Aaron is a principal at Impact Venture Capital, where he manages deal flow analysis, corporate engagement, and the innovation programs. He joined the team in 2015 and is passionate about working with corporate, government, and non-profit partners to strengthen the Northern California entrepreneurial ecosystem with the goal of helping startups compete successfully around the world, while maintaining high and rising living standards here at home.
Prior to Impact, Aaron served as a Harvard Business School Leadership Fellow and as the Director of Business Initiatives for Mayor Kevin Johnson in Sacramento. In this role, he led the Mayor’s workforce and economic development and public-private partnership initiatives.
Aaron is a very proud father of two and loves college football, the mountains, and any activity that his wife, Elena, finds to keep him in some semblance of good shape. He is a young adult minister for his local church congregation and considers himself something of a root beer aficionado. He graduated from Harvard Business School in 2013 and Brigham Young University in 2008.