Baily Blair Kempner
Director, Growth & Sustainability Initiatives
Baily is Director of Growth & Sustainability Initiatives at Endeavor Global. In this role, she is responsible for raising long-term capital and promoting Endeavor’s sustainability using innovative, market-driven models. Her central focus is Endeavor Catalyst, a passive, non-profit co-investment fund that harnesses the value creation of entrepreneurs to produce investment returns that support Endeavor Global's operations and that are reinvested in future Endeavor Entrepreneurs' venture rounds. Baily previously worked with Endeavor in South Africa through the eMBA Program.
Prior to Endeavor, Baily worked at Grassroots Capital, a private equity fund that invests in microfinance banks throughout the emerging markets. As a student at Harvard Business School, she co-authored the Harvard Business School case study, "Banex and the 'No Pago' Movement," about Grassroot's decision whether to continue investing in a financially distressed microfinance bank.
Previously, she worked at Lehman Brothers in the alternative asset management group where she helped to launch over a dozen new hedge fund products.
Baily received her MBA from Harvard Business School, with Second-Year Honors, where she served as co-President of the Social Enterprise Club. She received her BA from Yale University, cum laude and with Distinction in the History major. A native New Yorker, Baily enjoys mountaineering/climbing, history, and reading. She also serves as an Advisory Board member of Grameen America.
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