Founding Members

We're a team of seasoned thinkers, entrepreneurs and mavens with decades-long track record of defining industries, sectors, markets and movements.  With deep experience in social impact, we're focused on seeing possibilities in the intersections between silos, forging unlikely alliances, and creating cutting edge tools that have transformed the way the world "does" change.   And we all get along pretty well.  


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Regina Connell

Co-Founder, Managing Director

Regina is a strategist and connector with deep expertise in the intersection where strategy, brand, and experiences meet.

She headed communications, PR and marketing at Heath Ceramics, was the founder of the magazine Handful of Salt, and in her consulting practice, worked with clients ranging from Stanford University and CCA to Calvert, Good Eggs, and LEGO. She has also held senior roles at Proxicom, Landor Associates, Fantus (Deloitte) and Booz Allen. Prior to her career in consulting, she was at Apple, where she led environmental and sustainability projects.

She was an advisor to Good Capital and Social Capital Markets (SOCAP) and a founding partner and board member of Social Venture Partners. She's served on the boards of Stanford Student Enterprises, DIFFA SF, Inveneo, and on the advisory board of the Museum of Craft and Design.

Regina has a BA from Stanford University and a JD from UC Hastings. Born in Tokyo, raised in Hong Kong, and with stints in London, Paris, Chicago Washington DC, and the NY area, “home” is now Oakland, CA.

Contact her at regina@gatherlab.net


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Kevin Jones

Co-Founder, Convener

A serial entrepreneur successful (with his wife Rosa Lee Harden as business partner) eight out of eight times. (His one business failure happens to be the one he did without her). Kevin co created SOCAP, the worlds largest impact investing and social enterprise gathering.

He led an unsuccessful malaria project in Mozambique and is a founding general partner of Good Capital’s Social Enterprise Expansion Fund (SEEF), which invested in fair trade and literacy. That fund recently had the first successful exit from a wholly fair trade company. He is interested in being part of an investment vehicle that will compensate the producers like the investors are compensated.

He lives on a farm on a river with two dogs near Asheville, NC.

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@neighborecon


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Tim Freundlich

Co-Founder, Advisor

Tim is a long-time innovator in new financial instruments in the social enterprise sector, which he now applies as the Head of ImpactAssets, the ~$500mm boutique donor advised fund and investment note offerer for impact investments.

Previously at Calvert Impact Capital for 12 years, he conceived of and launched the donor advised fund. He was also instrumental in building the ~$400mm Community Investment Note with more than $1 billion invested into 300-plus nonprofits and for profits globally.

He co-founded Good Capital that, in addition to its flagship Social Enterprise Expansion Fund LP, founded the 2,500-person annual Social Capital Markets (SOCAP) conferences in San Francisco and has co-founded Impact Hubs in the US.

Tim lives in San Francisco.