Bill Brownell

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Bill Brownell is a board member of Social Venture Partners International, a network of 3400 high net worth families focused on philanthropic initiatives in 45 cities worldwide. He is also Board Chair at the Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund (SV2), which focuses on grant-making and impact investing with San Francisco Bay Area social enterprises. In addition, he is a Board Chair at Pasturemap Inc, an environment focused software company, the Board Chair at the Stanford Business School ACT Program, and a Board member at the Nature Conservancy. He was Senior Vice President at Cisco Systems, where he led strategy, marketing and business development functions over time on a global basis. He also led the strategy team at Hewlett Packard and was a senior partner at The Boston Consulting Group in San Francisco. Mr. Brownell has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar, an MPP from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, and a BA from Stanford University.