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Bennett Grassano

Vice President, Strategic Development, Kiva

Biography

Bennett is the Vice President of Strategic Development at Kiva. Bennett designs and capitalizes new initiatives for Kiva. He is a co-founder of innovations such as Kiva Labs and Kiva U and manages partnerships with major foundations and corporations such as the MasterCard Foundation, Skoll Foundation, Omidyar Network, Cisco and Google among many others. Bennett is on the Board of Directors for Saha Global, a social enterprise that provide affordable, safe drinking water to the poorest of the poor by training women to start and run clean water businesses and donating the capital they need to get started. . Bennett has a background as a technology entrepreneur, web developer, community leader, fundraiser, and business developer at leading social enterprises.