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Victor is chief operating officer of Independent Sector, the nation’s leading voice for the charitable sector, and founder of Hopscotch Ventures, a mission-driven investment and advisory firm. As an entrepreneur, investor & advisor, Victor has worked with a portfolio of early stage ventures including Decision Science Labs (acquired by Schoolzilla), TenMarks (acquired by Amazon), LearnZillion, and Ellevation. Victor was previously Senior Advisor on Innovation to the President of Georgetown University, where he helped develop the University’s MOOC strategy and launch a new executive master’s in leadership. He was the District of Columbia’s first deputy mayor for education, where he oversaw the mayor’s takeover of the DC Public Schools, a $1+ billion operating budget, and the largest capital investment in public buildings in DC history. Previously, Victor was founder & CEO of RadioFutura (an early streaming media company), and a consultant to leading brands including AOL, PBS, Verizon. He has served on multiple boards and is a Trustee of the District of Columbia Public Library system.
Victor has a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and an MBA from MIT. The son of Peruvian immigrants, Victor grew up in a Spanish-only household and lives in Washington, DC with his family. Victor is a member of the second class of the Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship and a member and moderator of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.