Jeff Skoll Group Taps Manduke as Chief Strategy Officer

New hire previously was president of Durable Good

Noah Manduke has joined the Jeff Skoll Group as chief strategy officer, the company announced Tuesday.

Noah MandukeThe Jeff Skoll Group is an operating company overseeing Jeff Skoll’s portfolio of philanthropic and commercial enterprises, including Participant Media, TakePart.com, the Skoll Foundation, the Skoll World Forum, the Skoll Global Threats Fund and Capricorn Investment Group.

Manduke will work with Skoll to hone strategic planning and facilitate collaboration within the group. He also will be a principal spokesman for Skoll.

“We now have several dedicated organizations employing distinct approaches and mechanisms to confront the world’s most pressing problems,” Jeff Skoll said in a statement. “Noah has been working with me for nearly a decade and is uniquely suited to coordinate our collective effort to accelerate social impact."

“This is a thrilling once-in-a-lifetime privilege to work even more closely with one of the world’s most innovative change agents, his organizations’ visionary leadership and his renowned partners all over the world,” Manduke said in a statement. “I have long admired Jeff’s extraordinary commitment and multilateral approach to making an enduring difference in the big issues facing humanity.”

Manduke previously was the president of Durable Good, a management consulting firm focused on helping the social sector leverage brand-building disciplines to accelerate impact. He also was president-COO of branding firm Siegel+Gale and, before that, a senior partner at ad agency Ogilvy & Mather.