Business Development Consultant
Jay Hirschton has nearly two decades of leadership in the social impact sector. As CEO of Full Circle Fund, Jay led the organization through six years of transformational growth, increasing both the annual budget and size of the team by 300%. He also led the team to develop its first-ever Theory of Change and Racial Equity plan, shift to a Human-Centered Design framework, and design new innovative programs to meet the changing demands of the Bay Area community. Previous to Full Circle Fund, Jay led fundraising, programming and operations for national nonprofit organizations buildOn, Common Sense Media, and Burton Snowboards Chill Foundation.
Jay is a current fellow at the Stanford d. School – Designing for Social Systems and Board Chair for the Hatch Network. Previously he served as the City Commissioner for the City of Berkeley and a Board Member for several local and global nonprofit organizations. He has a B.A. from University of Colorado at Boulder and is a graduate of the AltMBA program. He lives in Berkeley with his wife and two boys.