Jacquelyn Hunter is B Revolution’s Business Planning and Capitalization Services Partner. Ms. Hunter is the Founder of the Thunderbird Angel Network, an Investors’ Circle Fellow, and a former Small Business Consultant for the Inter—American Development Bank and Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women. She served for over two years as a Small Business Consultant for the United States Peace Corps in Belize, and was a Consultant to the Technopolis Project at ASU Venture Catalyst, a highly successful business accelerator located at Arizona State University. She has placed over $10M in first-round funding, and has consulted entrepreneurs in the US, India, China, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.
Ms. Hunter has been published in Forbes India and regularly writes articles on SME finance. She is a strong supporter of women’s entrepreneurship and is currently spearheading the development of a social enterprise, MachuMama, helping Peruvian women artisans export to the United States. She has helped plan, finance, and grow over 500 enterprises. She received her MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, and speaks Spanish, Kriol (Belize dialect), basic French and Mandarin Chinese. In her free time, she enjoys playing beach volleyball and travelling.
Dirk Sampselle is Founder of B Revolution, Inc., and CEO of B Revolution Consulting. He is an expert in the benefit corporation legal entity, and business strategy for B Corporations. He is a drafting author of B Lab’s Benefit Corporation White Paper, a legislative memorandum that is used to educate legislators on the benefit corporation legal form and facilitate adoption by the States. His forthcoming article, “The Benefit Corporation: An Economic Analysis with Recommendations to Courts, Boards, and Legislatures,” will appear in 62 Emory Law Journal (forthcoming 2013). He is presently co-authoring another article on legal strategy for social enterprises.
Dirk speaks regularly to the entrepreneurship community on legal issues for startups. In March 2012, he led a panel of expert attorneys in discussion of social enterprise legal strategy at Brown University’s SEEED Summit, which is co-sponsored by Social Venture Partners of Rhode Island. Since forming B Revolution, Mr. Sampselle has advised dozens of clients on matters of business and legal strategy to help build scalable models for impact and financial success.
Dirk is a Dean’s Scholar Juris Doctorate and MBA Candidate at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA, where he will also receive a Certificate in Socially, Environmentally, and Ethically Responsible Business. Prior to attending graduate school, Dirk founded Citizens for Social Justice, a 501(c)3 which provides transitional housing and educational rehabilitation services to the homeless population of Gainesville, FL.
Jeff Weston is Executive Director of B Revolution Capital’s angel investor network, and serves as an Associate in B Revolution’s Business Planning and Capitalization Services group. Jeff earned his MBA from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business after graduating with a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to earning his MBA, Jeff served as an analyst at Paladin Realty Partners, a real estate private equity company focused on Latin America with over $3 Billion in Assets Under Management, where he was involved in the financial and market due diligence of dozens of potential investments as well as investor relations. He also volunteered for a year at Siempre Unidos, a non-profit based in Honduras, where he managed a social enterprise employing primarily HIV+ women.
Jeff has served as a Packard Fellow with The Nature Conservancy and performed research for MicroVest Capital, an investor in microfinance. At Georgetown, Jeff designed and led Georgetown’s first course in impact investing and began efforts to create a student-led social venture fund. Jeff is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, having lived or worked in Latin America for over three years. In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis, hiking, and traveling.