Lenny Moon

Lenny currently serves as the Institute’s Board Treasurer and is CFO of a private equity backed holding company. Throughout his career, he has focused on start-ups, M&A, and turnarounds and enjoys bringing strategic vision, financial clarity, and operational execution to companies.

Prior to his various roles as a CFO, Lenny worked on Wall Street for several years as an M&A investment banker in both New York City and Los Angeles, at Bear Stearns and Lazard Freres. As an investment banker, he advised primarily large publicly-traded corporations and private equity firms on strategic and financial matters and has structured and executed complex M&A, debt, and equity transactions across a variety of sectors. Lenny also has several years of start-up and venture capital experience, including having been part of the core founding team that launched a Softbank-funded technology firm in Korea.

Lenny received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his MBA from Columbia Business School. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and children.

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Kelli Ross

Kelli Ross

Kelli is the former Chief of Staff and Director of Communications at the Human Trafficking Institute. Her background is in journalism, public relations and peacebuilding. Prior to joining the Institute, she was the Communications Officer / Special Assistant to the Executive Director at Lwala Community Alliance in Nashville, Tennessee. She has worked for the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations in Washington, D.C., directly supporting the Bureau’s Assistant Secretary; as director of communications for microfinance organization Five Talents in Vienna, Virginia; and as business reporter at The Jackson (TN) Sun. She has worked and studied in Kenya, South Sudan, Liberia, India, Peru, and Israel. Kelli holds a BA in communication arts from Union University and an MS in conflict analysis and resolution from George Mason University. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.