As Acumen’s Chief Innovation Officer, Sasha oversees Acumen’s three fastest-growing verticals: Lean Data, which brings customer voice into impact measurement; the Acumen Fellows Programs, with more than 400 Fellows globally; and +Acumen, the World’s School for Social change. In his previous role as Acumen’s Director of Business Development, Sasha led global capital raising, including executing a successful $100M capital raise.
Sasha is also a noted keynote speaker and blogger on innovation, impact investing, philanthropy and social change. He is the author of the Manifesto for Nonprofit CEOs, and the creator of Generosity Day, and his talks have been featured prominently by TED.com, Aspen IDEAS Festival, the DO Lectures, the Global Philanthropy Forum, Social Capital Markets (SOCAP), the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), the Aspen Network for Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) and other major conferences.
Sasha has been recognized as an Innovation Agent by Fast Company magazine; and his writing has been featured in Harvard Business Review, Stanford Social Innovation Review and other leading publications. Sasha also serves on numerous Boards and Advisory Councils including on the Executive Committee of the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs.