The Kiva Team

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

Martin Tschopp
Chief Executive Officer
Premal Shah
President and Co-Founder
Austin Choi
General Counsel
Lisa Hogen
Chief Development Officer
Giovanna Masci
VP of Global Partnerships
Jonny Price.
Senior Director, Kiva Zip
Sonali Kothari.
Chief Operating Officer
Chelsa Bocci.
VP of Marketing & Community
Si White.
Chief Financial Officer
David Pollak.
VP of Engineering
Kevin O'Brien.
Chief Technology Officer

Development

Bennett Grassano
VP of Strategic Development
Karen Little
Director of Development (Asia & West Coast US)
Lisa Hogen.
Chief Development Officer
Julie Campbell
Development Operations Manager
Jessica Feingold
Senior Development Manager
Valerie Bellande
Senior Development Manager

Marketing & Communications

Chelsa Bocci
VP of Marketing & Community
Laura Piper
Senior Manager, Community
Ryan Little
Video Producer
Jessica Hansen
Global Engagement Manager
Jason Riggs
Senior Director of Communications
Brandon Smith
Marketing Operations Manager
Taylor Whitfield
Community Manager
Aurora Lee
Content Associate
Talea Miller
Senior Content Manager
Megan Hunter
Digital Marketing Manager

Global Partnerships

Giovanna Masci.
VP of Global Partnerships
Juan Barbed
Portfolio Manager for( Central America, Caribbean and México)
Newton Nthiga
Portfolio Manager,( Anglophone Africa)
Cher Jacques
Senior Director for Africa
Carlos Pierre
Senior Manager, Strategic Initiatives
Meg Gray
Director of Portfolio Operations
Kate Bennett
Portfolio Manager,( Latin America)
Claudine Emeott
Director, Strategic Initiatives
Kathy Guis
Regional Director for Europe and Asia
Jonathan Bloom
Senior Portfolio Manager
Nicolas Lafaye
Regional Director for( Latin America & Caribbean)
Rachel Lewis
Portfolio Manager for( Anglophone Africa)
Michelle Schenck
Portfolio Manager, (Anglophone Africa)
Lev Plaves
Portfolio Manager,( Middle East)
David Kitusa
Senior Portfolio Manager,( Anglophone Africa)
Jomay Liu
Senior Manager, Risk & Credit Operations
Wesley Schrock
Portfolio Manager for( Central America, Caribbean and México)
Chad Sterbenz
Senior Director, Risk Management
Catherine Cocke
Portfolio Operations Manager
Hannah Katz
RTP Manager
Vince Main
Portfolio Manager,( Southeast Asia)
Kendra Thorogood
Portfolio Manager,( Eastern Europe & Central Asia)
Akshay Regmi
Portfolio Manager,( South Asia)
Elizabeth Davidson
Portfolio Manager, ( Francophone Africa)
Manon Genouille
Portfolio Operations Associate
Nadia Costanzo
Portfolio Manager for( Francophone, Lusophone and North Africa)
Mark McDonagh.
Portfolio Manager, Asia Pacific
Apryl Gibson
Review & Translation Program Associate
Kari Derenzi.
Review & Translation Program Associate
Patricia Wada
Senior Manager, Review and Translation Program

Product & User Experience

Abe Wallin
Design Director
Claire Marsh
Associate Product Manager
Nick Anderson
Senior Product Manager
Adam Farmer
Senior Designer
Pete Campion
Senior Product Manager
Cherry Mangat
Product Manager
Rachel Chang
Associate Product Manager

Engineering

Tim Ledlie
Principal Software Engineer
Zvi Boshernitzan
Senior Software Engineer
Jen Kobayashi
Director of Software Development
Amy Risch
Distinguished Software Engineer
Marc Dantona
IT,Manager
Kevin O'Brien
Chief Technology Officer
Noah Balmer
Director of Engineering
Jim Edlin
Senior Software Engineer
Abhishek Bhatnagar
Software Engineer
Jim Cooley
Director of Technical Operations
Van Mittal-Henkle
Senior Software Engineer
Joshua Starkey
Software Engineer
Zahid Zaman
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 Engineer
Nikki Woelk
Software Engineer
Joshua Kiwiet-Pantaleoni
Software Engineer
Nina Patel
Engineering Manager
Elli Balcomb
Software Engineer
David Pollak
VP of Engineering

People

Shana Soltani
Senior Manager, Kiva Fellows Program
Sonali Kothari
Chief Operating Officer
Michael Cusenza
Internship Program Manager
Emily Mertens
Kiva Fellows Program Associate
Radhika Warrier
Senior Manager, People, Culture & HR
Verlance Bershaun Friar
Office Manager, San Francisco
Eva Kambe
Office Manager, Nairobi
Natalie Russell.
Kiva Fellows Program Associate

Finance

Ilhama Aliyeva
Senior Manager, Finance Operations
Maria Zaldivar
Assistant Controller
Rob Schoenbeck
Data Analytics Manager
Carmen Baldizon
Staff Accountant
Afraa Salem
Finance Associate
Si White
Chief Financial Officer
Colleen Kinneen
Business Intelligence Analyst

Legal

Austin Choi.
General Counsel
Carolyn Bills
Senior Corporate Counsel

Zip

Jonny Price
Senior Director, Kiva Zip
Justin Renfro
Senior Program Manager, Kiva US
Suzanna Rush
Operations Manager, Kiva US
Katherine Lynch
Program Associate, Kiva Zip (New York)
Spencer Larkin
Program Associate, Kiva Zip (San Francisco)
Adam Kirk
Digital Marketing Manager
Brian McKeown.
Kiva Oakland Lead