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 BII’s Grants Advisory Council.
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 Investment Director for BII Fund.
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 Portfolio Strategist and Treasurer of BII Fund. From 2017-2019, he served as Managing Director, designing and developing the Fund’s pioneering approach to investing integrated capital to close the racial wealth divide. Mark is the Managing Director of the Fair Food Fund which provides catalytic capital and business assistance to early stage food entrepreneurs. He has spent 30 years bringing innovation to finance and marrying capital structures to advancing social mission. Mark is an advisory board member of MIT/Health Innovation Systems Inc.; chair of the Triskeles Foundation’s Asset Management Committee; board member of Institute of Educational Leadership; and board president of Sustainable Cape, Inc.
Mark is BII’s Portfolio Strategist and Treasurer.
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.