Our Staff

Ella Gudwin


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 and Institutional Partnerships

Sam Brundrett

Manager, Global Sales and Institutional Partnerships

Aminah Yoba

Development Officer

Nadia Rivera

Special Assistant to the Founder and President

Reade Fahs, Chairman of the Board

CEO and President,
National Vision, Inc.

J. David Chute

Founder and President,
i2C Ventures, LLC

Charles de Gunzburg

FdG Associates LLC

Cheryl Greene

Cheryl Greene Brand Strategy

Dr. Jordan Kassalow

Founder and Co-Chairman

Jamie Levitt

Morrison & Foerster

Cindy Levine

Cindy Levine Group

Nancy Rosenzweig

Scandinavian Child Inc.

Rahul Saxena

RNS Global, LLC

Brian Trelstad

Bridges Fund Management

Andrea Coravos

Harvard Business School

Kevin Hassey

Former CEO, VisionSpring

Sam Brundrett

Manager, Global Sales and Institutional Partnerships

Sam supports the development of new partnerships and the stewardship of existing ones.  Prior to joining the VisionSpring team, he served as the Director of Business Development at a rural development nonprofit in eastern India where he focused on partnership development, fundraising, and grant writing.   Sam received his BA from Gettysburg College and is currently an MBA in Sustainability candidate at Bard College.   When he is not helping VisionSpring put glasses on faces, he enjoys playing basketball, perusing country pages on Wikipedia, and traveling. 

What excites you most about VisionSpring?

Working with a hybrid model that has the potential for massive scale.  VisionSpring’s idea to leverage the power of the market while also attracting philanthropic capital has the ability to reach hundreds of millions of people and inspire a new wave of social enterprises.   

What’s your first memory wearing glasses?

So far, I’ve been very fortunate not to need glasses.  Knock on wood.

What’s your favorite VisionSpring glasses style?


Favorite quote:  

“We are faced with the fact, my friends, that tomorrow is today.  Procrastination is the still the thief of time.  Over the bleached bones and jumbled residues of numerous civilizations are written the pathetic words ‘Too Late’.” – Martin Luther King Jr. 

Favorite place to travel and why:

Gangtok.  Nestled in the southeastern corner of the Himalayas, the small capitol of the Indian state Sikkim truly embraces its diversity.  With so many different cultures, languages, landscapes and wildlife it doesn’t get much more amazing.  Gangtok’s progressive laws preserving the environment and modern, yet isolated feel made me think as if  I’d stumbled upon the world’s best kept secret. 

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