NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Dec 2, 2013) - Center4, an initiative connecting tech entrepreneurs with nonprofits to accelerate innovation for the social good, has appointed Jane Del Ser as managing director. The announcement was made today by Ira Machowsky, executive vice president of FEGS. FEGS is one of the nation's largest and most diversified nonprofit health and human services organizations, and launched Center4 this past year.
"Center4 is about capturing the energy and innovation from New York City's booming tech scene and directing it to the nonprofit sector to help build infrastructure capacity and produce better outcomes more efficiently for people in need," said Machowsky. "Jane's background in high tech, go-to-market strategy and execution, as well as work designing solutions for nonprofits and social enterprises, uniquely positions her to advance the mission and work of Center4."
Del Ser has spent more than a decade working with high tech startups, social enterprises and nonprofits. She will set strategic direction and manage all Center4 programming, partnerships and entrepreneurial ventures.
Del Ser comes to Center4 most recently from Zankyou Ventures, a global technology startup based in Spain, where she served as director for the Americas. Previously, Jane worked with nonprofits and social enterprises including Save the Children, Ashoka Innovators for the Public and Jacaranda Health. At Strands Inc., a high-tech venture that powers online personalization, Jane was responsible for building and scaling a B2B software platform. Jane has led several startup operations and specializes in bringing innovative technology products and services to developed and emerging markets.
On joining Center4, Del Ser commented, "The Fourth Sector has emerged. Public, private and nonprofit sectors have blended together to integrate social purpose with business methods. There is a real opportunity here for technology ventures, entrepreneurs and nonprofits to do business together. I'm excited to develop programming that incubates these ideas and nurtures opportunities for technology to strengthen and transform service delivery in the nonprofit sector."
A native New Yorker, Del Ser holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, and a B.S. from McGill University.
Center4's mission is to accelerate technology innovation that strengthens and transforms the health and human services sector to benefit the social good. Named for the emerging "Fourth Sector," Center4 leverages the convergence of the private, public and nonprofit sectors. The Center4 Advisory Board is a blue ribbon group of technologists, entrepreneurs, investors, representatives from philanthropy and other leaders. For more information and to sign up for Center4 email alerts, please visit www.center4nyc.org, Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @CenterFour.
About FEGS Health & Human Services
Center4 was founded by FEGS Health and Human Services and is operated by FEGS in partnership with its technology subsidiary, AllSector Technology Group, Inc.® FEGS, one of the nation's largest and most diversified nonprofit health and human services organizations, helps individuals achieve greater personal and economic independence. FEGS' network of programs in health/disabilities, housing, homecare, employment/workforce development, education, youth and family services, help more than 12,000 people each day, over 120,000 people each year, inspiring individuals and families and strengthening communities. AllSector is a leading provider of advanced technology solutions to the nonprofit sector since 1998. For more information, please visit www.fegs.org or Facebook.