Monica Pressley is chief financial officer of the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund. She ensures good stewardship of the Fund’s investment portfolio and oversees finance, information technology and human resources. For the prior 13 years, she was the chief financial officer of the San Francisco Foundation, managing the investments of their portfolio, which grew from $650 million to $1.3 billion under her stewardship. Among her other responsibilities, she initiated and led the foundation’s program-related investments fund, which provides below-market loans and loan guarantees to nonprofits and other eligible organizations working to advance the foundation’s social equity goals.
Before joining the San Francisco Foundation, Monica worked in senior finance positions in the private sector, including seven years with Barclays Global Investors in San Francisco. In addition to serving as a board member of Radio Bilingue, she serves on the boards of the Latino Community Foundation and the East Bay Center for Performing Arts. She is also a member of the Citizens Bond Oversight Committee for the San Francisco Unified School District.
Monica earned a bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, in business economics from UCLA and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.