WHO WE ARE: GLOBAL MOMENTA NETWORK
To carry out its work, Global Momenta calls on a select international network of consultants and strategic partnerships. Our collective expertise is drawn from diverse fields including law, business, philanthropy, finance, social entrepreneurship, public policy, international relations, organizational management, media and the arts. Global Momenta colleagues are based in NYC, Boston, LA, Seattle, San Francisco and London. We’re Hiring! See open positions below.
FOUNDER & CEO, DIANA AYTON-SHENKER
Named one of “25 Leading Women Changing the World” by Good Business New York, CEO Diana Ayton-Shenker loves working with private philanthropists, families, family offices, wealth managers, foundations and corporations to advance positive social impact. As founder of The Fast Forward Fund, she was honored by President Clinton and the Social Venture Network, and inspired thousands of emerging social change leaders. As Global Catalyst Sr. Fellow at the New School, Diana brings decades of work with philanthropy, the U.N. and other international organizations to promote practical and profitable solutions for sustainable development, social entrepreneurship, and innovation around issues of public health, human rights, women’s leadership, and poverty alleviation. Diana recently served as the inaugural Nazarian Social Innovator in Residence hosted by the Wharton Social Impact Initiative.
Diana is creator of the acclaimed Values in Action VIA curriculum & leadership development program, and directs the NYC SpringU startup school program: Inspire, Launch, Grow. She has taught at The New School, the Bard MBA in Sustainability Program, The American University of Paris, and Hunter College, where she directed the first undergraduate human rights program in the country. She is the author of three books, including A Global Agenda: contemporary issues facing the UN, as well as the influential monograph The Challenge of Cultural Diversity and Universal Human Rights, and Tumbalalaika, an original collection of poems. Ms. Ayton-Shenker, has been Senior Fellow in Venture Philanthropy at Bard Globalization & International Affairs program, held senior positions with Mercy Corps, PEN, Human Rights Watch, and has served on the boards of several nonprofit organizations. Ms. Ayton-Shenker received her LLM in International Law from the University of Essex Law School Human Rights Centre, and her BA with Honors in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania. After living and working in France, England, Spain, and Israel, Diana now splits her time between New York City and Rhinebeck, NY.
ROGER FRANK, FINANCIAL INNOVATION STRATEGIST
Roger Frank works at the intersection of capital markets and social enterprise and is one of the pioneers in using capital markets funding for positive social change. He has spent his career in emerging & international markets and has worked extensively in agriculture, microfinance and technology. He won an inaugural, 2009 Fast Company Award for his innovative financial models and is an industry expert, consultant and frequent lecturer in sustainable investing. Publications include the Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Barron’s, Fast Company and Chronicle of Philanthropy.
He founded Innovare Advisors, a boutique advisory firm with a focus on climate-smart agriculture in Africa and former partner at Developing World Markets (DWM) where he was part of the team that structured and placed the first, cross-border, commercial capital raise for microfinance. He is Chairman of the Board of FarmDrive, a Kenyan-based social enterprise that uses credit algorithms to provide funding for smallholder farmers and Director of Dharma, an integrated data management platform for humanitarian applications in conflict zones. Prior to Innovare and DWM, he worked on Wall Street at Lazard, Salomon, Smith Barney/Citigroup, Schroders, Deutsche Bank and HSBC. His focus was international and emerging markets where he introduced many global investors to emerging markets, raised over $1 billion in primary and secondary transactions and traveled to and worked in over 90 countries worldwide. He has an MBA in International Finance from NYU Stern School of Business (1983) and a BFA, cum laude, from the University of Delaware (1978).
PETER DIETRICH, NEW GLOBAL AGENDA PROJECT COORDINATOR
Pete is a graduate of The New School’s Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management program with experience in compliance, helping companies comply with state, federal and international laws. He is interested in policy analysis, research or oversight in the environmental realm. He is especially interested in using regulations and market forces, or softer incentives, to lower energy use and foster cleaner production, reducing GHG emissions. In addition to experience in regulatory and industry compliance in the entertainment industry, Pete brings strong research, editing and analytical skills to support and supervise 2017 New Global Agenda Fellows team.
THANKS TO NEW GLOBAL AGENDA FELLOWS
Competitively selected from applicants invited with support of the Ivy Leadership Council, Global Momenta was proud to work with its team of 2017 New Global Agenda Fellows, providing research assistance, fact-checking, proofreading, editing, & thought partnership to shape the global agenda: Rehab Abdelwahab (Yale), Caroline Azem (Cornell), Nina Bechman (Columbia), Dina Chotrani (Princeton), Miguelangel De Armas (University of Pennsylvania), Cem Gultekin (Columbia), Sarah Jacobs (University of Pennsylvania), Jazz Munitz (Cornell), Lindsey Powell (University of Pennsylvania), Namrata Ramakrishna (Dartmouth), Andrea Sedlacek (Dartmouth), Chris Yoon (Brown),
OPEN POSITIONS: Got talent? We want you! Ask about open positions & 2018 Leadership Fellows.
- VIA Business Development Coordinator
- 2018 Leadership Fellows in one or more of the following areas:
- Innovative Finance for Sustainability Development Goals
- Global Public Health Innovation
- Human Rights & Social Justice
- Arts Impact Initiative
Please send cover letter, resume, LinkedIn or other appropriate links to info@ globalmomenta.com indicating which position grabs you!