Naomi Baer

Naomi Baer
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Naomi Baer

Practitioner in Residence, Social Entrepreneurship
Center for Social Innovation

Naomi serves as resident advisor to Stanford GSB students who have world-changing ideas and the drive to make them a reality, providing guidance in developing social venture models for both nonprofit and for-profit ventures.
An early employee and member of the executive team at Kiva, Naomi led Kiva’s Global Partner Operations, building capacity for rapid growth and scale-up across 70 countries, over 180 Field Partners, and $120M of annual lending. She brings a global perspective to her work with social ventures, drawing from her experience managing teams on five continents and building programs in partnership with microfinance institutions and social enterprises in over 70 countries worldwide.

Naomi has also served as chief operating officer at Net Impact, where she led organizational effectiveness and program strategy, mobilizing a global network of over 80,000 students and professionals to drive transformational social and environmental change through business.

Naomi is a founding board member of myAgro, which is a Skoll Award recipient and West Africa-based social enterprise moving smallholder farmers out of poverty in sub-Saharan Africa by enabling them to invest in their own farms with an innovative mobile layaway model.
Naomi is fluent in Portuguese, with professional proficiency in Spanish, and is a graduate of Brown University.