Liesel Pritzker Simmons is Co-Founder and Principal of Blue Haven Initiative, where she oversees, as an investment strategist, a portfolio focused on holdings that generate competitive financial returns and address social and environmental challenges. The portfolio spans asset classes, from traditional equities and direct investments to philanthropic programs.
Ian Simmons is Co-Founder and Principal of Blue Haven Initiative, where he oversees a portfolio focused on investments that generate competitive financial returns and address social and environmental challenges.
Lauren Cochran is Managing Director at Blue Haven Initiative, where she leads strategy and execution for the portfolio of direct investments. Lauren makes debt and equity investments with the dual expectation of best-in-class financial returns and maximum positive social and environmental impact.
Kelly Escobedo is Managing Director at Blue Haven Initiative, where she is responsible for overseeing the deployment of capital across the family office’s asset classes, from traditional equities and direct investments to real assets, such as real estate.
Alecia provides administrative and executive support to Ian, including scheduling, travel arrangements and handling information requests. She helps make sure everything is well-organized and completed in a timely manner.
Guillermo brings a diversity-forward point of view to his work with the Blue Haven civic and youth engagement portfolios. He helps drive projects that encourage and support voter registration.
Lauren manages special projects for Blue Haven’s portfolios and builds partnerships within and beyond the organization. She supports the Managing Director of Operations.
Beverly manages day-to-day operations at Blue Haven, including project and expense management. She also assists donor-advised fund accounting and execution.
Hari works closely with the mission-driven companies in Blue Haven Ventures’ direct investments portfolio while sourcing and conducting due diligence on potential investment opportunities for the firm.
Austin works across Blue Haven to ensure its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, overseeing the refinement of the organization’s internal policies and external practices.
Nick provides administrative support to the Blue Haven executive team, including scheduling, travel arrangements and event coordination. He keeps the office humming.
Simon works on Blue Haven Civics projects aimed at strengthening democracy, driving positive policy change and creating a fairer economy.
Daniel helps drive Blue Haven’s process for grantmaking and philanthropic investments, from pipeline-building to due diligence and portfolio management. He serves as a point of contact for business partners, grantees, consultants and co-funders and works on strategy development.
Blue Haven’s impact investing journey began with an equity portfolio assembled and managed by traditional investment advisors. Transitioning to a portfolio aligned with the values and family-legacy prerogatives of Blue Haven’s founders without sacrificing financial returns required extensive input from best-in-class advisors steeped in innovative approaches to investing. Today, Blue Haven’s dedicated in-house team and its advisors work on sourcing and evaluating investment opportunities that create positive change and deliver financial returns.
Michael joined Georgetown University as Chief Investment Officer in June 2011 and oversees the university’s investment portfolios, including its endowment and retirement plan. In addition, Michael coordinates the university’s Committee on Investments and Social Responsibility.
Ms. Renée Beaumont is a former Partner at Generation Investment Management, a firm that focuses on sustainable capitalism. Prior to joining Generation in 2015, Ms. Beaumont served as Managing Director and Global Head of Business Development at Providence Equity Partners LLC where she oversaw all business development, marketing and investor relations activities globally across its private equity and credit platforms.
Paul Tregidgo is former Vice Chairman - Debt CapitalMarkets of Credit Suisse based in New York. He obtained his law degree from Downing College Cambridge. He currently serves on the Board of ACCION International, the Advisory Board of the Center for Financial Inclusion and the Council of Global Advisors, Yale School of Management.