Eric Stephenson is Director of Client Services at Align Impact and member of its investment committee, advancing the firm’s work helping investors and their trusted advisors form and execute effective impact investing and philanthropic strategies. For five years prior to joining Align Impact, Eric was the Portfolio Director at the Cordes Foundation, tasked with assessing, proposing and implementing a strategic plan towards 100% mission alignment across asset classes, and overseeing the Foundation’s philanthropic initiatives. He was previously part of the fund investments team at Hamilton Lane and started
his finance career with the global leasing group at Xerox.
Eric serves as co-chairman of the Cordes Foundation, member of the advisory board for Duke University's CASE i3 Initiative on Impact Investing, is a due diligence mentor at Harvard University's Initiative for Responsible Investment, and is a frequent speaker at universities and industry conferences on the topics of impact investing and social enterprise. Eric earned his BBA from Temple University, MA from University of the Pacific and is an active CAIA charterholder and alumnus of the SEO Career Program.
Eric’s family roots date back to the early 1800s in Texas on his father’s side and Puerto Rico on his mother’s side. His parents met in the military and his brother serves as Major in the U.S. Marines Corps, so Eric has always been passionate about veterans affairs. Outside of work he spends as much time as he can with his sister, three brothers and their growing families. Eric resides in New York with his partner, Steph, and together they currently enjoy taking break dance lessons and language classes.