Sara Olsen   Sara founded SVT Group in 2001. Since then she has worked with over 100 unique clients internationally, has taught over 5,700 individuals about impact management in person, and exposed at least 35,000 more to the concepts via writings and remote trainings. She is founding board member of Social Value United States and co-chair of the methodology subcommittee of Social Value International; has taught at Stanford Graduate School of Business, Middlebury Institute of International Studies, and others; and is the author of several publications on impact management. Sara earned her MBA from UC Berkeley and MSW from the University of Chicago. She lives with her daughter and partner in Silicon Valley.

Sara Olsen

Sara founded SVT Group in 2001. Since then she has worked with over 100 unique clients internationally, has taught over 5,700 individuals about impact management in person, and exposed at least 35,000 more to the concepts via writings and remote trainings. She is founding board member of Social Value United States and co-chair of the methodology subcommittee of Social Value International; has taught at Stanford Graduate School of Business, Middlebury Institute of International Studies, and others; and is the author of several publications on impact management. Sara earned her MBA from UC Berkeley and MSW from the University of Chicago. She lives with her daughter and partner in Silicon Valley.

Eric Israel   With over 30 years of experience as a senior financial and sustainability professional, Eric currently co-leads The Conception Forum. As a senior executive consultant at Royal Dutch Shell, KPMG, and PwC, he was responsible for Shell’s first global sustainability audit, and founding partner of KPMG’s Global Sustainability Services and PwC’s Conflict Minerals Services. He previously served Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) as the North America director and as an adjunct professor at Middlebury Institute of International Studies. Eric is a Chartered Accountant registered by the Royal Dutch Institute of Chartered Accountants. He is a graduate of the University of Amsterdam where he completed a master’s degree in accounting and finance and a bachelor’s degree in business and managerial economics.

Eric Israel

With over 30 years of experience as a senior financial and sustainability professional, Eric currently co-leads The Conception Forum. As a senior executive consultant at Royal Dutch Shell, KPMG, and PwC, he was responsible for Shell’s first global sustainability audit, and founding partner of KPMG’s Global Sustainability Services and PwC’s Conflict Minerals Services. He previously served Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) as the North America director and as an adjunct professor at Middlebury Institute of International Studies. Eric is a Chartered Accountant registered by the Royal Dutch Institute of Chartered Accountants. He is a graduate of the University of Amsterdam where he completed a master’s degree in accounting and finance and a bachelor’s degree in business and managerial economics.

David Pritchard   David advises non-profits, social enterprises, foundations, and public sector organizations on how to assess and increase their social impact. His advice builds on twenty five years of experience in the UK, the U.S., the European Union, and Australia. He was an economist for New York City government before joining consulting firms in Washington, DC and then London, prior to heading up New Philanthropy Capital’s measurement and evaluation team. David returned to the U.S. in 2014 where, alongside consulting, he has taught Master’s level courses in non-profit planning and evaluation. He has a Bachelor’s degree from Oxford University, a Master’s in Peace Studies from the University of Notre Dame, and an MBA from Yale School of Management.

David Pritchard

David advises non-profits, social enterprises, foundations, and public sector organizations on how to assess and increase their social impact. His advice builds on twenty five years of experience in the UK, the U.S., the European Union, and Australia. He was an economist for New York City government before joining consulting firms in Washington, DC and then London, prior to heading up New Philanthropy Capital’s measurement and evaluation team. David returned to the U.S. in 2014 where, alongside consulting, he has taught Master’s level courses in non-profit planning and evaluation. He has a Bachelor’s degree from Oxford University, a Master’s in Peace Studies from the University of Notre Dame, and an MBA from Yale School of Management.

Susie Lee   Susie brings an international perspective shaped by 20 years of experience making direct equity and debt investments, fund investments, and grants in over 10 countries. She helps high growth companies and nonprofits scale their impact. By cultivating collaboration and build partnerships among commercial funds, philanthropic institutions, and social enterprises to create long term funding solutions, she has invested different types of capital to drive social and environmental impact including: three $50-100 million venture capital funds, a $140 million private debt fund, and philanthropic capital from a $1 billion foundation. She has also raised over $100 million into equity and debt funds and served as a director on nonprofit boards and boards of early and growth stage portfolio companies through highs and lows of business cycles.

Susie Lee

Susie brings an international perspective shaped by 20 years of experience making direct equity and debt investments, fund investments, and grants in over 10 countries. She helps high growth companies and nonprofits scale their impact. By cultivating collaboration and build partnerships among commercial funds, philanthropic institutions, and social enterprises to create long term funding solutions, she has invested different types of capital to drive social and environmental impact including: three $50-100 million venture capital funds, a $140 million private debt fund, and philanthropic capital from a $1 billion foundation. She has also raised over $100 million into equity and debt funds and served as a director on nonprofit boards and boards of early and growth stage portfolio companies through highs and lows of business cycles.

Courtney Kemp   Courtney brings diverse international development project experience in the United States, Tanzania, and France to her work with clients. 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. 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, where she is pursuing her passion for locally-driven community development.

Courtney Kemp

Courtney brings diverse international development project experience in the United States, Tanzania, and France to her work with clients. 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. 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, where she is pursuing her passion for locally-driven community development.

Karina Kloos   Karina brings expertise in research methods, impact evaluation, strategy development and social movements. Over the past decade, Karina has worked across a number of issue-areas, including evaluation and strategy development for women's rights, youth and education initiatives, and research and advocacy for global movements around land rights, indigenous rights and women’s empowerment, and their intersection in relation to climate change and climate solutions. She is also co-author of  Deeply Divided: Racial Politics and Social Movements in Post-War America , offering perspective on social movements and racial, political and economic inequality in the U.S. She holds a PhD in Sociology from Stanford University and an MA in International Relations from the American Graduate School of International Relations and Diplomacy in Paris.

Karina Kloos

Karina brings expertise in research methods, impact evaluation, strategy development and social movements. Over the past decade, Karina has worked across a number of issue-areas, including evaluation and strategy development for women's rights, youth and education initiatives, and research and advocacy for global movements around land rights, indigenous rights and women’s empowerment, and their intersection in relation to climate change and climate solutions. She is also co-author of Deeply Divided: Racial Politics and Social Movements in Post-War America, offering perspective on social movements and racial, political and economic inequality in the U.S. She holds a PhD in Sociology from Stanford University and an MA in International Relations from the American Graduate School of International Relations and Diplomacy in Paris.

Drew Tulchin   Drew’s professional experience spans the for-profit, non-profit, public & philanthropic sectors. He has helped launch more than 15 start-ups, and his work has generated more than $300 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. ew 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.

Drew Tulchin

Drew’s professional experience spans the for-profit, non-profit, public & philanthropic sectors. He has helped launch more than 15 start-ups, and his work has generated more than $300 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. ew 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.

Ian David Moss   Ian 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.

Ian David Moss

Ian 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.

Shubha Kumar   Shubha’s professional experience and research focus on strategic planning, management, and evaluation. She possesses an educational background in healthcare management and policy and years of practice and innovation in social impact industries, including healthcare, higher education, and international development. She is one of the first scholars worldwide to specialize in Social Return on Investment (SROI) Analysis, a framework that can be used to measure and improve social impact, and she frequently consults and speaks on this subject.

Shubha Kumar

Shubha’s professional experience and research focus on strategic planning, management, and evaluation. She possesses an educational background in healthcare management and policy and years of practice and innovation in social impact industries, including healthcare, higher education, and international development. She is one of the first scholars worldwide to specialize in Social Return on Investment (SROI) Analysis, a framework that can be used to measure and improve social impact, and she frequently consults and speaks on this subject.

Aislinn Betancourt   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. Aislinn was SVT’s Chief Operating Officer from 2016-2018, where she built out our impact management, marketing, operations and human resources systems.

Aislinn Betancourt

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. Aislinn was SVT’s Chief Operating Officer from 2016-2018, where she built out our impact management, marketing, operations and human resources systems.

Alexandra Cohen   Alexandra recently obtained a joint MBA (Global Impact Management) and MA (International Policy and Development) at Middlebury Institute of International Studies with a concentration on Finance and Social Enterprise, specializing in working with small and medium enterprises to conduct business and market analysis, and advise on strategic planning and program development. Previously, Alexandra spent 15 years as a litigation attorney helping individuals and small businesses navigate complex litigation including developing legal strategy, all phases of trial court practice from inception through trial and appellate practice.

Alexandra Cohen

Alexandra recently obtained a joint MBA (Global Impact Management) and MA (International Policy and Development) at Middlebury Institute of International Studies with a concentration on Finance and Social Enterprise, specializing in working with small and medium enterprises to conduct business and market analysis, and advise on strategic planning and program development. Previously, Alexandra spent 15 years as a litigation attorney helping individuals and small businesses navigate complex litigation including developing legal strategy, all phases of trial court practice from inception through trial and appellate practice.

Brion Hurley   Brion 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.”

Brion Hurley

Brion 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.”

Akiko Okuda   Akiko Okuda recently obtained a M.S. in Global Studies and International Relations from Northeastern University (Concentration: International Economics and Consulting). During her undergraduate years at Dartmouth College she majored in Environmental Studies. Akiko has a few experiences in the social sector such as on the Consulting Services team at Synergos Institute(NPO) and on the Belize Field Team at Sustainable Harvest International(NGO). Between her undergraduate and master's studies, Akiko travelled the world competing on the professional women’s tennis tour for 3 years. She is excited to continue her professional journey with the goal of becoming an expert consultant in ESG impact, and international development.

Akiko Okuda

Akiko Okuda recently obtained a M.S. in Global Studies and International Relations from Northeastern University (Concentration: International Economics and Consulting). During her undergraduate years at Dartmouth College she majored in Environmental Studies. Akiko has a few experiences in the social sector such as on the Consulting Services team at Synergos Institute(NPO) and on the Belize Field Team at Sustainable Harvest International(NGO). Between her undergraduate and master's studies, Akiko travelled the world competing on the professional women’s tennis tour for 3 years. She is excited to continue her professional journey with the goal of becoming an expert consultant in ESG impact, and international development.

Joseph Euphrat   Joe graduated from The University of Oregon, Lundquist College of Business, with a B.S. major in Finance and a minor in Economics. After graduation, Joe worked as a Portfolio Manager at an Investment Firm whose primarily focus was around Impact Investing. He later joined Merrill Lynch and for 2 and a half years was focused on Relationship Management with clientele while driving ESG investment growth. Joe continues to stay highly involved in the community with over 10 years of volunteering for Little Wishes, a non-profit providing gifts and donations to hospitalized children.

Joseph Euphrat

Joe graduated from The University of Oregon, Lundquist College of Business, with a B.S. major in Finance and a minor in Economics. After graduation, Joe worked as a Portfolio Manager at an Investment Firm whose primarily focus was around Impact Investing. He later joined Merrill Lynch and for 2 and a half years was focused on Relationship Management with clientele while driving ESG investment growth. Joe continues to stay highly involved in the community with over 10 years of volunteering for Little Wishes, a non-profit providing gifts and donations to hospitalized children.

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