Our partners are the heart and soul of Our work.
Our 100+ partners are learners and doers, eager to roll up their sleeves to support a given project, to participate in workshops and attend lectures aimed at educating our network about the issues our grantees grapple with every day, and to work to gain practical skills to support emerging nonprofits within, and beyond, the SVP portfolio.
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Partner Spotlight: Juliette Kopecky
Juliette Kopecky is a marketing leader with a passion for startups and high-growth tech companies. She has over fifteen years of experience driving business growth at companies like HubSpot, Backupify (acquired by Datto), and Talla. She has built marketing teams from the ground up at multiple companies and is a full-stack marketer having owned marketing strategy, large-scale product launches, messaging & positioning, customer research, lead generation, marketing operations, and content strategy. She is currently VP of Marketing at Talla, an enterprise AI and automation company. She has an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a BS from Boston University.
Bill Asher is an adviser and mentor to early stage organizations and entrepreneurs, both in the private sector and, as a member of Social Venture Partners, in the nonprofit community. Prior to retiring from active legal practice, Bill spent more than 35 years working with entrepreneurs, their companies and investors in the technology and life sciences ecosystems in New England, most recently at Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP and previously at Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault, where he also served as managing partner. Bill is on the board of directors of Mass Ventures, the Commonwealth’s technology venture capital fund, and is a member of seed stage Investors Collaborative and TiE Boston Angels. He has also served as a member of the advisory panel of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative Index of the Massachusetts Innovation Economy, an annual report on key technology industry clusters in Massachusetts
Bill received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College (BA, 1970, cum laude) and his law degree from Harvard Law School (JD, 1974, cum laude)
During his 35 year career, Gary Garber has built and managed Information Technology and Operations teams in large, complex and fast growing financial services firms. He was the Chief Information Officer/SVP at Boston Private Bank & Trust and previously held senior leadership positions at Fidelity Investments and Merrill Lynch. He has enabled major business and technology transformations, led cost optimization initiatives and managed project management, information security and vendor management programs. He spent the early part of his career working at several New York based non-profits and a state regulatory agency involved with the establishment of community residential programs serving developmentally disabled individuals.
Gary joined SVP with his wife Eileen in 2016 and together they have served on a couple of Investment committees and are currently participating on an internally focused SVP Tiger team on initiatives to enable it to meet its strategic goals. Gary is also a member of a Tiger team with the grantee Boston Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) working with the Executive Director and staff to set priorities and accomplish tasks that will provide it the capability of attaining their strategic growth objectives.
Gary has an MBA in Information Systems from Baruch College and a BA in Psychology/Sociology from Buffalo University.
Elizabeth March began her career as a city planner working in both low-income housing and economic development before moving to the world of academic medicine where she worked for 20 years. Elizabeth served as staff to the president of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Partner’s HealthCare and then as Deputy Director of Partnerships for Quality Education, a national medical education initiative funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. From 2007 to 2011, she was Executive Director of Children’s HealthWatch, a pediatric research center that studies the impact of public policies on the health of young children in poverty.
Elizabeth has done volunteer work for a number of years related to children in foster care having served as a court-appointed special advocate, a member of the board of directors for A Home Within, a mentor for a young woman in the South Bronx, and a fellow in the Office of the Child Advocate. At present, she is chair of the Board of More Than Words, a former SVP grantee. She also serves on the board of the Epiphany School where she a member of the Early Learning Center Committee, and is a court appointed advocate for a teen in foster care.
Elizabeth has BA from the University of Virginia and a Masters in City Planning from MIT.