Tom Haslett is Senior Advisor to Next Street. He focuses on designing and implementing creative investment solutions that generate social impact alongside competitive financial return. Tom has had a long career in asset management, including several years at Putnam Investments as Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of various programs. Tom left the investment management industry in 2002 to apply himself to social development in Africa. He led a team to build a youth service program in Johannesburg, South Africa: City Year South Africa. After City was launched, Tom worked with vulnerable children infected and affected by HIV. He co-founded an organization called the Bantwana Initiative that today is supporting vulnerable children in east and south Africa. Tom also served as a Senior Advisor to multiple foundations and initiatives exploring venture philanthropy and innovative social financing structures. He serves as a director on the Boards of the Central Square Foundation, Cobscook Community Learning Center, Masibumbane Development Organization, and the Maine Coast Heritage Trust.