Team

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Julie Hammerman

CEO & Founder

Julie oversees JLens’ role as a bridge between the Jewish community and the values-based investing movement. Julie began her career in investment banking on Wall Street with JPMorgan. She later served as an impact investing strategist for a multi-family office, and was on the founding team of a for-profit social enterprise focused on women's health. Julie received her MBA from Harvard Business School and her BA in Economics from Tufts University. She is a Wexner Foundation Jewish Heritage alum, an UpStart incubator graduate, and the recipient of the Jewish Community Relations Council’s Leadership Award.

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Eric Martin

COO

Eric oversees JLens’ administrative, managerial, and operational functions and assists with strategic planning to achieve JLens mission. Prior to JLens, Eric was Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel of a private company in New York City. Eric began his career over 20 years ago in investment management at JPMorgan and later worked as a corporate attorney at large law firms and as in-house counsel at a Fortune 100 company. Eric has a J.D. from Hofstra School of Law and a B.A. in political science from Hamilton College.

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Dani Nurick

Director of Advocacy

Dani oversees JLens’ investor advocacy and corporate research. Prior to JLens, Dani worked at Mercy Corps Ventures creating ESG impact metrics and scaling venture funds in Africa. Additionally, Dani has worked for a variety of organizations in the Jewish community focused on education and engagement in both the United States and Israel. Dani holds an MBA with a concentration on social impact and an MA in Jewish Professional Leadership from Brandeis University, as well as a BA in Public Health and Environmental Science from Brandeis University.

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Jake Herman

Director of Communications & Development

Jake focuses on JLens’ communications and development strategy, and he assists with research and advocacy. Prior to JLens, Jake was Marketing Manager for UK Jewish Film. He has worked in nonprofit communications and development, primarily within the Jewish community, in the UK, US and New Zealand. Jake holds a Social Impact MBA and MA in Jewish Professional Leadership from Brandeis University, and a BA in Middle Eastern Studies and Hebrew from the University of Manchester.

Board of Directors

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Beth Sirull

President & Chair

Beth Sirull is the President and CEO at the Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego (JCF). Since Beth joined JCF in March 2017, the Foundation has granted approximately $350 million into the community; assets under management have doubled to over $650 million. Beth received the inaugural Jewish Leadership in Impact Investing Award in 2020. Prior to joining JCF, Beth served as President and CEO of Pacific Community Ventures and served as Chair of the Board of the Jewish Community Center of the East Bay and on the Boards of the Tzedek Economic Development Fund and her temple sisterhood. Beth received the 2015 James Irvine Foundation California Leadership Award and was named to Forbes’ list of 30 Top Social Entrepreneurs in 2012.

Michael Lustig

Treasurer

Michael Lustig  spent most of his career at BlackRock, as Managing Director overseeing Structured Mortgage & Derivative Products trading and he acted as advisor/portfolio manager for the Federal Reserve's Global Financial Crisis-related managed assets.  He is President of the Baron de Hirsch Fund, and is a Board Member/Trustee of: Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel, American Friends of OGEN, JCRC of NY, Columbia/Barnard Hillel, Hillel at Binghamton, the Hillel International Office of Innovation, AJC-NY, and Congregation Shearith Israel. Michael is Adjunct Professor of Finance at NYU | Stern School of Business, and a Lecturer at other universities, teaching full-time elective courses for MBAs in Fixed Income, Capital Markets, and Impact Finance.

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