Jesse Sullivan is the founder and CEO of Alter. Jesse previously led a counterinsurgency team in the deadliest district of Afghanistan, where he earned the NATO service award. He was named CNN's “Most Intriguing Person of the Day" for his earthquake relief efforts with the Haitian Ambassador. Jesse launched two academies for entrepreneurship in South America, and designed Bhutan's first impact investment fund. Jesse's priorities in life are faith, family, and service, and his greatest joys are his wife and three girls. He has a Master's from Oxford University in Global Governance and an MBA from Stanford University.
Alter is a social venture on a mission to scale the entrepreneurial champions of the world's toughest places, such as Haiti, Myanmar and Afghanistan, to create jobs where they are needed most. Alter finds the leading high-growth ventures in a least developed country and matches them with Silicon Valley resources, including sector experts, management training, talent recruitment, markets and capital. Alter's Board includes the founder of Kiva and the MD of Endeavor Catalyst, and advisors include top Silicon Valley impact investors. Alter is creating peace through entrepreneurship in the places that need it most.