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Jocelyne Cooke

Head of Finance (Interim)
Location: Oakland, CA
Focus Area: Littlest Learners / Growing Learners / Adult Learners
Regional Focus: Global
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Meet Jocelyne, Head of Finance (Interim) of Imaginable Futures. Jocelyne is responsible for leading and managing a range of processes across accounting, finance and investment and grant activity reporting.

Jocelyne is CPA licensed in California with more than 20 years of experience in financial operations. Since 2018, Jocelyne has been operating her own consulting business offering CFO services to us and to start-up venture capital firms. Prior to this, she was the CFO at DCVC, an early-stage venture capital firm. Earlier in her career, Jocelyne worked at Venrock, a diversified venture capital firm, where she was Vice President of Finance/Controller, and she also worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers, most recently in the Venture Capital/Private Equity Tax Group.

Q+A

Why do you love coming to work?

Unleashing human potential! Of our team, our of our entrepreneurs, of children and families.


Give us the headline statement of your career history.

VC CFO goes social impact.


What lessons did you learn early in your career that you keep with you today?

I have two learnings 1) people matter and 2) expect the unexpected and don’t count on any day going as planned.


Why do you love coming to work?

I love coming to work to see and be with my colleagues while learning and doing something to help make the world a better place

What current Imaginable Futures endeavors most excite you?

Our systems change work that we're doing.


Where is your happy place?

A beach on the Northern California coast.


What's the closest thing to real magic?

Laughter.


Favorites season?

All of them! Cannot pick.


Sunrise or sunset?

Sunset.


Favorite quote:

"No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” Robin Williams