Speaker Bio

Sasha is the Co-Founder of 60 Decibels, a tech-enabled social impact measurement and customer intelligence company spun out of Acumen that makes it easy for companies and organizations to listen to the people who matter most. Its proprietary approach, Lean DataSM, brings customer-centricity, speed and responsiveness to impact measurement.

Prior to co-founding 60 Decibels, Sasha worked for 12 years at Acumen, most recently as Chief Innovation Officer. In this role, Sasha spearheaded the creation and growth of Lean DataSM and of +Acumen, the world’s school for social change, as well as overseeing the Acumen Fellows Program. In his prior role as Acumen’s Director of Business Development, Sasha led global capital raising, including executing a successful $100M capital raise.

Sasha is also a noted speaker and blogger on generosity, philanthropy and social change, the author of the Manifesto for Nonprofit CEOs, and the creator of Generosity Day. His talks have been featured prominently on TED.com, the DO Lectures, SOCAP and other major conferences; he has been recognized as an Innovation Agent by Fast Company magazine; and he has been a contributor to Harvard Business Review, Stanford Social Innovation Review and other leading publications. Sasha also serves on the Executive Committee of the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs.

Before Acumen, Sasha worked at GE Money to expand financial offerings to underserved communities globally; at IBM, spearheading the company’s corporate citizenship strategy and launching a leadership program for school administrators; and at the microfinance group of Bank Rakyat Indonesia. Sasha began his career at Booz | Allen | Hamilton consulting to telecommunications companies in Latin America and Europe.

Sasha holds a BA from Harvard College, a Master in Public Administration in International Development from Harvard’s Kennedy School and an MBA from Harvard Business School.