Our team is lean but mighty. We have deep and diverse experience in both for profit and nonprofit sectors and 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 at least 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.
Courtney Kemp is a key figure in SVT’s operations and business development efforts, and brings diverse international development project experience in the United States, Tanzania, and France to her work with clients. As an Impact Consultant, Courtney provides critical support in the areas of research, project management, and financial and impact due diligence for a variety of global SMEs and impact investors.
Previously Courtney was Strategic Initiatives Advisor for the Middlebury Institute’s Center for Social Impact Learning (CSIL), where she was responsible for leading a group of 100+ social change makers within the Middlebury community and managing a variety of student-led consulting projects around impact investing due diligence, B Corp certification, microfinance, and impact assessment. She holds a BA in Applied Political Economy and French from the University of Arizona, and a dual MBA/MA in Social Enterprise and Finance and International Policy and Development from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Courtney is fluent in French and is based in the Pacific Northwest.
We work with a gallery of seasoned consultants who bring with them both regional and subject matter expertise, including: public health; sustainable development; carbon footprinting; agriculture and soil health; network analysis; diversity, equity and inclusion; and women’s empowerment.
Brion Hurley is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at Business Performance Improvement in Portland, Oregon. He teaches Lean and Six Sigma classes, facilitates workshops and events, performs statistical analysis, and mentors employees through improvement efforts. He is the author of “Lean Six Sigma for Good: How improvement experts can help people in need, and help improve the environment.”
Impact Management, Strategic Planning, & Equity Centered Design
Aislinn is Chief Knowledge Officer at Equity Meets Design, a think-and-do tank that merges the consciousness of equity work with the power of human-centered design. Aislinn's core expertise is organizational learning, development, and design with an equity lens and has been informed by her background in social research, strategic planning, and impact management.
Decision Support, Impact Strategy, Research Synthesis, Arts & Culture
Ian David Moss helps people make smarter decisions to improve the world. He works with investors, philanthropists, and civic leaders to design programs that improve the lives of constituents and embed opportunities for learning and continuous improvement into organizational culture, guiding the distribution of more than $100 million to date. A five-time social entrepreneur, his successful ventures have inspired three spinoff organizations and a doctoral dissertation.
Impact Investing & Entrepreneurship, the Arts & Microfinance
Drew Tulchin, Founder, defines his career making new ideas reality. Drew brings more than 25 years of experience overcoming “The Doubting Thomases” to build lasting organizations and achieve successful results. Drew’s professional experience spans the for-profit, non-profit, public & philanthropic sectors. Drew recently finished three years with Meow Wolf, a B Corp start-up based in Santa Fe, NM that creates immersive arts experiences to wow, where his efforts led to raising more than $60 million in investment over three years, purchase of a new headquarters, and growth from 50 people to more than 400. He has helped launch more than 15 start-ups with numerous legal structures. His work has generated more than $200 million for triple bottom line efforts. Consulting has taken him across New Mexico, the U.S., to Native American nations, and more than 40 countries.He has contributed to 100 + socially entrepreneurial business plans. Prisma Microfinance’s co-written plan was a Global Social Venture Competition award winner, published, and used to raise $1.2 million in private equity capital.
He was Director of a U.S. microfinance organization, the CDFI called ECDC/Enterprise Development Group, serving immigrants and low-income people in Greater Washington, DC. He served as Program Officer for Grameen Foundation as its founding staff person of the Capital Markets Group. Previous experience includes a Bluetooth wireless firm, socially responsible businesses, and an environmental NGO. He began his career in National Community Service, as a VISTA (US domestic equivalent of the Peace Corps) and an AmeriCorps Team Leader in Oakland, California.Drew completed his MBA from the University of Washington in Seattle. He finished his BA, Cum Laude, in History and International Relations from Washington University in St. Louis. His studies included a year abroad at Sussex University, UK. He also serves on the Board of WESST in New Mexico. He is a Lifetime Member of Net Impact. In his free time, Drew plays ultimate Frisbee anywhere he can, hikes to get lost, eats food he doesn’t recognize, and enjoys bad puns more than he should.