Aner Ben-Ami

Founding Partner

Aner was a Project Leader at the Boston Consulting Group, where he worked with clients in the energy, water and transportation sectors.  He also served as an Intelligence Officer in the IDF (Israeli Defense Forces). 

Primary areas of interest include natural resource conservation, local community building, sustainable food/agriculture and international development.  Aner holds an MBA with honors from the Kellogg School of Management and a BA in Economics and History (magna cum laude) from Tel Aviv University. 

Aner is passionate about re-defining the role of business and finance, and believes investment capital can catalyze a transition to a more just and sustainable economic system. 

Laurika Harris-Kaye

Director of Operations

Laurika has spent her career working in operations and logistics management across multiple sectors, helping organizations to operate more efficiently, communicate more effectively, and increase their positive social impact. After graduating from Yale with a B.A. in Sociology, she began working in the film industry as an Assistant Director, Production Coordinator and Videographer. She previously served as Operations Manager at Good Eggs in LA and as an Operations Consultant for numerous small businesses.

Laurika holds a certificate in Social Enterprise Management and Impact Investing through the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. She believes that the economy should work for the benefit of all people, and is passionate about supporting enterprises that are creating a more equitable world. Laurika is a proud Brooklynite who loves living in Oakland.

Photo by Erica Kawamoto Hsu

Lynne Hoey

Head of Lending / Olamina Fund Managing Director

Lynne considers herself a financial activist and is laser-focused on helping deep-impact funds and social enterprises realize their potential to address system failure with a social justice lens. In her previous role at RSF, Lynne employed an integrated capital approach, coordinating diverse financing tools with network connections and advisory support to fuel enterprises that are solving complex social problems.

Lynne, who is passionate about racial and gender equity, puts access to women entrepreneurs (particularly women of color) at the center,  acknowledging that these groups are vastly underserved by mainstream funders. She was instrumental in deploying nearly $2M to these entrepreneurs. Lynne is an Integrated Capital Fellow, chartered accountant, and has an MBA in corporate finance from the Madrid-based IE Business School.

Jasmine Rashid

Creative Director / Real Money Moves Director

Jasmine graduated with a B.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies from Swarthmore College, where she also spent her time working as a writer, strategy consultant, associate at the Lang Center for Civic & Social Responsibility, and the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of VISIBILITY Magazine — a publication dedicated to showcasing the creative work of traditionally marginalized voices. In 2018, Jasmine became a Congressman John Lewis Fellow through the Humanity in Action network, where she engaged in issues around civil and human rights for the city of Atlanta.

A proud New Yorker, Jasmine moved to Oakland to join the Candide team and the broader financial activist community. She hopes to help redefine the culture of money through impact investing, with the goal of a truly inclusive, people-first economy. 

Morgan Simon

Founding Partner

Morgan  has close to two decades of experience making finance a tool for social justice. In that time she has influenced over $150B and is a regularly sought out expert on impact investing. Her first book, Real Impact: The New Economics of Social Change has been featured everywhere from Harvard Business School to the United Nations.

Prior to Candide Group she was the founding CEO of Toniic, a global impact investment network, and also founding ED of the Responsible Endowments Coalition, educating and organizing over 100 campuses across the country. In her volunteer capacity, she is a co-founder and board chair of Transform Finance, and is co-chair of ROC United, a non-profit worker center supporting over 25,000 restaurant workers nationwide. 

She received a B.A with High Honors in Economics and Political Science from Swarthmore College, and serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Graduate Program at Middlebury College. More on Morgan at www.morgansimon.com.