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Neil Blumenthal

Director

VisionSpring

HQ Phone:  (212) 375-2599

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VisionSpring

12 DESBROSSES ST

New York City, New York,10013

United States

Company Description

VisionSpring's mission is to ensure affordable access to eyewear, everywhere. For many in the developing world, the lack of access to affordable eyeglasses leads to the unnecessary loss of educational and employment opportunities. Founded in 2001 by Dr. Jordan... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Summer Associate

McKinsey & Company


Affiliations

Warby Parker

Co-Founders


Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Social Enterprise Fellow and A Leadership Fellow


Natalia , Inc.

Special Advisor


NYU Robert F. Wagner School for Public Service

Fellow for Emerging Leaders In Public Service


RxArt Inc

Board Member


Pencils of Promise

Advisory Board Member


Tommy Hilfiger Corporation

Cofounder


Toasting Success With Warby Parker

Co-Founder


Wendr LLC

Co-Founder


Education

Institute for International Mediation and Conflict Resolution


BA

International Relations and History

Tufts University


MBA

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania


MBA

Tufts University


MBA

Wharton School of Business


MBA

Business Development

University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School


MBAs

Wharton School


Web References(138 Total References)


TEAM + ADVISORS | NATALIA ALLEN

www.NATALIAALLEN.COM [cached]

NEIL BLUMENTHAL
Special Advisor Neil Blumenthal is one of the founders of a transformative eyewear brand that retails frames and prescription lenses for $95, a fraction of the cost of comparable glasses. And, for every pair sold, a pair of glasses is distributed to someone in need in the US or the developing world. Neil is currently in his second year in the MBA program at The Wharton School where he is a 2009-2010 Leadership Fellow and 2009-2010 Social Enterprise Fellow. Prior to Wharton, Neil led a non-profit social enterprise that sells affordable eyeglasses to underprivileged individuals in South Asia, Africa and Latin America. He was responsible for developing VisionSpring's award-winning strategy (Fast Company Social Capitalist Award '08, '07 and '05) and expanding VisionSpring's global presence from one to 10 countries. In 2005, Neil was named a Fellow for Emerging Leaders in Public Service at NYU Robert F. Wagner School for Public Service. Prior to joining VisionSpring, he worked with the International Crisis Group and attended the Institute for International Mediation and Conflict Resolution in The Hague, Netherlands. Neil received his BA in International Relations and History from Tufts University. Neil is married to fashion jewelry designer Rachel Leigh.


www.nycventurefellows.org

Neil Blumenthal (Warby Parker)
Determined to radically transform the eyewear industry, Neil and three friends launched Warby Parker (www.warbyparker.com). Warby Parker designs and sells vintage-inspired frames and prescription lenses for $95 whereas comparable quality glasses cost $500. And, for every pair sold, a pair is given to someone in need. Prior to Warby Parker, Neil was the Director of VisionSpring, a non-profit social enterprise that trains low-income women to start their own business selling affordable eyeglasses to individuals living on less than $4 per day in South Asia, Africa and Latin America. He was responsible for developing VisionSpring's award-winning strategy (Fast Company Social Capitalist Award '08, '07 and '05) and expanding VisionSpring's global presence from one to 10 countries. In 2005, Neil was named a Fellow for Emerging Leaders in Public Service at the NYU Robert F. Wagner School for Public Service. Prior to joining VisionSpring, he worked with the International Crisis Group and attended the Institute for International Mediation and Conflict Resolution in The Hague, Netherlands. Neil received his BA from Tufts University and his MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he was both a Social Enterprise Fellow and a Leadership Fellow. Neil, his wife, jewelry designer Rachel Leigh, and his son Griffin, live in NYC.


The 38th Annual Wharton Whitney M. Young, Jr. Memorial Conference | Panels

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Neil Blumenthal - Co-Founder, Warby Parker
Neil Blumenthal Neil Blumenthal Co-Founder, Warby Parker Neil Blumenthal loves helping people see. Determined to radically transform the eyewear industry, Neil and three friends launched Warby Parker. Warby Parker designs and sells vintage-inspired frames and prescription lenses for $95 whereas comparable quality glasses cost $500. And, for every pair sold, a pair is given to someone in need. Neil had been the Director of VisionSpring, a non-profit social enterprise that trains low-income women to start their own business selling affordable eyeglasses to individuals living on less than $4 per day in South Asia, Africa and Latin America. He was responsible for developing VisionSpring's award-winning strategy (Fast Company Social Capitalist Award '08, '07 and '05) and expanding VisionSpring's global presence from one to 10 countries. In 2005, Neil was named a Fellow for Emerging Leaders in Public Service at NYU Robert F. Wagner School for Public Service. Prior to joining VisionSpring, he worked with the International Crisis Group and attended the Institute for International Mediation and Conflict Resolution in The Hague, Netherlands. Neil received his BA from Tufts University and his MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he was both a Social Enterprise Fellow and a Leadership Fellow. Neil, his wife, jewelry designer Rachel Leigh, and son live in NYC.


VisionSpring

www.visionspring.org [cached]

Neil Blumenthal
Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania


Social Entrepreneur Corps: Leadership

www.socialentrepreneurcorps.com [cached]

Neil Blumenthal,
Former Director of Programs, VisionSpring


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