Fran Seegull is Executive Director, US Impact Investing Alliance, a project of the Ford Foundation and Omidyar Network. Its mission is to champion the power of impact investing in the United States and foster deployment of and demand for impact capital across asset classes globally. The alliance partners with stakeholders, including government entities, to build the impact investing ecosystem and develop resources needed to unleash private capital for public good.
Previously, she was Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director at ImpactAssets—a non-profit investment firm seeking to increase the flow of capital to impact investing— where she led the investments team, oversaw product development and managed the Investment Strategies suite of products. Seegull also headed investment management for The Giving Fund, a $150 million impact investing donor advised fund, including investment selection, monitoring and reporting. Earlier in her career, Seegull was Managing Director and COO of Funk Ventures, an early stage venture capital and acceleration firm investing in clean technology, sustainability, wellness and medical technologies.
Seegull has consulted to National Geographic, NPR and many family foundations. She served as VP of Business Development at Novica, a venture-backed social enterprise offering artisanal products from Asia, Africa and Latina America.
Seegull holds a BS in economics from Barnard/Columbia and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She is the Adjunct Professor at the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and Senior Fellow at the Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab, both at USC’s Marshall School of Business. She serves on the board of the Barbara Lee Family Foundation, the Investment Committee of the Goldhirsh Foundation and the G7 Social Impact Investment Task Force Working Group on Asset Allocation.