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Who We Are

YvesBlue is a team with deep eSG and impact expertise.

Made up of former impact advisors, MSCI ESG creators, Net Zero Fund Creators and hedge fund managers, former members of TruValue Labs, Factset, Addepar, Moody's, start ups, with additional venture expertise and more.

We know the best data in the market and how to analyze it to bring you the best impact insight available.

 

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Meet Our Executive Team

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Anna-Marie Wascher

CEO and Co-Founder

 After founding global investment firm Flat World Partners in 2015, Anna set out to develop a comprehensive impact reporting and analytics platform, YvesBlue. She has worked as a member of investment teams for several family offices and investment firms in the US and Europe with over ten years’ experience evaluating investment opportunities in venture and hedge funds. She is a venture partner to Aera, a venture fund investing in high growth early stage ventures defined by both purpose and profit, and an advisor for NYU Summer Launchpad for graduating student entrepreneurs and an advisor to TechStars Food to Fork Incubator.

Anna-Marie started her career with Accenture as a financial consultant in their London investment banking practice as well as supported Accenture’s socially responsible business arm. In 2009 Anna-Marie left Accenture to co-found Malaika For Life, a non-profit based in Tanzania focused on women’s development and malaria. 

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Michael T. Smith

CTO & Co-Founder

Michael T. Smith, Co-Founder & CTO, was the founding Chief Technology Officer of Ellevest where he architected and built the investment platform geared for women. His early work built a scalable platform overseeing the management and financial projections of $25M+ AUM. He collaborated closely with Design, Product and Compliance to manage security and risk while delivering a delightful, intuitive user experience.

Previously, he was the CTO of Canvas where he oversaw many projects including the redesign and development of the Friends of the High Line website. He is the former chairperson of the ScriptEd Advisory Board. Numerous projects he led engineering on have won Webbys, Communication Arts Awards, and Awwwards. Michael has a BA in Psychology & Sociology from New York University.

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David Silver

Chief Revenue Officer

Prior to joining Yves Blue, David served as Global Head of ESG Sales at Factset. Prior to Factset, David was Chief Revenue Officer at Truvalue Labs (acquired by Factset) with responsibilities for setting Corporate sales strategy and establishing/growing the Sales Organization globally. David has more than 25 years of experience leading sales, corporate strategy and product innovation.

David served as head of Intellectual Property and Strategy at Thomson Reuters’s IP & Science division; Head of Business Development for Asia Pacific and Latin America at MarkMonitor (acquired by Thomson Reuters) and helped lead MarkMonitor’s overall Corporate Strategy.  Other accomplishments include: Founder and CEO of NetAcumen (subsequently acquired by Responsys, Inc.); Head of Business Development at Sagent Technologies, Director of Product for Anderson Consulting’s Foundation for Cooperative Processing business unit. 

As a serial entrepreneur David’s career has been focused on early stage companies with successful exits involving 7 companies via IPO or Acquisition. David has a BA in Mathematics/Computer Science and Sociology from Emory University.

Team Members

 Meet The Rest of Our Brilliant Team

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Heather Langsner

Vice President, Impact

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Ashu Singh

Head of Risk & Financial Instruments

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Amy O'Leary

Business Development

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Lillian MacCartney

Business Development

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Niyati Hora

ESG Analyst

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Olaoluwa Oluro

Data Engineer

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Nick Cohn-Martin

Data Engineer

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Harrison Tate

Q&A Engineer and Release Manager

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Yang Ruan

ESG Data Engineer

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Andrei Benea

Data Engineer

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Ilie Cristian

Engineer

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Ryan Taylor

Data Engineer

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John Jennett

Product Manager

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David Loynez

Engineer

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Zeynep Bastas

Sales & Marketing Intern