From left to right, Jagwe Rogers, COO, Joseph Onguti, Head Trainer, Ty Van Herweg, CEO & Founder
Ty Van Herweg – CEO & Founder
Ty Van Herweg, from Woodinville, WA, is a recent magna cum laude graduate of Santa Clara University where he received a B.S. in Economics from the Leavey School of Business and a B.A. in Theater Arts from the College of Arts and Sciences. As a Fulbright Scholar, Ty returned to Uganda for 9 months after spending two months in the summer of 2014 working with BanaPads Limited. Ty’s motivation to pursue Wakabi spurred from his time in Uganda observing the challenges that entrepreneurs face when distributing products in the “last mile.” Ty is uniquely positioned to lead the Wakabi team forward and build long-lasting relationships with Ugandan stakeholders.
Jagwe Rogers – Operations Manager
Jagwe Rogers is an aspiring entrepreneur. He holds a certificate in Education from Kyambogo University, an Advanced Diploma in Health Services Management, a certificate in Project Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation from Uganda Martyrs University, and is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration & Management from Uganda Martyrs University. Rogers plans to pursue a Master’s in Business Administration and Management (Accounting and finance) and has an ultimate goal of pursuing a PhD in Accounting and Finance. For the last five years, Rogers has developed ample knowledge in community mobilization, group dynamics, and organization, and is a critical force behind Wakabi’s operations.
Anderson Barkow – Lead Financial Advisor
Anderson Barkow graduated in 2015 with a degree in finance from Santa Clara University and currently works as a Credit Analyst supporting the Technology and General Industries Corporate Banking group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He is also a Social Impact Fellow at RSF Social Finance. Anderson worked with Ty when crafting Wakabi’s initial business plan, and has played a key role in protecting Wakabi’s financial future.