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.
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.