Sandy Herz cultivates strategic partnerships for the Skoll Foundation, with a portfolio that includes Sundance, BritDoc, BBC, NPR, PBS NewsHour, Public Radio International, and HarperOne, as well as the foundation’s flagship relationship with the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship. Consistent with Skoll’s mission, Sandy seeks out world-class storytellers and platforms to create broader awareness of, engagement with, and impact from the work of leading social entrepreneurs.
Sandy started her career in corporate finance in New York, working on leveraged buyouts during the “Bonfire of the Vanities” age before having an early mid-life crisis and discovering social entrepreneurship. Prior to joining the Skoll Foundation, Sandy worked with several innovative grassroots non-profit organizations and spent six years as Executive Director of the Software Development Forum.
She received a BA from Brown University, an MA from the Stanford School of Education, and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. However, her best education came from selling frozen food door-to-door out of the back of a pick-up truck in the Boston suburbs one summer during college.