Advisor of Special ProjectsOffice: Boston Year: 2020
David Reiff is Advisor of Special Projects at Social Finance. His portfolio is primarily focused on new initiatives in the economic mobility space, including new partnerships with workforce development and upskilling organizations, Career Impact Bonds, and exploration of potential new lines of business such as Social Bonds. Prior to Social Finance, David co-founded a social enterprise developing financial security solutions for low- and moderate-income workers, with the backing of the Omidyar Network, the Robin Hood Foundation, and BlackRock Social Impact. He has also worked in the San Jose Mayor’s Office of Technology and Innovation, served as a fellow at the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program, and worked with early-stage investment funds including Underscore VC and Flourish Ventures on sourcing and investing in high-impact startups. David started his career as an early product hire and R&D team lead at LenddoEFL, a data analytics startup expanding financial inclusion for unbanked entrepreneurs and consumers in emerging markets.
David has a joint MPP/MBA from the Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School, where he was a Rubenstein Fellow at the Center for Public Leadership, a Cheng Fellow at the Social Innovation and Change Initiative, a Rock Summer Fellow, and an HBS Leadership Fellow. David completed his master’s thesis on innovations in alternative on-ramps to middle-skill employment under the supervision of Professor Joe Fuller and has published research in organizational behavior in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. David has a bachelor’s degree with highest thesis honors in quantitative labor economics from Tufts University.