ChangeMakers Podcast: Jared Barnett, CEO of Slingshot Memphis, Inc. – Promoting a Results-Driven Poverty-Fighting Ecosystem

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.

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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.

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