Seasoned finance executive to lead strategic growth of software for social good portfolio
August 18, 2020 PALO ALTO, Calif. —Benetech, the leading software for social good nonprofit, today announced the appointment of social impact executive, Tie Kim, to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Tie will lead the Finance and IT teams and oversee strategy and compliance as part of Benetech’s ongoing plan to scale for global community impact.
“Tie has a breadth of professional knowledge and experience in the finance and technology sectors, including the CFO role at Omidyar Network,” said Betsy Beaumon, CEO of Benetech. “His skill set is a perfect match for managing our diversified revenue streams to enable new approaches for the lasting impact Benetech aims to achieve over the next decade.”
Tie brings expertise from a career spanning over 25 years in venture capital, start-ups and financial management. Fifteen of those years were with Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm focused on creating opportunities for people to improve their own lives, their communities, and the world around them. Tie also held various managerial positions at Informatica in business development, investor relations, worldwide operations and finance. This concentrated experience in finance and philanthropy positions him to drive the successful growth of Benetech’s business in collaboration with the communities and organizations who advocate for Benetech’s cutting edge solutions to advance education, poverty alleviation human rights, and employment.
“There’s a large opportunity for growth in the software and service product offerings space that can impact the closely-tied areas of inclusive education, equitable employment, poverty alleviation and justice for human rights violations. I’m excited by the portfolio of software solutions for the social sector where philanthropy, government and industry can come together to lead, respond, and most importantly, serve communities,” said Tie. “I’m honored to join an organization like Benetech that focuses on some of society’s greatest challenges through innovation, employee dedication and doing the right things right.”
About Benetech Benetech is a nonprofit that empowers communities with software for social good. Our work transforms how people with disabilities read and learn, makes it safer for human rights defenders to pursue truth and justice, and connects people to the services they need to live and prosper. We’re constantly pursuing the next big social impact. Visit www.benetech.org.