Inspiration, innovation and inclusion: Shaping our future with  the social and solidarity economy


Greg Spencer

Common Good Marketplace

Co-founder and CEO


Greg is as much at home in a village in East Africa as he is in the mountains of Park City, Utah where he grew up. At age 23, he stepped off the airplane in Nairobi as an under-qualified but eager co-founder of The Paradigm Project, a last-mile clean energy distribution business. After 10 years of launching and operating social enterprises across East Africa, seeing opportunity in emerging and new markets has become his norm. Building diverse teams to deliver social, environmental, and economic impact has been the avenue to achieve Greg’s long-standing desire to reach underserved communities. Greg met his wife of 6 years, Elizabeth, in East Africa while she was working for the President of Malawi. They live in North Carolina in a converted 2001 Bluebird school bus with their two children and a vizsla.