SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Feb 7, 2011 – San Francisco AIDS Foundation has appointed Jonathan Zimman its chief financial officer/controller, effective February 7, 2011. He brings more than 25 years of leadership experience in finance and operations and has served for many years as an active volunteer and board member for non-profit organizations throughout the Bay Area.
“We take our commitment to our mission, clients, volunteers and donors very seriously, and a big part of that means maintaining a gold standard in financial management,” said Chief Executive Officer Neil Giuliano. “Jon is the right person to help us uphold this commitment -- he understands the centrality of his financial leadership role in helping the foundation reduce new infections and ensure access to proper medical care.”
Most recently, Zimman served for six years as CFO of Posit Science, a leading developer of brain fitness software programs. At Posit, he helped raise over $30 million in venture capital and private funding to finance the organization’s scientific research and development of its award-winning software that has improved the lives of thousands suffering from age-related memory loss and traumatic brain injury.
Zimman has held senior management or consulting roles with several start-up and high-growth companies, including MandrakeSoft (now Mandriva), SiteRock Corporation, Total Entertainment Network (TEN). Prior to relocating to San Francisco, Zimman served in a variety of management positions in New York at ABC, Warner Communications, and Western Union.
Zimman has deep experience in the social sector, having worked with a number of non-profit organizations as a volunteer or board member. Currently, he serves as board treasurer of the National AIDS Memorial Grove and as a volunteer with Project Open Hand. Zimman has also served on the boards of the New Israel Fund/New Generations, the Multimedia Development Group, the Daily Pennsylvanian, and Big Apple Performing Arts and as a volunteer for the Human Rights Campaign, the Names Project, and Gay Men’s Health Crisis.
Zimman earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Pennsylvania and his MBA at Harvard University. He resides in San Francisco with his partner, Glenn Roberts.
About San Francisco AIDS Foundation
San Francisco AIDS Foundation works to ensure the HIV epidemic ends in the same city where it began. By combining innovative, evidence-based programs for HIV prevention and care with bold policy initiatives focused on issues ranging from harm reduction to total health and wellness, the agency is making sustainable progress against HIV among populations most vulnerable to the disease. Established in 1982, San Francisco AIDS Foundation refuses to accept that HIV transmission is inevitable.