Co-Founder, Managing Partner | Strategy - Processes - Technology
Leveraging 20 years of experience from the software industry and a diverse background in the startup and social impact space, Andrew is passionate about supporting purpose driven entrepreneurs and early stage companies, along with nonprofit founders as they navigate the different stages of a startup.
In our rapidly changing world, Andrew believes a continuous innovation and improvement approach is essential for any organization to adapt and deliver successful outcomes such as impactful products, services, or social programs. He helps founders and their teams learn how to innovate so they can amplify their organization’s impact as it grows.
In addition to his work at Impaktfel, Andrew currently serves as a startup mentor at both 1871 and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. As a partner at Social Venture Partners Chicago, he supports the growth of innovative nonprofits. In recent years Andrew served as the Director of Operations and on the board of directors at Project: VISION, a Chicago based youth nonprofit. From turning a vision into a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) to scaling operations, he helps social ventures develop an innovative mindset to achieve successful goal execution.
Andrew enjoys connecting with other social impact enthusiasts to discuss creative ideas and solutions to positively impact our communities. In addition, he loves exploring Chicago with his wife and two daughters. Besides the energy of the city, he loves the soul refreshing benefits of nature through his favorite outdoor activities which include hiking and camping.
Reading a book can change somebody’s life trajectory powerfully. For Felicia? Hands down it’s Mountains Beyond Mountains by Stacy Kidder. Read it when you have time! (no promotions intended). This book invoked a desire so strong that she wanted to dedicate her life to a mission that utilized her skills to help others and built a thriving community.
Growing up overseas, Felicia learned the values of hard work, compassion, and acceptance of all people. Upon completing high school back home, Felicia continued her path to receive her undergraduate degree from Purdue University in Bachelor of Science in Accounting. She later received an MBA degree with concentration in real estate investment and finance from DePaul University. A few years later, she got her Certified Public Accountant (CPA) credentials.
Onward with life adventures! In addition to Impaktfel projects, Felicia was recently the Financial Administrator at Chicago Recovery Alliance, a harm reduction non-profit organization. In addition, she runs an accounting consultancy, Berkembang 813 Services, where she helps clients produce financial reporting and analysis, and improve on operational efficiencies. Felicia is the co-coordinator of PWKI, a joyful, welcoming & creative Indonesian Catholic community in Chicagoland that reveres Life.
Co-Founder, Partner | Development - Engagement - Impact - Marketing
Loren caught the philanthropy bug early, building homes with Habitat for Humanity and helping stock the local food pantry with Boy Scouts of America.
After graduating from Syracuse University with a degree in Marketing Management, Loren began his professional career working for a Global Fortune 500 healthcare company, helping to drive revenue through customer-centric and integrated marketing campaigns using data, market research and technology, while also helping to manage their corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts in the local community.
In 2014, after a few years of pro-bono consulting with nonprofits on the side, he finally decided to go all in and began leveraging his business strategy, development and marketing expertise to work with small nonprofits in New York City to help them scale their efforts and impact. While consulting, he was hired by one of his first clients, Brooklyn Art Incubator, an arts-education non-profit serving at-risk youth in Brooklyn, NY, to run marketing and development efforts.
Over the years, Loren has added expertise in everything from community engagement and collective impact, to human centered design, and now heads up consulting efforts in our Lexington, KY, office. In addition to his work at Impaktfel, he runs Dine For Good, a philanthropic dinner club, tackles projects as Director of Impact as part of University of Kentucky’s Community Innovation Lab, helping to drive community-led solutions to systemic community problems, and leads marketing and communication efforts at the Child Neurology Foundation.
In the past, Loren has sat on the Chicago Architecture Center’s marketing committee, providing marketing insights and ideas to help drive membership engagement and new member acquisition.
A lover of architecture, art, design and music, you can find Loren exploring the Bluegrass state during his downtime.