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Joanna Rees

Joanna Rees

Managing Partner

West | SF + NY

San Francisco County, CA

Joanna Rees is a San Francisco-based investor, entrepreneur, advisor, educator and mentor with deep expertise in helping companies and organizations define their market and build powerful brands. Currently, Joanna is a Managing Partner at West and leads the firm's investments.





Joanna Rees talks about her work with nonprofits and the many innovative ideas in the modern nonprofit industry. Topics include sustainability, responsible business, and anti-corruption.

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Joanna Rees talks about the organizations she is involved with, such as Endeavor and the B Team, and the ways that they are building a better world through entrepreneurship.

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Columbia Business School

MBA, Finance

Joanna attended Columbia Business School from 1989-1990, earning the financial acumen that would serve her well in her future career.

Duke University

BS, Psychology

Joanna Rees earned her undergraduate degree at Duke University. While she attended the school, Joanna was a member of Duke's gymnastics team.

West | SF + NY

Managing Partner

At West, we bring our own special brand of magic to turning world-changing ideas into great big markets. We work alongside founders and their teams as both an operator and investor to build and execute go-to-market strategies and soulful brands that generate large scale, long-term growth. Our unique engagement model combines deep strategy, product, marketing, and design expertise. And through a combination of fees and warrants, we structure engagements to responsibly manage burn rate and align interests.

We consider it a great privilege when we get to apply our unique set of skills and experiences to companies committed to inventing a better, fairer, kinder future.

The B Team

Senior Partner

The B Team's vision of the future is a world in which the purpose of business is to be a driving force for social, environmental and economic benefit to catalyze a better way of doing business for the well-being of people and the planet. We are focused on creating a movement of business leaders to meet a set of global challenges - including tackling climate change, addressing corruption, advancing human rights and protecting nature.

Member Board of Directors (NYSE: CRCM) has the mission to improve the lives of families and caregivers by helping them connect in a reliable and easy way. Their solutions help families make informed decisions in one of the most important and highly considered aspects of their family life: finding and managing quality care for their loved ones. Care strives to help our members - families and caregivers - pursue their passions and fulfill the basic human need of caring for each other.


Global Board of Directors

Endeavor is a non-profit organization headquartered in New York City pioneering the concept of high-impact entrepreneurship in growth markets around the world. Its mission is to select, mentor and accelerate the best High-Impact Entrepreneurs around the world.