David Batstone - President & Co-Founder
David Batstone is co-founder and president of global anti-slavery organization Not For Sale, and co-founder and managing partner of Just Business, an international investment group that incubates social enterprises. He is currently a business professor at the University of San Francisco, and was previously an investment banker in the technology industry.
David has authored five books, is the recipient of two national journalist awards, and was named National Endowment for the Humanities Chair at the University of San Francisco for his work in technology and ethics.
Follow Dave on Twitter: @DaveBatstone
Mark Wexler - Executive Director & Co-Founder
Mark found his vocational direction while working on the streets of Durban, South Africa with street children. He returned to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2006 to co-found Not For Sale. Wexler manages Not For Sale's senior staff, operationalizes strategic relationships with partner institutions, and along with Batstone provides overall organizational direction. He also is a co-founder and senior partner in Just Business, which specializes in social enterprise incubation, investment, and consultation.
Follow Mark on Twitter: @Mark_Wexler
Kilian Moote - Vice President of Social Enterprise
Kilian has been involved with Not For Sale since its inception in 2007. Before joining Not For Sale, Kilian worked with the Mayor’s Office in San Francisco and The European Commission Delegation in Washington, D.C. He has extensive experience working with elected officials and has advised various government agencies on ways to effectively address human trafficking and other labor issues. Since 2009, Kilian has been the lead voice and vision of Free2Work, Not For Sale’s risk assessment tool, which has informed over 500 brands on how they can reduce the risks to human trafficking in their supply chains. Kilian guest lectures on corporate social responsibility and risk mitigation at various graduate programs including the University of Technology Australia and the University of San Francisco. Despite how is bio reads he is a very interesting person and was named the most athletic individual on staff--by himself.
Follow Kilian on Twitter: @Kmoote
Laura Aguirre - Vice President of Operations
Laura leads the core infrastructure development of Not For Sale. With a background in political science and social justice combined with focused analytical skills, she drives the organization to seek efficiency and results in an entrepreneurial setting. Internally, she strives to equip the Not For Sale team with tools necessary to create freedom for the bottom billion. She also oversees key relationships and projects which contribute to these goals. In her free time, you can catch Laura strolling through a farmers’ market or hiking with her dog, Lucy.
Follow Laura on Twitter: @LivinLaura
Gabriel Brown - Vice President of Communications and Technology
Gabe joins Not for Sale after working in the media and technology industries in Southern California for 10 years, with companies including Digital Insight, ESRI and Loma Linda University. He holds a B.S. in Digital Media Technology and completed a traditional filmmaking program with film veteran Terence Ford. He possesses a wide variety of professional experience including event videography, web development, broadcast design, commercial post-production, creative direction, and systems engineering and integration. For three years he acted as Director of Beyond Media, a Southern California-based media center, during which he served on the Church Media committee for the National Religious Broadcaster's organization. Gabe enjoys camping and strategy board games, has a keen eye for architecture, and plays a mean game of Rock Band.
Follow Gabe on Twitter: @GabeBrown
Christina Hebets - Senior Director of International Projects
Christina oversees Not For Sale’s International Projects that support thousands of survivors of human trafficking and at-risk populations. She has been involved with Not For Sale since the launch of the organization in 2007 and has since contributed to the expansion of Not For Sale’s global presence. Christina has a background in international development and over eight years of experience traveling internationally, working alongside local organizations, and managing social and economic development projects. In 2011, she spearheaded the design and implementation of the Not For Sale monitoring and evaluating system to measure social impact. She makes it her personal mission to continuously strive for greater transparency, understanding, and sustainable means to make an impact on the world’s most vulnerable.
Samuel Baker - Senior Director of Business Development
Sam guides the expansion of Not For Sale's global social enterprise initiatives to empower communities at risk to trafficking and exploitation. With a business education and experience in the technology and microfinance industries in Central America, Sam enjoys working through the daily challenges of integrating social impact and the development of world-class products. Not For Sale's business team is dedicated to modeling a new economy in which businesses are profitable and enhance the lives of those they serve. In his free time, you will catch Sam biking the streets of San Francisco, reading the news and singing along to tunes.
Follow Sam on Twitter: @SamuelRossBaker
Dave Perron - Team Not For Sale
With nearly 30 years experience in pro sports and charitable organizations, Dave was most recently with the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) for 15 years as the VP of Baseball and Sports Enterprises. Dave spearheaded the PCF Home Run Challenge, which helped raise over $45 million to date. Aside from overseeing Athletes For A Cure and Arnie's Army Battles, Dave also began the MLB Mother's Day Breast Cancer initiative that is still currently utilized. He has also served as a consultant to Seattle Seahawks' Pete Carroll's A Better LA Foundation and to Reggie Jackson's Mr. October Foundation. Dave started his career as Director of Community Affairs with the Oakland Athletics and Executive Director of A's Foundation during the Haas family era.
Ethan Batstone - Director of Engagement
Ethan began as a regional volunteer director and spent two years orchestrating a number of local events in Southern California, as well as the 2010 Global Forum on Human Trafficking. For the past three years, he has spent most of his time traveling North America as Not For Sale's key speaker at festivals, conferences, concerts, universities, and faith communities. In just 2012, Ethan shared the stage with global thought leaders as he visited more than 83 communities and engaged more than 100,000 individuals to play an active role in the abolitionist movement. Aside from being on the road, he oversees engagement with professional athletes and musicians who seek to become more deeply embedded in the fight against slavery.
Follow Ethan on Twitter: @ebatstone
Jessica Henry - Director of Marketing and Public Relations
Jessica is one of the chief broadcasters and master storytellers when it comes to content at Not For Sale. Coming from an agency background, Jessica has worked on national PR and advertising campaigns for several Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies. Part of her experience includes traveling the country to interview over 1,500 individuals about their life stories, and she was a proud recurring guest on Good Morning Nebraska in 2011.
Jessica believes Not For Sale has the best stories in the world and she leads the communications team to make sure you hear them. When she's not tweeting or talking about the organization, Jessica is out volunteering, meeting new people, or lost in a good book at a San Francisco cafe.
Follow Jessica on Twitter: @jessicahenry
Caitlin Ross - Manager of Social Impact
Caitlin's first engagement in the anti-slavery movement was in the field working in Senegal for the protection and rehabilitation of children in bonded labor. Since this time, she has lived on four continents, studying languages and working in social development in offbeat locations from Damascus to Cairo. This year, Caitlin joined the team to manage Not For Sale's programs in Asia from New Delhi and develop the strategy in evaluating and communicating the organization's social impact around the world.
Elin Eriksson - Research Analyst
Elin builds Not For Sale's ethical supply chains, conducts risk assessments and develops improvement plans for corporate partners. She holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and has experience conducting CSR-related research in various international settings. During her masters, she did a field study in Indonesia researching how local labor actors view and work with corporate codes of conduct. As a post graduate research assistant working in the project Tracing Sustainable Supply Chains, she gained experience from participating in social compliance audits in China. Elin is inspired by Not For Sale’s endeavor to use the economic muscle of corporations to foster social impact and economic development.
Amanda Buthe - Social Enterprise Manager
Amanda works on the Not For Sale Social Enterprise team where she enjoys the challenge of striking the balance between traditional business and making an impact on the ground. She honed her frequently-used Spanish while studying business in Spain and working for an NGO in El Salvador. During a summer living in rural Ghana, Amanda saw firsthand the implications of creating a social business, and the potential for change it can bring.
Combining her international experience with a B.S. in economics, Amanda is passionate about developing strategic initiatives to connect the untapped potential of isolated economies to the demand of the global market. She works through the daily complexities of doing business in the Peruvian Amazon to create sustainable freedom for the people Not For Sale works to empower. As a native of the Pacific Northwest, Amanda has a deep appreciation for nature and loves being outdoors, especially in the rain.
Hannah Darnton - Grants and Asia Program Manager
Hannah works on the International Projects Team, managing Not For Sale’s projects throughout Asia, as well as managing the grants department. Following her graduation from the University of Michigan, Hannah went on to complete her Masters in NGOs and Development at the London School of Economics, and has spent the better part of the past five years working abroad for human rights and development NGOs. When she’s not hidden behind her computer attacking the latest grant, you can find Hannah halfway up a climbing wall, out hiking, or hitting up a local concert.
Sarah Potts - Communications Coordinator
Sarah joins the Not For Sale team from a diverse background spanning from paralegal work to coaching youth volleyball. Graduating with an undergraduate degree in political science and creative writing from Vassar College, Sarah manages the social media, storytelling and impact reporting for Not For Sale. As the Communications Coordinator, she is able to combine her passion for human rights work with her hobby of geeking out over the newest infographics, and swooning over perfectly written sentences. When not at work, you can find Sarah perfecting her carrot soup recipe, and inviting the fellows over for cooking lessons.
Follow Sarah on twitter: @thesarahpotts
Ash Smolenski - Application Programmer Analyst
Meet Ash, our technology synthesizer. Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, Ash brings 5 years experience in the IT services industry. His highly specialized skill set is invaluable for a non-profit growing at light-speed. Salesforce expert, Ash gets into the nitty-gritty of how Not For Sale uses technology to understand how our constituency is interacting with us. He is also identifying how we quantify our current success to create benchmarks for future goals. Ash believes that the best way to use his skills is to combine his knowledge with his passion for human rights. He is daily inspired to find creative solutions to using technology to help create a world where no one is for sale.
Ricardo Dawson Torres - NFS Peru Coordinator
Ricardo is Peruvian, born in Lima. He has studied Architecture, Social Communication and Social Management. He has also studied Awareness with Paulo Freire, formulation, monitoring and evaluation of social projects; oriented Impacts Monitoring, among others. He has worked in various institutions dedicated to the promotion of social development, Ministry of Agriculture of Peru, FAO-UNDP, Swiss Development Cooperation, Dutch Development Cooperation, German Development Cooperation. Headquartered in the following countries: Peru, Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Nicaragua and Mexico. Ricardo is currently working to develop social enterprise opportunities in Peru under Not For Sale.
Jael Fraenkel - Not For Sale Netherlands Head Chef
Jael Fraenkel is the head chef and trainer at Not For Sale Netherlands. She develops recipes for our soup enterprise and trains survivors of human trafficking in art of cooking. Jael has been a professional chef for years in restaurants throughout Amsterdam. Jael puts her heart and soul into her cooking. She holds a Masters degree in Sociology from the University of Amsterdam and a Bachelor's degree photography. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to utilize her passion for cooking and her educational interest in social change while working for Not For Sale.
Claire Buswell - Not For Sale Netherlands Coordinator
Claire became a part of Not For Sale through volunteering for Not For Sale Netherlands. She has studied and worked in the field of international development for the Irish Government and NGOs in Africa and Latin America, focusing on education, health, water and sanitation. She is fuelled by a passion to protect and empower women and vulnerable children. She also loves languages and coaching people in a way that allows them to be free to dream and live in their unique way. Claire will be developing and managing Not For Sale’s monitoring and evaluation system in the Netherlands. In her free time you will hear her singing a song while riding her bike along the canals of Amsterdam.
Toos Heemskerk - NFS Netherlands Director
Toos Heemskerk is a professional Social Worker and instructor focusing on the issues of sexuality and interpersonal communications. Since 1995, she has worked for The Scarlet Cord, an organization focusing on multi-faceted care for women in prostitution in Amsterdam. She currently oversees Not For Sale's operations in Amsterdam. In 2000, Toos laid the foundation for a curriculum raising prevention awareness among adolescent girls concerning people who would “groom” them into prostitution. In 2001, she and her colleagues started a reintegration program for women wanting to leave prostitution, which now receives funding from the Ministry of Social Welfare. Toos has an advanced degree in social work based on her research of Hungarian woman working in Amsterdam’s red light district. The topic is being considered for a hearing in the European Union. Through her weekly outreach in Amsterdam, Toos has witnessed the change from a system of “toleration” of prostitution to a “legalized” system. Many of the women she meets are victims of human trafficking. Toos is the European Representative for the Leadership Team of the International Christian Alliance on Prostitution (ICAP). ICAP is a network of grass-roots practitioners from around the world offering care to those involved in prostitution.
- David Batstone President & Co-Founder
- Mark Wexler Executive Director & Co-Founder
- Kilian Moote Vice President of Social Enterprise
- Laura Aguirre Vice President of Operations
- Gabriel Brown Vice President of Communications and Technology
- Christina Hebets Senior Director of International Projects
- Samuel Baker Senior Director of Business Development
- Dave Perron Team Not For Sale
- Ethan Batstone Director of Engagement
- Jessica Henry Director of Marketing and Public Relations
- Caitlin Ross Manager of Social Impact
- Elin Eriksson Research Analyst
- Amanda Buthe Social Enterprise Manager
- Hannah Darnton Grants and Asia Program Manager
- Sarah Potts Communications Coordinator
- Ash Smolenski Application Programmer Analyst
- Ricardo Dawson Torres NFS Peru Coordinator
- Jael Fraenkel Not For Sale Netherlands Head Chef
- Claire Buswell Not For Sale Netherlands Coordinator
- Toos Heemskerk NFS Netherlands Director