Ian began his professional journey at Wells Fargo in Commercial Mortgage Servicing. He started out in the mail room and ascended to lead the document management team for the West Coast CMBS group. With more than 15 years of extensive database management expertise, Ian’s career spans various sectors, including land trust management and affordable housing. Throughout his career, Ian successfully spearheaded 8 database conversions, specializing in enhancing both operational efficiency and donor engagement.

Prior to joining EBCF, Ian served as the Development Manager at East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC), focusing on elevating individual donor stewardship and cultivation strategies. Ian’s unique journey underscores his commitment to bridging corporate acumen with nonprofit values. As EBCF’s Development Manager, Ian is excited to partner with a diverse ecosystem of community leaders and that his work will have impact across the East Bay.

During his free time, Ian enjoys hiking East Bay trails, trying out new restaurants in Oakland, and watching Warriors games.

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