Sue Reinhold

Sue Reinhold, Ph.D. is a social entrepreneur who founded North Berkeley Investment Partners, an independent investment advisory firm in Berkeley, California. North Berkeley grew from its founding in 2005 to 250 clients with $275M assets under management in 2016. At North Berkeley, Sue managed the overall investment process, which was in part oriented towards socially responsible investments. She also took the lead in the business on marketing, communication, and business strategy. From 2014-2016, North Berkeley has been rated as one of the best B corporations for the world for its workers. Sue has twenty-five years of private, institutional, and corporate investment and management experience.

Having designed a smooth succession out of her firm in 2016, Sue is now in transition working on a refresh and reset that includes working on a manuscript, exploring her next professional opportunities, and continuing volunteer service. She is also video blogging every week on Torah and progressive politics at www.goldenstatetorah.com. Sue was a founder of and served as the first Treasurer of The Kitchen SF, a start-up synagogue in San Francisco named early in its establishment by The Slingshot Fund as one of the most innovative Jewish nonprofits in the country.

Sue also served as treasurer of JCC East Bay, and came onto the board and helped stabilize the Center after it hit tough financial times immediately following the financial crisis. Sue has clocked long-term service from 2006 to the present on the Investment Advisory Committee of Futures Without Violence, helping to steward an $18M, 100% socially responsible investment portfolio for this San Francisco-based nonprofit working to prevent and end violence against women and girls. She is new on the board of and is the treasurer-designate of the $46M Mount Zion Health Fund, the community fund that is the legacy foundation asset from one of San Francisco's oldest Jewish institutions, the Mount Zion Hospital. Sue served on the national Finance Committee of Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice for two years and recently joined its Strategy Committee. Sue also has served as a volunteer fundraiser for the New Israel Fund, and served as the co-chair of their annual San Francisco fundraiser in 2015, which raised an all-time record amount for a single evening. She served in the past on the California Advisory Committee of Hazon, the country’s largest Jewish environmental nonprofit, and was for five years a perennial top fundraiser on their California Ride. Sue was a 2014 Wexner Heritage Fellow and recently completed two years of study with a San Francisco cohort of Jewish lay leaders.

Sue holds a B.A. from Stanford University, where she majored in Feminist Studies, and a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from the University of Sussex, England, where she studied as a Marshall Scholar. Seven generations of Sue’s family have lived in California. Her Jewish San Francisco roots go back to her great-grandmother’s family, the Goldtrees, who were Sherith Israel congregants in the decades following the Gold Rush through the early part of the last century. Sue and her wife Deborah Newbrun share time between Berkeley and San Francisco where they are raising a blended family with four high school and college aged children. Sue speaks fluent Portuguese and enjoys swimming, hiking, time with family and friends, and studying and teaching Torah.