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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Isabel Schaad
Outreach Manager

Holds a degree from NYU Stern School Of Business with a focus on Political Economy. Before joining 5th Element, Isabel worked as an economic research intern for a global asset management firm and as a teaching assistant at NYU Stern.

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.

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.


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.

5th Element Group

Alan Barrel | Chairman China Frontier Tech Fund; Author; Academic; Global Pioneer of a World Without Borders
James Benedict | Principal, LeftTackle Capital
Nelson Broms | Former Chairman, President and CEO, Equitable Life Holding Corporation; Strategic Sr. Adviser to Michael Crow (President of ASU)
Susanne Bregy | Founder and Managing Director, Rhodanus Capital
Carla Canales | World renowned mezzo-soprano singer; Foreign Policy Magazine Top 100 Global Thinkers List
Geoff Chapin and Drew Fitzgerald | Co-Founders, United Nations SDG Engine
Charles Cotton | Founder and Chair, Cambridge Phenomenon International; Advisory Chairman, Cambridge Innovation Capital
Hubert Danso | CEO and Vice-Chairman, Africa Investor
Jim Davidson | Founder and Board Chair, Peak Change and Peak Change Ventures; Board Chair, Investors Circle
Maria Dayton | Co-Founder, Transterra Media; Singularity University Fellow
Alfa Demmellash | Co-Founder and CEO, Rising Tide Capital
Daniel DeWolf | Chair, Mintz Levin’s Technology Practice Group; Adjunct Professor NYU Law School
Tony DiMatteo | CEO and serial entrepreneur
Patsy Doerr | Global Head, Corporate Responsibility, Sustainability and Inclusion, Thomson Reuters
Amir Dossal | President and CEO, Global Partnerships Forum
Jed Emerson | Impact pioneer and advisor; Originator of “Blended Value” and Total Portfolio Management; Senior Impact Advisor to family offices worldwide
Tim Fain | World renowned violinist and composer
Sergio Fernandez de Cordova | Chairman, PVBLIC Foundation, P3 SmartCity, PSAG, SDG-FUND at UN, Imperative Fund, SmartCities NY
Lawrence Ford | Founder and CEO, Whole Wealth Advisor
Darshita Gillies | Co-Founder and CEO, BLU-DOT; Trustee, Reboot the Future, Darwin Centre Trust, Conscious Capitalism UK, and Charter for Compassion
Jeff Gitterman | Co-Founding partner, Gitterman Wealth Management, LLC
Summerly Horning | Founder and CEO, Frank
Ramakrishnan Hinduja | Chairman, Hinduja Global Solutions Ltd; Regional Chairman, Americas & Head, Tech, Media and Telecom Portfolio, Hinduja Group
Gayle Jennings-O’Byrne | Founder and CEO, iNTENT Ventures
Will Kennedy | UN Office of Partnerships
Kim Coupounas | Director, B Lab
Joe Latona | President, Liquid Markets Group
Kathy LeMay | Founder and CEO, Raising Change
Andrea Marmolejo | Founder and Managing Partner at Blue Topaz Capital
Guido Mengelkamp | Partner, INEX Advisors
Seth Miller | Founder and Partner, Fearless Ventures
Todd Morley | Founder and Chairman, G2 Investment Group
Patricia Nicklin | Executive Vice President, Corporate Partnerships, Reingold, Inc.
Susan Oh | Founder and CEO, MKR AI
Dr. Cara Osborne | Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas School of Nursing Perinatal Epidemiologist; Co-Founder, Maternity Centers of America
Christopher Pallotta | Co-Founder and CEO, Templum LLC and MD, Raptor Capital Management
Melanie Pease-Davidson | Co-Founder and MD, Peak Change and Peak Change Ventures; Board, Women’s Donor Network
Heather Potters | Founder, Pharmajet; impact investor; global innovator
Holly Ruxin | Founder and CEO, Montcalm; Founder and Partner, Trevor TCR Foundation
Janet Salazar | CEO and Co-Founder, Impact Leadership 21, Chief and Permanent Representative to the UN and Permanent Observer to the ECOSOC
Lauren Michelle Selig | Film producer, entrepreneur and philanthropist; Co-Founder, Shake and Bake Productions, VALIS Virtual Reality and Tangled Little Dragon
Steve Schueth | CEO, Thrize Partners
Marianne Schnall | Author, Journalist, Founder, and What Will It Take Movements
Daniel Schmachtenberger | Co-Founder, Neurohacker Collective; Global Systems Designer
Kunal Sood | Founder, Novus Summit and X Fellows and a partner at the X-Impact Group
Leslee Udwin, Founder, President and CEO, ThinkEqual
Matthew Weatherly-White | Co-Founder and Managing Director, The Caprock Group
Topher Wilkins | CEO, Opportunity Collaboration; Co-Founder, Convene the Conveners
Stephanie Wilson | Founder and Principal, ACCESS Medical Development and ACCESS Medical Impact Investments
Brace Young | Partner, Arabesque
Xiaochen Zhang | President, FinTech4Good, UN ESCAP Digital Economy Task Force