Jeff Shumway

Managing Director

Office: Boston Year: 2014

Jeff Shumway is a Managing Director at Social Finance, where he leads the Advisory Services group. Jeff helps governments, nonprofits, and philanthropies use data and innovative funding mechanisms to get the best results for individuals and families. Since launching the Advisory Services group in 2014, Jeff has led over 50 advisory projects, applying the principles of Pay for Success and performance improvement to move the needle on challenging social issues.

Jeff also leads Social Finance’s Public Impact Initiative, partnering with government agencies to implement data-driven, outcomes-oriented funding for programs that work, delivering greater impact alongside improved transparency and accountability.

Before joining Social Finance, Jeff spent 16 years developing data-driven strategies in the nonprofit, for-profit, and public sectors. Most recently, he spent nine years at the The Bridgespan Group, working with world-class foundations, nonprofit intermediaries, and direct-service organizations in domestic and international contexts. His projects spanned public health, entrepreneurship and small business, homelessness, K-12 and post-secondary education, and youth development.

Prior to Bridgespan, Jeff worked with the Monitor Group advising Fortune 500 clients in energy, transportation, and healthcare; and with RTC Direct, an innovative advertising agency using data to build better customer relationships. He also worked in the Urban Institute’s Metropolitan Housing & Communities Policy Center analyzing housing policy. He has lived and worked in Guatemala, Philippines, and the UK. Jeff studied economics and Spanish at Brigham Young University and public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.