Maryanne Hancock

Chief Executive Officer

Maryanne leads Y Analytics in its strategy, development, and growth. Previously, Maryanne spent 20 years at McKinsey and Company, where she was a Senior Partner. Among her several leadership roles, Maryanne co-founded McKinsey’s K-12 education practice in the U.S. and served several poverty alleviation non-profits, including CARE. Maryanne holds a BA with Honors and an MA in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia, and a JD magna cum laude from Harvard Law School.

Benjamin Barker

Head of ESG Performance

Ben has a background in data analytics. Prior to joining Y Analytics, he worked in Bank of America’s Digital Banking group, where he supported development of an AI chatbot with customer analytics and market research. Ben holds an MBA in Finance from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Colgate University.

Matt Dayton

Associate

Matt has a background in ESG advisory and data analysis. Before joining Y Analytics, Matt worked at Malk Partners, where he advised private equity clients on ESG risk mitigation and value creation strategies and conducted due-diligence activities on over 50 deals spanning an array of industries, including technology, education, and healthcare. Previously, he interned in the technology and biotech spaces. Matt holds a BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) from Claremont McKenna College.

Erika Desmond

Associate

Erika has a background in impact measurement and early-stage startups. Prior to Y Analytics, she worked in East Africa in Monitoring and Evaluation, nonprofit consulting, and venture capital, with a focus on agriculture and social and environmental sustainability. Erika holds an MBA in Finance from MIT Sloan and an undergraduate degree in English from Hamilton College.

Adrienne Donoho

Executive Assistant

Prior to joining Y Analytics, Adrienne worked as an Executive Assistant/Project Manager at Egon Zehnder, providing support for assignments across a wide range of industries.  Adrienne holds a BA in Political Science from Florida State University.

Katherine Ingram

Associate

Katherine has a background in research, policy analysis, and strategy in the energy sector. Prior to joining Y Analytics, Katherine worked at RMI, a clean energy think tank, where she provided policy recommendations for decarbonizing the U.S. power sector. She also conducted research on U.S. clean energy supply chain competitiveness at the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. Most recently, she served as a strategy consultant for Protium Green Solutions, a UK-based green hydrogen developer. Katherine holds a BA in Economics and Environmental Studies from Washington and Lee University, where she was a Johnson Scholar, and an MA in International Economics and Energy, Resources, and the Environment from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, where she graduated with Honors. 

Ronica Jithendranath

Head of ESG Analytics and Reporting

Ronica leads the ESG Analytics and Reporting team at Y Analytics and has over 12 years of experience in investment management. Before joining Y Analytics, she was a VP in the fixed income client reporting and analytics team at Neuberger Berman, where she focused on creating model ESG portfolios for fixed income clients. She also worked at Goldman Sachs for seven years across various roles within Operations. Ronica has an undergraduate degree in Business Management from Bangalore University, India and is currently pursuing an MBA from Loyola University, Chicago.

Connor Jordan

Senior Associate

Climate Corporate Coalition

Connor joins Y Analytics as a Climate Corporate Coalition Senior Associate, where he supports the Climate Coalition and TPG in advancing their climate leadership. Before Y Analytics, Connor was the Chief of Staff of Project Regeneration, noted environmentalist Paul Hawken's new nonprofit. He helped research and write Paul's new book, Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation, and helped manage the organization supporting the mission of the bookConnor also was a social sector strategy consultant at Redstone Strategy Group, where he worked on projects in many sectors including affordable housing, education technology, and food security. He holds a B.S. in Product Design Engineering from Stanford University. 

Semiray Kasoolu

Director

Impact Solutions

Semi’s background is in helping governments, international organizations, and investors translate evidence-based research into more effective economic policies and capital allocation decisions. Prior to joining Y Analytics, Semi was a Research Manager at the Growth Lab at the Center for International Development at Harvard University, where she managed research projects focused on achieving sustainable and inclusive growth in a number of countries. Her areas of research focus include labor market frictions and women’s economic inclusion in the Middle East. Semi holds a B.S. in Economics and Accounting from Saint Peter’s University and a MPA in International Development from the Harvard Kennedy School.

Jordan Kranzler

Chief of Staff

Jordan has a background in strategy consulting, data analytics, and business process design. Prior to joining Y Analytics, he worked at Deloitte Consulting, where he specialized in advising senior leaders of public sector loan and grant programs. Previously, he interned for two software companies and an economic development nonprofit. Jordan graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in economics.

Mary Kruberg

Analyst

Mary’s background is in economics and data science. At Y Analytics, she primarily supports the team’s ESG Analytics & Reporting capabilities. Previously, she was a research assistant for several economics projects within UC Berkeley’s Department of Economics, largely focusing on questions within development economics and labor economics. Mary graduated from Berkeley with High Honors in economics and a minor in data science.

Ritu Kumar

Senior Director

Ritu has deep expertise in environmental economics, with more than 25 years of global ESG and sustainability experience, including successful development and delivery of climate change initiatives, resource efficiency, value creation through enhanced ESG practices, compliance monitoring (including IFC Performance Standards), and private sector capacity building for managing ESG issues across emerging markets. Ritu has spent several years with the UN Industrial Development Organisation, the private equity firm Actis and the UK development finance institute (CDC Group) where she established and led the ESG function. She has served on the Board and investment committee of the Global Climate Partnership Fund, advisory board of Marks and Spencer as well as several ESG Committees of private companies. She has a master’s degree in economics from the London School of Economics and Delhi School of Economics.

 

Morgan Mills

Associate

Prior to joining Y Analytics, Morgan was an associate investor relations analyst in the energy sector, where she acted as a liaison between key stakeholders and the management team by analyzing and developing current information on quarterly financial results, key milestones and events, and ESG initiatives. Morgan holds a MBA in finance from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University and an undergraduate degree in Marketing from The University of Mississippi. 

Will Mulhern

Associate

Will has a background in research and management consulting in the food and energy sectors. Prior to joining Y Analytics, Will worked at Castalia Strategic Advisors, where he advised governments on economics, finance, regulation, and policy to improve electricity services and drive the clean energy transition. He also worked as a consultant with the Climate Change Group at the World Bank and as a researcher at the Jahn Research Group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a researcher, he assessed climate risks at the food-energy-water nexus. Will holds a B.S. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.A. in International Economics and Energy, Resources, and Environment from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

Venessa Ng

Associate

Prior to joining, Venessa was a consultant with Environmental Resources Management (ERM). Her expertise is in corporate sustainability, ESG, climate change and impact assessment. She has worked on ESG and carbon reduction strategies, sustainability-linked financial instruments, ESG reporting, management and verification of ESG-data etc. Before ERM, Venessa ventured into several youth initiatives, including being a founding member of Young Sustainable Impact Southeast Asia (YSI SEA) and joining the youth committee of the Singapore Chapter of United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). Venessa holds a Bachelor’s in Environmental Studies at the National University of Singapore (NUS).

Leigh Pomerantz

Associate

Leigh works with the ESG Performance and Impact Solutions teams at Y Analytics. She has experience in impact measurement and management, global public health research, and international development project implementation. Prior to joining Y Analytics, Leigh worked at Calvert Impact Capital, an impact investing organization with a global debt portfolio across sectors including environmental sustainability, renewable energy, affordable housing, and education. At Calvert, she supported the team’s strategy, communications, and impact work, including the execution of an industry-leading impact measurement and management methodology. Leigh earlier interned with CARE Enterprises, a fund using blended finance to create transformative and dignified economic opportunities for women across emerging markets. Leigh has served as a legislative intern in the House of Representatives (CA-18) and worked with the Education Team at CARE International in Timor-Leste.  She  is a graduate of Stanford University with a BA in International Relations and minors in Human Rights and Modern Languages (Spanish/Swahili).

 

Alex Popovski

Associate

Alex joins Y Analytics with a background in venture incubation, consulting, and policy research, primarily in healthcare. Previously, Alex worked at Roivant Sciences, focused on incubating health-tech ventures and launching an impact investing organization advancing global access to therapeutics and biopharmaceutical manufacturing capabilities. He also has experience designing and implementing novel healthcare delivery models in the public and social sectors through engagements at Group 17A, UNOPS, and the Touch Foundation. Alex holds a BA in Economics and Global Health from Harvard College.

John Repetti

Analyst

John has a background in economics and data analysis. Prior to joining Y Analytics, he completed his undergraduate degree at Northwestern University where he majored in Economics and Mathematics and earned a certificate in Managerial Analytics from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. During his time at Northwestern, John had internships in private equity, economic consulting, and nonprofit consulting.

Susan Shields

Executive Assistant

Prior to joining Y Analytics, Susan worked at Ernst & Young providing executive administrative support to the Americas ITTS Transformation Leader and the Central Region TP Leader. In these relationships, she provided project management oversight while managing multiple technology transformation workstreams. Susan is a cum laude graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington - College of Business, and holds dual BBA degrees in both Management and Marketing.

Rachel Smith

Associate

Prior to joining Y Analytics, Rachel worked as a policy analyst for the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Energy Program, where she analyzed and developed federal policy recommendations on power sector decarbonization and natural climate solutions. Rachel began her career as an environmental engineering consultant helping water utilities optimize their operations and meet regulatory requirements. Rachel holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Bucknell University and an MS in Global Change: Ecosystem Science and Policy from a dual degree program between the University College Dublin, Ireland and the Justus Liebig University, Germany.

Liz Stiverson

Managing Director

ESG

Liz leads TPG’s firm-and portfolio-level ESG strategy and programs at Y Analytics. Before joining Y Analytics, she spent seven years serving as Chief of Staff to TPG’s CEOs and Executive Office, and she also plays a founding leadership role in TPG NEXT, the firm’s initiative to seed, support and scale diverse investors and entrepreneurs. Prior to TPG, Liz worked for BCG, where her work included research and operational change for charter school networks and metropolitan school districts. She holds a BA with Honors from Yale University and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Rachel Tsang

Associate

Rachel comes with a background in ESG investment management and sustainability strategy advisory. Before joining Y Analytics, Rachel worked at Temasek International, where she supported the integration of ESG within portfolio management practices and contributed to the development of the institution's sustainability strategy and disclosures. Prior to Temasek, Rachel was with KPMG focusing on sustainability reporting and corporate sustainability strategy advisory. These experiences have allowed her to gain familiarity with leading sustainability-related frameworks and initiatives. Rachel holds a Bachelors in Business Management from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and a ESG Analyst certification by the CFA Institute.

Jenny Zhang

Associate

Jenny has a background in sustainability research and international development. She previously worked at Ericsson’s Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility team, where she helped expand school internet connectivity and digital inclusion. Prior to that, she worked in philanthropy consulting at Milken Institute’s Center for Strategic Philanthropy. She also conducted research in digital agriculture at the World Bank. Jenny holds a BS in Science, Technology and International Affairs and an MS in Global Business and Finance from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. 

Victoria Tellez Leal

Associate

Victoria has a background in sustainability research and social policy. She previously worked at FCLTGlobal, a McKinsey-founded think-tank that develops research to help drive long-term value creation for savers and communities. There, she published research on how investors and companies can support a more sustainable and prosperous economy. Prior to that, she was a management consultant focused on the public sector. Victoria holds a BS in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and an MS in Social Policy from the University of Pennsylvania.

Amber Zhang

Associate

Amber has a background in ESG and impact measurement, strategy consulting, and policy research. Before joining Y Analytics, she worked at the Global Development Incubator, Center for Global Sustainability, and Measuring Success, where she drove evidence-based impact strategy/policy-making around topics like clean energy and quality education. She also worked as a Research Lead at finch startup, where she helped develop tech-enabled solutions for ESG/Impact assessment. Amber has a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Maryland, and a Bachelor’s in English Education from Zhejiang International Studies University. She is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper.