Manager, Field Building
Aruni Ranaweera is the Manager of Field Building for Common Impact where she supports the evolution and growth of new services and program models by strategizing new partnerships between the corporate, government and social sectors. In this role she researches sector needs and trends and executes on opportunities for sharing skills, resources and expertise. Aruni joined the Common Impact team as an Associate Consultant where she developed and facilitated pro bono consulting engagements between nonprofit and corporate partners.
Aruni comes from a diverse professional background, bridging corporate and social experiences. Before Common Impact, she worked as an Investment Banking Analyst in the Energy Investment Banking Coverage group at J.P. Morgan. In this role, Aruni analyzed the unique challenges of private sector companies and acquired critical skills in executing strategic and financial transactions. Prior to working at J.P. Morgan, Aruni was the first Financial Manager of Rice Bikes, a student-run non-profit bike shop at Rice University. She implemented Rice Bikes' first financial plan and pricing model, helping expand an important service to promote sustainable and affordable transportation among students, staff and the Houston community.
Aruni was a recipient of the Loewenstern Fellowship in International Civic Research, through which she worked with the Chamber of Small Business and Artisans (CADEPIA) in Cochabamba, Bolivia to conduct an assessment of the organization’s programs and services. Aruni also worked at Rice University’s Glasscock School Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership where she researched non-profit board diversity and inclusion.
Aruni graduated from Rice University in 2017 where she dual-majored in Mathematical Economic Analysis and Statistics.