Inveneo is on a mission to bring the tools of information and communications technology to those who need it most. We’re fortunate to have a dedicated team of professionals who bring skills, experience, and perspectives from across the technology spectrum and from around the world. If you’d like to join us, see if we’re hiring.
Kristin manages Inveneo’s strategy, partnership and support development. Leading the staff’s economic development projects around the world, she directs Inveneo to help over 2,000,000 people with life-impacting ICTs. She was named a CNN Principal Voice in Innovation and Technology and received the ITU World Telecommunication and Information Society Award. She earned her MBA at Pepperdine University.
Mark leads Inveneo’s overall technology strategy and approach. Mark is currently leveraging his deep experience to help move BB4G candidate projects from drawing board to launchpad. Mark has over 15 years of experience specializing in VoIP/IP Networking Architectures and Operations Management.Before founding Inveneo, Mark was CTO of IPDeliver, and before that he founded ImmediateIT, a company that provided consulting for VoIP network design and service roll-outs. Prior to ImmediateIT, Mark played a key role in technology strategy and support team development for Mirapoint, NetCentrex, GoRemote and worked with local ISPs in South East Asia. He started his career in Internet Services by launching Computer Management GmbH in Germany, an IT training, consulting and enterprise ISP in 1991.Mark grew up around the world, living the US, South Africa and Germany before he was 8 and has never stopped traveling. He has lived in Thailand, and Malaysia and traveled through Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia and Singapore on motorcycle. Now he is based in one place for a while — San Francisco.
Bob manages ICT projects from design to completion with more than 35 years of technical expertise. One of the early members of the Homebrew Computer Club, Bob recently coordinated the multi-stakeholder effort to bring Internet service to 100 youth centers in underserved communities in the West Bank.
Bruce is one of the newest members of the Broadband for Good Team at Inveneo as Sr. Director – Broadband Initiatives and is also the Founder of Green WiFi. He leverages his extensive experience in the energy and telecom industries, 17 years in Silicon Valley as a telecom industry expert, a background in engineering and experience implementing solar powered ICT4D projects to help further Inveneo’s mission.He recently provided technical guidance and hands-on training and implementation assistance bringing Internet access to hard to reach schools in Haiti and Micronesia. His areas of expertise include: wireless networking, eco-data centers, DC power, and solar power.Bruce has published numerous white papers and articles on green data center operations and solar power in ICT4D. His educational background includes a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University and advanced studies in International Business from the University of Wisconsin. He is also a guest lecturer on solar powered ICT4D at ICTP and the University of Guam.Most recently, Bruce has been mentoring students from IIT, UC Berkeley, CU Boulder, SFSU, and SJSU in ICT4D design and as they implement projects.
Andris manages the Inveneo engineering team as the Chief Technology Officer, delivering technical guidance to high-speed broadband projects around the world. His cutting-edge networking solutions have helped him create partnerships with Ubiquiti and Microsoft. Previously, planned and implemented deployments of communications equipment for the US Department of State in field locations throughout the world and volunteered with Nepal Wireless.
FJ has twenty plus years background in designing, developing and delivering high quality/high impact learning products. He is highly skilled in managing diverse teams in multiple settings, including internationally. FJ also has strong facilitation & presentational skills delivering workshops, trainings, and capacity development. He has worked with such diverse groups as the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, and Women’s Initiative for Self-Employment. These positions, along with his MBA from San Francisco State University, have provided him highly transferable skills in conceptual planning, monitoring & evaluation and capacity development to work in a wide range of settings. He is also currently a Board member of the African Library Project.
With a background in the design and build-out of residential, academic and commercial buildings and landscapes, Jill brings her design and construction project management skills to Inveneo as Manager of Special Projects. Her current Inveneo engagements include InternetNOW!, a collaborative effort of several NGOs and Inveneo ICIP CLS, Inc. to build 100 wifi-connected microwork centers throughout Northern Uganda. Jill also supports Inveneo’s commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative by helping the organization build networks and partnerships.In 2006, Jill jumped into a project that would change her life. The founders of the Maranyundo School for Girls in Rwanda needed a manager for the design and construction process. The Maranyundo project led to the founding of Pannotia, a social enterprise established to help build solid facilities serving Africans living in rural and underserved communities. Over six years, Jill managed the construction of four schools, a large agricultural village for orphans and a community center. Jill brings this “get stuff done” attitude and enthusiasm for working with people of other cultures to her position as Manager of Special Projects at Inveneo.A California native, she is happy to return to San Francisco after more than 20 years of Boston weather. Outside of work, you may find her laughing at the dinner table with her husband and grown foodie sons, or using her Master Gardener skills in the garden.
As a member of the Inveneo engineering team, Matt thrives on creating people-centered technical solutions that are effective and as intuitive and non-burdonsome to use as possible. This ranges from technology being implemented in environments such as remote computer labs (Community Knowledge Centers) to using GIS technology to better communicate, navigate, and understand important and relevant data.Matt previously worked in dynamic roles at World Vision US to engage American college students to engage with developing communities abroad and domestically. Matt was also influential in designing the framework for World Vision International in regards to Community Knowledge Center and telecenter design, which is being used globally. Matt holds a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from West Virginia University and a Masters of Science in Information and Communication Technology and Development (ICTD) from the University of Colorado at Boulder.In his free time, Matt enjoys snowboarding and West Virginia Mountaineer football.
Sybille is the Director of Education Solutions at Inveneo. Sybille is passionate about using technology to open opportunities for people in underserved communities. Since 2006, she has focused her efforts on making technology affordable and accessible for people in developing countries and exploring innovative approaches that adjust to local needs and can scale affordably and efficiently.After 13 years managing technical projects at Microsoft, Sybille started her own consulting business focused on improving efficiency and impact of technology projects in developing countries. Sybille started working with Inveneo in 2009. She has extensive experience in managing digital inclusion projects including needs assessment, solution definition and deployment, capacity building, evaluation and monitoring. Sybille has managed the solution development and deployment for Pilot programs in Latin America, Africa, the Caribbean and the Middle East aimed at improving education and technology access in schools.
She has been the technical project manager coordinating pilot efforts with UNHCR to deploy Community Technology Access Centers in refugee camps in Rwanda and Bangladesh and has worked in camps side-by-side with camp officials and education partners to get a better understanding of the needs in camp and the challenges faced in the field.In 2011, Sybille moved to Haiti to manage Inveneo’s projects in Haiti, mainly the Haiti Connected Cities and Haiti Connected schools project, connecting 20 rural communities to the information highway and providing solar powered computer labs to more than 45 rural schools in Haiti.
Ian wears many hats for team Inveneo, moving between projects from operations to finance. The remainder of his time is spent overseeing the 12,000 sq. ft. office in which Inveneo hosts over a dozen social enterprises and nonprofit organizations.Following a stint in the legal department at Lucasfilm, Ian took to traveling and landed in Buenos Aires in 2007 as the Web Content Manager for a Dutch-owned, international travel conglomerate, where he honed his skills, both in person and remotely, with an international cadre of employees and clients. Previously, Ian was a primarily contributor to The Ten-Minute Activist, a book on political, social and environmental activism, the thrust of which serendipitously fell squarely in line with Inveneo’s mission.
Ian graduated with an Honors degree in Humanities/Cinema from the University of Illinois. In his time outside the office, he works as a musician, filmmaker, and freelance writer. In 2005 he was voted Most Valuable Player of the San Francisco Mission Baseball League.
Lisa is an e-commerce entrepreneur turned international development practitioner specializing in global operations, economic development, Rule of Law, and Science & Technology capacity building. Her work includes the implementation of forensic science training and infrastructure projects around the world for the U.S. Department of Justice and economic development and sustainability projects engaging scientists from throughout the Former Soviet Union for the U.S. Department of State.Lisa relocated to San Francisco from the Washington, D.C., area in Fall 2010 and is relishing life (and farmers’ markets) on the West Coast! A graduate of Barnard College, Lisa leads the board of the Barnard Club of Northern California, sits on the Board of Directors of Hostelling International’s Golden Gate Council, which operates eight Bay Area hostels, and co-chairs Spark’s Sugar Rush benefit as a member of their Bay Area Advisory Board.
Aaron most recently comes from All Hands Volunteers, an organization which coordinates volunteers for immediate impact in disaster settings around the world. Aaron led marketing and worked with Inveneo’s team to get broadband to Leogane for his team on the ground. So, he has real experience with Inveneo’s broadband projects in the field and has seen how transformative our work can be for organizations operating in emergency situations. Aaron’s also worked to build communities around high technology solutions and is a hands on marketer with experience producing videos in the field. He brings a wealth of marketing knowledge to our team.
Garland is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to secure funding for Inveneo’s projects and ongoing general operating expenses. Additionally, Garland provides liaison with key policymakers and corporate officials in Washington, DC.Before joining Inveneo, Garland founded the Technology Education Institute and the Technology Policy Institute. Both organizations were established to provide background knowledge necessary for choosing appropriate congressional and regulatory policy toward technology-based industry. Both TPI and TEI have been active in the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) and IGF-USA.
Garland was Senior VP for Development at the Progress and Freedom Foundation (PFF) where he worked from 1995 to 2007. PFF was widely recognized as the first “digital” think tank in Washington, DC and was the original co-sponsor of the Congressional Internet Caucus. Prior to PFF, he served as Vice President of Development for the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) where he raised support for State legislative chapters and launched ALEC’s National Education Report Card and Crime Report Card campaigns.
Earlier in his career, Mr. McCoy served as Special Assistant to the Secretary of Education William Bennett where he implemented the “Troops to Teachers” Second Careers in Education Program for Transitioning Active Duty Personnel and successfully implemented emergency teacher certification legislation in over 20 states. Prior to that, he was Founder and Senior Consultant of the Non-Commissioned Officer’s Association’s National Defense Foundation and executed the Active Duty and Overseas voter registration GO-TV programs. Mr. McCoy also served as Director, Military/Veterans Liaison to the Republican National Committee and was Legislative Assistant to Congressman Jim Jeffries on Capitol Hill. While on the Hill he was one of the founders of the Congressional Space Caucus. In the early 80ies he was Staff Assistant to the Secretary of the Army and worked in The White House.
Jossie joined Inveneo in June 2012 as Finance Manager responsible for general accounting functions, financial reporting, grants management and compliance training.Previously, she was with Tetra Tech DPK for nine years where she managed revenue accounting for international USAID Rule of Law and Democracy/Governance contracts and was the Oracle lead technical liaison for the accounting conversion from Quickbooks. In previous careers, Jossie worked as a human resources generalist, network administrator, programmer, and business analyst with financial institutions such as Wells Fargo Bank and Morgan Stanley.Jossie is currently completing her BS in Computer and Information Science with an emphasis on Software Engineering at Notre Dame de Namur University. A native San Franciscan, Jossie enjoys free time with her family and volunteering in serving the marginalized and disadvantaged communities in San Francisco.
As a member of the engineering team, Samuel implements technology solutions in diverse and challenging environments. This includes implementing long-range wireless internet solutions to installing and sustaining solar powered computer centers sites to teaching train the trainer programs to in-country partners. Sam first met the Inveneo Team while working in Haiti supporting the IT needs of a local hospital in Port au Prince.Originally from Madrid Spain, Samuel moved to Florida when he was 8 years old. After finishing a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and acquiring a variety of technical certifications, Samuel wanted to use technology for development purposes. Samuel co-founded Communication Integration, a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding global access to technology and education in order to encourage social progress, economic development, and quality of life. While volunteering with CI, Samuel also pursued a variety of IT server/network management consulting contracts with a variety of companies including JPMorgan Chase, Norwegian Cruise Lines and HP/EDS.Sam also worked as a technician for Breakfree Wireless, a telecommunications company dedicated to proving broadband wireless internet connectivity and other data services. He enjoys a plethora of activities, including snowboarding, rock climbing, scuba diving, cooking, hiking and camping.
Colm is from Dublin, Ireland, where he began a career with Ericsson which spanned 30 years, commissioning telephone systems in Saudi Arabia, Africa, Asia and North America.In 2003 Colm moved to San Francisco, where he was introduced to Inveneo. Starting off as a volunteer, he moved into the position of Sales Support Manager and in this role he works with the project owners and the in-country Inveneo Partners to ensure that these projects are scoped correctly and completed in a timely manner. He enjoys his work knowing that the communities in countries such as Uganda, Kenya, and Haiti use this new technology to improve their lives.Prior to that he worked in Montreal at the technical support centre in Ericsson, then moved to New York to set up the Ericsson Technical Support team for the AT&TWS Cellular network that spanned the Eastern US from Florida to Maine. A short stint as Project Manager introducing new products to International Telcos in several markets such as Brazil, Argentina and China followed prior to his leaving Ericsson in 2002.Colm spends his free time sailing in San Francisco Bay and the Pacific, as well as camping and hiking in the region’s many parks.
A true “Jack of All Trades”, Clark’s primary body of work includes software development, managing Inveneo’s servers, as well as aiding in the design, implementation and management of Inveneo’s networks.Prior to joining Inveneo, Clark was Chief Technology Officer at One Economy, a global NGO that leveraged the power of technology to fight poverty via access, digital literacy, relevant content and mobile apps. Some of Clark’s work includes thebeehive.org, a multi-lingual life skills portal, the Public Internet Channel (pic.tv) and myfreetaxes.com. Clark supported One Economy’s initiatives to bring broadband and wireless Internet to low-income housing developments as well as One Economy’s Digital Connectors program, a digital literacy boot camp for at-risk youth.In 2011, with financial support form Qualcomm’s Wireless Reach program, Clark led a significant mHealth study on medication adherence in conjunction with George Washington University Medical Center. The project studied the impact of mobile apps in a population of low-income Medicaid patients with chronic hypertension. The project used an FDA-approved medical reminder application on a cell phone to remind patients when to take their medications. It demonstrated the power of technology to combat disease and lower healthcare costs by empowering patients with tools to better self-manage their own healthcare.Clark served on the Board of Directors at Centro Latino for Literacy, an innovative adult Spanish language literacy program in the greater Los Angeles area.Clark earned his Masters degree in Computer Science from Oregon State University, Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Puget Sound. Outside of work, Clark enjoys cycling and running.
Stephanie manages Inveneo’s program development, which includes grant-related and collaborative program work. After completing her BA from Williams College, she began her career in international geekery at PC Magazine, then migrated to the nonprofit world as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Bulgaria. Stephanie then helped expand Geekcorps, an NGO focused on technical skills transfer in the developing world, and spent time in South America while pursuing her Masters in Development Economics from the Fletcher School. Recent years have been spent consulting to a number of foundations including OSI and Ford. Stephanie is a rabid baseball fan, mainly rooting for the Red Sox when they aren’t terrible but has increasingly found solace in the SF Giants. She hails from Boston but now makes her home in sunny Palo Alto with her husband and two moppets.