Monica is a former research analyst on Wall Street, where she spent over 15 years analyzing small-capitalization companies from diverse industries and geographies. Monica is helping Ayllu develop its methodology for analyzing the data it collects from social businesses and serves in an advisory capacity in the development of Ayllu’s business model. Monica received her MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).f f f
Curtis is the owner of Vault Analytics, a company focused on solving business problems through predictive analytics. Aside from applying data analytics for clients in the corporate world, he has a strong interest in spreading market-based solutions to help alleviate poverty and build economic self-reliance. He is working on creating Ayllu’s background database and data collection systems, as well as data visualizations to display and extract valuable information from the collected data.
Shital’s family immigrated to the US from India when she was only four years old, but her heart and soul still remain there. She dove head first into the world of international development following her undergraduate studies by returning to India as an Indicorps fellow. In the past few years, she has been involved with the Washington Leadership Program, InSPIRE (a summer program for South Asian youth), and internships with Acumen Fund, the UN, Oxfam International, the World Bank, and New Visions for Public Schools. Shital currently works with microsavings initiatives in South Asia as a consultant with ShoreBank International in Washington, DC. She is working with Ayllu to map BOP social enterprises around the world. Shital holds an MPA from NYU Wagner and a BA in International Studies and Political Science from Northwestern University.
Tayo Akinyemi is a graduate of the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, where she concentrated in Sustainable Global Enterprise. Her professional interests include social impact assessment and impact investing, SME development, BoP entrepreneurship, and African telecom. Prior to returning to school, Tayo worked in business development at Chicago-based consulting firm, Burke & Partners. She started her career at Catalyst, a New York based research and advisory organization working with businesses to build inclusive environments and expand opportunities for women at work. After nearly four years with Catalyst, she accepted a Princeton in Africa Fellowship to do democracy and governance work with an international NGO in Abuja, Nigeria. At the conclusion of her fellowship, she joined the marketing department of an emerging telecommunications company in Nigeria, Suburban Telecom. Tayo holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Princeton University.
Karina is studying economics at the University of Pennsylvania. Born and raised in Bombay, India, she is passionate about helping others, and is a strong believer in market-based solutions to poverty. At Penn, Karina is involved with Penn Social Entrepreneurship Mentoring, where she works to create opportunities for student engagement with Social Impact, and with Social Impact Consulting, through which she consults for non-profits. While in India, Karina worked with various community service initiatives, and spent the past summer interning at the ICICI Foundation for Inclusive Growth. She is working with Ayllu to map BOP social enterprises around the globe. Her hobbies include reading, dancing, yoga and travel.
Renato Flit is extremely passionate about making a meaningful impact in the world. In terms of background, he graduated in Public Administration from Fundação Getulio Vargas – São Paulo, with an exchange in Political Science at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. After school, he decided to focus his career in the public sector. He worked for both regional and country governments advising them on how to foster economic growth through private sector participation. In his last job, he was accepted by a prestigious economic department in the Brazilian government. Now he is working on Ayllu’s Missing Middle project in India as a researcher, where he has been living since September of 2010.
Josiah is a Consultant with Bain & Company in Los Angeles and has recently undergone a leave of absence to pursue several international social enterprise and tech entrepreneurship projects. Josiah has twice been an Endeavor Corporate Fellow with companies in Argentina and South Africa, and graduated with Honors from the UCLA where he studied Political Science and Spanish.
Alex is a journalist, writer and social researcher. He truly believes that we have already enough knowledge available in the world to solve most of the issues surrounding Poverty, so dedicates his efforts to find and share transformative information on the social sector. Graduated in Communications at PUC-Sao Paulo, Brazil, he is now a fellow of an international program for Social Leadership called LIFE and had the opportunity to work with Aide et Action International – South Asia on a publication about the impacts of internal migration on poverty and education in India. In order to create powerful networks for a real social development, he now works from India and Israel to build a chain of knowledge and people capable of eradicate Poverty. His background includes subjects such as social development, education, slums, housing and community building. Alex is currently volunteering for the Missing Middle Mapping Initiative in India.