Geoff Davis has dedicated his life to channeling investment capital and entrepreneurship to help people and the planet thrive. Geoff is a multi-time founder/CEO and impact investor whose teams have invested in more than 200 high-impact companies globally and lent more than $3.5bn to over 14 million small businesses worldwide. Over his career, he has sat on 20 private, nonprofit or advisory boards, and his work has helped more than 12 million families work their way out of poverty.
Additionally, Geoff serves as Board Chair of SOCAP, Board Chair of Align17, Investment Committee Member of MIT’s Solve fund, board member at Arctaris Impact Capital, and Senior Advisor at Cicero Group.
Prior to leading the Sorenson Impact Institute, Geoff was the Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Cicero Impact Capital, a global private equity firm. Before that, he led the Perpetual Education Fund where his team annually made 20,000 higher education loans and catalyzed 50,000 small businesses in 100 countries. He is the former CEO of Unitus, a global pioneer in microfinance, and a founding board member of Kiva.org and Vittana.org. Geoff also worked with Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus to launch the Grameen Foundation.
For his work, Geoff has been recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, an Entrepreneurial Thought Leader by Stanford University, Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young, and a Social Capitalist by Fast Company, among other awards.
Geoff earned a master’s degree from Harvard’s Kennedy School and a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University. He also holds certificates from Harvard Business School, Oxford, Stanford Wharton, NYU, John’s Hopkins, and the Center for Creative Leadership. He speaks English, French and Spanish.