Business Administration University of Minnesota
General Management Harvard Business School
Carla Pavone has a BA in biology from University of Pennsylvania, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a PhD in business administration from the Carlson School of Management. She has had three careers: in publishing (primarily at start-ups), in financial services (mainly leading internal corporate start-ups and turnarounds) and in academia. Carla spent three years at the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Missouri – Kansas City, where she taught entrepreneurship classes and coached new ventures. She has been a member of Social Venture Partners since 2012, serving on the due diligence team, as a lead partner, and on the board of directors. She is currently a senior instructor at the Carlson School teaching entrepreneurship and management courses, and also consults to young nonprofits and businesses seeking to boost their growth.