Bruce McNamer

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"Bruce McNamer is the President of The Builders Initiative (TBI), a family foundation focused on food access, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, oceans and the environment. Prior to joining TBI, Bruce was President and CEO of Greater Washington Community Foundation in Washington DC; the Head of Global Philanthropy and Chief Executive Officer of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, and the President and CEO of TechnoServe, a nonprofit organization that works with people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries. " [1]

"Before joining TechnoServe in 2004, Bruce was a senior executive/founder at start-ups Verified Identity Pass (Clear ID), Appfluent Technology, and Varsity Group. He was an investment banker at Morgan Stanley and a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. Bruce was also a White House Fellow at the National Economic Council and a Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay. He has an AB from Harvard and a JD/MBA from Stanford. He is a Montana native."[2]

"He also was a technology banker in the San Francisco office and helped open the firm's Hong Kong office. While at Stanford, McNamer co-founded MBAID, a non-profit group that sends MBA students to developing countries to work with local entrepreneurs and small community organizations. He also helped launch “Start Up,” a community-based microlending organization in East Palo Alto. At McKinsey, he has led the San Francisco office's community outreach efforts." [3]

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  1. Executive leadership, Program for Appropriate Technology in Health, accessed May 3, 2020.
  2. Bruce McNamer,, accessed December 3, 2010.
  3. Fellows, White House, accessed December 3, 2010.
  4. One Acre Fund Board, organizational web page, accessed January 28, 2013.