Lisa Kleissner is joyfully aligning her family capital with her business acumen to help make the world a better place. An impact investor since 2000, Lisa advocates, teaches, writes and muses about the impact experience.
Lisa co-founded the KL Felicitas Foundation (www.klfelicitasfoundation.org), and Toniic Institute (www.toniic.com). These organizations are building a movement to bring down the barriers to impact investing while transforming how we define and create wealth. Lisa co-founded Social-Impact International (www.social-impact.org) and Hawai’i Investment Ready (www.HIReady.net) to identify, capacity build and scale regional and indigenous social enterprise.
Alison is Impact Partner at Katapult. She was previously the Toniic Managing Director, EMEA. Alison was Toniic acting CEO from December 2015 to July 2016 and led the writing of Toniic’s Millennials & Impact Investment report and co-authored the Toniic Venture Philanthropists and Impact Investors report.
Alison brings over a decade of experience in corporate finance and social finance. She joined Toniic after having led business development at the Social Stock Exchange in London. Alison was part of the team that launched the Social Stock Exchange in 2013 and was responsible for corporate member acquisition and relationship management. She developed the SSE community of investors; working with institutions, family offices, private banks and the retail investor.
Alison started her career in the Corporate Advisory team at Deutsche Bank and prior to joining the Social Stock Exchange, she was one of the founders of Four Elements Capital: a corporate finance advisory business working with entrepreneurs in environmental and social impact sectors. Alison holds a B.Sc. in Management (Accounting & Finance) from UMIST, Manchester University. She lives outside London with her husband, daughter, and son.
Adam is an entrepreneur, innovator, mentor of startups and social impact investor. He joins Toniic from his role as Chief Innovation Officer for FTI Consulting, a publicly-listed consulting firm with offices in 25 countries. Adam came to FTI when it acquired Strategic Discovery – a company he co-founded and led as CEO. Previously, Adam served as President of SV Technology, a software startup whose product LawPort was subsequently acquired by Lucidea. He began his career as an associate at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, moving into the position of Chief Technology Counsel – the first position of this kind at a major law firm.
Adam has been investing in microfinance and social impact enterprises for nearly a decade. He has visited more than 15 such enterprises in India and Africa, has served as a mentor to social impact entrepreneurs, and has been a supporter of Acumen since 2009. Adam, who is based in San Francisco, is passionate about the role of for-profit business in tackling some of the world’s thorniest problems, as a complement to strategic philanthropy. He holds a B.A. from Cornell University, a J.D. from University of Chicago Law School, and was a visiting student at the London School of Economics.