Meet the Team
President & Co-FounderDavid 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.
Co-FounderMark 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. He 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.
Country Director, the Netherlands
Country Director, Romania
Country Director, Thailand
Country Director, United States
Chief Operating Officer
Entrepreneur in Residence
Entrepreneur in Residence
Operations and Finance Associate
Board of Directors
President & Co-Founder, Not For SaleDavid 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.
Founder and Managing Partner, Lion CapitalLyndon Lea is an English financier and investor. Lyndon founded the investment firm, Lion Capital, which specializes in making control investments in the consumer sector. Lion Capital owns or has owned brands such as Hema, Ad Van Geloven, Weetabix, Orangina, Jimmy Choo, AllSaints, Kettle, Wagamama and Picard amongst others. Lion has in excess of $6 billion under management. Prior to founding Lion Capital, Lyndon was a Partner of Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst where he co-founded its European operations in 1998. Before that, Lyndon served at Glenisla, the European affiliate of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. He was previously an investment banker with Schroders in London and Goldman Sachs in New York. Lyndon received his BA from the University of Western Ontario, Canada. Alongside NFS, Lyndon has also supported a number of other charitable causes including Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Heal the Ocean. Many of the companies which Lyndon controls also have substantial charitable involvement. For example, Jimmy Choo was under his ownership when they collaborated with the Elton John Aids Foundation on the “Four Inches” project in 2005.
Managing Partner, Latham & Watkins, San FranciscoKaren Silverman is the Managing Partner of the San Francisco office of Latham & Watkins, Co-chair of the firm’s Information Technology: Systems & Solutions Industry group and a member of the Global Antitrust & Competition Practice.
Ms. Silverman advises a variety of clients, from young to enterprise-sized, on their most strategic and complex transactions and internal competition issues. Her work focuses on obtaining merger control clearances in the US and globally, as well as cartel defense and commercial pricing and distribution issues. Ms. Silverman works closely with both corporate and litigation partners, displaying her extensive experience in the high technology, biotechnology, consumer products, entertainment, media, health care and retail industries.
Before joining Latham, Ms. Silverman worked at the US Department of Justice Antitrust Division as Special Assistant to the Assistant Attorney General, and in the Foreign Commerce Section. In 1993, she returned to private practice, and to the Bay Area in 1996.
Managing Member, Future PartnersGreg Galle has over 25 years of experience applying Think Wrong Practices to a broad array of private, public, and civil sector innovation challenges including product, service, process, systems, policy, experience, engagement, talent, professional development, and culture innovation. Greg co-founded Future Partners and today through his client work and via invitations to participate in top conferences and events around the world. Greg co-founded the C2 Group, prior to which he served for seven years as the Director of Brand and Marketing Strategy for Wells Fargo Nikko Investment Advisors, Barclays Global Investors, and Barclays PLC. There he was responsible for brand development, product and business innovation, and service and experience delivery across 200 businesses in over 70 countries. At Aaron Marcus and Associates, Greg’s clients included NASA, Apple, Hewlett Packard, Motorola, NCR, and Intel. Greg also serves on the board of Not For Sale, is an advisor to Fuse Corps, and a board member emeritus of Hope Street Group.
Ambassador for Compassion/Justice, Youth with a MissionSteve graduated from the University of Memphis in Radio, TV and Film with a minor in Journalism. He and his wife Marie joined Ecole La Foret training school in Lausanne, Switzerland in 1974, and served the historic Lausanne Congress with the Billy Graham Association. They served in YWAM Lausanne until 1980, founding ProclaMedia. They moved to Thailand in 1980, and directed YWAMs work for 15 years, along with 700 staff and 5,000 refugee staff, amongst the more than one million refugees from Indo-China. Steve’s continued leadership in YWAM Mercy Ministries International assists the needs of the absolute poor in crisis relief, rehabilitation, and development.