About Credit Commons, Inc.
The Credit Commons is a 501 c 3 nonprofit also incorporated in Delaware.
Mission Statement: To create a complementary money and social banking system that democratizes the power to create money and makes the entire economy more efficient, equitable and empowering.
Corporate Counsel: Goodwin Proctor
Founder, Battery Ventures
Rick founded Battery Ventures nearly 30 years ago. In his current role, Rick acts principally as an advisor on the overall management and strategy of the firm. Rick’s prior investments include Allegiance Telecom (NASDAQ: ALGX), Cbeyond (NASDAQ: CBEY), Concord Communications (NASDAQ: CCRD), MetroPCS (NYSE: PCS), Network Equipment Technologies, Zayo Bandwidth, and several mobile communications investments that became part of Nextel Communications (NASDAQ: NXTL). Rick has served on numerous private and public company boards, and has also been a member of the Board of Directors of both the New England Venture Capital Association and the National Venture Capital Association. Prior to founding Battery, Rick spent six years in venture capital at UNC Ventures and two years in law at Hutchins and Wheeler. Rick holds an AB in Government from Harvard College and a JD from Harvard Law School.
DONALD J. GOGEL,
President and Chief Executive Officer, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice
Over his 22 years at CD&R, Mr. Gogel has led many of the Firm’s most successful investments. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Gogel served as a Partner at McKinsey & Company, Inc. and a Managing Director at Kidder, Peabody & Company, Inc. He is Chairman of the Cancer Research Institute, Senior Vice Chairman of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, a Trustee of the Rhodes Trust and a member of the Dean’s Council of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University. Mr. Gogel holds a B.A. from Harvard College, an M. Phil. in Politics from Balliol College, Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
FREDERICK B. (BART) HARVEY III
Frederick B. (Bart) Harvey III – Former Chairman – The Enterprise Foundation
Bart Harvey retired in March 2008 from his role as chairman of the Board of Trustees of Enterprise Community Partners and Enterprise Community Investment, providers of development capital and technical expertise to create affordable housing and rebuild communities. Enterprise is a national non-profit that raises funds from the private sector to finance homes primarily for low and very low income people. Enterprise has also pioneered “green” affordable housing with its EnterpriseGreen Communities initiative. Mr. Harvey was Enterprise’s chief executive officer from 1993 to 2007. He joined Enterprise in 1984, and a year later became vice chairman. Before joining Enterprise, Mr. Harvey served for 10 years in various domestic and international positions with Dean Witter Reynolds (now Morgan Stanley), leaving as Managing Director of Corporate Finance. Mr. Harvey was a member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta from 1996 to 1999, a director of the National Housing Trust from 1990 to 2008, and also served as an executive committee member of the National Housing Conference from 1999 to 2008. Mr. Harvey initially became a Fannie Mae director in August 2008, before we were put into conservatorship, and FHFA appointed Mr. Harvey to Fannie Mae?s Board in December 2008.
JOHN F. INCE
Founder, CEO, Moneeey, Inc and the Credit Commons
Mr. Ince is a journalist, author and social entrepreneur. For ten years he ran a nonprofit called Earth Aid Foundation which provided resources and capital to environmental groups. Prior to that John worked on Wall Street with Chase Manhattan Bank. He also worked as a reporter with Fortune Magazine and later joined the junior faculty of Harvard Business School. Mr. Ince is the author of several books on money and finance including: The Money Question, Meaningful Money, The Code of Common Cents. He is an honors graduate of Harvard College where he was First Marshal of his graduating class. He later received his MBA from Harvard Business School with a major in finance.
Co-head of the Global Technology, Media and Telecom Group in the Investment Banking Division – Goldman Sachs
A perennial member of the Forbes Midas List of top dealmakers in tech, George Lee is a Goldman Sachs investment banker who gained reputation by serving household name clients: eBay, Microsoft, Expedia, Adobe and Baidu. Ran the books for Google’s secondary offering in 2006. He closed initial offerings for SuccessFactors, Data Domain and Limelight Networks. George earned a BA in History from Middlebury College in 1988 and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1994.
Founder and Former CEO – Online Resources Inc.; Private Investor
Matthew P. Lawlor is one of the leading innovators and thought leaders in the online banking and payments industry of the past 20 years. He holds two patents for online financial technology and built Online Resources from concept to a publicly traded company serving thousands of financial clients with approximately 15 million active consumer end-users. Mr. Lawlor is also founder of the eFinancial Enablers Council, a senior executive round table of the major Internet banking and payments providers. He is currently a partner at Three Ten Holdings, a venture development and investment firm focused on financial services and payment technologies.