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Global Partners

5th Element Group is led by a seasoned but diverse team of partners, focused on a servant-leadership approach to making things happen.

Because we operate from the premise that “nothing is dynamic until it is specific,” we are intentionally action-oriented as a global accelerator for growth that aligns ROI with purpose.  In other words, we are bridge-builders, connecting impact with KPIs in unprecedented ways, through unprecedented collaborations.

We invite you to join us in this work!

Jim Van Eerden
CEO

Co-Founder of 
GoodXChange Corp. Executive lead for 11 global impact ventures with celebs like Matt Damon and Serena Williams, and in joint ventures with brands like PepsiCo, GM and Pearson Education. Previously served in senior advisory roles for USOC and World Cup.

Scott Lewis
President

Served as Executive Vice President and COO/CDO for three multi-million dollar, international non-profits, in areas of human trafficking, securing land rights for the extreme poor, and collaborative PPP initiatives. He’s a current board member for two global NGOs and is a co-founder/COO in a media-tech startup company utilizing AI and blockchain.

Pratik Gauri
President (India)

Chairman and Co-Founder of India Needs You and has held executive positions at TATA group. Recognised as World Economic Forum Global Shaper, Al Gore’s Climate Leader, Startup Leadership Program Fellow, and Asian Youth Inspiration.

Elissa Fisher Harris
Chief Impact Officer

Well-being and social impact strategist in health, wellness, natural products and sustainability industries. On the President’s council for the National Women’s History Museum and Hyperloop Transportation Technologies.

Scott Rehmus
COO & Chief Family Impact Officer

Co-Founder and Principal at Impact Journeys. Strategic philanthropist and activator of capital for cause who has made a career in developing practical solutions to complex problems.

Ed Martin
Chief OmniWin Officer

CEO and Co-Founder of GoodXChange Corp, who has held executive positions at five Fortune 500 companies. Board Member, Peace Research Endowment and Advisor to US AID, UN, and the State Department.

Mark Sadovnick
Chief Human Element Officer

Recognized by Business Week as one of 150 most influential search consultants in the world. Founding Signatory for Decade of Women Initiative at UN. Commits to working with Leaders Who Care™.

Natela Mikiasvili
Outreach Manager

Previously Director of Communications at Ovanova, where she helped raise global solar energy awareness. A student of STEM education, Natela is especially passionate about the fields of medical research and applied genomics.

Jeff Sparrow
Chief Innovation Officer

CEO of Geocommerce and Co-Founder of InCircl, where he applies frontier technology and big data for the purposes of marketing, digital payments, and business development.

Jamie Gold
Chief Rainmaker

Over the past 30 years, Jamie has been a talent manager, event producer, poker legend, TV personality, VC advisor, angel investor, marketing and PR specialist, content financier, and most importantly a philanthropist. He has helped raise over $500M through 320+ charity events.

Vincent Molinari
Co-founder and Principal

Founder of Molinari Media, ImpactTV and Templum Markets, Vince is a globally recognized leader in the impact investing community. Co-founder and Board Member, Blockchain Commission for Sustainable Development and Blockchain for Impact.

Col. Ron Garan Jr.
Co-founder and Principal

Fighter Pilot, Astronaut, and Humanitarian who flew the US Space Shuttle and Russian 
 Soyuz spacecraft and Co-Founder of Constellation.

Colborn Bell
Co-founder and Principal

Founder and Managing Principal of Finite Square Well, a crypto- assets management company that executes investment strategies for select private families seeking intelligent access to the rapidly emerging capital paradigm shift 
 in crypto and digital assets

A GLOBAL COMMUNITY
SDG CIRCLE MEMBER CARRIES THE 5TH FLAG TO THE SOUTH POLE!

In the past year, 5th Element Group has launched as a global partner to brands and leaders advancing the awareness and achievement of the UN SDGs.

What do we have to gain from closing the $2.5-3T funding gap to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030?

10+ TRILLION

GOING TO MILLENNIALS WHO CARE ABOUT SUSTAINABLE, IMPACT AND ESG INVESTING

13+ TRILLION

IN MARKET OPPORTUNITY FOR AGRICULTURE, CITIES, ENERGY, MATERIALS AND WELLBEING

130 MILLION

NEW JOBS CREATED GLOBALLY BY ACHIEVING THE SDGS