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Meet the Sawa Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is comprised of thought leaders in fields ranging from economics & financial services to impact investing & venture capital

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Michael Spence

Board Member

Michael is the William R. Berkley Professor in Economics and Business at the Stern School of Business at NYU, and the Philip H. Knight Professor of Management, Emeritus, and Dean, Emeritus, at the Stanford GSB. He is a co-recipient of the 2001 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.

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David Brady

Board Member

David holds the Bowen H. and Janice Arthur McCoy Professor of Political Science in the Stanford Graduate School of Business and held the Morris M. Doyle Centennial Chair in Public Policy (emeritus). He is Deputy Director and Davies Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution.

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Charles Hudson

Board Member

Charles Hudson is the Managing Partner and Founder of Precursor Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm focused on investing in the first institutional round of investment for the most promising software and hardware companies.
Prior to founding Precursor Ventures, Charles was a Partner at SoftTech VC. Prior to joining SoftTech VC and co-founding Bionic Panda Games, Charles Hudson was the VP of Business Development for Serious Business until the company was acquired by Zynga in February 2010

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Brian Trelstad

Board Member

Brian is a Partner at Bridges Fund Management’s Sustainable Growth Fund. He is also a co-chair of the Impact Capital Managers, a network of over 50 market rate impact investors. He teaches social entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School.

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Marla Blow

Board Member

Marla is the President and COO at Skoll Foundation. Previously, she was NA lead at the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth. She was Founder and CEO of FS Card Inc, and was part of the implementation team to stand up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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