Arun comes to social venture capital after executive leadership roles in finance and operations in the telecommunications industry. Over the last seven years, he has been involved in developing the Impact Ventures portfolios under management and promoting financial and social value creation. Prior to his current role, Arun founded a management and operations consulting practice focused on international operations and support to the wireless industry. Previously, he was a member of the executive team with T-Mobile USA, serving as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Cook Inlet T-Mobile. During his career, he has been responsible for managing market operations, budgeting, vendor financing and special projects, as well as streamlining operations and restructuring departments and business centers to improve financial and operational efficiency.
Arun is a native of Chennai, India. He holds a BSc in the Sciences and a BS in Accounting. Arun also holds an MBA in Finance and is proficient in Tamil, Hindi, Marathi and Telugu.
George Jones is president of Pathion and also serves on the company’s board of directors. Previously, Jones served as VP/GM of AppliedMicro’s (now MA/COM) Connectivity Products. Featuring telecom and datacom interface chips, where he drove the group’s revenue growth by 10%/quarter in 2012 and 2013 to exceed $100M. Prior to AppliedMicro, he served as RMI Corporation’s first VP of Sales. Jones co-founded Sand Hill Angels, a leading angel investment group in Silicon Valley. He was also a co-founder and chief executive officer of Phase II Technical Sales, a leader among technical sales representatives. Phase II drove complex component and subsystem engagements for companies such as Intel, Altera, and Fairchild, and LSI Logic with offices from Spokane to San Diego. Jones earned an MBA at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech.
Sarosh Kumana is a real estate entrepreneur and angel investor with over 30 years of startup and management experience. He founded and ran a leading California government foreclosure brokerage and a mortgage brokerage company for over 15 years. He is the president of PIP Inc., which manages a large portfolio of animal-friendly apartment buildings in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is President of Pacific Capital Management, having made over 100 early stage investments over the past 10+ years. He is a member of Sierra Angels and Health Tech Capital; a limited partner in numerous VC funds; former President of the Board of Directors of Sand Hill Angels in Silicon Valley; and a Managing Partner at The Batchery, a Berkeley-based incubator. Sarosh serves on the Advisory Council of the Center for Entrepreneurship at Tepper Business School, Carnegie Mellon University, and as Board Director or Strategic Advisor to a number of companies and non-profits. Sarosh received a B.Com. from Sydenham College, University of Bombay, and an MBA from Carnegie-Mellon University.