Total Duration11 yrs
Dates EmployedApr 2018 – Present
Employment Duration1 yr 8 mos
TitlePartner, Human Capital and Operations
Dates Employed2008 – Apr 2018
Employment Duration10 yrs
I have served over the past ten years as a Partner at the Omidyar Network (ON). Founded by Pierre Omidyar, Founder and Chairman of eBay, ON is a global philanthropic investment firm focused on impact investing. At ON, Sal has helped direct more than $1 billion in commitments to for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations, impacting over 1.2 billion lives, across multiple investment areas.
Sal helped push the organization into its growth stage, from a start-up investment shop with less than 30 employees and $10 million in OpEx to a global organization positioned on four continents, six offices, over 180 employees and $80 million in OpEx in 2018, with deployed capital of $250 million for 2018. Sal helped champion movements from commercialization of the micro-finance to leading the creation of the impact investing space.
The Human Capital team, led by Sal, oversees the HR, IT, Administrative and Facilities functions at ON and provides customized and strategic support to investees and network organizations throughout the world, aligning people strategies to business strategies, particularly focusing on attraction, retention and engagement of talent.
Sal and his team have led human capital projects at such ON investees as: African Leadership Academy, African Leadership University, Anudip, BRAC, Bridge International Academies, Code For America, Crisis Text Line, D.light, DonorsChoose, DoSomegthing.org, Endeavor (where Sal serves as a top Global Mentor), Geekie, GIIN, Global Giving, Global Integrity, Guidestar, iMerit, Kiva, Landesa, Sunlight Foundation, Teach for All, the Global Innovation Fund, Wikimedia, and many more. In the latest Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) survey, non-profit investees responded resoundingly that they valued the Human Capital support Sal’s group provided, equally if not more than the financial support they received.
Sal serves on the boards of the Global Innovation Fund, Teach for All and iMerit.