Daniel Ross is recognized as a leading social entrepreneur with a lifetime fellowship from Ashoka – Innovators for the Public Good. As VP of Business Development of Wholesome Wave, Ross is supporting the development of healthy food hubs and enterprises throughout the country with technical assistance and access to innovative financing. He is also acting CFO of Wholesome Wave, ensuring that financial systems are in step with this fast growing organization dedicated to national healthy food systems change. He holds an MBA from MIT Sloan, and has been an MIT Sloan Fellow for Innovation and Global Leadership, MIT Legatum Fellow for Development and Entrepreneurship, founder and principal of DAISA Enterprises LLC conducting business planning and consulting. He spent 16 years as Executive Director of Nuestras Raíces, a grass-roots organization that promotes economic, human and community development in Holyoke, Massachusetts through projects relating to food, agriculture and the environment, nationally recognized for innovation. He has helped community members start over a dozen small food and agriculture businesses, launched Energía for-profit social enterprise energy-efficiency services company. Founding leader of various local and state-wide food systems and environmental policy coalitions.