Maryanne Hancock

Chief Executive Officer

Maryanne leads Y Analytics in its strategy, development, and growth. Previously, Maryanne spent 20 years at McKinsey and Company, where she was a Senior Partner. Among her several leadership roles, Maryanne co-founded McKinsey’s K-12 education practice in the U.S. and served several poverty alleviation non-profits, including CARE. Maryanne holds a BA with Honors and an MA in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia, and a JD magna cum laude from Harvard Law School.

Benjamin Barker

Senior Associate

Financial Services Lead

Ben has a background in data analytics. Prior to joining Y Analytics, he worked in Bank of America’s Digital Banking group, where he supported development of an AI chatbot with customer analytics and market research. Ben holds an MBA in Finance from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Colgate University.

Blake Broadnax

Associate

Blake has a background in ESG and impact investing. Prior to joining, Blake was a research associate on the ESG investment team at Wellington Management where he primarily covered non-US tech and financials. He also co-founded the Black Venture Foundation which is a non-profit that helps young black entrepreneurs gain access to the grants, accelerators and mentorship that is necessary for the successful launch of their companies. Throughout undergrad, he also interned at JP Morgan and completed fellowships at Blackstone and Oaktree Capital Management. Blake holds a B.A. in Political Science from The University of Michigan.

Erika Desmond

Associate

Erika has a background in impact measurement and early-stage startups. Prior to Y Analytics, she worked in East Africa in Monitoring and Evaluation, nonprofit consulting, and venture capital, with a focus on agriculture and social and environmental sustainability. Erika holds an MBA in Finance from MIT Sloan and an undergraduate degree in English from Hamilton College.

Adrienne Donoho

Executive Assistant

Prior to joining Y Analytics, Adrienne worked as an Executive Assistant/Project Manager at Egon Zehnder, providing support for assignments across a wide range of industries.  Adrienne holds a BA in Political Science from Florida State University.

Jessica Fay

Director

ESG Performance

Jessica leads ESG performance & company engagement at Y Analytics. She has over 10 years of experience in financial services and management consulting, with a focus on social impact. Her previous roles include VP of Strategy & Business Management at Nuveen Investments and Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company, where she primarily served clients in the public, social, and financial sectors. Jessica has an MBA from the Darden Business School at University of Virginia, and an undergraduate degree in International Comparative Studies from Duke University.

Ronica Jithendranath

Manager

ESG Analytics & Reporting

Ronica was a Vice President in the Fixed Income Client Reporting and Analytics team at Neuberger Berman, Chicago, where she primarily focused on creating model ESG portfolios for prospective and existing Fixed Income clients. Prior to Neuberger Berman, Ronica worked in Goldman Sachs for seven years across various roles within Operations. Ronica has a Bachelor's in Business Management degree from Bangalore University, India and is currently pursuing an MBA from Loyola University, Chicago

Connor Jordan

Senior Associate

Climate Corporate Coalition

Connor joins Y Analytics as a Climate Corporate Coalition Senior Associate, where he supports the Climate Coalition and TPG in advancing their climate leadership. Before Y Analytics, Connor was the Chief of Staff of Project Regeneration, noted environmentalist Paul Hawken's new nonprofit. He helped research and write Paul's new book, Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation, and helped manage the organization supporting the mission of the bookConnor also was a social sector strategy consultant at Redstone Strategy Group, where he worked on projects in many sectors including affordable housing, education technology, and food security. He holds a B.S. in Product Design Engineering from Stanford University. 

Semiray Kasoolu

Director

Impact Solutions

Semi’s background is in helping governments, international organizations, and investors translate evidence-based research into more effective economic policies and capital allocation decisions. Prior to joining Y Analytics, Semi was a Research Manager at the Growth Lab at the Center for International Development at Harvard University, where she managed research projects focused on achieving sustainable and inclusive growth in a number of countries. Her areas of research focus include labor market frictions and women’s economic inclusion in the Middle East. Semi holds a B.S. in Economics and Accounting from Saint Peter’s University and a MPA in International Development from the Harvard Kennedy School.

Jordan Kranzler

Chief of Staff

Jordan has a background in strategy consulting, data analytics, and business process design. Prior to joining Y Analytics, he worked at Deloitte Consulting, where he specialized in advising senior leaders of public sector loan and grant programs. Previously, he interned for two software companies and an economic development nonprofit. Jordan graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in economics.

Mary Kruberg

Analyst

Mary’s background is in economics and data science. At Y Analytics, she primarily supports the team’s ESG Analytics & Reporting capabilities. Previously, she was a research assistant for several economics projects within UC Berkeley’s Department of Economics, largely focusing on questions within development economics and labor economics. Mary graduated from Berkeley with High Honors in economics and a minor in data science.

Ritu Kumar

Senior Director

Ritu has deep expertise in environmental economics, with more than 25 years of global ESG and sustainability experience, including successful development and delivery of climate change initiatives, resource efficiency, value creation through enhanced ESG practices, compliance monitoring (including IFC Performance Standards), and private sector capacity building for managing ESG issues across emerging markets. Ritu has spent several years with the UN Industrial Development Organisation, the private equity firm Actis and the UK development finance institute (CDC Group) where she established and led the ESG function. She has served on the Board and investment committee of the Global Climate Partnership Fund, advisory board of Marks and Spencer as well as several ESG Committees of private companies. She has a master’s degree in economics from the London School of Economics and Delhi School of Economics.

 

Lee Larson

Senior Associate

Lee has a background in ESG strategy, impact measurement, and data analysis. Prior to joining Y Analytics, Lee worked as a social impact and sustainability topic specialist at Boston Consulting Group. He started his career at Deloitte Consulting, where he helped clients in the international development and diplomacy sector build advanced analytics capabilities. Lee holds a dual degree in Economics and History from Wake Forest University, where he was a Reynolds Scholar.

Will Mulhern

Associate

Will has a background in research and management consulting in the food and energy sectors. Prior to joining Y Analytics, Will worked at Castalia Strategic Advisors, where he advised governments on economics, finance, regulation, and policy to improve electricity services and drive the clean energy transition. He also worked as a consultant with the Climate Change Group at the World Bank and as a researcher at the Jahn Research Group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a researcher, he assessed climate risks at the food-energy-water nexus. Will holds a B.S. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.A. in International Economics and Energy, Resources, and Environment from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

Venessa Ng

Associate

Prior to joining, Venessa was a consultant with Environmental Resources Management (ERM). Her expertise is in corporate sustainability, ESG, climate change and impact assessment. She has worked on ESG and carbon reduction strategies, sustainability-linked financial instruments, ESG reporting, management and verification of ESG-data etc. Before ERM, Venessa ventured into several youth initiatives, including being a founding member of Young Sustainable Impact Southeast Asia (YSI SEA) and joining the youth committee of the Singapore Chapter of United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). Venessa holds a Bachelor’s in Environmental Studies at the National University of Singapore (NUS).

Leigh Pomerantz

Associate

Leigh works with the ESG Performance and Impact Solutions teams at Y Analytics. She has experience in impact measurement and management, global public health research, and international development project implementation. Prior to joining Y Analytics, Leigh worked at Calvert Impact Capital, an impact investing organization with a global debt portfolio across sectors including environmental sustainability, renewable energy, affordable housing, and education. At Calvert, she supported the team’s strategy, communications, and impact work, including the execution of an industry-leading impact measurement and management methodology. Leigh earlier interned with CARE Enterprises, a fund using blended finance to create transformative and dignified economic opportunities for women across emerging markets. Leigh has served as a legislative intern in the House of Representatives (CA-18) and worked with the Education Team at CARE International in Timor-Leste.  She  is a graduate of Stanford University with a BA in International Relations and minors in Human Rights and Modern Languages (Spanish/Swahili).

 

Alex Popovski

Associate

Alex joins Y Analytics with a background in venture incubation, consulting, and policy research, primarily in healthcare. Previously, Alex worked at Roivant Sciences, focused on incubating health-tech ventures and launching an impact investing organization advancing global access to therapeutics and biopharmaceutical manufacturing capabilities. He also has experience designing and implementing novel healthcare delivery models in the public and social sectors through engagements at Group 17A, UNOPS, and the Touch Foundation. Alex holds a BA in Economics and Global Health from Harvard College.

John Repetti

Analyst

John has a background in economics and data analysis. Prior to joining Y Analytics, he completed his undergraduate degree at Northwestern University where he majored in Economics and Mathematics and earned a certificate in Managerial Analytics from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. During his time at Northwestern, John had internships in private equity, economic consulting, and nonprofit consulting.

Susan Shields

Executive Assistant

Prior to joining Y Analytics, Susan worked at Ernst & Young providing executive administrative support to the Americas ITTS Transformation Leader and the Central Region TP Leader. In these relationships, she provided project management oversight while managing multiple technology transformation workstreams. Susan is a cum laude graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington - College of Business, and holds dual BBA degrees in both Management and Marketing.

Rachel Smith

Associate

Prior to joining Y Analytics, Rachel worked as a policy analyst for the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Energy Program, where she analyzed and developed federal policy recommendations on power sector decarbonization and natural climate solutions. Rachel began her career as an environmental engineering consultant helping water utilities optimize their operations and meet regulatory requirements. Rachel holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Bucknell University and an MS in Global Change: Ecosystem Science and Policy from a dual degree program between the University College Dublin, Ireland and the Justus Liebig University, Germany.

Liz Stiverson

Managing Director

ESG

Liz leads TPG’s firm-and portfolio-level ESG strategy and programs at Y Analytics. Before joining Y Analytics, she spent seven years serving as Chief of Staff to TPG’s CEOs and Executive Office, and she also plays a founding leadership role in TPG NEXT, the firm’s initiative to seed, support and scale diverse investors and entrepreneurs. Prior to TPG, Liz worked for BCG, where her work included research and operational change for charter school networks and metropolitan school districts. She holds a BA with Honors from Yale University and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Nick Thiros

Associate

Nick has a background in strategy consulting and research in the energy sector. Prior to joining Y Analytics, Nick worked at McKinsey & Company, helping utilities and EPC firms make strategic and operational decisions and completing diligence work on clean technology companies for large investors. Additionally, he contributed to research on the socioeconomic impact of a global transition to a low-carbon economy. Nick holds a BSE and MSE in Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences from the University of Michigan, where he also completed research on next generation nuclear reactor concepts.

Amber Zhang

Associate

Amber has a background in ESG and impact measurement, strategy consulting, and policy research. Before joining Y Analytics, she worked at the Global Development Incubator, Center for Global Sustainability, and Measuring Success, where she drove evidence-based impact strategy/policy-making around topics like clean energy and quality education. She also worked as a Research Lead at finch startup, where she helped develop tech-enabled solutions for ESG/Impact assessment. Amber has a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Maryland, and a Bachelor’s in English Education from Zhejiang International Studies University. She is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper. 

Jenny Zhang

Associate

Jenny has a background in sustainability research and international development. She previously worked at Ericsson’s Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility team, where she helped expand school internet connectivity and digital inclusion. Prior to that, she worked in philanthropy consulting at Milken Institute’s Center for Strategic Philanthropy. She also conducted research in digital agriculture at the World Bank. Jenny holds a BS in Science, Technology and International Affairs and an MS in Global Business and Finance from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.