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About Stop the Spread

We address the critical needs of the COVID-19 pandemic in two key ways:

We help manufacturing companies access the knowledge and connections they need to ramp up production of medical equipment

We help promising COVID initiatives connect with organizations that can provide capital in the form of grants, loans, investments, and direct purchases

About

Stop the Spread

We address the critical needs of the COVID-19 pandemic in two key ways:

We help manufacturing companies access the knowledge and connections they need to ramp up production of medical equipment

We help promising COVID initiatives connect with organizations that can provide capital in the form of grants, loans, investments, and direct purchases

Who we are

As an organization, a group of our CEOs wrote a Medium post that sparked a call to action and resulted in our op-ed in The New York Times that captured the imagination and commitment of more than 1,300 business leaders, all of whom have stepped forward to do their part.

Since founding in March 2020, we’ve watched a national effort emerge, as large and small companies answer the call to serve our nation.

As of May 29, 2020, ImpactAssets and Stop the Spread have joined forces to continue this work through the ImpactAssets Stop the Spread COVID Response Program. The Program harnesses the collective power of ImpactAssets’ leading impact investment and organizational capacity and Stop the Spread’s agile partnership model to respond to COVID-19.

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What we stand for

SERVICE

We serve the American public

Our partner companies came together in service to the American public.. Our partners are committed to innovating and mobilizing to get the right resources to where they are needed most—to COVID-19 victims, healthcare professionals, and frontline workers.

PARTNERSHIP

We ask the government to lead; we're here to help if they need it

Our federal, state and local governments are leading the response to this crisis on the front lines. Our role is to mobilize the private sector in support of strategies being implemented by government officials. We are in constant communication with policymakers and operational leaders to ensure that government has access to, and understands the capacity—and commitment—of the private sector.

SPEED TO ACTION

We move with urgency

During this crisis, each passing hour is critical. We prioritize making quick decisions so we can support people in need as fast as possible.

RESPONSIVENESS

We are ideally working ourselves out of a job

Stop the Spread came together to address an unprecedented public health crisis, but we hope that the need for our existence will be short-lived. When our work is done, we will happily go back to our day jobs.

FOCUS

We focus on where we are needed most

We recognize there are many urgent needs in the COVID-19 pandemic, and that it will take organizations in every sector to combat this global pandemic. We focus our efforts on the critical needs where our capabilities and expertise can have the greatest impact.

Our Team

Harris Brown

Partnerships

Rachel Romer Carlson

Co-Founder

Ken Chenault

Co-Founder

Brett Jaffe

Investments

Adrian Kochan

partnerships

Christian Peele

Head of Operations

Emily Savage

team lead

Advisors

Bain & Company

Kirkland & Ellis

Whiteboard Advisors