Our team is small but mighty. We have over 50 combined years of experience in both for profit and nonprofit sectors and have collectively lived and worked in over 40 countries.
Most importantly though, we love what we do.
Sara founded SVT Group in 2001 after cofounding the Global Social Venture Competition and working in a social enterprise founded by Shorebank in Chicago. She has worked with over 100 unique clients internationally, has taught some 6,000 individuals about impact management in person and has exposed over 30,000 to the concepts via writings and remote trainings since starting SVT. Bloomberg Businessweek has recognized Sara twice as one of America’s Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs for her work defining the impact management discipline. She is a founding board member of Social Value United States, co-chair of the methodology subcommittee of Social Value International, an adjunct faculty member at Middlebury Institute of International Studies and Hult International Business School, and the author of many publications on impact management. Sara earned her MBA from UC Berkeley and MSW from the University of Chicago, and views her most formative education to have come from living and teaching in the Mississippi Delta after college. She lives with her daughter and partner in Silicon Valley.
Aislinn is a key figure in SVT’s client services and drives our operations management and marketing efforts. Throughout her career, Aislinn has served as a consultant on dozens of organizational development, strategic planning, and program evaluation projects for both domestic and international clients, providing critical support through ideation, research, analysis, and project management. Prior to joining SVT, she was Social Impact Manager for an agricultural and community development NGO in rural Chile, where she spearheaded the organization's impact measurement and management strategy. A veteran direct-service practitioner, she has also worked closely with indigenous communities, at-risk youth, and refugees toward greater economic opportunity, self-actualization and citizenship. Aislinn is a Fulbright Malaysia alum and completed her Masters of Social Work at Boston College, where she concentrated in social innovation, nonprofit management, and global practice. She is fluent in Spanish and splits her time between Orlando, FL and Bogota, Colombia.