Executive Director, GivenGain Foundation
Marc Freudweiler, the Executive Director of the GivenGain Foundation, is based in Villars-sur-Ollon, Vaud, Switzerland – the headquarters of the GivenGain Foundation.
Since joining the online fundraising platform in 2011, Marc has also served PayProp, its sister company in the Humanstate Group, by introducing the PayProp lettings management platform to the UK market.
Marc has more than 18 years’ experience working in the financial services industry and has a deep knowledge of both private and investment banking. He has specialised in structured derivative products and the collection and processing of data, and was at the forefront of using new technologies to increase the visibility of structured products. Marc also launched one of the first Social Impact Notes in 2006 in support of UNHCR.
Working for international banks and starting his own company (which sadly did not survive the 2008 financial crisis) have broadened his problem-solving skills. Launching a Social Impact Note, in turn, was his first attempt to solve a funding problem for non-profit organisations. But in the end – convinced that more altruistic and all-encompassing funding models must exist – he met Johannes and the GivenGain Foundation, whose essence and philosophy immediately aligned with his values.
In addition to passionately helping communities connect and charities get funded, Marc enjoys spending time with his family, supporting local community associations and the all-seasons outdoor fun a mountain resort like Villars-sur-Ollon can offer. He also can be seen sipping a glass of wine at the local jazz venue, the Villars Vanguard.
Marc is based at our office in Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland.