Why did she Leave a $7bn Firm to become a Social Impact Leader at Cotopaxi? Lindsey Kneuven
Lindsey Kneuven, Episode 002
Chief Impact Officer at Cotopaxi
Lindsey Kneuven is the Chief Impact Officer for Cotopaxi, an outdoor gear company with a social mission. Lindsey formerly directed global grant making, strategic planning, and large-scale employee engagement programs for companies such as Oracle, Juniper Networks and Singularity University at Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF). SVCF is a comprehensive center for philanthropy, serving both individual and corporate donors. With over $6.5 billion in assets under management, SVCF is the largest community foundation in the world. Lindsey also has extensive experience in international development and nonprofit management, having spent a number of years working in East Africa to develop and implement a primary school literacy model with Nuru International as their Senior Education Program Director. Before Nuru, Lindsey served as the Global Grants Manager for the Salesforce Foundation where she oversaw the strategy, programming and success of multimillion dollar granting initiatives for four years. She has been active in international and domestic poverty alleviation initiatives for 15 years.