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Avary Kent

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

VP of Operations, Puzzlebox and Co-founder, Impact IQ.

VP of Operations, Puzzlebox and Co-founder, Impact IQ.

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Impact IQ


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Professor of Financing Social Enterprise Hult International Business School January 2015 - present
Executive Director March 2014 - present
Co-founder Impact IQ September 2011 - present
Leadership Team Greenermind Summit March 2011 - present
VP of Operations Puzzlebox November 2012 - January 2014
CEO, CFO The Happiness Institute June 2011 - May 2013
Entrepreneur Weekend Co-Coordinator Social Capital Markets March 2012 - October 2012
President (aka Air Traffic Controller) Net Impact San Francisco Professional Chapter August 2010 - August 2012
Corporate Advisory Analyst HIP Investor October 2009 - March 2012
Associate Track Lead - Technology & Entrepreneur Pitch Track SOCAP11 June 2011 - September 2011
Associate Track Lead - Entrepreneurs Pitch Track Social Capital Markets June 2011 - September 2011
Manager, Ecological Business Strategy Bio-Logical Capital LLC January 2011 - May 2011
Consultant International Finance Corporation September 2010 - December 2010
American Reinvestment and Recovery Act Analyst Gigantic Idea Studio July 2009 - December 2009
Graduate of Sustainable Enterprise Green MBA at Dominican University August 2007 - August 2009
Lead Internal Recruiter Stride & Associates October 2006 - January 2009
Instructor People Animals Love 2006 - 2007
Student Manager GWU 2005 - 2006


Dominican University of California Sustainable Enterprise 2007 - 2009
The George Washington University Genetic Engineering and Geobotanical Field Ecology 2002 - 2005

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R. Paul Herman
We worked together  •  CEO + Founder, HIP Investor Inc.. Previously Director - Strategy, Omidyar Network. University of Pennsylvania grad. Wharton grad.
Avary is self-driven to build a better world via entrepreneur-ing and innovating. I highly respect and recommend Avary.
David Jay
We worked together  •  Hacker in Residence, Samsung and Founder,
Avary has that rare combination: clear, dynamic big-picture vision and absolute mastery of the details of execution. She sees where to go, s ... eamlessly tracks the millions of steps to getting there, deftly sidesteps risks along the way.
Lili Stiefel
We worked together  •  Board Member, Sustainable Minds and Advisor, Slice Rides. Yale grad.
Avary is incredibly hard-working, kind, intuitive, and highly intelligent! She's a good judge of character and a loyal friend!
Dan Cohen
They're my mentor  •  CEO Accomplio, product development firm focused on connected devices and IoT. Serial entrepreneur and experienced product management leader.
Avary has what it takes to be an entrepreneur. She has an ideal combination of drive, extreme intelligence, charm and passion. She has sh ... own that she is willing to work her butt off on entrepreneurial ventures and get great results, but now it's time for her to build one of her own with some great cofounders. Let's let Avary in, she's someone that everyone will know in the near future.
Stefan Pagacik
Founder and Principal, IntrapreneurAdvisor. Previously Managing Partner, Belmonte, Pagacik & Layne.
Avary has a unique ability to see the 'big picture' while drilling down to the details. She can easily identify where an organization can us ... e resources or tools to improve their positioning, workflow, and human capital. She is persistent with a kindness that is very hard to find today. I know that no matter what she takes on as a project or venture, it will be a fabulous success.
Joshua Sheridan Fouts
Executive Director, Bioneers. Previously Executive Director, Science House Foundation. University of Washington grad.
Avary is the definitive community builder. She lives and breathes movement building.

Amanda Nagai
We worked together at Impact IQ  •  Program Manager, ImpactSpace and Reporter, Impact IQ. Brown grad.
Amanda has great drive to overcome obstacles and do what it takes to reach her goal. She has a versatile skill-set and is able to juggle a ... number of projects at once. She is an excellent writer and communicator and a pleasure to work with.

David Stephens
They're my friends  •  Member of the Board Development Committee, Grameen Foundation and Advisor, Technology Partner Network, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
David is an incredible person with a very generous spirit. He is always helping entrepreneurs in need with connections, advice, and support ... . David is most experienced with poverty elimination as well as a diverse array of technology solutions for the global poor.