Newell Lessell is chief financial officer of employee-owned Chroma Technology, which has offices on three continents; previously, he was for a decade president of the ICA Group, a nonprofit consulting organization with expertise in cooperatives and nonprofits. While at ICA Lessell helped raise more than $3 million for social purpose ventures, including the national Alternative Staffing Alliance, whose mission is to bring the disadvantaged into the mainstream labor market. Lessell, who has a MBA from the Yale School of Management, has taught entrepreneurship and financial analysis courses. He has also been a management consultant in Central Europe. Lessell is a member of the Banyan Project Inc. Board of Directors.