The Human Element


The speed at which we’ve come from the first Industrial Revolution through to modern Technology, the Internet and Artificial Intelligence, has led us now to the 5th Revolution, which is about Humanity.

We commit to partner with Leaders Who Care™ about humans, and understand the higher value of a business model intertwined with Social Enterprise. The result is positive impact on their talent, their organization, and their communities, local and global.

We take our partner relationships seriously, where we are representing Management and the organization’s reputation and brand; and importantly, each person’s trust and confidentiality, and their individual and family interests.

The 5th Element Group has relationships deep in quality and quantity, worldwide from diverse cultures and languages, business and personal experiences, from Fortune 500 Corporates to Startups, Private Equity and Family Offices, to engaged Academic, Government and Nonprofit leaders, covering all industries and disciplines. This translates into knowing about great opportunities, as well as the “A” players who are only open to hearing about special positions.

Our relationships are built upon good business, developed friendships and a shared vision to leave the world better than we found it. Engaging with top talent around their passions has cultivated creativity and energy to pursue “omniwin” opportunities within companies and in strategic partnerships.

We aim to be your go-to group for Leaders Who Care™ about humanity and leading with passion.

What’s your “why”? Let’s get to know each other and see how we can be of service to you. Partners.


To be of service, we support you on your impact journey by unlocking the human capital, which best fits and adds value your company, family office or organization.

Unleashing your greatest capital
Human Element - Recruitment

Imagine your reputation as a leader with the foresight to prioritize social impact and purpose as crucial elements to the success of your organization.

No matter your industry or the current culture that exists within the bounds of your company, as Leaders Who Care™ you bring focus and passion around the ways your organization can achieve a greater purpose and mission in the world. We commit to partner with Leaders Who Care™ about their talent, in all industries, from local to global communities. Our approach is consistent in taking seriously the representation of each client, their reputation and brand, by the relationships we have with their executives and management, and knowledge we have of their business and opportunities. At the end of the day, people join people.

We commit customized teams to each search, ensuring each consultant offers complimentary expertise and experiences, to best evaluate candidates on their character and specific qualifications. The depth of our team and relationships leads to warm recommendations to professionals who are only interested to learn of special opportunities, with an organization with purpose, and a business model inclusive of social impact. Our ability as retained search partners ensures the potential candidates’ trust in us, and their confidence in our client’s commitment to attract the best talent, and in the confidentiality each requires. “Omniwins” all around.

Human Element - D&I

Cultivating an inclusive environment where diverse perspectives are valued and desired will prove to have a high return for your company. 

It’s clear that diversity brings valuable unique experiences, ideas and strategies, from the Production to the Board Rooms. Inclusion is all about maximizing opportunity for all individuals to benefit, and contribute to the organization. The principals and values are industry agnostic. Capitalize positively on both the common values as well as the differences, by treating everyone equally, recognizing their individuality and the team.

We initially conduct a Discovery exercise to learn about your “why”, vision and overall objectives, specifically with respect to Diversity, Inclusion and Gender Equality. This knowledge is critical to make customized recommendations, achieve your expected goals and manage the challenges and opportunities ahead. Setting up from scratch, to consulting with your leaders on creating and implementing, programs, we will partner with and be of service to you. We have the expertise on our executive search team to evaluate and recommend individuals as right fit candidates for your Chief Diversity and/or Inclusion Officer position(s). Our differentiation lies in the combined expertise and global experiences in corporate, search and consulting in this arena, over many industries, understanding the intertwining within multiple sectors and people within your organization, and how to maximize the impact on, opportunities and benefits for your Talent, Business and Community.

Human Element - Vision Casting


People buy from brands they trust — brands that relate to them on a human level. Cultivating a vision and plan for your social impact journey has the power to take your company to the next level of growth.

The 5th Element Group is an Impact Accelerator which partners with Leaders Who Care™ about and understand the higher value of a business model intertwined with Social Enterprise. The result is a clear, positive impact on attracting and retaining the most sought after talent, who are the best individuals to develop; on sustainable business economics and growth; on your local and global communities, and full circle. Our vision casted is to be your full partner to achieve the business and social impact you strive for, through a relationship understanding that every decision and strategic action brands who you are, everything is connected in your life, and addressing just that in every aspect.

Human Element - Wellness


You are more than your money – you have passions that guide you, relationships that keep you loyal, and responsibilities to uphold. We take all that in mind when serving you in your impact journey. Leaders Who Care™ about the wellbeing of their people, glean the benefits.

Together with our partners, we offer you the innovative tools for your employee the wellbeing of your employees and management team, including the following:

  • Impact Journeys helps families and wealth advisors navigate the rapidly changing impact landscape, to ensure they have access to cutting-edge thinking, best practices, events and communities in turning their impact goals into a reality.
  • The Nonflict way is a simple and effective 3-step method that provides a structured approach to conflict resolution, empathy, trust and safe spaces.
  • TrustCircle utilizes mobile and AI technology to improve emotional resilience and well-being for all.
  • Workplace Environment impacts the morale and performance of your talent, their health, and thus, your organization.


Life is like Sports. Leaders Who Care™ about community and purpose do win some championships. They always have winning seasons.

Mark Sadovnick
Chief Human Element Officer
Executive, Management, and Boards. Private Equity; Finance. Multi Industry.
Elissa Fisher Harris
Advisory Consultant – Diversity & Inclusion
Corporate Wellbeing. Gender Equality. Marketing. Branding Strategies.
Gayle Jennings O'Byrne
MRI Director
Diversity & Inclusion. Investment. Technology. Philanthropy.
Patsy Doerr
Advisory Consultant – Diversity & Inclusion
Diversity & Inclusion. Gender Equality. CSR & Sustainability
Ed Martin
Chief Omniwin Officer
Consumer Products. Corp Marketing, Branding. UN, Government.
Scott Rehmus
Chief Family Impact Officer
Family Office. Investment. Executive Coaching.
Jim Van Eerden
Investment. Marketing Strategy. Financial, Sports & Entertainment.
Pratik Gauri
President - 5th Element India
Marketing, Sales. Strategy. Social Media.
Susan Oh
Director - Frontier Technology
Blockchain, AI. Technology. Strategy.
Colborn Bell
Chief Frontier Technology Officer
Blockchain, AI; Crypto & Digital Assets; Investment.
Scott Amyx
Advisory Consultant
Renewable Energy. AI, Blockchain. Smart Cities.
Jeff Sparrow
Chief Innovation Officer
Technology. Strategy.
Scott Lewis
Director - Boards
Non-profit, NGO and Corporate Boards.
Dan Chambers
Advisory Consultant
Healthcare Strategy. Wellbeing. Digital Sales, Marketing.
Mary Elizabeth Russell
Senior Project Manager
Research. Recruitment. Assessments. Project Management.
Sachin Chaudhry
Advisory Consultant
Healthcare. Wellbeing/Mental Health.
Vincent Molinari
Digital Assets, Financial Services; Regulations & Compliance, Private Equity.
Carolyn Livingston
Research & Candidate Development. Multi Industry.
Isabel Schaad
Research Associate - Special Projects
Research, Market Analysis
Corey Livingstone
Research Associate
Research, Recruitment.