Our Staff

Ella Gudwin

President

James Naylor

Director of Technology / Product Manager

Nira Jethani

VP, Global Finance and Administration

Chris Calvosa

VP, Global Sales and Institutional Partnerships

Anshu Taneja

Country Director, India

Martin Quinn

Associate, Global Sales & Partnerships

Sam Brundrett

Manager, Global Sales & Institutional Partnerships

Aminah Yoba

Development Officer

Claire McGuinness

Special Assistant to the Founder and President

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Reade Fahs, Chairman of the Board

CEO and President,
National Vision, Inc.

J. David Chute

Founder and President,
i2C Ventures, LLC

Charles de Gunzburg

Co-founder,
FdG Associates LLC

Cheryl Greene

Principal,
Cheryl Greene Brand Strategy

Dr. Jordan Kassalow

Founder and Co-Chairman

Jamie Levitt

Partner,
Morrison & Foerster

Cindy Levine

CEO,
Cindy Levine Group

Nancy Rosenzweig

CEO,
Scandinavian Child Inc.

Liz Blake

Retired Senior Vice President,
Habitat for Humanity International

Rahul Saxena

President,
RNS Global, LLC

Brian Trelstad

Partner,
Bridge Community Ventures

Andrea Coravos

Student,
Harvard Business School

Kevin Hassey

Former CEO, VisionSpring

Chris Calvosa

VP, Global Sales and Institutional Partnerships

As Vice President, Global Sales and Institutional Partnerships, Chris leads all sales and business development activities with an eye toward expanding VisionSpring’s global impact by increasing its distribution of eyeglasses via multiple sales channels. The goal is to scale VisionSpring’s operations to distribute 10 million pairs of eyeglasses to low-income customers by the symbolic year 2020.

Chris comes to VisionSpring with a wealth of experience in sales, business development, and marketing. He is dedicated to bringing products and services into developing international markets. In prior roles, Chris served as head of business development for an interactive technology company, and also led the international sales operation for MakerBot, shepherding the latter to +300% year-over-year growth, earning President’s Club honors for his work. Chris is native New Yorker, and he holds a bachelor’s degree with honors from Kenyon College and a master’s degree from New York University.

What excites you most about working for Visionspring?

The ability to provide eyeglass that extend our customers’ productive professional careers by decades, thereby helping them to care for their families.

What was your first memory wearing eyeglasses?

I haven’t worn glasses before, but I can tell my first time is approaching quickly.

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