Alberto Means


Today’s institutions are being called to foster human flourishing. Alberto believes this will require a fundamental shift to how we see and relate to other living beings: from “power over” to “power with”.

As a Principal at SYPartners, he advises leaders who have the courage to design more equitable and impactful organizations, coalitions, and societies. Alberto bridges the corporate and social sectors—adapting ideas, applying methods, and fostering connections across contexts. 

Alberto has worked alongside pioneering CEOs at Starbucks and Pfizer to redefine their companies’ roles in society—helping transform their organizations for a new era where power, possibility, and prosperity are shared. Alberto has also advised the Presidents of Color of Change, NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF), XQ, Esalen, and AdCouncil—helping to scale their impact and build a more equitable future. 

Prior to joining SYPartners in 2016, Alberto worked at Purpose, a social impact consultancy, where he worked with the World Health Organization, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Unilever, Ben & Jerry’s, and Athleta to support social movements around the globe. 

Alberto is a judge for the Anthem Awards and has received a Shorty Award for creating Paddle To Paris, a climate change campaign to defend the land rights of indigenous forest communities. Alberto holds a B.A. with Honors in Political Science from Bates College.