Jeff Shumway

Senior Advisor

Office: Boston Year: 2014

Jeff Shumway is a Senior Advisor at Social Finance. Previously, he was Managing Director and leader of the firm’s Advisory Services group. In this role, Jeff helped governments, nonprofits, and philanthropies use data and innovative funding mechanisms to get the best results for individuals and families. After launching the Advisory Services group in 2014, Jeff 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 led Social Finance’s Public Sector Practice, 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 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 U.K. Jeff studied economics and Spanish at Brigham Young University and public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. And today, he serves as an adjunct lecturer within the Ballard Center for Economic Self Reliance at Brigham Young, teaching a course on advanced social impact and funding models.