Malabika Mishra

Malabika Mishra

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Malabika Mishra, currently based out of San Francisco earned her bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Telecommunication in India and later pursued a Master of Science in Finance at UIUC (the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign). She possesses a strong background in internal controls, regulatory compliance, and risk management, with a track record of leading critical risk assessment projects and engagements for several multinational financial institutions and technology companies.

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Roy Barak

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Roy Barak is an accomplished leader with an impressive two-decade track record in spearheading financial technology companies. Holding multiple C-Suite leadership positions, Roy’s expertise has been instrumental in transforming businesses into thriving global B2B SaaS FinTech entities.

A well-respected thought leader, Roy Barak’s insights on building scalable, healthy, and diverse organizations have garnered recognition.

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Agnes Pecjo

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Agnes is a highly accomplished Senior Level Finance Executive with extensive experience in providing strong financial and operational leadership for complex, high-profile, global professional services organizations. Agnes’ expertise spans various facets of finance, including finance management, strategic planning, outsourcing and offshoring operations, compliance, risk management and data analytics. Agnes has a proven track record of streamlining business processes,

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Claudia Peña Caswell

Claudia Peña Caswell is an accomplished trade finance professional with over 20 years of experience in finance, operations, and business development in support of SMEs and large enterprises. She currently serves as Capital Markets Manager at Cisco Systems Capital Corporation where she leads Cisco’s export credit and multilateral agency global lending capabilities. She is passionate about the advancement of global economies through equitable access to financing,

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Suyog Deshpande

Suyog is a Senior Director of Product Marketing at Samsara, leading the company’s product and partner marketing efforts for several product areas. Suyog is responsible for building and driving product go-to-market strategies and running integrated marketing programs that fuel Samsara’s awareness, pipeline, and ARR. Suyog is passionate about the cause of education equity and strongly believes in the impact of the 1% pledge.

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Sarah Johal

Sarah (she/her) is a brand marketer who believes building brand means building belonging. Raised in rural Ohio, she moved to the Bay Area to build her career with innovative tech startups.

For 15+ years, she’s led award-winning marketing campaigns, community-building events, and impactful strategic partnerships. Outside her current role at Workday, Sarah leads the Parents in Tech Alliance nonprofit enabling healthy tech work for all families.

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Michael P. Murray

Michael is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the states of California and New York.

He provides tax, auditing, accounting and various other services to clients all over the country. He has been in practice for over two decades and brings deep expertise in nonprofit accounting and reporting to our Board of Directors.

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Greg Knell

Greg Knell is the owner of Marin-based print and mail company, Breakpoint. He recently won his 5th election as a school board member, now serving as a Trustee of the Marin County Board of Education representing North San Rafael, Lucas Valley, and Santa Venetia, after 17 years on the San Rafael City Schools Board of Education.

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Bill Epstein

Bill was born in Rochester, NY and came to Northern California with his parents when he was 6 months old. He attended The University of Pennsylvania where he studied photography and English. Bill also studied photography at the SF Art Institute and later attended City College of SF in Ornamental Horticulture and Botany.

Bill managed sales and marketing for Nurserymen’s Exchange Inc.-(Bloom-Rite Products) for nearly 30 years.

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Ari Baruth

Ari is a Deputy City attorney in the San Francisco City Attorney’s office, focusing on construction and public contracts. He guides resolution of construction claims and represents the City on large projects such as the Millennium Tower and Central Subway. Before coming to the City, Ari spent 10 years at Long and Levit, LLP, representing various entities in construction and real estate disputes as well as a variety of commercial matters.

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A Note from our Board Chair

With great sadness, we regret to inform you that the Board of Directors has decided to wind down and dissolve OnePercent for Education; and the organization has initiated the dissolution process. One of our primary goals was to galvanize members of the business community who had not participated or had not fully participated in social engagement. Another goal was to engage individuals and families in our work for educational equity.

We continue to believe that there are people who care deeply about the issue and that there are significant financial resources that can be generated to support this movement. Despite our efforts, OnePercent for Education was unsuccessful in generating enough funding to achieve financial sustainability at this difficult time.

Every decision made was through the lens of how we can best bring support for the kids who need it the most. This is the work that our Nonprofit Partners deliver every day and will continue to do. Our Board of Directors will individually continue to promote their efforts and encourage support of their work. As we wind down, we are distributing as much of our remaining assets as possible to our Nonprofit Partners. While each Nonprofit Partner has received modest funding, this is far less than we had hoped, given the importance of their activities.

We urge each of you to support our Nonprofit Partners in the fulfillment of their missions as it so deeply impacts the communities they serve.

Finally, we thank you for your support of OnePercent for Education.