Entrepreneurs and Money: Scaling into the New Year
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Entrepreneurs and Money: Scaling into the New Year

Entrepreneurs and Money: Scaling into the New Year

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Join SVN next month on December 14 in San Francisco for food, drinks, and conversation as we get together to celebrate the holidays at New Resource Bank. We will be holding a lively panel discussion on the tricky financial decisions entrepreneurs face as they scale, featuring John Heymann (Founder & Principal, NewLevel Group), Kristin Hull (Founder & CEO, Nia Global Solutions), and Scott Leonard (Chairman & CEO, Indigenous). The panel discussion will be moderated by Vince Siciliano, CEO of New Resource Bank.

This gathering is an ideal opportunity to get together, network, and celebrate with the SVN community before the new year.

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SVN Members: contact isaac@svn.org to receive your complimentary pass to attend.

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John Heymann
Founder & Principal, NewLevel Group
CEO, One World Play Project

John Heymann has more than 35 years experience as an entrepreneur, business owner, and nonprofit leader. A former Peace Corps volunteer, Managing Director of the Land Trust of Napa County, and CEO of international financial consulting firm Motto Kryla & Fisher, John is known for his ability to work with disparate groups to gain consensus and deliver results.

With a keen understanding of the needs of both mission-driven businesses and the nonprofit sector, John has helped a wide range of social benefit organizations turn their passion into impact by building cultures, strategies, and structures to improve performance, impact, and productivity. Working with nonprofits, businesses, and government agencies in the areas of strategy, governance, funding, leadership development, organizational effectiveness, and triple bottom line initiatives, John has helped hundreds of organizations achieve new levels of success.

John is currently CEO of One World Play Project, and serves on the Board of Social Venture Network, a group of CEOs, investors, and social entrepreneurs from around the world who have made a significant impact on global economic, environmental, and social challenges.

Kristin Hull, Ph.D.
Founder & CEO, Nia Global Solutions
Partner, Portfolio Manager, Green Alpha Advisors, LLC

Kristin is an entrepreneur and impact investor, helping others invest in the world in which they want to live, using finance as a tool for social change. She is devoted to promoting inclusion and diversity in leadership, and to both disrupting and re-envisioning capitalism. Kristin founded Nia Community Investments in 2010 a 100% impact portfolio focusing on consciously investing for social justice and environmental sustainability in Oakland.

In 2013 Kristin launched Nia Global Solutions bringing impact investing into the public markets. With six signature solutions-focused investment themes, a gender lens woven throughout the portfolio, and a high level of engagement and activism Nia Global Solutions provides a core strategy for public equity investment.

Prior to Nia, Kristin served as President and Chair of the Board of the Hull Family Foundation from 2007 to 2011, where she oversaw all of the investment efforts and transitioned the endowment from a traditional investment portfolio to one of the country’s first 100% mission impact invested portfolios.

Kristin is also a co-founder of Impact Hub Oakland, the North Oakland Community Charter School, and served on the founding board of the George Mark Children’s House, the first free standing children’s hospice and palliative care center in the U.S. She worked as an educator in the Bay Area from 1990 to 2007. She serves on the board of directors for the Mosaic Project and Community Action Fund for Women of Africa (CAFWA) and is an advisor to Playworks, the Nicholson Foundation, Emerging Women, Investibule and ToSomeone. ​

Kristin earned her B.A. and teaching credentials at Tufts University, her M.A. in Research in Bilingual Education from Stanford University and her Ph.D. in Urban Education from the University of California at Berkeley.

Scott Leonard
Chairman & CEO, Indigenous

INDIGENOUS is a founding B-Corp immersed in sustainability & premium organic, fair trade fashion. Scott oversees organizational / financial planning for the company and is responsible for directing the company’s overall Brand identity. He specializes in sourcing organic and fair trade production, and has been a highly successful producing partner for Eileen Fisher for the last 9 years.

Scott is an ardent advocate for the positive power of business to benefit people and the planet. He has been a pioneer in fair trade, organic fibers, environmental practices and certifications in the sustainability movement. For over twenty years he has brought together organizations around the world and helped create collaborative initiatives. He serves on the Board of AGORA Partnerships, and believes in fostering and mentoring the next wave of business leaders toward a more productive green economy.

Scott is an active member of the C&A Foundation Investment Committee, approving large grants and advising in on impact measurement, systemic change and meaningful apparel industry collaboration. Founded in 1994, Indigenous Designs develops and markets quality apparel to high-end fashion retailers primarily in North America, Europe, and Japan.

Vince Siciliano
CEO, New Resource Bank

President and CEO Vince Siciliano leads New Resource Bank in serving values-driven companies and organizations working to achieve well being for our community and the planet. The bank seeks to transform the banking industry into an agent of positive social, environmental and financial change. Headquartered in San Francisco, the bank is dedicated to advancing sustainability through every aspect of its operations from the loans it makes to its commitment to using deposits for good. As a founding member of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values, New Resource Bank champions a community of values to transform banking and create a better world.

Siciliano currently serves on the board of Sustainability | Finance | Real Economies (SFRE), an investment and funding which brings together capital to sustainability-focused financial institutions around the globe. He is also currently on the advisory boards of the American Sustainable Business Council based in Washington D.C., the Ken Blanchard Center for Faith Walk Leadership, the Sustainable Accounting Standards Board, and the Regeneration Project. He began his banking career in Bank of America’s International Division and has previously served as president or CEO to a number of San Diego financial institutions. Siciliano is a graduate of Stanford University and earned a master’s degree in environmental planning from the University of California at Berkeley.

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