Jeremy is co-founder and managing partner of Scopia Capital Management LP, an institutional alternative asset management firm with over $5 billion of assets under management.
At Propel, Jeremy works closely with the CEO on the organization's strategy and priorities. Since 2007, he has been active in building the field of impact investing, helping to scale innovative social impact organizations, and advancing progressive initiatives. He currently chairs the board of Root Capital, and served on the founding board for Sarona Asset Management.
Prior to entering the financial world, Jeremy worked as a freelance journalist and wrote articles on economic, political and social issues for publications including the Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, SF Weekly and the Village Voice. He holds an M.P.A. from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a B.A. from Wesleyan University.
Sarah is co-founder and CEO of Propel Capital, and directs overall strategy, investment and grant program design, and implementation.
Previously Sarah led her own consulting firm, working with foundations, donors, and corporations to strengthen their giving and impact investing strategies to have greater impact. She also led and launched the Pfizer Foundation, with over $320 million in assets, overseeing the creation of their first international and community-based health and social venture programs.
Sarah is also a lifelong activist. Working with a coalition of HIV+ organizers, educators, and health experts, she designed and advocated for the United States’ first comprehensive HIV/AIDS education and condom availability program in NYC high schools at the height of the epidemic. She also ran community organizing campaigns for NARAL’s pro-choice state legislature candidates in Missouri and has volunteered with individuals and families affected by the criminal justice system throughout her life. She serves on a range of nonprofit boards, including the Brooklyn Community Foundation, the Center for Prison Education, and the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. Sarah has a B.A. from Wesleyan University and was a Coro Fellow in Public Affairs.
As Portfolio Director, Katya manages grants and investments and works closely with the Co-Founders on the organization’s overall strategy and implementation.
Before joining Propel, Katya worked with non-profit organizations, school systems, and foundations, including the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, to strengthen their strategies and programs in K-12 education.
Previously, Katya managed national initiatives to improve instructional quality and capacity in school systems; helped launch a comprehensive school reform plan in New Haven, CT; and provided strategy and implementation support to Fortune 500 companies as part of the Human Capital Consulting team at Deloitte. She began her career as a middle and high school mathematics teacher in Oakland, California. Katya has an MBA from the Yale School of Management and a BA in mathematics from Smith College. She was a Coro Fellow in Public Affairs and a Broad Resident in Urban Education.
Magda is the Program Assistant at Propel, where she supports the organization’s operations.
Prior to joining the team, Magda taught bilingual special education as a Teach for America Fellow. Previously, Magda completed internships at the White House, United Nations, and State Department, where she worked with teams across public diplomacy and global programs. Magda graduated with a B.A. from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University. Her academic research focused on minority studies, educational leadership, and the politics of national identity in Jewish history.
As the 2018 Propel Fellow Elisa conducts research in support of Propel’s Democracy, Justice, and Opportunity Funds.
Elisa comes to Propel with an interest in local politics and its impact on people’s lives. Previously, she interned at the White Plains Family Court, where she worked alongside Judge Kathy E. Davidson developing a better understanding of the Justice System. Elisa is currently a sophomore at Macaulay Honors College studying at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She is pursuing a B.A. in political science with a minor in economics. At John Jay, she is the class of 2021’s representative on the Honors Advisory Council and a member of the Roosevelt Policy Club.