Our People

Acumen America is a team of builders committed to solving the country’s biggest problems. We invest for the long-term—and we bring the sector expertise, network, and vision to help your company flourish.

Catherine Casey Nanda

Managing Partner

Amon Anderson

Managing Partner

Ayanna Kerrison


Maya Makkawi

VP, Partnerships & Operations

Omar Benitez

Senior Associate

Steven Peralta


Veenu Aulakh

Executive Director, Medicaid Innovation Collaborative

Madhu Gupta

Senior Associate

Board Members

Jacqueline Novogratz

Founder & CEO, Acumen

Miriam Rivera

Co-Founder and Managing Director, Ulu Ventures

William J. (Bill) Bynum

Founder & CEO, Hope Credit Enterprise, Hope Credit Union, and Hope Policy Institute

Investment Committee

Carlyle Singer

President, Acumen

Noramay Cadena

Founding and Managing Partner, Supply Change Capital

Sydney Thomas

Founder & General Partner, Symphonic Capital

We're hiring

We support founders—from pre-seed to scale—as they build solutions to America’s biggest challenges. We're always seeking people who are ready to join in building innovative solutions to poverty in the U.S.

Join Us

Acumen America backs entrepreneurs building innovative solutions to the urgent challenges of unequal workforce development, health inequities, and financial instability.