Tom Mitchell

Tom has two decades of experience integrating and applying business and market-based solutions to social sector challenges. Currently, he is a Partner of Cambridge Associates, where he serves as an investment adviser to institutions and families with assets that range from $35 million to $4 billion. Tom is a founding member of Cambridge’s Mission-Related Investing (MRI) Practice, and specializes in developing and implementing investment strategies that integrate environmental and social objectives and seek holistic returns. While his primary role is to build and manage investment portfolios, he also dedicates time to investment sourcing and diligence, producing research, and engagement with the larger community of impact investors.  Previously, Tom was an analyst with Agora Partnerships, an impact venture group in Latin America, and began his financial career consulting to the World Bank on education projects in Brazil. Earlier, Tom was the Director of Program Development for KaBOOM!, where he cultivated and managed funding partnerships with leading corporations and foundations, and built scores of play spaces for deserving children. Prior to KaBOOM!, he worked for a startup enterprise that launched the ZOOB play system, and toured the country in a classic milk truck for over 9 months to execute a guerilla marketing campaign. His commitment to the social sector was cemented while he served two years in AmeriCorps NCCC, as both a Corps Member and Team Leader. Tom began his career in technology marketing, which helped him understand the immense power and rapid feedback loops inherent in dynamic business models.  Tom earned an MBA from Duke University, where he was an inaugural CASE Scholar, a Master of Regional Planning (MRP) from UNC Chapel Hill, and a BA from Stanford University where he was also a scholarship athlete on the water polo team.