Andrew Kassoy is the co-founder of B Lab, a nonprofit organization that is building a global movement to redefine success in business so that companies compete not just to be the best in the world, but the best for the world. B Lab drives systemic change by building a community of certified B Corporations, accelerating the growth of the impact investment asset class, and promoting supportive public policies including legislation for creating a new business form, the benefit corporation. Currently, there are more than 700 certified B Corporations in 20 countries.
Before leaving the private sector to form B Lab with two college mates, Kassoy spent 16 years in the private equity industry as a partner at MSD Real Estate Capital, as managing director in Credit Suisse First Boston's Private Equity Department, and as a founding partner of DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners. He is a board member of the Freelancers Insurance Company and Echoing Green.
Kassoy was raised in Boulder, Colorado, and graduated with distinction from Stanford University, where he was a Truman Scholar and President's Award winner. In 2001, he was named a Henry Crown Fellow by the Aspen Institute. He lives in New York City with his fiancée, Margot Brandenburg, and his two sons, the Emperor Maximilian and the Boy King Jedidiah.