Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Educated at Harvard University and the University of Sydney, Jeremy Heimans began his career with McKinsey and Company. In 2004, he co-founded an advocacy group during the US presidential elections that ran a highly publicized online and media campaign. In 2005, he co-founded GetUp.org, an Australian political movement and internationally recognized social movement phenomenon. In 2007, he co-founded Avaaz.org, the world's largest online citizens' movement, with 10 million members. Currently, Heimans is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Purpose, a social enterprise that mobilizes millions of citizens and consumers to help solve major global problems. His work has been recognized in numerous publications, including The Economist and The New York Times. In 2011, Heimans was the recipient of the Ford Foundation's 75th Anniversary Visionary Award.