Managed by UpSpring Associates, www.upspringassociates.com, New Mexico’s First B Corporation, focused on the ‘triple bottom line’, leveraging the power of the marketplace for good. Drew’s efforts have led to more than $100 million placed in local investment.
Drew’s professional experience spans the for-profit, non-profit, public & philanthropic sectors. He has helped launch more than 15 start-ups with numerous legal structures. His work has generated more than $100 million for triple bottom line efforts. Consulting has taken him across New Mexico, the U.S., to Native American nations, and more than 40 countries.
He has contributed to 100 + socially entrepreneurial business plans. Prisma Microfinance’s co-written plan was a Global Social Venture Competition award winner, published, and used to raise $1.2 million in private equity capital.
He was Director of a U.S. microfinance organization, the CDFI called ECDC/Enterprise Development Group, serving immigrants and low-income people in Greater Washington, DC. He served as Program Officer for Grameen Foundation as its founding staff person of the Capital Markets Group.
Previous experience includes a Bluetooth wireless firm, socially responsible businesses, and an environmental NGO. He began his career in National Community Service, as a VISTA (US domestic equivalent of the Peace Corps) and an AmeriCorps Team Leader in Oakland, California.
Drew completed his MBA from the University of Washington in Seattle. He finished his BA, Cum Laude, in History and International Relations from Washington University in St. Louis. His studies included a year abroad at Sussex University, UK.
He serves as Treasurer on the Board of the CDFI, Cha Piyeh, Inc. He is a Lifetime Member of Net Impact. In his free time, Drew plays ultimate Frisbee anywhere he can, hikes to get lost, eats food he doesn’t recognize, and enjoys bad puns more than he should.