DARYN DODSON

Managing Director

Daryn is a passionate advocate of social and economic justice, especially for disadvantaged and marginalized groups. His work with impact investors, private equity funds, Fortune 100 companies, universities and foundations has been viewed through the lens of addressing the world’s most pressing social and environmental problems.

 

Daryn previously led the Special Equities Program as a consultant to the Board of the Calvert Funds, a $12 billion pioneer of the impact investing field. Through this vehicle, Calvert maintains a portfolio of more than 40 funds on five continents, representing over 350 underlying portfolio companies.  Prior to serving as a consultant to Calvert, Daryn served as Director of University and Corporate Partnership for The Idea Village, where he created a platform engaging leading private equity firms, business schools, and Fortune 500 companies to invest over 100,000 hours and $2 million into more than 1,000 New Orleans entrepreneurs post-Hurricane Katrina.

 

Mr. Dodson currently serves on the Board of Directors for Ben and Jerry’s.  He earned his M.B.A. from Stanford, where he serves on the Dean’s Management Board, and his A.B. from Duke University.

Senior Vice President, Investor Relations

JASON HENNING

Jason cares deeply about building more inclusive and equitable markets. For 15 years, Jason has supported leading impact investors in aligning their capital with their values.

 

Prior to joining Illumen Capital, Jason built, scaled and led the investor relations function for Global Partnerships, helping source over $250 million in impact-first capital from families, foundations, religious institutions, and development banks. During his time with the organization Jason developed a set of rich investor experiences, ranging from CEO briefings and the establishment of an advisory council, to travel that connected investors with social entrepreneurs and the clients they serve. Previously Jason was engaged in social justice work at the Children's Defense Fund, and held leadership positions on several presidential and congressional campaigns.

 

Mr. Henning earned a B.A. in political science from The Pennsylvania State University and holds an M.P.A. from the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington.

Investment Associate

SHRUTI NAGARAJAN

Shruti is enthusiastic about ensuring all people have the opportunity to succeed. Prior to joining the Illumen Capital team, she spent two years at Cambridge Associates working to manage the investment portfolios across asset classes of seven high net worth families, and most recently worked at Citizen Schools to drive impact first hand.

 

At Cambridge Associates, she played an instrumental role in assisting some of the firm’s top revenue generating families, marketed the Cambridge Associates platform to prospective clients, and worked pro bono to incorporate private investments into the endowment of Massachusetts’ largest homeless shelter. At Citizen Schools, she created a new platform for 9th grade student engagement and applied her analytical expertise to improve corporate volunteer engagement in Citizen Schools program.

 

Ms. Nagarajan holds a B.A. in Public Policy and Education from Brown University. She has received recognition for her community service through the Eli Segal AmeriCorps Education Award and the Bronze Presidential Award for Public Service.

RADHIKA SHAH
President, Stanford Angels
WAYNE SILBY
Founder, Calvert Funds
SANDY WILKES
Chairman, The Wilkes Co.
JERRY JOHNSON
MD, RLJ Equity Partners
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