WASHINGTON – June 10, 2024 | Verra, the world’s leading nonprofit standards setter for climate action and sustainable development, today announced that Anil Vinayak has joined the organization as its new chief financial officer (CFO). In this role, Anil will work closely with Verra’s leadership team to solidify and strengthen the organization’s financial tools, transactional capabilities, and overall financial portfolio.

Anil brings over 20 years of progressively responsible experience in finance roles. Most recently, Anil served as the CFO of the healthcare startup ShiftMed, where his strategic financial leadership played a pivotal role in driving success. Previously, he was the CFO of the Council for Professional Recognition, an international early education nonprofit, where he effectively managed finances to support their impactful mission. In addition, Anil has held key financial roles at Brivo, ProQuest, WealthEngine, and Xerox. He has also been actively involved as a board member of Childhood Education International, demonstrating his commitment to supporting mission-based organizations with global impact.

“I’m deeply honored to join Verra’s mission of advancing climate action and sustainable development,” said Anil. “This is a pivotal moment, and I’m excited to contribute my expertise toward our efforts to solidify Verra’s position as a trusted advocate and innovator in accelerating the transition to a sustainable future. I eagerly anticipate collaborating with everyone at Verra to drive positive change and make a tangible impact on our planet.”

“Anil comes to us with a wealth of experience and expertise that will be so important as we continue to grow and evolve. His experience navigating complex challenges and driving sustainable growth aligns with Verra’s vision for the future, and we are excited to have him join our team.”

Judith Simon, president and interim CEO, Verra

Anil will report directly to Judith Simon, Verra’s president and interim CEO. He will oversee the Finance Department.