Founder & Partner
Sean Knierim founded SidePorch, a consulting group supporting organizations driving positive social impact alongside business returns. He is also CEO & Portfolio Manager of Estabrook Investors, expanding the firm’s existing offerings with a new fund of funds focused on energy, food and water systems. He serves on the board of Alliance for Peacebuilding.
Previously, Sean held executive positions at Jeff Skoll Group and the MacArthur Foundation. He spent over a decade teaching at the university and secondary levels and carried out research focused on connections between cultural production and urban development in Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro.
Sean holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature (UNC-Chapel Hill) and masters degrees in International Development Policy (Duke Univ) and Interdisciplinary Education (Santa Clara Univ). He lives in Santa Monica, CA with his wife and two children.