Kiva Selects TCG for VP of People & Places Search

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Kiva, the world’s first online lending platform, has selected The Christopher Group to lead their Vice President of People & Places search. Managing Director, Nat Schiffer, and Managing Partner, Pam Noble are leading the search.

Kiva is looking for a highly qualified HR leader who will report directly to the CEO. As a member of Kiva’s executive leadership team, this person will be responsible for the People function (including Recruiting, DEI, People Ops, and People Business Partners) as well as the Facilities function that together encompass the entire employee lifecycle. A successful candidate will drive the vision and strategy of the People & Places team along with all related implementation, ensuring Kivans have all they need to deliver on our goals, in service of their mission and long-term vision.

“I am embarrassed to say that I was ignorant to the true mission and impact of Kiva,” said Nat Schiffer.  “Kiva envisions a financially inclusive world where all people can impact the lives of underserved communities and unbanked.  Kiva does this by crowdfunding loans and unlocking capital for the underserved, improving the quality and cost of financial services, and addressing the underlying barriers to financial access around the world. Through Kiva’s work, students can pay for tuition, women can start businesses, farmers are able to invest in equipment and families can afford needed emergency care and so much more. I look forward to working with Chris Tsakalakis, who is a superstar, and his team to help them find a Human Capital leader that will help them achieve even greater and farther reaching impact.” 

To learn more about this opportunity and/or The Christopher Group please contact Pam Noble at

About Kiva

Kiva is a mission-driven financial-technology non-profit. We run a global marketplace platform for crowd-funded micro-loans to serve the financially excluded in sectors such as education, water, clean energy, and refugee resettlement. Kiva combines the culture and approach of an internet start-up with a mission to alleviate poverty. They aim to drive social impact and enable opportunity while providing a borrower-to-lender connection: “Loans that change lives.”​ In just 15 years, Kiva has raised nearly $1.5 billion in loan capital for more than 2 million borrowers in 84 countries. Kiva’s lenders fund over $1 million in loans every 3 days. Headquartered in San Francisco, Kiva’s team has 100+ employees and 450+ volunteers worldwide.

About The Christopher Group

Through its award-winning, customized HR solutions, The Christopher Group (TCG) delivers critical human capital solutions in the area of executive HR search, interim HR leaders, and HR consulting. Since 1998, TCG has served clients across all industries, locations, company sizes, and verticals. Staffed by former HR professionals and highly trained search practitioners who have sat in the job, TCG has been named one of the Fastest-Growing and Best Non-Profit and Diversity Executive Recruiting Firms by Hunt Scanlon as well as Forbes’ 2019, 2020, & 2021 list of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms.