Where personalized impact meets private investment.
We are committed to unlocking a better experience that will increase the flow of resources to funds and companies solving the world’s most important problems. The Uplifting Capital journey enables investors to feel heard, to become empowered, and to be engaged in impact closely aligned with personal values.
Toussaint Bailey is the founder of Uplifting Capital, a platform where personalized impact meets private investing. Prior to founding Uplifting Capital, Toussaint was CEO of Enso Wealth Management, a private wealth firm. He began his tenure there shortly after the firm’s formation in 2017, overseeing its growth to nearly $2 billion. Before financial services, Toussaint spent over a decade as a practicing attorney.
Toussaint serves in several advisory and board capacities; including Advisory Board to Institutional Investor RIA Institute – Impact Investing and implementation segment; Leadership Council to Financial Advisor IQ – Financial Times specialist publication for financial advisors; and Alternative & Direct Investment Securities Association – Impact and ESG subcommittee.
He also serves on the Executive Leadership Council of the Raphael House of San Francisco; the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Safety and Justice; the Board of Regents for Saint Mary’s College of California; and Boards of Advisors of Black Executive Men, Catalyst Housing Group, and Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute. He is also (non-executive) Chairman of the Board of Directors at Enso Wealth Management.
Toussaint was selected as one of WealthManagement.com’s 10 to Watch in 2023 and has been profiled in Financial Planning and Impact Alpha.
Toussaint excels at aligning investments with purpose in support of collective efforts to uplift people, planet, and economy. He draws on deep experience as a leader in private wealth and a trailblazer in impact engagement.
His superpower: helping people invest in, and engage with, impact in a manner that leaves them feeling uplifted and results in meaningful progress.
Prior to joining Uplifting Capital, Linda was a Managing Partner at Jasper Ridge Partners (formerly Oak Hill Investment Management), a discretionary investment management firm serving prominent families, foundations, and global institutions with $32 billion in assets under management. Linda was a member of the firm’s investment, portfolio construction, and valuation committees. Prior to joining Jasper Ridge Partners in 2008, Linda was a Principal with The Townsend Group, where she constructed portfolios on behalf of public and private pension funds. Previously, Linda was at J.P. Morgan where she was Head of West Coast Real Estate, Lodging & Gaming Investment Banking. Linda serves on the Board of Directors of the James Campbell Company, Mountain View Clean Energy, The Swig Company, Terreno Realty Corporation, the Pension Real Estate Association Foundation, and Urban Alliance. In addition, she serves on the Advisory Boards of Azimuth Capital Management and Catalyst Housing Group. Linda is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Lafayette College, currently serving as Vice Chair.
Linda Assante is an experienced institutional private market investor having led teams as an investment banker, investment consultant and principal allocator over her 30 plus years in the financial services industry.
Her superpower: Constructing and managing institutional quality private market investment portfolios for “insti-viduals” (i.e., individual families and foundations that invest like institutions)
Tamerri is an inspiring leader with an extensive background in product development, brand management, and global marketing for clean and inclusive consumer products. For over a decade, Tamerri successfully spearheaded a multitude of award-winning global product launches for leading brands like B-Corp Versed Skincare as a founding leadership team member; Dermalogica & Murad (Unilever Prestige); multiple HatchBeauty brands, and Advisor for Merit Beauty. She was a mentor for Beauty United, which helps drive change for diversity and inclusion in the beauty industry and worked as an adjunct instructor at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, CA.
Tamerri is a multifaceted creator proficient at making big ideas a reality and building deep engagement at scale.
Her superpower: creating synergy and alignment between people to foster community and connection.
Denise is an Operations Executive with a background in Communications and Political Science (with a concentration in social justice and community). During her senior year of college, Denise had the opportunity to work with the Books not Bars campaign through the Ella Baker Center. This ignited a deep desire for change. Denise is a writer, entrepreneur, and former educator. She also has an extensive background in the event planning and fundraising industry.
Denise is a people person proficient at cultivating and deepening stakeholder relationships of all types.
Her superpower: she loves to turn ideas into actions.
Sara has spent most of her professional career focused on impact. After a few years of practice at an international law firm, she joined the Peace Corps doing education and HIV outreach for children and parents in South Africa. Prior to leading impact at Uplifting Capital, Sara served in multiple leadership roles at Global Partners for Development, including Director of Programs and Director of Strategy. She also taught international development as an adjunct professor at Whittier College. Sara received certification for Impact Measurement and Management for the UN Sustainable Development Goals through Duke University.
Sara is a skillful impact analyst with experience developing strategies for sustainable local and global change across multiple sectors including education, human rights, and the environment.
Her superpower: decoding impact data to make it understandable, meaningful, and actionable.