Laurie Lane-Zucker is Founder and CEO of Impact Entrepreneur, LLC, a consulting company that works with blended value companies and impact investors; the Impact Entrepreneur Center for Social and Environmental Innovation; and the Impact Entrepreneur Network, a 16,000 member global network for entrepreneurs, investors and scholars of social and environmental innovation.
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.
Dr. Michelle M. Stronz is consulting CFO and partner of the Impact Entrepreneur Center initiative and 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.
Anthony Allen is consulting Chief Impact Officer of the Impact Entrepreneur Center. 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.