FreeWill is a social venture founded at Stanford University with the help of some of the world’s leading experts in trusts and estates, design, and philanthropy.


Patrick min

Patrick Schmitt, CEO

Head of Innovation for Change.Org
Director of Email Fundraising for President Obama at Organizing for America
MBA at Stanford Graduate School of Business
BA from Georgetown School of Foreign Service with Honors

Jenny min

Jennifer Xia, CFO & CPO

Private Equity at Bain Capital
Co-founder of Paribus
Consultant at McKinsey & Co
MBA at Stanford Graduate School of Business
BA from Harvard University in Applied Math & Economics, Summa Cum Laude

Helen min

Helen Zou, VP of Partnerships

Product Manager at Capital One
Strategy Consultant for Nonprofits
MBA at Stanford Graduate School of Business
Masters at Stanford Graduate School of Education
BE from Duke University in Biomedical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude

Alex min

Alexander Leishman, CTO

Software Engineer at MaiCoin and Airbnb
MS Computer Science at Stanford
BS from University of Maryland in Aerospace Engineering, Summa Cum Laude
Eagle Scout


Ian Samuel

Harvard Law School Faculty
Former Law Clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia

Sarah Stein Greenberg

Executive Director of Stanford University’s d.school (design school)

Roger Ross

CEO & Founder of Commonwealth Licensing Services
Partner at McDermott Will & Emery

Melissa Flores

Deputy General Counsel at ActBlue
VP of Board of Directors for Fund Texas Choice

Ben Osborne

CEO & Founder of DocketFish
Attorney at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP