Daryn Dodson

Managing Director, Illumen Capital

Daryn is a passionate advocate of social and economic justice, especially for disadvantaged and marginalized groups. His work with impact investors, private equity funds, Fortune 100 companies, universities, and foundations has helped address the world’s most pressing social and environmental problems.

Daryn Dodson is Founder and Managing Director of Illumen Capital, an impact private investment fund of funds that provides a pathway for investors to invest in the world’s top impact fund managers. Through a partnership with Stanford University, Mr. Dodson’s team reduces implicit biases of investees thereby unlocking latent return and impact. Mr. Dodson recently co-authored a research paper that was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences with Stanford: Race influences professional investors’ financial judgments.

Mr. Dodson’s experience in the impact investing field includes serving as a consultant to the Board of the $12B Calvert funds, providing research and support services to the Board in connection with the funds’ Special Equities program. Prior to serving as a consultant to the Calvert Funds board, Mr. Dodson served as Director of University and Corporate Partnership for The Idea Village, where he created a platform to invest over 100,000 hours and $2 million into more than 1,000 New Orleans entrepreneurs post-Hurricane Katrina. Mr. Dodson currently serves on the Board of Directors for Ben and Jerry’s and is a member of the Dean’s Management Board at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He earned his M.B.A. from the Stanford GSB and an A.B. in Public Policy from Duke University.