Gwyneth J. Borden
Gwyneth is the Founder & CEO of Remynt, a startup that will revolutionize debt and credit recovery for the credit challenged. She is leveraging over 20 years of public policy experience to create a social mission company.
Gwyneth's career has spanned the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Most recently, she was the Head of Public Policy for Diamond Foundry, a manufacturer of single-crystal diamond wafers for jewelry and semiconductors. She also had a consultancy, Ground Floor Experiences, focused on public policy, strategic advice, and thought leadership. Previously Gwyneth served as the Executive Director of the Golden Gate Restaurant Association (GGRA), which represents one of San Francisco's leading industries, accounting for more than 64,000 jobs generating more than $4.5 billion in taxable sales in San Francisco alone. Before the GGRA, Gwyneth spent 10 years at IBM as the Manager of Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs for several states in the Western U.S., managing IBM's corporate citizenship, government relations, and philanthropic activities focusing on education, sustainability, workforce, and economic development.
Gwyneth has also been a civic leader, formerly serving as chair and vice chair of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) and Commissioner, San Francisco Parking Authority, providing policy oversight of San Francisco Muni, taxis, and parking. Before her SFMTA service, she served six years as a City and County of San Francisco Planning Commissioner.
Drawing on her restaurant industry experience, Gwyneth is an Advisor to The Third Place, a business subscription platform that enables restaurants and other independent businesses to get recurring income, build an engaged group of subscribers, and get a marketing lift from social discovery.
Other roles Gwyneth has held include director of government relations for the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, legislative aide to then-Supervisor Gavin Newsom, project manager, GCA Strategies, Inc., project assistant, Rockefeller Brothers Fund's Project on World Security, and staff assistant, U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer's office.
Gwyneth is involved in several civic and philanthropic organizations. She has received numerous awards for her leadership, with recognition from elected leaders and organizations such as Professional Business Women of California, Black Women Organized for Political Action, YMCA of San Francisco, and The San Francisco Business Times. Gwyneth has also served on host committees for major local events, including Super Bowl 50 and the World Cup Rugby 7s. Gwyneth currently serves on the boards of SFFILM and the Edible Schoolyard Project.