Meet the Board
Social Capital Fund's Board is a team of industry professionals dedicated to social change. With deep expertise in areas ranging from community development finance to social entrepreneurship, social investing and financial product development, our Board has what it takes to make a sizable dent in poverty through financial services!
Mr. Posner is the Founder & CEO of Capital Good Fund, an organization he started in 2009 in response to the financial collapse and ensuing recession. In his role as CEO, Andy has helped grow the organization to one with thirteen full-time employees, a nationally recognized business model, a proven track record of success, and a robust and diverse network of funders, partners and supporters. Andy sits on the national Board of Directors of the Credit Builder’s Alliance has had his ideas published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Huffington Post, and has been featured in Providence Business News, the Providence Journal, CNN, Rhode Island Public Radio, and other print, radio and television media. Lastly, Andy was selected in 2011 as a Hitachi Yoshiyama Young Entrepreneur in 2013 as an American Express Emerging Innovator (one of 45 globally).
Mr. Rice is the Community Investment Manager for Trillium Asset Management, a leading socially minded asset management firm. He has previously served as the Senior Portfolio Associate of Trillium Asset Management and a member of its Board of Directors. In addition, he has done work on the Advisory Board of CEI Investment Notes and for CERES, a national network of investors, environmental groups and public interest organizations addressing sustainability challenges. Mr. Rice is also a member of the Board of Directors of Aeris Insight, a CDFI rating tool and information services provider.
Dr. Silva holds a Ph.D. in Financial Economics from the University of Houston, an MBA from the Madrid Business School, and a B.S. in Biology from Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain). Before joining the faculty of Merrimack College in 2010, Dr. Silva taught executive, MBA, and undergraduate courses at Instituto de Empresa (Spain), Instituto Tecnológico Autonómo de México (México) and Universidad Adolfo Ibañez (Chile). Dr. Silva’s current research focuses on financial inclusion and microfinance. Her research has been published in academic and practitioner-oriented journals such as the Journal of Banking and Finance, Emerging Markets Review, Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, and Global Journal of Emerging Market Economies, among others. She has also presented at multiple conferences around the world. Additionally, she has worked as a consultant for financial institutions, specializing in corporate governance. Dr. Silva’s passion is to find better ways to use finance to serve the most vulnerable members of society.
Mr. Jagatic is a Vice President at Fidelity Investments, where he leads a team that develops financial education and planning tools. Previously, Mr. Jagatic worked for American Express in Strategic Planning and Product Development roles, both in New York and in Sao Paolo, Brazil. He began his career with IBM, where he worked as a software developer, and also spent some time with a Düsseldorf, Germany-based Internet startup (efoodmanager AG). Mr. Jagatic received his MBA from Cornell University and his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada. He is a Certified Financial Planner™ who holds his Series 7 & 24 licenses, as well as multiple patents related to financial and payment systems. He resides in Providence, RI with his wife and two daughters.