Eric Esteves is a philanthropist, educator, artist, community advocate and technologist. Most recently, he was the Director of the Social Innovation Fund at The Boston Foundation, where he oversaw the expansion of the Success Boston transition coaching intervention and managed a portfolio of investments in the college access/success space. Previously, Eric was an educational technology expert in both K-12 and higher education. Typically nonchalant, he gets excited about the usual things; trivia, hip-hop, kayaking, genealogy, politics, social justice, photography, poetry, sweet potato pie and to-do lists.
Eric serves on the Grants Advisory Council for BII Fund.
Pablo Limon holds an MBA in entrepreneurship from Babson College and a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Universidad Panamericana in Mexico. He brings more than eight years of experience in the finance and consulting industries. He previously worked for Itaú, the largest Latin American bank, and EY. He has specialized in mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and cross-border transactions. Pablo is convinced that the way investors measure returns needs to be revolutionized to incorporate social impact into the formula. He is interested in fintech, startup ecosystems, and innovation.
Pablo is a Financial Analyst for BII Fund.
Gregory Bloomfield hails from Toronto, where he began his career as an auditor for Ernst & Young. Since then, he has over 20 years of experience of bookkeeping, accounting, auditing, taxation and finance across many industries such as real estate, investments and non-profit organizations. Gregory passed the Massachusetts CPA exam in 2006. Previously, Gregory was […]
Originally from Los Angeles, Mike is an activist, communicator and futurist living in Boston. Mike became an activist during the Campaign Against Prop 8 in California, a ballot initiative that would have banned same-sex marriage. He has managed multiple political campaigns for State Representative. Mike is currently Communications Director for United for a Fair Economy, a national nonprofit highlighting racial and gender inequality in the United States.
He’s the author of several publications, including State of the Dream 2017: Mourning in America, State of the Dream 2016: #BlackLivesMatter and the Economy and State of the Dream 2015: Underbanked and Overcharged, among others.
Mike is the BII Fund Board representative from City Life / Vida Urbana.
Lisa Hayles specializes in promoting sustainable and impact investing with institutional investors. She works at Boston Common Asset Management, where she focuses on engagements promoting gender and racial equality. A native of Toronto, Lisa relocated to Boston from the UK in 2013. She supports Womenade, a giving circle serving Boston area women and girls and is on the investment committee of the St. James Episcopal Church in Cambridge. An enthusiastic traveler, dancer and yoga practitioner, Lisa is interested in the intersection of financial markets and social justice.
Lisa is the BII Fund Board representative for RSF Social Finance.
Mark Watson serves as Managing Director of the Boston Impact Initiative Fund, which offers blended capital to address the racial wealth gap in Eastern Massachusetts. He is also the founder of Keel Asset Management LLC, a financial advisory firm that provides socially responsible financial planning and investment advisory services to nonprofits, public and corporation pension plans. Mark is an investment committee member of the Fair Food Fund; chair of the Triskeles Foundation’s Asset Management Committee; board president of Sustainable Cape, Inc.; and a former board member of the Social Venture Network.
Mark is Managing Director of BII Fund.
Macken Toussaint is an attorney with Riemer & Braunstein, BII Fund’s pro bono legal partner. Macken concentrates her practice on commercial law, representing debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, lenders, institutional investors, and buyers in bankruptcy proceedings and corporate restructuring. She represents lending institutions and borrowers in the structuring, negotiation and documentation of debtor-in-possession financing, asset-based transactions, and other financing facilities. Macken also has experience in structured financing and asset securitization transactions.
Macken is providing legal services to support BII Fund’s direct investments.
Betty Francisco is an entrepreneur, business executive, attorney and community leader. She currently serves as General Counsel at Compass Working Capital. Betty is a dedicated community leader who has been involved with a number of non-profit and civic leadership organizations. She is co-founder of Latina Circle, a Boston-based network that is advancing Latina leaders into positions of power and influence and which recently launched Amplify Latinx to increase Latino civic engagement and political representation. She is also an investor with Pipeline Angels, a network of women investors creating capital for women social entrepreneurs.
Betty is an Investment Committee member of BII Fund.