Toniic Local Leaders are active impact investors and Toniic members, looking to grow the Toniic community in their own city, country and region. If you are interested in joining Toniic, please do contact your nearest Local Leader or click on “become a member“. Thank you!

Richard Muller

Richard Muller

Vancouver, Canada
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Richard Muller is the Principal of Sum Things Ventured, a private equity and management consulting firm focused on mission-based organizations and social enterprises. He brings thirty years of marketing, business development and strategic planning experience to clients across a range of sectors, including retail, tourism, technology and financial services. He is also an Advisor to GrantBook, a managed services provider to foundations and other grant-making organizations in both Canada and the United States.
Prior to founding his current company, Richard held a number of senior management positions for over ten years across North America with Young & Rubicam (Y&R), a leading global advertising and communications firm. His business units provided customer relationship management, loyalty marketing and analytics services to clients such as Microsoft, Sprint, and Aetna. He began his stint with Y&R after he and a group of partners sold their database marketing company to the agency in 1999. Before that, Richard had also successfully started and managed a marketing research company, serving the needs of community-based financial institutions across Canada.
An MBA graduate from the University of Western Ontario and a BA graduate from the University of British Columbia, Richard has been interested and involved throughout his career in increasing the amount of both individual and institutional capital committed to impact investing. He helped launch Ethical Funds across the Canadian credit union system to provide members with a socially-responsible investment alternative to conventional mutual funds. He has also worked directly with portfolio companies funded by the VanCity Community Foundation operated by VanCity Savings Credit Union, one of the largest community-based financial institutions in the world.

Lital Slavin

Lital Slavin

Tel-Aviv, Israel
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With over ten years’ experience in family wealth management, Lital Slavin understands the importance of providing expert guidance, professional service and vision to her clients. Having served as COO at Excaliber Capital Advisors, a multi-family wealth management firm and headed Shlomo Nehama’s Single Family Office until 2013, it is Lital’s experience that family wealth management is often an expression of the values of the client. The careful selection of investment opportunities requires the consideration of cross-generational values and interests.

Lital’s private wealth management philosophy is built on these ideals, taking a holistic view of the goals and desires of the family. Equally, the BEYOND Family Office has developed a culture of trust and understanding, providing a professional and effective financial service to its clients. In creating a vision for the future of the BEYOND Family Office, Lital believes that there is much scope and opportunity within the realm of impact investment. As the business of global sustainability gains increasing momentum, BEYOND is working with passionate clients to bring the best of Israel’s creativity to the international impact scene.

 Rodrigo Villar Esquivel

Rodrigo Villar Esquivel

Mexico City, Mexico
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Rodrigo is the Founding Partner of New Ventures. Following its mission of transforming the private sector into one that generates triple bottom line, Rodrigo has been instrumental into the development of the Impact Investing Industry in Latin America. New Ventures is an organization that catalyzes the growth of green and social enterprises. New Ventures combines a diverse set of technical assistance and acceleration services with Adobe Capital, its equity and mezzanine finance arm.
Rodrigo was also instrumental in the creation of Las Paginas Verdes, the only sustainable goods and services directory in Latin America and one of the largest in the world. As an Ashoka Fellow, Rodrigo is widely recognized as one of the region’s leading figures on social and environmental sustainability, and accordingly received the 2008 UBS Visionaris Social Entrepreneur of the year award and was named one of the 40 leading young CEO’s in Latin America by Latin Trade Magazine. Rodrigo is a Board Member of the Aspen Network for Developing Entrepreneurs (ANDE), Impact Hub Global, FINAE, and CI Banco. Rodrigo received an MBA from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology a Bachelor of Accounting and Financial Management degree from the Tecnologico de Monterrey.

Daniel Almagor

Daniel Almagor

Melbourne, Australia
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Daniel Almagor is CEO of Small Giants, a company he started with Berry Liberman (his wife) to effect social and environmental change through business, and Australia’s first B Corporation. He was the inaugural Social Entrepreneur in Residence at RMIT, the founder and former CEO of Engineers Without Borders Australia and is the co-founder and chair of the Impact Investment Group. He has served on numerous commercial and non-profit boards and is currently serving on the boards of Stand Up, B Labs Australia, Australian Jewish Funders, The Cape, and the advisory board for the Gross National Happiness Centre in Bhutan and the advisory committee for the Unitus Livelihood Impact Fund. He has degrees in Aerospace Engineering and Business Administration, a certificate IV in outdoor education and he did a half day beekeeping course a few years ago. He loves to read, talk about philosophy, garden, travel and jump on the trampoline with his kids.

Doug Lee

Doug Lee

Palo Alto, USA and Seoul, South Korea
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Doug is an angel investor in Korea and the San Francisco Bay area.

He is a former CFO of Gmarket , which was acquired by eBay. Prior to Gmarket, he had a career in investment banking , working with Schroders, Citigroup and Credit Suisse. He holds a master‘s degree in Accounting and Finance from London School of Economics and a bachelor’s degree from Seoul National University.

Doug moved to the space of impact investment in 2010, as the CEO and Founder of D3 Jubilee. D3 is a for-profit impact investment intermediary which supports the capacity building of social entrepreneurs. It is also the first angel investors club in Korea.