Team

5th Element Group
Team Leadership

5th Element Group is led by a seasoned but diverse team, 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!

Vincent Molinari
Chairman

CEO, Templum Markets LLC, registered broker-dealer for the issuance of secondary trading as tokenized assets as securities. Co-founder and Board Member, Blockchain Commission for Sustainable Development and Blockchain for Impact.

Jim Van Eerden
President

Co-Founder of 
GoodXChange Corp. Co-founder and chief executive lead of 11 global impact ventures with celebs like Matt Damon and Serena Williams, and brands like PepsiCo and Pearson Education Senior marketing advisor to USOC and World Cup.

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.

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.

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.

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™.

Colborn Bell
Chief Technology Officer

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

Gayle Jennings-O'Byrne
MRI Director

Venture capitalist and Founder and CEO of iNTENT Ventures, investing in Women of Color led tech companies. 20+ years working on Wall Street with J.P. Morgan and in technology, philanthropy and policy spaces.

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.

Scott Lewis
Impact Advisor

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.

Mary Elizabeth Russell
Senior Project Manager

Senior Project Manager of GoodXChange Corp, acquired by 5th Element Group. Holds a degree in economics from UNC Chapel Hill and began her career in the non-profit sector and serves on the regional board of HOPE International, a developmental micro-finance ministry.

Col. Ron Garan Jr.
SDG Impact Fund Ambassador

Fighter Pilot, Astronaut, and Humanitarian who flew the US Space Shuttle and Russian 
 Soyuz spacecraft. Current SVP Mission Operations and Chief Pilot of World View Enterprises and Co-Founder of Constellation.

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.

Mahdis Keshavarz
Media Relations Liaison

Founder of The Make Agency with a unique ability to fuse East and West for her diverse client roster. She has placed thousands of news stories in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, BBC, NPR, and Al Jazeera.

A GLOBAL COMMUNITY
SDG CIRCLE MEMBER, JOBY WEEKS, 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