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Bennett Grassano

Vice President, Strategic Development, Kiva

Biography

Bennett has a background as a Tech Entrepreneur, Web Developer, Community Leader, Fundraiser, and Business Developer at leading Social Enterprises. As Vice President of Strategic Development at Kiva Bennett designs and capitalizes new initiatives for Kiva. He is a co-founder of Kiva Labs, a program to accelerate product innovation among social enterprises and financial service providers and manages partnerships with major foundations and corporations such as the MasterCard Foundation, Skoll Foundation, Omidyar Network, Cisco and Google among many others. Awards include the Yale School of Management-Goldman Sachs National Nonprofit Business Plan competition for TechSoup Stock, an online product philanthropy service that went on to distribute over $1 billion in technology and a Google Impact Challenge award for Kiva Labs.