Hi there. My name is Brian Walsh, and I seek to understand the deeper connections and surprising forces in how private capital impacts our common good.
My name is Brian Walsh, and I run Liquidnet For Good, the social impact arm of the fintech company Liquidnet. (Disclaimer: All Things Impact is a completely personal project and nothing I write necessarily reflects the views of my employer or other professional associations.)
As head of impact, I create opportunities for Liquidnet employees around the world to engage in giving back; apply Liquidnet’s capital markets expertise to bring better data and feedback loops to the practice of philanthropy; and chair the investment committee for Liquidnet’s early-stage venture capital fund, making investments in companies accelerating the practice of impact investing.
I serve as Vice Chair of the Board of GlobalGiving, the largest nonprofit crowdfunding platform; Chair of the Board of CALSO, a nonprofit launching social enterprises to fight social exclusion; Board member of the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village (ASYV), Liquidnet's charitable partner in Rwanda; and serve on the Advisory Council for the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project. I co-host the Returns on Investing podcast for ImpactAlpha and teach a graduate seminar on financing social impact as an adjunct professor at the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.