John Heller

Board Chair


John Heller served as Managing Director of the Synergos Institute, a non-profit organization that generates collaborative solutions to poverty worldwide. John founded and led a social-purpose consultancy within Synergos that enabled corporations, foundations, and philanthropists to advance social impact. Clients included Walmart, PepsiCo, eBay, Shell, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Unilever, DuPont-Pioneer, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Conservation International, and the UN Global Compact, among others. He also mobilized large-scale collaborations that reduced maternal mortality in Namibia, advanced agricultural transformation in Nigeria, and enhanced aboriginal peoples’ quality of life in Western Canada.