Social Impact Ventures provides hands-on interim executive management and advisory services to social enterprises, corporations, investors and funders.



Maximize capital and funding to achieve economic and social impact goals. 

For social enterprises

Build high-impact, financially stable businesses and ventures for non-profits and for-profit social enterprises through strategic, hands-on operations.

FOr Corporations

Create and identify new revenue opportunities in low- and moderate-income market segments. Leverage industry expertise to build ties with social enterprises and corporate social responsibility programs.

Whether serving in interim management roles or as a trusted advisor, Social Impact Ventures stands for leadership, problem-solving and maximizing impact.



David has been working in the intersection of business and social impact for over a decade leading and advising social enterprises.  

David is typically engaged by an investor/funder to either launch a business or turn it around.  In the case of launching a business, activities include vetting the revenue model, developing an operations and staffing plan, procuring and installing systems (finance and technology), initial staffing, identifying and securing initial customers, generating revenue and ultimately hiring a replacement.  For turnarounds, the range of activities has included revamping operations, introducing new lines of business, acquisition and/or sale of a business unit.  Additional responsibilities have included managing existing staff (hire/fire/counsel) and hiring new senior management.

Previously, David held leadership positions at REDF and Juma Ventures.  Prior to entering the social enterprise space, David worked in corporate development and co-founded a start-up in international trade.  He began his career with Rosecliff, a private merchant bank focused on leveraged transactions.  

He received his MBA from Columbia Business School and BA from Wesleyan University.

ClientS say

David’s expertise is one of a kind and exceptional! He truly understands the operational complexities of running a social enterprise and is able to jump into any situation and immediately add value. In some of the toughest situations I have had to deal with, I have relied on David to dive in, get stakeholder buy-in and turn things around!
— Samra Haider, Senior Portfolio Director, REDF
David was an integral part of the successful launch of our first Social Enterprise. He helped us navigate the tough scenarios that every startup business faces, as well as the unique hurdles that arise in a Social Enterprise. David has the ability to capture the key top level strategic issues and carry them through to planning and execution. An adept communicator with a well-rounded grasp of all aspects of business startup including finance, sales and marketing and operations, he ensured that all the necessary players were on board and carrying out their respective responsibilities.
— Brian Tompkins Enterprise Director, Weingart Center
David has a wonderful ability to engage his clients in deep thinking which has enabled us to find solutions to seemingly intractable problems. His work with us over the past year has helped us become a much more dynamic and creative organization and has been instrumental in helping us increase our sales and social impact by over 100% from the previous year.
— Krishna Omolade Director of Operations, Corbin Hill Road Farm
David is a very talented presenter who really understands how social enterprise works and is able to articulate it in ways that anyone can understand. He is able to leverage his hands-on experience and superb strategic thinking skills to get to the heart of the matter. I’d work with him anytime!”
— Paul Lamb Principal, Man on a Mission Consulting
David Derryck has been instrumental in developing the financial tools and knowledge needed to operate and expand Green Streets’ social enterprise; evolving from a promising concept into a break-even operation on the verge of becoming a profitable and employee owned and operated green business.”
— David Mauroff Vice President, McCormack Barron