Jason Palmer

Presidential Candidate and Founder/CEO



Jason Palmer is a candidate for President of the United States. Prior to his Presidential run, Palmer served in executive and leadership positions at Microsoft, Kaplan Education, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and leading impact investor New Markets Venture Partners. New Markets focuses exclusively on double-bottom line investments in innovative, high-impact, early- and growth-stage education and workforce technology companies that improve student and worker outcomes.

Palmer has served as a trusted member of the Board of Directors for more than a dozen successful businesses, several of which have been acquired by publicly traded companies. Prior to his work with New Markets, in his three-year service as Deputy Director at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, he led postsecondary innovation efforts to improve the outcomes of disadvantaged college students by investing in colleges, universities, and entrepreneurs pursuing digital and adaptive learning, student coaching and advising, financial aid innovation, and employer pathways.

Prior to his work with the Gates Foundation, Palmer founded and grew three investor-backed technology and services companies and served as a turnaround leader for three others. He has demonstrated excellence in general manager and president-level positions leading large, diverse teams. Palmer brings twenty-five years of experience in small business and multi-partisan fluency to his political endeavors.

Jason Palmer holds a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Virginia (1994) and earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School (1999). He is a proud resident of Baltimore, Maryland, and a devoted father.

8:55 AM - 9:10 AM

Thursday March 21, 2024

Conscious Capitalism and Shareholder Activism

  • The four pillars of conscious capitalism and ethical considerations
  • Serving stakeholders as well as shareholders and management
  • The role of conscious culture in shareholder activism