Rob Zeaske is on the Board of Directors of The GroundTruth Project. He is a seasoned executive and social entrepreneur who has rapidly grown multiple mission-driven organizations across social issues such as education, hunger, media, and international relief and development.
Currently, he serves as the Director of the Harvard Business School Social Enterprise Initiative (SEI). Prior to joining HBS, Zeaske was our Chief Operating Officer, playing a vital role in the rapid scaling of our organization, including our flagship initiative Report for America. Previously, Zeaske served as CEO of Second Harvest Heartland, one of the nation’s largest hunger relief and nutrition organizations, where he launched innovative programs that became industry best practices. Before Second Harvest, he grew Jumpstart to a national brand through the award-winning “Read for the Record” campaign.
As a Harvard Business School Leadership Fellow, Zeaske developed new models for program measurement and strategy at Mercy Corps. In 2018, he was named one of ten “Most Admired CEOs” by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal and is a previous “Forty Under 40” winner. He serves on the Stanford Alumni Association Board, is a member of Young Presidents’ Organization, and continues to volunteer in multiple non-profit leadership roles. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Political Science from Stanford University.