Yigal Kerszenbaum is JFF’s managing director for innovative finance where he oversees the organization’s investment strategy. He was the founder and managing director of the Employment Technology Fund (ETF), which is now ETF@JFFLabs. An expert in impact investing, Yigal’s goal in managing ETF@JFFLabs is to support entrepreneurs who develop technology solutions to train and upskill low-income and lower-skill adults and connect people from underserved communities with employment opportunities.
Yigal has executed more than $120 million worth of transactions in impact investments in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and sub-Saharan Africa.
Outside of work, Yigal is a proud father to a beautiful, bright, and happy little girl, Noa. He also loves soccer, surfing, exploring new countries, and the Grateful Dead.