David Kuizenga, Chief Financial Officer
David Kuizenga is the chief financial officer for Common Sense. David has a diverse background in finance, operations, technology, and education. Beginning his career in financial services, David was senior vice president of financial operations at CSAA (AAA) in San Francisco and then managing director at Marsh, a global risk management and financial services organization, in New York City. Making a jump to nonprofit work, David served as the COO of TransitCenter, a New York-based national nonprofit formed to encourage the use of mass transit, and later as chief administrative officer at New Leaders for New Schools, where he spent several years building infrastructure, implementing systems, and driving strategy and planning. Highlights of David's community engagement include a four-year stint as a director and chair of the finance committee at the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, teaching technology skills at New York's Fortune Society (an organization whose mission is to support successful reentry from prison), and, most recently, as chair of Centro Del Pueblo, an organization providing educational and other services to families in San Francisco's Mission neighborhood.
Following undergraduate work at the University of California at Davis, David earned an MBA at the Atkinson School of Management at Willamette University. An avid reader, hiker, backpacker, and photographer, David lives in the East Bay.