Laurie Lane-Zucker   Laurie Lane-Zucker is Founder and CEO of Impact Entrepreneur, LLC, a for-benefit enterprise that includes the Impact Entrepreneur Center for Social and Environmental Innovation; the Impact Entrepreneur Network, a 19,000 member global network of entrepreneurs, investors and scholars; and a consulting company that works with blended value companies, impact investors and academic institutions.  For nearly 30 years, Laurie has been a “pioneer” ( Forbes ) and recognized leader in sustainability, social enterprise and impact investing. Laurie was the founding Executive Director of the international environmental organization, Orion, as well as the founder of a global sustainability think-tank, Triad Institute, and a "Founding” B Corporation, Hotfrog, which was the first company to complete a private equity transaction on an impact investing exchange.  Laurie is the bestselling and award-winning publisher and editor of books and magazines on sustainability and social impact, and the author of numerous articles on entrepreneurship and impact investing. He is a member of the Advisory Board for the University of Vermont's Sustainable Innovation MBA program. He did his undergraduate studies at Middlebury College and the University of Edinburgh, and his graduate work at Columbia University and the Bread Loaf School of English.

Laurie Lane-Zucker

Laurie Lane-Zucker is Founder and CEO of Impact Entrepreneur, LLC, a for-benefit enterprise that includes the Impact Entrepreneur Center for Social and Environmental Innovation; the Impact Entrepreneur Network, a 19,000 member global network of entrepreneurs, investors and scholars; and a consulting company that works with blended value companies, impact investors and academic institutions.

For nearly 30 years, Laurie has been a “pioneer” (Forbes) and recognized leader in sustainability, social enterprise and impact investing. Laurie was the founding Executive Director of the international environmental organization, Orion, as well as the founder of a global sustainability think-tank, Triad Institute, and a "Founding” B Corporation, Hotfrog, which was the first company to complete a private equity transaction on an impact investing exchange.

Laurie is the bestselling and award-winning publisher and editor of books and magazines on sustainability and social impact, and the author of numerous articles on entrepreneurship and impact investing. He is a member of the Advisory Board for the University of Vermont's Sustainable Innovation MBA program. He did his undergraduate studies at Middlebury College and the University of Edinburgh, and his graduate work at Columbia University and the Bread Loaf School of English.

  Anthony Allen   Anthony Allen is a consultant to Impact Entrepreneur and a program associate on the Center's regional initiatives. He is an entrepreneur, consultant, thinker, and writer who helps to define and grow the impact enterprise ecosystem. He is a co-founder and partner in Formata, a unique consultancy that incorporates the impact model into its strategy and leadership toolbox.  Anthony is also the co-founder of ARTTN Gallery, a revolutionary online art gallery that encourages visual storytelling that generates both income and impact. Devoted to pushing the boundaries in order to make a difference, Anthony is a frequent blogger on topics related to purpose, profit and partnerships related to growing the impact ecosystem.  When not engaged in exploring the boundaries of change, Anthony explores the boundaries of trail systems on both coasts. Anthony holds a BS in Management and an MBA from Quinnipiac University.

Anthony Allen

Anthony Allen is a consultant to Impact Entrepreneur and a program associate on the Center's regional initiatives. He is an entrepreneur, consultant, thinker, and writer who helps to define and grow the impact enterprise ecosystem. He is a co-founder and partner in Formata, a unique consultancy that incorporates the impact model into its strategy and leadership toolbox.  Anthony is also the co-founder of ARTTN Gallery, a revolutionary online art gallery that encourages visual storytelling that generates both income and impact. Devoted to pushing the boundaries in order to make a difference, Anthony is a frequent blogger on topics related to purpose, profit and partnerships related to growing the impact ecosystem.  When not engaged in exploring the boundaries of change, Anthony explores the boundaries of trail systems on both coasts. Anthony holds a BS in Management and an MBA from Quinnipiac University.

  Jay Friedlander   Jay Friedlander is a member of Impact Entrepreneur's Advisory Board. He is the Sharpe-McNally Chair of Green and Socially Responsible Business at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine and founder of one of the first sustainable business programs in the U.S. Incorporating entrepreneurship throughout the program, students start ventures for academic credit in COA's venture accelerator - the Diana Davis Spencer Hatchery. Private foundations, the National Science Foundation, NASA, USDA and others have supported his program with $3,700,000 in grants and endowment funds.   Named as one of 50 people “Charting Maine’s Future”, Professor Friedlander experiences span impact entrepreneurship, academia and strategic consulting to the Fortune 100. Professor Friedlander merged his academic research and professional experiences to create the  Abundance Cycle . His work has been featured in   The New York Times   , Fast Company,    MITSloan Management Review   , Stanford Social Innovation Review, Entrepreneur,    Triple Pundit  ,  Fortune,  and dozens of other media outlets. His article published by the   Stanford Social Innovation Review   was recently named as one of their top 10 articles addressing climate change.  Professor Friedlander is a Babson College Senior Fellow in Social Innovation, where he has taught one of the first sustainable business courses in their MBA program. Professor Friedlander is a frequent speaker on sustainable innovation and enterprise. He has given talks to business and academic groups in the United States, as well as Japan, New Zealand, Australia, and the European Union. Professor Friedlander holds a BA from Colgate University and an MBA from Babson College, where he graduated as Valedictorian. 

Jay Friedlander

Jay Friedlander is a member of Impact Entrepreneur's Advisory Board. He is the Sharpe-McNally Chair of Green and Socially Responsible Business at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine and founder of one of the first sustainable business programs in the U.S. Incorporating entrepreneurship throughout the program, students start ventures for academic credit in COA's venture accelerator - the Diana Davis Spencer Hatchery. Private foundations, the National Science Foundation, NASA, USDA and others have supported his program with $3,700,000 in grants and endowment funds. 

Named as one of 50 people “Charting Maine’s Future”, Professor Friedlander experiences span impact entrepreneurship, academia and strategic consulting to the Fortune 100. Professor Friedlander merged his academic research and professional experiences to create the Abundance Cycle. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Fast Company, MITSloan Management Review, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Entrepreneur, Triple PunditFortune, and dozens of other media outlets. His article published by the Stanford Social Innovation Review was recently named as one of their top 10 articles addressing climate change.

Professor Friedlander is a Babson College Senior Fellow in Social Innovation, where he has taught one of the first sustainable business courses in their MBA program. Professor Friedlander is a frequent speaker on sustainable innovation and enterprise. He has given talks to business and academic groups in the United States, as well as Japan, New Zealand, Australia, and the European Union. Professor Friedlander holds a BA from Colgate University and an MBA from Babson College, where he graduated as Valedictorian. 

 
  Kevin Doyle Jones   Kevin Jones is a member of Impact Entrepreneur's Advisory Board. He is a serial entrepreneur successful (with his wife as business partner) eight out of nine times, Kevin created SOCAP, the worlds largest impact investing and social enterprise gathering. Convening 3,000 people from 70 countries to Ft. Mason in SF every year, the event is where the market and community come together annually.  Early in his career his investigative reporting put a Mississippi sheriff in prison on 53 counts of fraud. He led an unsuccessful malaria project in Mozambique and is a founding general partner of Good Capital’s Social Enterprise Expansion Fund (SEEF), which invested in fair trade and literacy and was successful three out of four times with every company having mission insurance and a cumulative double digit IRR. That fund recently had the first successful exit from a wholly fair trade company.  He is eager to be part of an investment vehicle that will compensate the producers like the investors are compensated. He is married to Rosa Lee Harden, and has son and a daughter Bradley and BJ and two grandsons, Logan and Asher. He lives in a farm on a river with two dogs and sometimes the boys near Asheville, NC.

Kevin Doyle Jones

Kevin Jones is a member of Impact Entrepreneur's Advisory Board. He is a serial entrepreneur successful (with his wife as business partner) eight out of nine times, Kevin created SOCAP, the worlds largest impact investing and social enterprise gathering. Convening 3,000 people from 70 countries to Ft. Mason in SF every year, the event is where the market and community come together annually.

Early in his career his investigative reporting put a Mississippi sheriff in prison on 53 counts of fraud. He led an unsuccessful malaria project in Mozambique and is a founding general partner of Good Capital’s Social Enterprise Expansion Fund (SEEF), which invested in fair trade and literacy and was successful three out of four times with every company having mission insurance and a cumulative double digit IRR. That fund recently had the first successful exit from a wholly fair trade company.

He is eager to be part of an investment vehicle that will compensate the producers like the investors are compensated. He is married to Rosa Lee Harden, and has son and a daughter Bradley and BJ and two grandsons, Logan and Asher. He lives in a farm on a river with two dogs and sometimes the boys near Asheville, NC.

 
 
  Mitchell Strauss   Mitchell Strauss is a member of Impact Entrepreneur's Advisory Board.   Mitchell is Special Advisor for Socially Responsible Investment Finance at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, a U.S. government corporation charged with mobilizing and facilitating US private investment and skills transfer in developing countries throughout the world.  She is responsible for impact investing including policy and origination of innovative financing products and structures designed specifically to leverage socially responsible investment to achieve sustainable projects in emerging markets.  Mitchell collaborates with other U.S. private sector, government and international government entities to assist in coordinating private and public funding to efficiently support projects with socially responsible or impact investment elements for the corporation including micro finance and SME businesses.  Formerly the Director of Credit Policy for the corporation, and as a former private sector banker, she held various positions in finance and banking.  Ms. Strauss has an MBA from the University of Connecticut and a BA from Lake Forest College.

Mitchell Strauss

Mitchell Strauss is a member of Impact Entrepreneur's Advisory Board. Mitchell is Special Advisor for Socially Responsible Investment Finance at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, a U.S. government corporation charged with mobilizing and facilitating US private investment and skills transfer in developing countries throughout the world.  She is responsible for impact investing including policy and origination of innovative financing products and structures designed specifically to leverage socially responsible investment to achieve sustainable projects in emerging markets.

Mitchell collaborates with other U.S. private sector, government and international government entities to assist in coordinating private and public funding to efficiently support projects with socially responsible or impact investment elements for the corporation including micro finance and SME businesses.  Formerly the Director of Credit Policy for the corporation, and as a former private sector banker, she held various positions in finance and banking.  Ms. Strauss has an MBA from the University of Connecticut and a BA from Lake Forest College.

  Peter McCrea   Peter McCrea is a member of Impact Entrepreneur's Advisory Board. Peter is President and Director of the Cavendish Impact Foundation, a donor advised Impact Investment platform with a mission to accelerate innovation in the health sciences, education, and global sustainability, and to promote inclusive entrepreneurship.  Previously, Peter was Vice President of Development at the American Endowment Foundation and Business Development Advisor for Foundation Source. Peter was a member of the Board of Directors of the Morgan Stanley Global Impact Funding Trust, and Executive Vice President at the Institute for Nonprofit Excellence which designs Corporate Social Responsibility campaigns for Fortune 500 companies.  Originally from California, Peter was a partner in Americana Land Company, designing environmentally sustainable mixed-use development plans for private and public landowners including the California State Teachers Retirement System and the County of Ventura. After moving to the East Coast in 1995, Peter served as Director of Business Development at LHO Group for Leif H. Olsen, former Chief Economist of Citibank. Since 2009, he has been a business acquisitions advisor for the Hinduja Group, a multinational corporation. Since 2001, Peter has been a Trustee of the Lemmon Foundation. From 2006 to 2012, he was a member and served as Chairman of the Livelihoods Council at Save the Children, which provides agricultural assistance and microfinance services to over two million women in the Developing World.

Peter McCrea

Peter McCrea is a member of Impact Entrepreneur's Advisory Board. Peter is President and Director of the Cavendish Impact Foundation, a donor advised Impact Investment platform with a mission to accelerate innovation in the health sciences, education, and global sustainability, and to promote inclusive entrepreneurship.

Previously, Peter was Vice President of Development at the American Endowment Foundation and Business Development Advisor for Foundation Source. Peter was a member of the Board of Directors of the Morgan Stanley Global Impact Funding Trust, and Executive Vice President at the Institute for Nonprofit Excellence which designs Corporate Social Responsibility campaigns for Fortune 500 companies.

Originally from California, Peter was a partner in Americana Land Company, designing environmentally sustainable mixed-use development plans for private and public landowners including the California State Teachers Retirement System and the County of Ventura. After moving to the East Coast in 1995, Peter served as Director of Business Development at LHO Group for Leif H. Olsen, former Chief Economist of Citibank. Since 2009, he has been a business acquisitions advisor for the Hinduja Group, a multinational corporation. Since 2001, Peter has been a Trustee of the Lemmon Foundation. From 2006 to 2012, he was a member and served as Chairman of the Livelihoods Council at Save the Children, which provides agricultural assistance and microfinance services to over two million women in the Developing World.

 
 
  Michelle Stronz   Michelle M. Stronz is a consultant to Impact Entrepreneur and a research specialist focusing on the Center's regional impact economy work. She is co-founder and partner in Formata, a unique consultancy working with purpose driven leaders who want to grow value in organizations by aligning income and impact. A former industrial development CEO, Michelle provides strategy consulting and leadership services to global organizations ranging in size from $50 million to more than $3 billion. Her expertise has helped dozens of firms to grow financial value, recruit and retain high performance leadership teams, and anticipate market shifts in order to generate better results. As an entrepreneur and consultant, Michelle successfully launched a regional precision manufacturing initiative, designed a statewide advanced technology center, raised endowment funds for new buildings and equipment for a regional community college, led a capital fundraising campaign that supported a land trust, and recruited leaders and financial support for women and families living at the economic margin.  Michelle is passionate about leadership and the potential of leaders to challenge the status quo in the interests of something larger than themselves. She Chairs two CEO Advisory Boards, where she leads diverse groups from manufacturing, health care, professional services, energy and utilities, and real estate and construction, Michelle holds her Doctorate from Columbia University in organizational development and leadership, an MPA in China’s international development from the University of Washington, and BSJ in journalism from Ohio University.

Michelle Stronz

Michelle M. Stronz is a consultant to Impact Entrepreneur and a research specialist focusing on the Center's regional impact economy work. She is co-founder and partner in Formata, a unique consultancy working with purpose driven leaders who want to grow value in organizations by aligning income and impact. A former industrial development CEO, Michelle provides strategy consulting and leadership services to global organizations ranging in size from $50 million to more than $3 billion. Her expertise has helped dozens of firms to grow financial value, recruit and retain high performance leadership teams, and anticipate market shifts in order to generate better results. As an entrepreneur and consultant, Michelle successfully launched a regional precision manufacturing initiative, designed a statewide advanced technology center, raised endowment funds for new buildings and equipment for a regional community college, led a capital fundraising campaign that supported a land trust, and recruited leaders and financial support for women and families living at the economic margin.

Michelle is passionate about leadership and the potential of leaders to challenge the status quo in the interests of something larger than themselves. She Chairs two CEO Advisory Boards, where she leads diverse groups from manufacturing, health care, professional services, energy and utilities, and real estate and construction, Michelle holds her Doctorate from Columbia University in organizational development and leadership, an MPA in China’s international development from the University of Washington, and BSJ in journalism from Ohio University.

  Kristina (“Kris”) McDonough   Kris McDonough is a member of Impact Entrepreneur's Advisory Board. Kris is a Managing Director for Capital Growth Advisors, LLC. She is personally and professionally dedicated to improving the access of healthy, sustainable food. In 2014, she launched a financial advisory business within CapGrow that focuses on emerging healthy/sustainable restaurant brands in critical stages of growth and development by leveraging the firm’s collective capital markets and industry related expertise. She is an active student of sustainability and regenerative economics, and supports a variety of entrepreneurs focused on sustainability through consulting and business advisory.  Kris has more than 28 years of experience in the financial markets, corporate finance, capital raising, business development and strategy. Prior to joining CapGrow, Kris was instrumental in building out six multi-billion dollar investment platforms, holding senior executive positions within the Alternative Investment Divisions of Bank of America, US Trust, HVB, Credit Suisse/DLJ, and Lipper & Company. Over her career, Kris has raised more than $8 billion in assets for a broad variety of alternative products and solutions, has been involved in the successful launch multiple investment products, and has worked with a number of public and private companies on innovative capital markets solutions. She is a graduate of Lake Forest College and the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business in Finance and Economics.  Since April 2015, Kris has volun-teered as an invited participant in the Google Innovation Lab for Food Experiences. The Google In-novation Lab for Food Exper-iences is a global collaborative network for leading thinkers and doers in the food space that apply their knowledge and passion towards imagining and shaping the future of food.  Kris serves as a Member of the Steering Committee for Woman-Owned Greenwich a community-based organization designed to help women entrepreneurs grow and support their businesses.

Kristina (“Kris”) McDonough

Kris McDonough is a member of Impact Entrepreneur's Advisory Board. Kris is a Managing Director for Capital Growth Advisors, LLC. She is personally and professionally dedicated to improving the access of healthy, sustainable food. In 2014, she launched a financial advisory business within CapGrow that focuses on emerging healthy/sustainable restaurant brands in critical stages of growth and development by leveraging the firm’s collective capital markets and industry related expertise. She is an active student of sustainability and regenerative economics, and supports a variety of entrepreneurs focused on sustainability through consulting and business advisory.

Kris has more than 28 years of experience in the financial markets, corporate finance, capital raising, business development and strategy. Prior to joining CapGrow, Kris was instrumental in building out six multi-billion
dollar investment platforms, holding senior executive positions within the Alternative Investment Divisions of Bank of America, US Trust, HVB, Credit Suisse/DLJ, and Lipper & Company. Over her career, Kris has raised more than $8 billion in assets for a broad variety of alternative products and solutions, has been involved in the successful launch multiple investment products, and has worked with a number of public and private companies
on innovative capital markets solutions. She is a graduate of Lake Forest College and the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business in Finance and Economics.

Since April 2015, Kris has volun-teered as an invited participant in the Google Innovation Lab for Food Experiences. The Google In-novation Lab for Food Exper-iences is a global collaborative network for leading thinkers and doers in the food space that apply their knowledge and passion towards imagining and shaping the future of food.

Kris serves as a Member of the Steering Committee for Woman-Owned Greenwich a community-based organization designed to help women entrepreneurs grow and support their businesses.

 
  Mitch Tyson   Mitch Tyson is a member of Impact Entrepreneur's Advisory Board. Mitch is the principal at Tyson Associates and is an experienced CEO, board member, entrepreneur, lecturer, and mentor who has advised and supported numerous entrepreneurs over the last ten years.  Mitch dedicates much of his time and energy towards building the regional clean energy ecosystem while serving on a number of corporate, industry, government, academic, and non-profit boards.  He is co-founder and Chair of the Northeast Clean Energy Council, partner in the Clean Energy Venture Group (angel investing), and board member of Greentown Labs (incubator), the Acadia Center (policy research and advocacy) and NECEC Innovation and Entrepreneurship Advisory Board. Mitch is an adjunct professor at the International Business School at Brandeis University where he teaches corporate sustainability. He mentors start-ups through a variety of programs including the Cleantech Open, MIT Clean Energy Prize, TiE Angels, BGI, and MassChallenge.  He is also Chair of the Venture Café Foundation (innovation community building), board member of the John Adams Innovation Institute, the New England Israel Business Council, and formerly board member of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative and Co-Chair of the Mass. Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative.  He also currently serves on the board of Photronics (PLAB), Big Belly Smart City Solutions, 7AC Technologies, and Leading Edge Crystal Technology.  In 2017 Mitch received the “Decade of Influence Award” by the Northeast Clean Energy Council and in 2008 he was named a Mass High Tech All-Star for his leadership in the clean energy sector.  Between 1987 and 2010 Mitch was CEO of several high tech and clean tech companies. Earlier he was science advisor and legislative assistant for energy and science policy to US Senator Paul Tsongas. Mitch is a graduate of MIT with a BS in Physics, MS in Nuclear Eng., and MS in Political Science contributing to a specialization in energy technology and policy.

Mitch Tyson

Mitch Tyson is a member of Impact Entrepreneur's Advisory Board. Mitch is the principal at Tyson Associates and is an experienced CEO, board member, entrepreneur, lecturer, and mentor who has advised and supported numerous entrepreneurs over the last ten years.  Mitch dedicates much of his time and energy towards building the regional clean energy ecosystem while serving on a number of corporate, industry, government, academic, and non-profit boards.

He is co-founder and Chair of the Northeast Clean Energy Council, partner in the Clean Energy Venture Group (angel investing), and board member of Greentown Labs (incubator), the Acadia Center (policy research and advocacy) and NECEC Innovation and Entrepreneurship Advisory Board. Mitch is an adjunct professor at the International Business School at Brandeis University where he teaches corporate sustainability. He mentors start-ups through a variety of programs including the Cleantech Open, MIT Clean Energy Prize, TiE Angels, BGI, and MassChallenge.  He is also Chair of the Venture Café Foundation (innovation community building), board member of the John Adams Innovation Institute, the New England Israel Business Council, and formerly board member of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative and Co-Chair of the Mass. Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative.  He also currently serves on the board of Photronics (PLAB), Big Belly Smart City Solutions, 7AC Technologies, and Leading Edge Crystal Technology.

In 2017 Mitch received the “Decade of Influence Award” by the Northeast Clean Energy Council and in 2008 he was named a Mass High Tech All-Star for his leadership in the clean energy sector.  Between 1987 and 2010 Mitch was CEO of several high tech and clean tech companies. Earlier he was science advisor and legislative assistant for energy and science policy to US Senator Paul Tsongas. Mitch is a graduate of MIT with a BS in Physics, MS in Nuclear Eng., and MS in Political Science contributing to a specialization in energy technology and policy.