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.