Board of Directors

B Lab is governed by a dynamic process of broad, transparent multi-stakeholder engagement. The Board of Directors will establish several Advisory Councils to ensure continuous incorporation of best thinking and practices into B Lab's mission and activities. The Board will have ultimate decision-making authority on recommendations coming from the Advisory Councils.

Members of the Board of Directors Will:

Oversee strategy, budget and operations

of B Lab, including oversight of management, compensation, and development

Play a Leadership Role in forming the Advisory Councils,

provide oversight of their activities, and amend/approve their recommendations

Assist in identifying and cultivating potential philanthropic donors/investors

to ensure funding of B Lab's operations prior to sustainability via licensing income

Current Members:

Swati Mylavarapu

Founder, Incite Labs and Incite Ventures

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Swati Mylavarapu

Founder, Incite Labs and Incite Ventures

Swati Mylavarapu is founder of Incite Labs, a philanthropic organization that supports breakthrough social entrepreneurs and their organizations. She is also the founder of Incite Ventures, a venture firm that makes early stage investments in entrepreneurs with businesses that make a meaningful social impact. She is a career-long advocate of the potential for business as a social change agent, to do well and do good. Swati was previously a Partner on the venture capital team at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, where she focused on consumer digital and hardware investments. Before KPCB, Swati built the international business and product marketing efforts at Square, a financial services company that levels the playing field for small business. Earlier in her career, Swati led the client services and sales efforts at Quid, a data analytics company, and was part of the founding team at Google.org. Swati also serves on the non-profit boards of Bayes Impact, and the Boston Review.  Swati graduated from Harvard with an AB in Development Studies, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and a Truman Scholar. She also holds an MPhil in Economic History from the University of Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar.

Gonzalo Muñoz

Co-founder and CEO of TriCiclos

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Gonzalo Muñoz

Co-founder and CEO of TriCiclos

After working in the food sector for some years as the CEO for a couple of traditional companies in Chile and Argentina, Gonzalo decided to leave corporate life to create TriCiclos and become a social entrepreneur. Gonzalo started the international expansion of TriCiclos from Brasil, where he recently moved with his family to replicate and scale the model through a social franchise program.

Co-founder and CEO of TriCiclos, first Certified BCorporation in South America; Chilean Environmental Person of the Year 2012; Chilean Social Entrepreneur 2013; Chilean National Innovation Award in Environment 2011; Ashoka Fellow since 2011. Schwab fellow since 2014. Endeavor since 2014.

Co-founder and member of the board at Sistema B; co-founder at Chilean Association of Social Businesses (ASOGES); co-founder and president of the board at Viña Polkura; co-founder at MOVI - Movement of Independent Vintners of Chile.

Ommeed Sathe

Vice President & Head, Social Investment Program, Community Resources Department, Prudential

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Ommeed Sathe

Vice President & Head, Social Investment Program, Community Resources Department, Prudential

Ommeed Sathe is a vice president and head of the Social Investment Program in the Community Resources Department at Prudential, responsible for underwriting, origination, pipeline development and portfolio management activities. The Social Investment Program manages a portfolio of more than $300 million in investments and typically originates between $50 million and $75 million in transactions annually. Sathe also is director of the Newark Investment Fund, which provides investment resources to support the Strong Healthy Cities Initiative, one of five collaboratives that comprise the Living Cities Integration Initiative, a program that provides support to cities that are fundamentally reshaping communities and policies to meet the needs of low-income residents. Before joining Prudential in June 2011, Sathe was director of real estate development for the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority, a quasi-public entity that alleviates blight, redevelops residential and commercial properties and implements crucial public projects in New Orleans. Previously, he was a real estate and land use attorney with Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson in New York City. Sathe has an undergraduate degree in neuroscience and urban planning from Columbia University; a Masters degree in city planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Don Shaffer

President & CEO, RSF Social Finance, Former Executive Director, BALLE

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Don Shaffer

President & CEO, RSF Social Finance, Former Executive Director, BALLE

Don Shaffer is President & CEO of RSF Social Finance. Prior to joining RSF, Don served as Executive Director of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), developing it into an alliance of over 15,000 independently owned businesses across the U.S. and Canada. He has also served as Interim Executive Director of Investors’ Circle, a network of angel investors, professional venture capitalists, foundations, family offices, and others who invest private capital into companies addressing social and environmental issues. Don’s experience includes over 15 years in senior management positions building social mission companies, including Comet Skateboards, a designer and manufacturer of premium skateboarding products committed to local and sustainable business practices. He has served and led sales, marketing, business-development, and general-operations teams in the education and software sectors. Don serves as a Board Member of Comet Skateboards, BALLE, and Social Venture Network. He participates in an advisory capacity with Entrepreneurship@Cornell, B Lab, and Slow Money. He also co-chairs the Roots of Change Business Leaders Council. Don graduated with a degree in American History from Cornell University and lives in Oakland, California, with his wife, Jennifer, and their children Sabine and Samuel.

Dave Chen

Founder and Managing Director, Equilibrium Capital Group LLC

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Dave Chen

Founder and Managing Director, Equilibrium Capital Group LLC

Dave's focus on sustainability is a result of his work in venture capital, regional economic development and energy policy. In 2007, as a visiting executive at the Meyer Memorial Trust, he developed a investing thesis on mission related investing (MRI); this tool has since been adopted by several institutions. He is CEO and founder of Equilibrium Capital Group; an investment firm focused in the area of sustainability. From 2000-2007, Dave was a general partner at OVP Venture Partners focused on early stage tech venture investing. Until 2002, he served on the board of HNC Software and merged it with FICO (NASDAQ:HNCS, now NYSE:FIC). Prior to OVP, Dave founded GeoTrust (acquired by Verisign 2006) & The Ascent Group; was Vice President Marketing Mentor Graphics; was an associate at McKinsey & Co; and was an early team member in 1978-84 at Solectron. Dave serves as: Board Member of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco's Portland Branch Governor-Appointed Chairman of the Oregon Innovation Council Advisory Board Member of the Oregon Investment Fund (OIF) Advisory Board of the X Prize for Energy & Environment Board member of National Collegiate Inventors & Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) Board member The Freshwater Trust Chairman (2003-2009) of the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI) Chairman (2006) of the Oregon Entrepreneurs Forum

Lorene Arey

Lorene Arey

President, The Clara Fund

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Lorene Arey

Lorene Arey

President, The Clara Fund

Lorene Arey is founder and President of The Clara Fund, a philanthropic organization whose goal is to promote and support economic opportunities for women globally.

Before joining the public sector, Lorene was the head of Worldwide Corporate Communications at Cisco Systems where she was responsible for Cisco’s worldwide media relations, public relations and executive communications. Since joining Cisco in 1993 she played a key role in shaping and positioning Cisco’s public image. The accomplishments of her team were spotlighted in the Wall Street Journal in 2000 when Cisco was recognized as the company with the best publicity across all industries worldwide for 1999.

Lorene currently serves as a Director for MicroCredit Enterprises, is on the Advisory Boards for the Institute for Leadership Studies, Loyola Marymount University, 463 Communications, and serves on the Conference Steering Committee for Global Philanthropy Forum.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with Highest Distinction.

Bart Houlahan

Co-Founder B Lab, Former CFO, COO and President of AND1

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Bart Houlahan

Co-Founder B Lab, Former CFO, COO and President of AND1

Prior to B Lab, Bart Houlahan was CFO, COO and President of AND 1, a $250M basketball footwear, apparel and entertainment company. As the principal operator of the business, Bart joined AND 1 in its second year, when revenues totaled just $4M. Over the course of the next 11 years, Bart helped to finance, operate and scale the business to $250M in brand revenues with distribution in 85 countries world wide. AND 1 undertook a leveraged recapitalization in 1999 with TA Associates, and eventually was sold in May, 2005, to American Sporting Goods out of Irvine, CA. Bart is a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute. Before AND 1, Bart was an investment banker with Stonebridge Associates, BNY Associates, and Prudential-Bache Securities, specifically focused on providing corporate finance and merger and acquisition services to small-cap businesses ranging in size from $20M to $500M. Bart grew up in Chicago, is a graduate of Stanford University, and now resides in Devon, PA with his wife Chrissy and daughters Molly, 18, and Carly, 15.

Debra Dunn

Director, Skoll Foundation

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Debra Dunn

Director, Skoll Foundation

Debra believes that entrepreneurs can solve even the toughest social problems. That is why she devotes so much time to advocating for and advising social ventures in the United States, Europe, Africa, India and Latin America. Before joining the corporate world, Debra worked in the non-profit sector with food and housing cooperatives and in the Massachusetts state government, running an energy conservation program for low income residents. Debra joined Hewlett Packard in 1983, starting as a manager in the executive development group and ending as a senior executive. The common threads in her broad, 22 year career at HP were driving change, creating new businesses and producing positive social impact concurrently with good business results. She ran Manufacturing, Marketing and Human Resources at the division level before becoming a division General Manager. Then she moved to corporate headquarters and led a wide range of company-wide functions and initiatives. For the last 3 years of her career at HP Debra was Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Global Citizenship. In that role, as a member of HP's Executive Committee she had leadership responsibility for HP's global citizenship efforts including corporate social and environmental responsibility, government and public affairs, corporate philanthropy and HP's e-inclusion initiatives aimed at providing appropriate, technology based services and solutions to emerging markets and underserved populations. Debra was in the middle of many tumultuous changes at HP including the spin-off of the original Test and Measurement business to form a new company called Agilent and the hiring of Carly Fiorina, the first CEO ever brought in from outside the company. She stayed at HP because of her faith in and resonance with the values that Hewlett and Packard had embedded deep into the fabric of the company. In her last role she had the opportunity to champion those values both within HP and in the broader corporate community as the leader responsible for global citizenship during the aftershock of the cascade of corporate scandals at Enron, WorldCom and other big name companies.

Debra left HP in June of 2005 to catch her breath and focus on the challenges of economic development, poverty alleviation, environmental and social sustainability. She now spends much of her time building bridges building between corporations, government, non-profits, and academia, as she believes that these challenges are best tackled by weaving together the skills and influence of these diverse sectors. She is on the boards of the Skoll Foundation and Global Giving and the faculty of Sustainability. She advises a wide range of social ventures.

Debra has played an active role coaching and teaching classes at the Stanford d.school since Spring of 2006.

Dunn holds a bachelor's degree in comparative economics from Brown University and a master's degree in business administration from Harvard.

She gets inspiration and grounding by spending as much time as possible in wild nature and hanging out with her husband, Randy Komisar and their two dogs, Lola and Rufus.