; water purification in developing markets, and; forestry and watershed management.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Japanese from the University of California, Berkeley, an MBA from l’Institut Européen d’Administration des Affaires (INSEAD) in Fontainebleau, France, and an executive certificate in sustainability from the Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco. Ms. Schmitz Eulitt serves as a judge of the UC Berkeley’s Big Ideas at Berkeley annual competition.

Photo of Sonal Dalal Sonal Dalal Director of NGO Outreach
San Francisco, CA

Sonal Pandya Dalal brings over two decades of experience in building public-private partnerships among leading NGOs, corporations, and thought leaders.

Ms. Dalal joined SASB after having served in leadership positions at Facebook and Conservation International. At Facebook, Ms. Dalal vetted and managed engagement opportunities with NGOs and industry associations in support of the company’s sustainability goals. She also oversaw Facebook’s efforts to launch the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA), alongside leading NGOs and corporations. The initiative earned the C.K. Prahalad Award for Global Business Sustainability Leadership in 2017. At Conservation International, she oversaw the Business and Sustainability Council, a forum for corporate leaders taking positive environmental actions in their businesses.

Ms. Dalal holds a B.A. in Biology from Drew University and a M.S. in Conservation Biology and Sustainability Development from the University of Maryland, College Park. She serves on the Board of Trustees for the School for Field Studies.

Photo of Tom Riesenberg Tom Riesenberg Director of Legal and Regulatory Policy
Arlington, VA

Mr. Riesenberg is the Director of Legal and Regulatory Policy at SASB.  He is the former Deputy General Counsel of Ernst & Young LLP responsible for regulatory matters, primarily involving the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.  Mr. Riesenberg worked at EY from 1993 to 2013 where he was extensively involved in the major legislative and regulatory developments affecting the accounting profession.  Previously he served for seven years as an Assistant General Counsel at the SEC, where he handled courts of appeals and Supreme Court litigation and international legal matters.  He was the recipient of the SEC’s Manuel F. Cohen Outstanding Younger Attorney Award in recognition of his handling of several significant SEC enforcement cases.  He also worked as a law clerk for a federal district court judge in Washington, D.C., as a litigator at the U.S. Department of Justice Lands and Natural Resources Division, and as an associate at the law firm of Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Riesenberg graduated from the New York University School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review and a Root-Tilden Scholar, and received a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College, where he graduated with honors and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.  He is a former chair of the Law and Accounting Committee of the American Bar Association, former president of the Association of SEC Alumni, former treasurer of the SEC Historical Society, and a current member of the Advisory Board of the BNA Securities Regulation and Law Report.  For seven years he was an adjunct professor of securities law at the Georgetown University Law Center.  He serves on the boards of several nonprofit organizations, including the D.C. Jewish Community Relations Council, the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area, and the Washington Tennis & Education Foundation.

Mr. Riesenberg’s position with SASB is funded through a secondment arrangement with Ernst & Young.

Photo of Peter Kim Peter Kim Investor Outreach Assistant
San Francisco, CA

Peter Kim is the Investor Outreach Assistant. In this role, he manages the outreach team calendar, assists with travel planning and scheduling, and develops and maintains SASB’s presentation materials for investors. He also provides administrative support for SASB’s Investor Advisory Group and its working groups, as well coordinates with the communications team on participation in industry conferences and events. Prior to joining SASB, Mr. Kim worked in operations, outreach, and program management roles in numerous nonprofit organizations in the San Fransisco Bay Area. He holds a BA in psychology from Pomona College.

Photo of Arturo Rodriguez Arturo Rodriguez Special Project Manager
Mexico City, MX

Arturo Rodriguez is Special Project Manager at SASB. In this role, he leads different projects primarily focused on analyzing sustainability corporate disclosure practices, ESG data availability in the marketplace, and how market intelligence can inform strategic decision making at SASB. His work on these topics has been published in the Journal of Applied Corporate Finance. Based in Mexico City, he also serves as a regional ambassador for SASB in Latin America. Mr. Rodriguez has over 10 years of professional experience in the field of sustainable development; prior to joining SASB in 2012, he worked as a business consultant for Deloitte and in the energy industry. Mr. Rodriguez holds a Master’s in International and Development Economics from the University of San Francisco and is a SASB FSA Credential Holder.


Education & Partnerships

Photo of Nicolai Lundy Nicolai Lundy Director of Education and Partnerships
Denver, CO

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, Mr. Lundy had business development and operations roles in the private sector and higher education. He holds a BA from Emory University.

Photo of Rebecca Bar Rebecca Bar Membership and Engagement Manager
San Francisco, CA

Rebecca Bar is the Membership and Engagement Manager at SASB. In this role, she manages the SASB Alliance, SASB’s membership program, to explore best practices in ESG integration and build a community to bring the SASB standards to the capital markets. Prior to joining SASB, Rebecca worked at Ceres, helping manage the Ceres Investor Network and the Environmental Business Council of New England. She holds a BA from Boston University and is a CFA Claritas Certificate holder.

Photo of Jeff Cohen, CAIA Jeff Cohen, CAIA Institutional Product Strategist
New York, NY

Jeff Cohen is an Institutional Product Strategist at SASB. In his role, Mr. Cohen educates and partners with institutional investors and asset owners, facilitating dialogue on financially material, industry-specific ESG topics and metrics for implementation into investment decisions across asset classes. Prior to joining SASB, Mr. Cohen was Head of Business Development at Sonen Capital, an ESG & Impact dedicated OCIO and fund manager. Prior to Sonen, he was a Director of Investment Opportunities at Venovate where he led due diligence on alternative investment strategies ranging from timber, real estate, hedge funds, and secondary strategies. Mr. Cohen has spent his career working with sophisticated investors at organizations such as Deutsche Bank, Merrill Lynch, and Gerson Lehrman Group. He holds an MBA from Georgetown University and a BBA from the University of Michigan. Mr. Cohen is a CAIA Charterholder and FSA Credential Holder.

Photo of Alex Davidson Alex Davidson Marketing Manager
San Francisco, CA

Alex Davidson is the Marketing Manager at SASB, where he runs integrated campaigns, utilizes analytics platforms and surfaces insights that affect strategic decisions. Mr. Davidson’s focus is furthering SASB’s mission by promoting educational tools that help audiences see the breadth and depth of the standards. Mr. Davidson has more than 15 years of experience in communications. Before SASB, he was a marketing and communications consultant for venture capital firms and nonprofits, as well as a writer/editor for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Mr. Davidson started his career as journalist writing for The Wall Street Journal and Forbes magazine.


Development

Photo of Anne Marie Fell Anne Marie Fell Director of Advancement
New York, NY

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

Photo of Samantha Barnes Samantha Barnes Development & Revenue Manager
San Francisco, CA

Samantha Barnes is the Development & Revenue Manager. In this role, she supports the receipt and recognition of revenue and assists with priority human resources functions. Prior to joining SASB, she held development roles at sustainability-focused nonprofits. Ms. Barnes graduated from Willamette University with a degree in Environmental and Earth Sciences.

Photo of Blaine Pedlow Blaine Pedlow Major Gifts Officer
San Francisco, CA

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

Photo of Carrie Phillips Carrie Phillips Development Associate
New York, NY

As Development Associate, Carrie Phillips supports SASB’s engagement with philanthropic funders. In this role, she works with staff to track and articulate SASB’s progress and impact. She also conducts prospect research, writes grant proposals and reports, and creates funder engagement materials. Before joining SASB, Ms. Phillips received a MS in Management Studies from the Kellogg School of Management. She also holds a BA from Northwestern University where she studied Psychology and Environmental Policy & Culture.


Communications

Photo of Peter Corcoran Peter Corcoran Graphic Designer
San Francisco, CA

As Graphic Designer for SASB, Peter Corcoran leads all efforts in the organization’s visual and brand communication. His role is focused on the creation of publications, presentations, environmental graphics, and interactive digital assets that reflect the values of the organization. Mr. Corcoran has more than 10 years of design experience focused on nonprofit and mission-based communication. He holds a BFA in Communications Design from Pratt Institute in New York.

Photo of Rommie Johnson Rommie Johnson Communications Manager – Strategic Content Production & Marketing
Denver, CO

Rommie Johnson is the Communications Manager – Strategic Content Production & Marketing for SASB. In this role, he leads the organization’s content strategy, including the development and distribution of key messaging across a variety of media and channels. Mr. Johnson has more than 25 years of communications and marketing experience with a background in print and digital journalism, entrepreneurial ventures, sustainability, editorial consulting, and nonprofits. Mr. Johnson holds B.S. and MBA degrees from the University of Florida and is an FSA Credential Holder.

Photo of Sten White Sten White External Communications Manager
San Francisco, CA

Sten White is the External Communications Manager at SASB, where he primarily manages the organization’s representation at external events. His focus is advancing the SASB mission by informing and motivation SASB stakeholders through strategic messaging in various communications channels. Mr. White has nearly a decade of experience in marketing, executive communications and organizational leadership. Before SASB, he was a co-founder and Head of Sales & Marketing of his own real-estate product startup, as well as a marketing consultant to multiple education & nonprofit startups. studied English and Creative Writing at Berkeley City College and U.C. Davis where he was President & Kitchen Manager at his student cooperative. Mr. White is a Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting certification holder.


Finance & Operations

Photo of Jori Hayner Jori Hayner Director of Finance and Operations
San Francisco, CA

Jori Hayner is the Director of Finance and Operations, working to optimize use of Foundation resources. In this role, she oversees the budget process and develops and maintains models to forecast sales, expenses, and cash flow. She seeks to improve efficiency and effectiveness of operations, including managing HR and other functions. Ms. Hayner brings over 20 years of consulting, finance, and operations experience in a variety of industries to her role at SASB. She holds a BA in Economics from Claremont McKenna College and completed graduate studies in Environmental Management at the Australian National University.


Technology

Photo of Madhu Mathew Madhu Mathew Director of Technology
San Francisco, CA

Madhu Mathew 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. Mr. Mathew 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. Mr. Mathew holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Photo of Romeo Guerrero Romeo Guerrero Business Analyst
San Francisco, CA

Romeo Guerrero is the Business Analyst at SASB. In this role, he works closely with internal stakeholders to configure and enhance SASB’s CRM platform to meet the expanding needs of the growing organization. Mr. Guerrero graduated from the University of San Francisco’s School of Management, where he studied Data Analytics and Financial Management. Before joining SASB, he worked for Tesla and assisted in their journey to help promote the world’s transition to sustainable energy.

Photo of Ellen Monroe Ellen Monroe Project Associate
San Francisco, CA

Ellen Monroe supports the research, technology, and communications teams as a Project Associate. She manages the website and data library, and coordinates interdepartmental projects. With a strong creative background and lifelong focus on social justice and sustainability, Ms. Monroe brings experience in technology, education, writing, and research. Ellen Monroe graduated from Smith College, where she was a leader of a campaign which sparked the creation of a $1 million sustainable investment fund and solidified the college’s impact investing practices.

Photo of Khoi Vo Khoi Vo Technology Operations Manager
San Francisco, CA