Board of Directors

Tripp Jones
Chairman of the Board
Principal, 21c

Tripp Jones has spent his career driving reform and innovation on social issues in both the public and private sectors. He is currently Principal at 21c, a company he founded in 2014 to work with for-profit and nonprofit social enterprises and investors helping them to develop sustainable and scalable business models and impact the sectors in which they operate or invest. Prior to that he served as the Co-Managing Director of New Profit, a national venture philanthropy and social innovation organization focused on expanding social mobility, guiding the organization’s plans for future growth and impact. Before joining New Profit, he was a senior executive at The MENTOR Network a for-profit, private equity backed national health services company where he spent eight years serving children and adults with disabilities and special needs. During his tenure with MENTOR the company grew its revenues for $250 million to over $1 billion, completed 47 acquisitions and expanded its services from 18 to 38 states. Tripp has also spent a number of years working in government and politics seeking to change public policy. He co-founded and served for eight years as the executive director of the independent, non-partisan think tank MassINC (The Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth) and publisher of CommonWealth magazine focused on developing a public agenda that promotes the growth and vitality of the middleclass. Tripp also served in variety of capacities in government and is a veteran of national and state political campaigns. In the early 1990’s, he played a key role in leading the effort to create and pass into law Massachusetts’ landmark 1993 education reform law. He lives in Wayland, MA with his wife, Robin and their three children —

Hugh, Tucker and Eden.