For two decades, Jason has worked at the intersection of the marketplace and social impact in international microfinance, community and economic development, and venture philanthropy. In 2016, Jason joined Meta (formerly Facebook) to launch and lead the company’s supplier diversity program and create more opportunity for diverse-owned firms to do business with Meta and the people and communities that Meta connects.
In 2021, Meta spent more than $1 billion with diverse suppliers, including more than $300 million with Black-owned firms, and has now spent over $3 billion cumulatively with companies certified as minority, women, veteran, LGBTQ, or disabled-owned in categories spanning creative services, network infrastructure, facilities management and more.
Prior to joining Meta, Jason designed and delivered the community impact initiatives for Super Bowl 50 resulting in more than $20 million in grants for Bay Area nonprofits and contracts for local, diverse-owned businesses. Jason was formerly a Managing Director at REDF, a venture philanthropy founded by KKR Co-Chairman George R. Roberts, where he led business development and strategic partnerships. Jason earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Covenant College (GA), a master’s degree in international and development economics from the University of San Francisco, and has completed the Executive Program in Nonprofit Leadership from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.