Yigal Kerszenbaum has been a leader in the social enterprise and impact investing space for the last 10 years. As a veteran of the impact investing community, Yigal has executed over $120MM of transactions in impact investments across multiple sectors and geographies, including the US, Latin America, Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia.
Prior to joining the ETF, Yigal managed a >$60MM global portfolio of Impact and Program Related Investments for The Rockefeller Foundation, including ~25 investments in the form of debt, equity and guarantees. In addition to transactional work, he led the innovative finance and strategy work for several of the Foundation’s initiatives and was instrumental in the formation and implementation of a co-investment partnership with the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)—the first partnership of its kind for both OPIC and The Rockefeller Foundation. Previously, He worked as an investment professional on the private equity team at Developing World Markets (DWM), an impact investment fund manager and advisor focused on inclusive finance. Prior to that role he “cut his finance teeth” at a global 2bn+ private equity manager and advisor, 57 Stars.
Yigal graduated Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in economics from UC San Diego and received