Yon Jimenez-Macuso is passionate about providing access to education, resources, and networks to those who need them the most. Yon is the Data and Evaluation Manager at Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, a non-profit organization that helps individuals with low incomes achieve economic mobility through entrepreneurship. In over 30 years, Renaissance has helped over 27,000 individuals start and grow over 15,000 small businesses, creating and retaining over 22,000 jobs.
Yon completed Acumen’s Lean Data class and as the Data Manager, he applies Lean Data methodologies to his work, ensuring that performance and impact data is collected, analyzed, and integrated into the organization’s decision-making processes.
Prior to working in the US, Yon worked in Spain, where he is originally from, managing and evaluating programs that promote entrepreneurship among university students and young adults. Yon holds a master’s degree in Business Administration and Management from the University of the Basque Country in Spain, and a Social Sector Leadership certificate by UC Berkeley. Outside of work, Yon enjoys being outdoors with his spouse and friends, eating great food, working out, hiking, and traveling.