Hi! We're the Kiva Team. We work every day to ensure that your loan dollars make a difference for borrowers around the world. We come from a vast array of countries and backgrounds, but we have one thing in common: we're all passionate about Kiva's mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Interested in joining our team? Check out Kiva's open positions here.

Management

Premal Shah
CEO/President
Austin Choi
General Counsel
Lisa Hogen
Chief Development Officer
Rick Levenson.
Vice President of Engineering
Giovanna Masci
Vice President of Global Partnerships
Jacob Schultz.
Vice President of People
Jonny Price.
Senior Director of Kiva Zip
Gerard Niemira.
Interim Vice President of Product
Sonali Kothari.
Chief of Staff
Chelsa Bocci.
Senior Director of Marketing & Community

Development

Bennett Grassano
Senior Director of Development
Karen Little
Director of Development (West Coast)
Lisa Hogen.
Chief Development Officer
Liezl van Riper
Director of Development (East Coast)
Julie Campbell
Development Associate
Jessica Feingold
Development Manager (East Coast)
Valerie Bellande
Development Manager (West Coast)

Marketing & Communications

Chelsa Bocci
Senior Director of Marketing & Community
Kate Kleinschmidt
Senior Manager of Online Marketing
Laura Piper
Senior Manager of Community Support
Ryan Little
Video Production Manager
Jessica Hansen
Education Development Manager
Jason Riggs
Director of Communications and Media Alliances
Brandon Smith
Community Marketing Manager
Taylor Whitfield
Community Support Associate
Aurora Lee
Content Associate
Talea Miller
Content Manager
Hania Abu-Eid
Communications Manager
Hillary Bush
Community Support Associate

Global Partnerships

Giovanna Masci.
Vice President of Global Partnerships
Juan Barbed
Portfolio Manager
Cher Jacques
Regional Director for Africa
Newton Nthiga
Portfolio Manager
Carlos Pierre
Senior Manager of Strategic Initiatives
Meg Gray
Senior Manager of Portfolio Operations
Kathrin Gerner
Portfolio Manager
Kate Bennett
Portfolio Manager
Claudine Emeott
Director of Strategic Initiatives
Claire Markham
Portfolio Manager
Kathy Guis
Portfolio Manager
Jonathan Bloom
Portfolio Manager
Cynthia McMurry
Regional Director for Latin America & Caribbean
Nicolas Lafaye
Portfolio Manager
Michelle Schenck
Portfolio Manager
Wesley Schrock
Portfolio Manager
Jomay Liu
Senior Knowledge Manager
Lev Plaves
Portfolio Manager
David Kitusa
Senior Portfolio Manager
Chad Sterbenz
Director of Risk and Operations
Catherine Cocke
Partner Support Associate
Rob Schoenbeck
Partnerships Evaluation Manager
Coline Forde
Review and Translation Program Associate
Hannah Katz
Review and Translation Associate
Vince Main
Portfolio Manager
Kendra Thorogood
Portfolio Manager
Akshay Regmi
Portfolio Manager
Elizabeth Davidson
Portfolio Manager
Patricia Wada
Senior Manager of Review and Translation Program
Monica Wooters
Review and Translation Program Manager

Engineering

Rick Levenson
Vice President of Engineering
Tim Ledlie
Senior Software Engineer
Jen Kobayashi
Engineering Director
Zvi Boshernitzan
Senior Software Engineer
Amy Risch
Distinguished Software Engineer
Sam Mankiewicz.
Chief Technical Officer
Marc Dantona
IT Manager
Kevin O'Brien
Principal Software Engineer
Noah Balmer
Engineering Director
Gabriel Castillo
Senior Software Engineer
Jim Edlin
Senior Software Engineer
Martin Butt
Principal Software Engineer
Abhishek Bhatnagar
Software Engineer
Jim Cooley
Director of Engineering
Van Mittal-Henkle
Senior Software Engineer
Joshua Starkey
Software Engineer
Zahid Zaman
Senior Software Engineer
Andy Kalinowitsch
Senior Software Engineer
Dave Thomas
Principal Software Engineer
Michael Leach
Systems Engineer
Cindy Ijima
Quality Assurance Engineer
Jay Mallatt
Senior Systems Engineer
Jacob Saur
Senior Software Engineer
Jake Pizzala
Software Engineer
Sarah Huffman
Senior Systems Engineer
David Sanchez
Quality Assurance Software Engineer
Nikki Woelk
Software Engineer
Steven Magelowitz
Software Engineer
Joshua Kiwiet-Pantaleoni
Software Engineer
Lemuel Haham
Software Engineer
Nina Patel
Kiva Zip Engineering Lead

Product & User Experience

Gerard Niemira
Interim Vice President of Product
Abe Wallin
Design Director
Nick Anderson
Senior Product Manager
Adam Farmer
Senior Designer
Pete Campion
Senior Product Manager
Cherry Mangat
Product Manager
Rachel Chang
Associate Product Manager

People

Eric Brandt
Senior Manager of Kiva Fellows Program
Jacob Schultz
Vice President of People
Shana Soltani
Kiva Fellows Program Manager
Michael Cusenza
Internship Program Manager
Emily Mertens
Kiva Fellows Program Associate
Radhika Warrier
Senior Manager of People and Talent
Verlance Bershaun Friar
Office Manager

Finance

Sonali Kothari
Chief of Staff
Ilhama Aliyeva
Senior Manager, Finance Operations
Maria Zaldivar
Assistant Controller
Carmen Baldizon
Staff Accountant
Paras Doshi
Analytics Manager

Legal

Austin Choi.
General Counsel
Carolyn Bills
Corporate Counsel

Zip

Akash Trivedi
Senior Manager of Kiva Zip
Jonny Price
Senior Director of Kiva Zip
Justin Renfro
Program Manager
Suzanna Rush
Operations Associate, Kiva Zip
Katherine Lynch
Program Associate, Kiva Zip (New York)
Pascalia Sila
Program Manager, Kiva Zip Kenya
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