Leadership team

Neville Crawley

Neville Crawley, Chief Executive Officer

Neville joined Kiva as CEO in the fall of 2017. He brings nearly two decades of experience leading global business and technology ventures, most recently as the CEO of Quid, a platform that analyzes the world's collective intelligence to help answer strategic questions.

During Neville’s career he has worked in China, Nigeria, Brazil, Malaysia and across the Middle East, including 4 years working for McKinsey & Company and as the publisher of China Economic Review.

These experiences and his passion for technology and service led Neville to Kiva. He is dedicated to serving Kiva’s mission and delivering ‘loans that change lives’ on the largest possible scale and with maximum impact.

Neville graduated in studio arts from Manchester Metropolitan University, studied Chinese at SOAS University of London, and holds an M.B.A. from London Business School.

Austin Choi

Austin Choi, General Counsel

Austin has served as Kiva's General Counsel since 2008 and is responsible for legal matters across Kiva's operations. He oversees the negotiation of agreements with Kiva's microfinance Field Partners, corporate supporters and donors, manages the organization's regulatory compliance across multiple jurisdictions, and advises the Board of Directors on governance matters.

Austin came to Kiva with more than 10 years of legal experience working with global technology companies. He previously held positions in the legal departments of ArcSight, InVision Technologies/GE InVision and the law firm of Fenwick & West LLP. He also served as a judicial law clerk at the U.S. Court of International Trade.

Austin holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Harvard College, where he studied economic development issues, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Matthew Davie

Matthew Davie, Chief Strategy Officer

Matthew joined Kiva in 2018 to focus on new initiatives that connect emerging technologies with vulnerable populations around the world. This includes Kiva Protocol’s development and implementation in Sierra Leone in partnership with multiple United Nations agencies.

Matthew is also a charter member of the Linux Foundation’s Social Impact Working Group and serves as an advisor to ID2020 and the Open Society Foundation. In addition to his role at Kiva, Matthew is Managing Partner at Taviti, a technology advisory firm specializing in the intersection of emerging technologies and traditionally-underserved populations. From 2007-2015, he was an executive at multiple early-stage technology companies in the big data, entertainment, and gaming sectors. Before that, Matthew was a lecturer at Stanford University.

Matthew earned his B.S. from the University of California at Davis, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Stanford University.

Aaron Goldsmid

Aaron Goldsmid, Chief Product Officer

Aaron joined Kiva in 2018 and leads Kiva’s product, marketing and design teams to find innovative new solutions to address the global challenge of financial inclusion.

Aaron brings more than 15 years of product leadership experience and has helped to build and scale some of the world’s most beloved products. He previously served in product leadership roles at Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, Twitter and most recently as VP Product at Prosper.

Aaron graduated from Columbia University in New York with a degree in Computer Science and is an active angel investor and advisor focusing on mission-driven technology companies.

Ken Leung

Ken Leung, Executive VP of Engineering

Ken leads the technology teams at Kiva to help grow opportunity and scale financial inclusion around the world.

Ken brings 3 decades of technology leadership experience gained from roles at both public companies and startups such as SAP Ariba, BMC Remedy and Euclid Analytics, a company he co-founded.  His passion for building great products has created opportunities for Ken to launch products in the enterprise and consumer software markets.  Most recently, his focus has been in developing SaaS applications in the fields of analytics and machine learning.

Ken graduated from Santa Clara University with a bachelor's degree in Engineering Physics and a master's in Computer Engineering.

Sarah Marchal Murray

Sarah Marchal Murray, Chief Strategic Partnerships Officer

Sarah joined Kiva in June of 2019 to identify, build and strengthen partnerships vital toward our collective aim of creating a financially inclusive world for all.

Besides Kiva, Sarah advises a range of philanthropists, nonprofits building or restructuring initiatives, and social enterprises looking to attract impact investment. She has served in a variety of executive roles in the global development space, including with the END Fund, Center for Global Development, WaterAid America, and Community Counselling Services. Early in her career she was a political media consultant and served in the PeaceCorps.

Sarah graduated from Villanova University and earned her Master’s degree at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and studied nonprofit management at the School of Business.

Chad Sterbenz

Chad Sterbenz, Chief Investment Officer

Chad is responsible for Kiva's international and U.S. lending and investing programs, and for oversight of Kiva's credit and investment policies and operations.

Chad joined Kiva in 2013, and has previously served as the head of both Risk and Finance at Kiva. Previously, he lived and worked in Vietnam and Peru managing debt and equity impact investment funds, and in Washington, D.C., as an investment professional. He has traveled for work to dozens of low- and middle-income countries around the world.

Chad graduated from Bowdoin College, briefly explored the world as an archaeologist, and then completed a master's degree in International Development at American University. He also served for 3 years in the Peace Corps at a university in Osh, Kyrgyzstan.

Board of Directors

All board members, except Kiva's CEO, are independent voting members.

Julie Hanna, Executive Chair of the Board, Kiva

Julie Hanna is an entrepreneur, investor and advisor working with purpose-driven, technology companies to solve humanity’s greatest challenges. In 2015, President Obama appointed her Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship to help develop the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Serving in roles that ranged from founding executive to founder and CEO, Hanna has pioneered products and led companies that have allowed millions of people to connect, communicate and collaborate globally. Among them, Healtheon (now WebMD), onebox.com (now Unwired Planet), Portola (acquired by Netscape) and open source pioneer, Scalix.  

Hanna is an internationally acclaimed speaker and advocate for the democratizing potential of technology to enable a more just world at scale. In recognition of her vision and global impact on economic and social progress, Hanna was named the United States Woman Icon of APEC and is a recipient of the 2016 Global Empowerment Award.  

Board member since 2009.

Maya Chorengel, Senior Partner and Financial Services Sector Lead, The Rise Fund

Maya is Senior Partner, Impact, and the Financial Services Sector Lead at The Rise Fund. The Rise Fund is committed to achieving social and environmental impact alongside competitive financial returns by partnering with creative entrepreneurs to build successful businesses that drive meaningful measurable, positive change.

Maya currently serves as a Director of Varo Money, Kiva, GloboKasNet, and Nithio. She also serves on the Industry Advisory Council of the U.S. National Advisory Board on Impact Investing (NABs), and the Advisory Boards of the Harvard Business School Social Enterprise Initiative and CASE i3 at Duke University. Maya has over 20 years of private equity, venture capital, and impact investing experience in the U.S. and emerging markets, including co-founding the leading venture impact firm, Elevar Equity, and previously working at Warburg Pincus. Maya earned an A.B. in Social Studies from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Board member since 2015.

Neville Crawley, Chief Executive Officer, Kiva

Neville joined Kiva as CEO in the fall of 2017. He brings nearly 2 decades of experience leading global business and technology ventures, most recently as the CEO of Quid, a platform that analyzes the world's collective intelligence to help answer strategic questions.

During Neville’s career he has worked in China, Nigeria, Brazil, Malaysia and across the Middle East, including 4 years working for McKinsey & Company and as the publisher of China Economic Review.

Board member since 2017.

Reid Hoffman, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, LinkedIn

Reid Hoffman is Executive Chairman and a co-founder of LinkedIn. Reid is also a partner at Greylock, where he has lead investments in Airbnb, Edmodo, Wrapp and Xapo.

Prior to LinkedIn, Reid was Executive Vice President of PayPal where he was in charge of all business relationships. During his tenure at PayPal, Reid was instrumental to the acquisition by eBay.

Reid has also held management roles in various technology companies, including Fujitsu Software Corporation and Apple. Reid serves on the Board of Directors for Airbnb, DoSomething.org and Edmodo, among others.

Board member since 2006.

John D. Muller, Associate General Counsel, Facebook

John has spent more than 30 years focusing on the role that financial services law and public policy advocacy can play in fostering opportunity, openness and innovation. John joined Facebook in 2018 as lead counsel for Facebook's blockchain initiative.  Prior to Facebook, John was PayPal's first General Counsel and later its Vice President for Payments Policy.  

John has also served as the co-chair of the American Bar Association Joint Subcommittee on Electronic Financial Services and as the chair of the California Bar Association Financial Institutions Committee.

Board member since 2014.