Host Jeremy C. Park talks with Jared Barnett, CEO of Slingshot Memphis, Inc., who shares some of his personal experiences growing up on the West Coast, pursuing a passion for consulting and purpose-driven work, moving overseas to work in Africa, and how he and his family have created a home in Memphis, Tennessee.
During the interview, Jared highlights Slingshot Memphis, Inc., a nonprofit that aims to create a demonstrable reduction in poverty by promoting a results-driven poverty-fighting ecosystem. He talks about their unique model, the power of collaboration and understanding what creates impact, how philanthropy is changing, important lessons learned, and more.
Visit www.slingshotmemphis.org to learn more.
About Jared Barnett:
Jared joined Slingshot Memphis in October 2019. Prior to Slingshot, Jared worked at McKinsey & Company for six years. Several years of his career were based in Sub-Saharan Africa, including in South Africa with McKinsey, in Ghana as CEO of a manufacturing company and VP of a financial advisory firm, and in Kenya working in private equity. He brings experience with disruptive innovation, strategic planning, organization building, and operational efficiency to Slingshot. Jared holds a Masters in Business Administration with Honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a minor in Statistics from Brigham Young University.