Sean Stannard-Stockton

Sean Stannard-Stockton

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Sean Stannard-Stockton is the President and Chief Investment Officer of Ensemble Capital. He leads the firm's investment process, sets company strategy, and oversees services for foundations, nonprofits, and charitable families. He has 100% of his personal U.S. equity allocation invested alongside shareholders of the Ensemble Fund. He specializes in serving philanthropic families. In 2006, Stannard-Stockton started writing the Tactical Philanthropy, a widely followed philanthropy blog. He officially ended the blog in 2012 to focus on growing Ensemble Capital.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • Stannard-Stockton is a sought-after public speaker on various philanthropic issues. 
  • He has spoken at leading social sector gatherings across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom
  • He wrote regular philanthropy columns for both The Financial Times and the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
  • He was quoted in a number of media outlets, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.
  • He was referenced in the books We Are The New Radicals, CauseWired, Leap of Reason, and Giving 2.0.