Meet the team behind Archimedes Project.
Faith Wallace-Gadsden, Ph.D. founded the Archimedes Project in 2013 and serves as its full-time managing director. As part of her doctoral studies in molecular microbiology, Faith traveled to Haiti at the start of the cholera outbreak and saw first hand the failure of the international community to distribute simple and low cost technology to stop the spread of disease. She committed herself to stopping the spread of diarrheal disease by finding and implementing scalable business models that meet the desires for low-income families to protect themselves and their children.
Angela McIntosh joined the Archimedes Project in September 2013 and is the part-time events coordinator. She is a organizational mastermind who is passionate about collaborating and engaging with communities to build their capacity to thrive.
Laura Carpenter joined the Archimedes Project in September 2013 and is the part-time operations coordinator. Laura loves to tackle big challenges and is passionate about creating positive social, environmental and economic change via social enterprise.
The board of directors help guide the development and expansion of the Archimedes Project. These directors represent the diverse needs of the organization and are committed to the Archimedes Project’s vision.
Director of the MassCEC Water Innovation program with both a domestic and international focus on water resources and innovations in the water technology sector that aim to intelligently add water jobs, reduce energy consumption related to water needs and improve the use, reuse and access to global water stores.
Enjoyed four years at the World Bank supporting the Water Supply and Sanitation sector’s $2.5 billion portfolio, covering the Latin America and Caribbean region while carrying out operational, open-source media and knowledge management roles. I have co-authored reports for both the World Bank and the Pacific Institute on Green and Inclusive Growth in the Water sector, Integrated Urban Water Management, and the growing risks to business and investors posed by water scarcity and climate change. During two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Bolivia, I worked in a remote Amazon village to improve access to safe water. I hold masters degrees from the Monterey Institute of International Studies in Business Administration and Environmental Policy while also holding a bachelor of science in Biology.
Nicholas Pike joined Advent in 2007 as an Associate in the Boston office focusing on buyout and growth equity investment in the business & financial services sector. Following business school, he rejoined the business and financial services team in the New York office. Prior to joining Advent, Nick was an investment banking analyst at UBS in the Financial Sponsors and Leveraged Finance group concentrating on providing bank and bond financing in a variety of industries.
Sujatha thrives on helping mission-driven leaders engage in transformational conversations for positive change.
Through her work as a social impact consultant, network builder, and facilitator she supports corporate, philanthropic, and nonprofit actors in designing effective programs that produce deep social benefit for communities around the world.
Sujatha grew up in a multi-cultural household, the proud daughter of an immigrant entrepreneur and a midwife. She brings a diverse background in community development, impact investing, and education to her work. In addition, she is a seasoned nonprofit leader, strategic planner, and capacity builder.
Yigal Kerszenbaum is the Managing Director of The Employment Technology Fund (ETF). Yigal is a ~10-year veteran of the impact investing community. Yigal has executed dozens of investments across multiple sectors and geographies, including the US, Latin America, Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, India and South-East Asia.
Prior to joining the ETF, Yigal managed a $60MM global portfolio of Impact Investments for The Rockefeller Foundation, including ~25 investments in the form of debt, equity and guarantees. In addition to transactional work, he led the innovative finance and strategy work for several of the Foundation’s initiatives and was instrumental in the formation and implementation of a co-investment partnership with the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)—the first partnership of its kind for both OPIC and The Rockefeller Foundation. Previously, He worked as an investment professional on the private equity team at Developing World Markets (DWM), an impact investment fund manager and advisor focused on inclusive finance. Prior to that role he “cut his finance teeth” at a global 2bn+ private equity manager and advisor, 57 Stars. Yigal is a graduate of UC San Diego and Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.