CEO Sorenson Impact Center
Geoff Davis is an entrepreneur turned social entrepreneur and impact investor. He has founded, co-founded or advised more than 25 start-ups and investment funds, sat on 21 boards of directors and helped about 75 million people work their way out of poverty. He is currently CEO of the Sorenson Impact Center at the University of Utah, David Eccles Business School. Sorenson Impact combines impact investing, data science, policy and storytelling to drive impact around the world. In addition to his role at Sorenson Impact, he is currently a Senior Advisor at Cicero Group, Chairman of the board of Align17 (a UBS-sponsored impact investing platform for institutional and high net worth investors); an investment committee member of the MIT SOLVE fund; a board member of Summit Series Social Impact Fellows; and a board member at Arctaris Impact Capital. Prior to Sorenson Impact, he was the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Cicero Impact Capital, the private equity impact investing arm of Cicero Group, a top 15 global boutique consulting firm. Cicero Capital combines Cicero’s management consulting expertise with innovative revenue-based financing structures to dramatically scale small and medium enterprises that provide essential services to low- and middle-income families in emerging markets. Geoff led the Cicero Capital team in pre-investment analysis, deal structuring, fund and impact strategy, and fundraising efforts. Previously, Geoff led the Perpetual Education Fund and helped build Self-Reliance Services for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where his team gave 20,000 higher education loans each year and started 50,000 small businesses per year in 100 countries. Prior to that he was CEO of Unitus, a global pioneer in microfinance, and a founding board member of Kiva.org, a pioneering p2p lending platform. Earlier in his career he worked with Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus and helped launch the Grameen Foundation. Geoff has been recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young, an Entrepreneurial Thought Leader by Stanford University, among others. Geoff earned a master’s degree from Harvard’s Kennedy School, a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and certificates from Harvard Business School, NYU Stern School of Business, John’s Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and the Center for Creative Leadership, among others. He speaks English, French and Spanish, is a surfer, artist, yogi and a creative chef. He is blissfully married and has three wonderful daughters.