Robin Jones, MBA

Executive Director

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Robin Jones with a blue beanie on and a purple jacket in the snow


Robin Jones is passionate about conservation and complements the CBI team’s expertise, bringing to the organization her deep experience in starting, managing, and growing technology startup companies. She has held leadership roles across a broad array of functions, including marketing, partner/developer ecosystems, IP licensing, sales operations, HR & finance, product & project management, and fundraising. Among her various business experiences, she was Senior VP Marketing & Business Development at Socrata, a platform for publishing, managing, and analyzing government open data. After Esri acquired a company called Geologi for which she served as Chief Operations Officer, she founded and grew the geospatial developer business unit at Esri.

Robin has an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and a BS in Biological Sciences from Stanford. She serves on the board of directors of TiE Oregon Foundation, is a mentor for several Pacific Northwest-based entrepreneurs, and an active volunteer with several social justice organizations.  She resides in Portland, Oregon, and when she’s not tied to her desk she enjoys knitting, trail running, gardening, hiking, and spending time with her family and pets.