Quantified Ventures helps social-sector and government leaders, entrepreneurs and organizations achieve greater good with their resources. We help clients prepare for and connect with the emerging and expanding fields of ‘pay for success’ and impact investing. These evolving fields enable forward-looking service providers to scale their solutions and government leaders to buy outcomes instead of process. Our services, while highly-customized, are underpinned and accelerated by a proven methodology, honed over many rewarding projects with measurable results.
We believe that the time is right now for us to roll up our sleeves and figure out how to move this social impact funding industry forward...faster than slower. Social Impact Bonds give us an opportunity to advance the performance-based, evidence-based solutions that we all would like to see expanded to scale. While much of the work associated with these new frameworks is new, much is not. While much of the work associated with these projects is hard, much is not. While much of the work requires working without a blueprint, much can be leveraged from previous efforts. We take our learnings from the past and apply them going forward. We still believe that:
- Expertise, passion, disciplined execution and a relentless pursuit of a better tomorrow are what drive success
- Data-driven, disruptive social-impact business models and technologies yield higher financial and social returns, when well executed
- Deep relationships focused on shared commitment, trust and integrity are at the heart of successful businesses
Eric Letsinger, Founder
In 2012, Eric Letsinger founded Quantified Ventures to scale promising, evidence-based enterprises with strong potential for measurable social impact. Leveraging his performance management, data analytics, deal structuring and organizational transformation expertise to advance performance-based transactions (e.g., Social Impact Bonds, Pay For Success), he is developing a series of impact investment projects across the healthcare, education, human services and environmental industries. Having spent much of his career driving government efficiencies through public-private initiatives, Social Impact Bonds represent a natural progression of his life’s work; enabling the social and public sectors to price, buy and sell validated outcomes as a means to accelerate clients’ ability to meet mission.
Eric brings 25+ years of senior leadership and direct management experience to the social impact industry. In executive positions in the private sector (IBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Cyveillance Software), public sector (Baltimore City Public Schools, Baltimore Housing Department) and the non-profit sector (Green & Healthy Homes Initiative, Campaign to Fix the Debt, Samaritan Inns), he has honed deep expertise in, and passion for, the education, healthcare, environmental and human services sectors.
Eric has an MBA from the Yale School of Management and a B.A. in Urban Studies from Northwestern University.
Music is his thing.
Jose Gaztambide, Social Impact Driver
Jose brings deep social impact, complex stakeholder management and consulting experience to the team. Jose joined Quantified Ventures from McKinsey & Company, where he conducted due diligence and delivered advanced post-merger integration results for private equity clients by implementing proven organizational and leadership development methods. In addition, Jose provided procurement and SG&A expertise to clients in the financial services, food distribution and defense industries.
Jose served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Honduras where he provided support and training for a business incubator targeting at-risk youth, the founding of a for-profit recycling co-op, and leadership of a cross-functional support group for people living with HIV/AIDS. Jose served as a consultant on a special project for Grameen-Intel Social Business, helping to develop a business plan for new soil-testing technology targeting farmers in rural Bangladesh. As a consultant for Mobile World Congress, he identified opportunities for mobile technology to alleviate youth unemployment across Spain, Ghana and Indonesia. Jose began his career at CEMEX as a Strategic Planning Analyst supporting the Chief Economist in preparing arguments for Sunset Reviews of an anti-dumping order against Mexican cement.
Jose earned his B.S. in Economics from Babson College and an MBA from Cornell University, where he was a Roy H. Park Leadership Fellow.
Music is his thing.
Brendan O'Connor, Social Impact Driver
Brendan O’Connor brings deep consulting, project management and advocacy experience to the Quantified Ventures team, as well as a demonstrated track record of developing and advancing strategic relationships among parties with differing priorities – a necessity in the world of impact investing. As a Director at Tauzin Consultants (former Congressman Billy Tauzin’s advocacy and venture builder firm), he learned the ropes from one of DC's most effective negotiators, legislators and executors. Brendan supported healthcare and energy clients ranging from Fortune 500 Companies to pre-revenue startups through strategic advocacy, business development, fundraising and targeted marketing initiatives, while working with his early-stage clients to implement lean principles. Before joining Tauzin Consultants, Brendan advanced the legislative priorities for healthcare clients with former Congressman Bill Brewster’s government-relations firm , Capitol Hill Consulting Group. In 2012, Brendan co-founded Raise Your City, a social venture that has raised significant funding for DC-based non-profits by lowering barriers for young DC residents to engage directly in local philanthropic initiatives and events.
A North Carolina native, Brendan earned his B.A. in International Studies from Elon University.
Music is his thing.
David Pritchard, Chief Impact Officer
David’s career is centered on helping effective change makers increase their positive social impact. With more than 25 years of experience working with organizations in the non-profit, public, and private sectors on assessing the social value they create and finding ways to improve it, his work demonstrably and measurably drives initiatives towards ‘what actually works’. As an economist and consultant for public and non-profit organizations in New York City, Washington, DC, London and Luxembourg David evaluated and modeled programs to ensure they were an efficient and sustainable use of public and philanthropic resources. In recent years, he directed a team of measurement and evaluation specialists at New Philanthropy Capital (NPC), a research organization and consultancy in London that advises non-profits on how to maximize the impact of their work. He led the NPC team that won the Social Impact Analyst Association's 2014 Challenge on how to create a social impact report.
David is a member of the Teaching Faculty for the MA in Social Impact offered by Claremont Lincoln University, a founding member of the Social Impact Analysts Association (now Social Value International), and a member of the American Evaluation Association. He is also a founder member of an US affiliate of Social Value International. He recently presented at conferences in Chicago (2015 American Evaluation Association conference), London (Good Deals 2015), Mexico City, Istanbul, and Toronto.
David is a native Brit now living in the US. He received his BA from Oxford University, an MA in Peace Studies from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.
David's thing is not music, sadly. It's soccer.
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