C5  has further expanded its US operations, with the hire of Tami Longaberger as Head of Partnerships, US.

Longaberger will also join the Board of C5’s Cloud Leadership Centre (CLC), C5’s non-profit organisation that supports thought leadership and philanthropic investments in the area of education, conflict resolution, conservation and veterans’ welfare.

C5 Founder, Andre Pienaar says: “C5 is investing to support the growth of our portfolio companies in the US market by appointing Tami Longaberger as Head of Partnerships for the US. Tami will lead our strategic partnership to create new growth opportunities for our portfolio companies across all our investment funds.”

Longaberger was formerly the CEO and Chair of the Board of her family business, The Longaberger Company. The private company, started by her father in 1973, grew to over USD1 Billion in annual revenues at its peak. She sold the company in 2013.  She currently serves as the Director of the Longaberger Family Foundation.

She has been deeply involved in international issues; in 2003 she was appointed by President George W Bush as a US Delegate to the Human Rights Commission, and from 2005-2008 served as Chair of the National Women’s Business Council and the Board of Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. She currently serves on the International Republican Institute Board of Directors, a Washington, DC based organization dedicated to advancing democracy worldwide.

Longaberger says: “It is a privilege to join the very talented and growing team of C5. The passion the entire team has for innovative technologies, with transformational purpose to support and protect our national security interests, is creating a new definition of Social Impact Investing and an opportunity for our investors.”