Nicolas Hazard, President

Nicolas Hazard is a serial entrepreneur. He is the founder of INCO, a global organization for a new economy, inclusive and sustainable. By working in 20+ countries on 4 main activities : investment fund (+100M€ under management), incubation programs (500 startups supported), workforce development (350 unemployed people trained) and media (5+M people inspired) >> INCO creates economic opportunities for ALL. Nicolas is the founder of CALSO, a 501c3 non-profit based in the Bay Area. The organization aspires to empower individuals to reach their full potential. CALSO manages training programs for disadvantaged people and holds incubation tracks to help foreign and social entrepreneurs to settle in the United States. Nicolas Hazard organizes each year the event IMPACT², the “Davos” of social entrepreneurship, which annually brings together nearly 1,500 political and economic decision-makers from 50 countries at Paris City Hall. Nicolas has been elected Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum (2015), by the French-American Foundation (2016) and the Franco-British Council (2017). He is also the President of the Strategic Council of the City of Paris and the author of several books and publications about the new economy (The Guardian, Le Monde, Stanford Innovation Review)

Nicolas Hazard, PDG du Comptoir de l'Innovation


Steven E. Schmidbauer, Treasurer

Steve has a rich background including over 25 years of experience in programs, operations, and nonprofit leadership. Early in his career, he was repeatedly chosen to develop innovative pilot programs, as well as to move pilot programs into full implementation.As a Senior Manager of Community-Based Programs at FamiliesFirst in the San Francisco Bay Area, he oversaw a variety of innovative programs. He was then tapped to be the Executive Director/CEO of Child Family Health International (CFHI), where he was responsible for all global operations. He doubled the number of program. Steve came to JobTrain in 2014 as COO, and further develop the organization’s rich half-century of solid programming. During this time, JobTrain has increased its programming and footprint while continuing to achieve excellent outcomes.


Brian Walsh

As Executive Director of Liquidnet For Good, Brian Walsh oversees corporate impact for Liquidnet, the New York-based global institutional trading network. The mission of Liquidnet For Good is to leverage the full range of the company’s resources – human capital, technology, creative capital, convening capabilities and financial capital – in pursuit of a better world. Liquidnet is collaborating with other mission-driven organizations such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help build a social sector powered by information.


Maureen Sedonaen

Maureen is the President and CEO of Goodwill SF- Marin- San Mateo, a leading Social Enterprise and one the largest Anti-poverty organizations in the Bay Area. An inspiring leader with a highly successful track record in Social Impact Business in both the Non-Profit and Private Sector. Before joining Goodwill, Maureen served as Regional Vice President for Revolution Foods and prior to Revolution Foods served as Founder, President and CEO of the national youth non-profit, Youth Leadership Institute. Maureen serves on the Board of Directors for the Agricultural Institute of Marin, The Youth Leadership Institute and the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership.
She serves as an advisor to WISE SV, a joint venture, social impact business of Job Train and CALSO. She is an adjunct professor at Dominican University School of Business in the Green MBA program. She completed the Harvard Business School’s Strategic Perspectives in Non-Profit Management and holds an MBA in Strategic Leadership from Dominican University of California. Maureen was recently named as one the Most Influential Women in Business in the Bay Area.

Tamar Pichette

Tamar Pichette has law degrees from Oxford University, England, and Osgoode Hall, Toronto. She practiced commercial litigation and contract law in Toronto, and has served on several Boards ​in Canada​, including the Sport Dispute Resolution Center of Canada, where she chaired the Compliance Committee, as well as teaching at the Ontario Bar Admission course. She ​currently lives in California, and​ now sits on the Vassar College Board of Trustees​, in New York, and​ the Boards of the Positive Coaching Alliance (dedicated to ​​promoting youth character education through sport) and JobTrain (formerly ​OICW, dedicated to helping the disadvantaged rebuild their lives),​ in the Bay Area.