President & Co-Founder
David Batstone is co-founder and president of global anti-slavery organization Not For Sale, and co-founder and managing partner of Just Business, an international investment group that incubates social enterprises. He is currently a business professor at the University of San Francisco, and was previously an investment banker in the technology industry. David has authored five books, is the recipient of two national journalist awards, and was named National Endowment for the Humanities Chair at the University of San Francisco for his work in technology and ethics.
Executive Vice President of Strategy and Mission
Mark found his vocational direction while working on the streets of Durban, South Africa with street children. He returned to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2006 to co-found Not For Sale. Wexler manages Not For Sale's senior staff, operationalizes strategic relationships with partner institutions, and along with Batstone provides overall organizational direction. He also is a co-founder and senior partner in Just Business, which specializes in social enterprise incubation, investment, and consultation.
Laura (Aguirre) Causley
Vice President of Operations
Laura leads the core infrastructure development of Not For Sale. With a background in political science and social justice combined with focused analytical skills, she drives the organization to seek efficiency and results in an entrepreneurial setting. Internally, she strives to equip the Not For Sale team with tools necessary to create freedom for the bottom billion. She also oversees key relationships and projects which contribute to these goals. In her free time, you can catch Laura strolling through a farmers’ market or hiking with her dog, Lucy.
Vice President of Development
Manager of Social Impact
Caitlin's first engagement in the anti-slavery movement was in the field working in Senegal for the protection and rehabilitation of children in bonded labor. Since this time, she has lived on four continents, studying languages and working in social development in offbeat locations from Damascus to Cairo. This year, Caitlin joined the team to manage Not For Sale's programs in Asia from New Delhi and develop the strategy in evaluating and communicating the organization's social impact around the world.
Grants and Asia Program Manager
Hannah works on the International Projects Team, managing Not For Sale’s projects throughout Asia, as well as managing the grants department. Following her graduation from the University of Michigan, Hannah went on to complete her Masters in NGOs and Development at the London School of Economics, and has spent the better part of the past five years working abroad for human rights and development NGOs. When she’s not hidden behind her computer attacking the latest grant, you can find Hannah halfway up a climbing wall, out hiking, or hitting up a local concert.
Social Enterprise Manager
Amanda works on the Not For Sale Social Enterprise team where she enjoys the challenge of striking the balance between traditional business and making an impact on the ground. She honed her frequently-used Spanish while studying business in Spain and working for an NGO in El Salvador. During a summer living in rural Ghana, Amanda saw firsthand the implications of creating a social business, and the potential for change it can bring. Combining her international experience with a B.S. in economics, Amanda is passionate about developing strategic initiatives to connect the untapped potential of isolated economies to the demand of the global market. She works through the daily complexities of doing business in the Peruvian Amazon to create sustainable freedom for the people Not For Sale works to empower. As a native of the Pacific Northwest, Amanda has a deep appreciation for nature and loves being outdoors, especially in the rain.
Bay Area Program
Venus has been a nationally recognized youth organizer for over 14 years. She was named a top 25 organizer under 25, working with organizations like PUEBLO, Center for Media Justice, the Center for Young Women’s Development and MISSSEY. She has developed and furthered local youth programs like OWWLS, her most recent project, an outreach program to assist young women working and living on the streets. Her award winning service in African-American communities across the Bay Area has included leadership roles in movements such as the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights where she created the Silence the Violence Campaign to bring awareness to all the killings in Oakland. Venus’ experience with homelessness as a child has inspired her lifelong campaign to champion the underserved. Her work over the years has included informing national publications, politicians, judges, youth advocates and communities on the rights and issues of young women in the juvenile justice system and underground street economy.
Director of Engagement
Ethan began as a regional volunteer director and spent two years orchestrating a number of local events in Southern California, as well as the 2010 Global Forum on Human Trafficking. For the past three years, he has spent most of his time traveling North America as Not For Sale's key speaker at festivals, conferences, concerts, universities, and faith communities. In just 2012, Ethan shared the stage with global thought leaders as he visited more than 83 communities and engaged more than 100,000 individuals to play an active role in the abolitionist movement. Aside from being on the road, he oversees engagement with professional athletes and musicians who seek to become more deeply embedded in the fight against slavery.
Team Not For Sale
With nearly 30 years experience in pro sports and charitable organizations, Dave was most recently with the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) for 15 years as the VP of Baseball and Sports Enterprises. Dave spearheaded the PCF Home Run Challenge, which helped raise over $45 million to date. Aside from overseeing Athletes For A Cure and Arnie's Army Battles, Dave also began the MLB Mother's Day Breast Cancer initiative that is still currently utilized. He has also served as a consultant to Seattle Seahawks' Pete Carroll's A Better LA Foundation and to Reggie Jackson's Mr. October Foundation. Dave started his career as Director of Community Affairs with the Oakland Athletics and Executive Director of A's Foundation during the Haas family era.
Director of Business Development
Jessica drives new opportunities for companies to engage with Not For Sale's work, specifically around financial sponsorship and marketing-based initiatives. Previously she worked in PR and advertising, running campaigns for several Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies. On the side Jessica enjoys dabbling in film photography, traveling around the Northern California coast, and taking advantage of the superb culinary scene in San Francisco.
Elin builds Not For Sale's ethical supply chains, conducts risk assessments and develops improvement plans for corporate partners. She holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and has experience conducting CSR-related research in various international settings. During her masters, she did a field study in Indonesia researching how local labor actors view and work with corporate codes of conduct. As a post graduate research assistant working in the project Tracing Sustainable Supply Chains, she gained experience from participating in social compliance audits in China. Elin is inspired by Not For Sale’s endeavor to use the economic muscle of corporations to foster social impact and economic development.
Sam guides the expansion of Not For Sale's global social enterprise initiatives to empower communities at risk to trafficking and exploitation. With a business education and experience in the technology and microfinance industries in Central America, Sam enjoys working through the daily challenges of integrating social impact and the development of world-class products. Not For Sale's business team is dedicated to modeling a new economy in which businesses are profitable and enhance the lives of those they serve. In his free time, you will catch Sam biking the streets of San Francisco, reading the news and singing along to tunes.
Business Development Specialist
Hailing from Crookwell, Australia, Tom joined Not For Sale as a volunteer, conducting research on the conditions of human trafficking in the Bay Area. Tom graduated his fellowship to join Not For Sale as our Business Development Specialist, pursuing his passion of bringing together business and social impact by working closely with companies around the world to help address human trafficking through the power of business. When he's not working, Tom can be found playing soccer and doing his best to integrate flip flops and shorts into our business casual work attire.
Senior Advisor, Marketing Strategy
Val serves as a strategic advisor for our integrated marketing efforts, leading our brand marketing, social media and communications strategy. She connected with the Not For Sale team in her previous role as VP, Marketing for the campaign organizing platform Causes.com. She has spent her entire career in digital marketing, leading marketing efforts for the relaunch of NBC Universal's Bravo Network in 2005. She is proud mentor, avid foodie and cinephile, known for giving phenomenal restaurant and film recommendations.
Marketing & Communications Manager
Sarah joins the Not For Sale team from a diverse background spanning from marketing, to paralegal work, to coaching youth volleyball. Sarah drives the storytelling, community management and impact reporting for Not For Sale. Running the communications department, she is able to combine her passion for human rights work with her background in analysis to identify the value of every infographics, and perfectly written sentence to ensure that our message and our mission is reaching as many people as possible. When not at work, you can find Sarah perfecting her carrot soup recipe, and inviting the staff over for dinner.
Lindsay manages Not for Sale's daily operations and policy and process evaluation and improvement. After graduating from a small university in the heart of the Midwest, Lindsay fulfilled her desire for service and honed her organizational skills through positions with Girl Scouts of Western Iowa and Eastern Illinois and The Junior Statesmen Foundation. Lindsay spends her free time exploring her new Pacific Coast home and spending time with her fur babies Kita and Kitty.
Application Programmer Analyst
Meet Ash, our technology synthesizer. Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, Ash brings 5 years experience in the IT services industry. His highly specialized skill set is invaluable for a non-profit growing at light-speed. Salesforce expert, Ash gets into the nitty-gritty of how Not For Sale uses technology to understand how our constituency is interacting with us. He is also identifying how we quantify our current success to create benchmarks for future goals. Ash believes that the best way to use his skills is to combine his knowledge with his passion for human rights. He is daily inspired to find creative solutions to using technology to help create a world where no one is for sale.
Country Director, Not For Sale Australia
Jonathan Hirt is the Country Director for Not For Sale in Australia. In 2010, he graduated from the University of Sydney with a Masters in Peace and Conflict Studies - with a specific focus on the phenomenon and re-emergence of modern slavery. Following his graduation, he took part in the Not For Sale Academy and Global Forum, shortly thereafter joining the Not For Sale team in San Francisco as part of the Fellowship program. Jono’s passion for bridging education with action orientated activism drew him to work on the NFS Academy – focusing on the platform during his time as a Fellow and subsequently becoming the Director of the Academy. In 2013, Jono moved back to his hometown, Sydney, to scale Not For Sale’s presence in Australia and the Asia Pacific.
Ricardo Dawson Torres
Country Coordinator, Not For Sale Peru
Ricardo is Peruvian, born in Lima. He has studied Architecture, Social Communication and Social Management. He has also studied Awareness with Paulo Freire, formulation, monitoring and evaluation of social projects; oriented Impacts Monitoring, among others. He has worked in various institutions dedicated to the promotion of social development, Ministry of Agriculture of Peru, FAO-UNDP, Swiss Development Cooperation, Dutch Development Cooperation, German Development Cooperation. Headquartered in the following countries: Peru, Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Nicaragua and Mexico. Ricardo is currently working to develop social enterprise opportunities in Peru under Not For Sale.
Country Coordinator, Not For Sale Netherlands
Claire became a part of Not For Sale through volunteering for Not For Sale Netherlands. She has studied and worked in the field of international development for the Irish Government and NGOs in Africa and Latin America, focusing on education, health, water and sanitation. She is fuelled by a passion to protect and empower women and vulnerable children. She also loves languages and coaching people in a way that allows them to be free to dream and live in their unique way. Claire will be developing and managing Not For Sale’s monitoring and evaluation system in the Netherlands. In her free time you will hear her singing a song while riding her bike along the canals of Amsterdam.
Head Chef, Not For Sale Netherlands
Jael Fraenkel is the head chef and trainer at Not For Sale Netherlands. She develops recipes for our soup enterprise and trains survivors of human trafficking in art of cooking. Jael has been a professional chef for years in restaurants throughout Amsterdam. Jael puts her heart and soul into her cooking. She holds a Masters degree in Sociology from the University of Amsterdam and a Bachelor's degree photography. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to utilize her passion for cooking and her educational interest in social change while working for Not For Sale.
Business Development Coordinator, Not For Sale Netherlands
Jorrit has over 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry. As a marketing manager and concept developer he has managed several restaurants and launched hospitality improvement projects at Amsterdam's Schiphol International Airport. He has a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from the University of Hospitality Management at The Hague, and is currently working on completing his MBA. He has a great passion for skiing and in his free time loves to explore his hometown of Amsterdam on his favorite bike.