Team

5TH ELEMENT MANAGEMENT TEAM

Jim Van Eerden

Co-founder and Managing Partner

Jim was a Co-founder of GoodXChange Corporation, which was acquired by 5th, and was later named the company’s CEO. In that role, Jim has helped lead the firm’s strategy and operations as it has emerged as a global flagship brand for investors, donors, brand executives and NGO solution-makers who are working to align KPI-driven performance with SDG-aligned impact.

Ed Martin

Co-founder and Managing Partner

Ed was a Co-founder of GoodXChange Corporation, which was acquired by 5th, and was later named the company’s Chief Omniwin Officer. In that role, Ed has helped lead the firm’s strategy and partnerships globally and has helped to further expand the broad adoption of omniwin thinking and activation across sectors as diverse as corporate, UN, Nobel peace, entertainment, faith-based communities, and many others.

Scott Rehmus

Co-founder and Managing Partner

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

Managing Partner

As Managing Partner, Mark leads with focus on the Human Element. By engaging with Leaders Who Care®, he is able to best represent our clients to attract, develop and retain the very best talent, who are selectively seeking to only join leaders who do care about their financial, physical and mental wellbeing, and the global sustainable development goals.

Scott Lewis

Managing Partner

Scott is President of 5th Element Group. He served as Executive Vice President and COO/CDO for three multi-million dollar, global non-profit organizations. Scott’s background in global development provides breadth and depth in strategy, operations, finance, and impact consulting driving the fulfillment of 5th’s impact as a Public Benefit Corporation.

Pratik Gauri

Partner

Pratik is President of 5th Element Group India. In this role, Pratik has setup 5th’s subsidiary in India and run good exchange solutions which have helped brands like Reckitt Benckiser, Tata Trusts, d.light amongst others align their KPI-driven performance with SDG-aligned impact.

Andreea Vanacker

Partner

Andreea is an author, speaker, and is often featured in Forbes and Fast Company articles. Leading the 5Th Element’s Wellbeing Practice, she leverages her knowledge in neuroscience, positive psychology, leadership, and human resilience to help organizations create human-centric cultures.

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.

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.

Joelle Jarvis

Strategic Advisor

 

Joelle Jarvis, a leading light on 5th Element’s Advisory Board, is the founder of Mindset Partnership. All Mindset Partnership programs were specifically designed for exceptional leaders, many of whom are responsible for maintaining the integrity of significant investments, reassuring their investors, inspiring founders, managing a Family Office, as well as maintaining sanity, stability and balance for their families.

Jeff Sparrow

Principal and Director of Innovation

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.

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.

5TH ELEMENT ADVISORY TEAM

Elissa Fisher Harris

Contributing Partner
Los Angeles

Jamie Gold

Contributing Partner
Los Angeles

Carolyn Vaeth

Contributing Partner
New York, NY

Jadian Brice

Strategic Alliances
New York, New York

Shauna Arnott

Contributing Partner
Toronto, Canada

Courtney Bickert

Global Social Impact, nonprofits; Foundations ; DEI
Washington, DC

Barbara Bickham

Founder, CTO; Emerging Technology, Women Entrepreneurs, Investors
Los Angeles, CA

David Bray

Executive, Leadership, Impact. Bio, Space, Technology, Data, People.
Washington DC

Dan Chambers

Healthcare. Technology. Insurance. Wellbeing. Digital Sales, Marketing.
Valencia, California

Alain Chetrit

Entrepreneurs/Founders, Knowledge Pledge. Team-building Transformational Thought-Leader; Finance. Marketing.
New York City

Carol Daly

Executive Search. ERP Technologies. Application & Software Development. IT Infrastructure. AI. Cloud Computing
Atlanta

Mike DiGregorio

Boards. Agribusiness, Consumer Products, Distribution. Finance.
Westlake Village, California
Mexico

Patsy Doerr

Diversity & Inclusion. Gender Equality. CSR & Sustainability.
New York City

Pierce Dunn

Global Social Impact, The Knowledge Pledge, Skillsets Evaluation
Santa Barbara, CA

Henri Eliot

Board of Directors
Advisory & Consultation
Auckland, New Zealand

Brian Finlay

National Security, Nonprofit Management, Team Building & Leadership, Global affairs
Washington, DC

Kathryn Hall-Trujillo

Ethnicity, Belonging. Diversity & Inclusion Corporate & Community
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Stephen Hecht

Contributing Partner
Montreal, Canada

Stephen Ibaraki

Contributing Partner
Vancouver, Canada

Eli Ingraham

Social Entrepreneur; Impact Advisor and Investor; Tech for Good; Shared Prosperity; Systems View
Boston

Carolyn Livingstone

Research & Candidate Development. Multi Industry.
Toronto, Canada

Corey Livingstone

Research. Recruitment.
Candidate Development.
Toronto, Canada

Gayle Jennings O’Byrne

Contributing Partner
New York City

Susan Oh

Blockchain, AI. Technology. Strategy.
New York City
Asia

Amanda Ponzar

Communications and PR; Social Impact/CSR; Nonprofits; Health and Wellbeing
Washington, DC

Declan Ramsaran

Family Office, Multigen wealth, SRI, ESG, BOD, Financial services, Nonprofits
Toronto, Canada

Mary Elizabeth Russell

Special Projects Leader Research, Communications
Durham, North Carolina

Neil Sahota

AI for Good. Technology.
IBM Master Inventor.
Irvine, California

Dipak Shah

Exec Management. Emerging, Growth Businesses. Technology. Engineering. Sales. Investment Banking.
San Francisco, CA

David Swintosky

Strategic Consulting. Investment Banking. Growth Startups.
Raleigh, NC

Emilie Sydney-Smith

Strategy, Large Corporate, Exponential Growth, Valuation
Sydney, Australia

Daniella Taveau

Corporate Vision, Global Strategy; Biz Dev, Trade, Regulation; Deal Negotiation
Washington, DC

Tracy Tuens

Family Office Wealth Management.
Strategic Consulting. Board Member.
San Francisco, CA

Chris Wedding

Climate tech, Renewable Energy. Impact Investment. Boards. Education.
Raleigh-Durham, NC

Deirdre White

International Development, Corporate Citizenship, Multi Industry
Ft. Washington, Maryland

Warren Wirth

SaaS Solutions for Human Capital Management; HR, Biz Dev, Sales & Partnerships
Miami/Fort Lauderdale