Dr. Kimberly M. James, PhD

Director, Head of Metrics & Evaluation

Dr. Kimberly M. James is a seasoned researcher, educator and evaluation expert with over fifteen years of experience. Currently, she serves as Director, Head of Metrics for Kind Capital, a leading impact investing firm and advisory platform that leverages the full spectrum of impact invest tools in collaboration with leading stakeholder partners across the ecosystem to drive scalable, sustainable impact. Her responsibilities include leading the evaluation work on developing and advising on impact investing metrics. She has experience offering tailored evaluation, research, strategic planning and technical assistance services for the philanthropic and private sectors. Previously, she served as a Planning, Evaluation and Research Office for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek, Michigan. There, she provided leadership in rebuilding the Foundation’s evaluation ecosystem, including developing and prototyping an innovative programmatic dashboard scorecard tool to help track progress and impact, map grant-making investments and learn from strategy. Kim worked collaboratively with multiple programming teams, grantee partners and external consultants to identify and to develop relevant evaluation approaches and metrics. She has also served as an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Georgia State University (Atlanta) and the University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina. Kimberly received her undergraduate degree in Political Science and Urban Studies from Trinity University, San Antonio and her doctorate in Political Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Since 2007, Kim has served on the editorial board of The Journal of Race and Policy.

Mission-Driven Executive Team

Diverse in experience, united in mission. The Kind Capital team brings 100+ years of combined experience across industries and leadership roles, authentically mission-driven to leverage our skills to catalyze positive sustainable impact while driving financial returns for our partners & investors. We have experience working with early stage companies through large Fortune 500 conglomerates across the full spectrum of asset classes, including structuring program-related investments (PRI), mission-related investments (MRI), social impact bonds (SIB) and income share agreements (ISA).

John Duong

Founder & CEO

Dr Jason Buchanan

Venture Partner and SWOT Team

Debbie McKeon

Partner and Senior Advisor, Strategic Partnerships

Kimberly M. James

Director, Head of Metrics & Evaluation

Thomas Hornbeck

CTO and Venture Partner

Lori M. Ruffin

VP of Entrepreneur Services

Grace M. Kataoka

Partner, Impact and ESG Investing Research and Advisory

Ash Sharma

Director, Sustainable Investments and Corporate Responsibility

Jenna Fuentes

Community Engagement Manager

Advisory Council

Andre Bennin

Jennifer Oertel

Melanie Audette

Joe Fuller

Rich Krygiel

Thomas Terdjman

Ted Mitchell

Sonal Shah

Karen Tay

Meredith Finn

Senior Workers of Talent (SWOT)

Joy Profet

Superpower: COO & Comms

Ray Wilburn

Superpower: Finance & Compliance

Keith Aikens

Superpower: Comms, Racial Equity

Marissa Lowman

Superpower: Product & Innovation

Isaac Segal

Superpower: EdTech, Entrepreneurship, Management

Lucia Weathers

Superpower: Strategic Comms

Maria Del Toro

Superpower: Philanthropic Fundraising, Strategy, & Management

Jocelyn Sargent

Superpower: Philanthropy, Racial Equity/EDI, Leadership
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