Jamie Cheney, Founding Partner:
A marketer and strategist, Jamie has driven digital thinking for Nike, Verizon, and American Express, among other global brands. Prior to launching Prokanga in 2013, she led strategy teams in the US, Europe and the Middle East for AKQA, TBWA and Digitas. Her strategy work has been recognized with numerous awards including Cannes Lions and Clios. Jamie graduated from Yale with a double major in Political Science and Economics, where she was the captain of the women's sailing team and played varsity ice hockey. She earned her MBA from Harvard Business School, and lives in New York City with her husband and three boys.
Lesley Finer, Managing Partner:
Lesley has over a decade of recruiting experience in the alternative asset management space. As the leader of Prokanga’s finance practice, she brings this experience in placing senior level professionals at some of the industry's most prominent hedge funds and private equity firms. Earlier in her career, she worked in client management in the marketing and advertising industry, covering accounts such as Estee Lauder, Unilever and Procter and Gamble. Lesley earned her BA from the University of Michigan, and is a proud mother to three daughters.
Annie Davis, Managing Director, Social Impact:
A business leader with a lifelong passion for social and environmental responsibility, Annie heads up our social impact practice. While she began her career in project management and fundraising for grassroots nonprofits, she has spent the last 11 years spearheading business development and marketing initiatives across for-profit companies pioneering breakthrough solutions in solar, biofuels, compostable packaging and the sharing economy. Annie holds a BA in Political Science from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where she led the Social Enterprise Club and co-founded the HBS Green Business Alumni Association. She lives in Sonoma County, CA with her husband, son and daughter.
Our Board of Directors is formed by all three members of our leadership team.