Co-Founder, Managing Partner | Strategy - Processes - Technology
As a longtime software professional, Andrew enjoyed the challenges of leading high-performing teams to deliver complex software products and value to customers. He loved the continuous improvement environments, where innovative work processes like Agile, breakthrough technology, and data-driven decision making were necessary to be successful.
Andrew is also passionate about helping others through volunteering. As an advocate of education and youth development, he served over 4 years on the Board of Directors at the youth nonprofit, Project: VISION. He also founded the community platform, Chicago Rises, in 2013, where he organized teams of volunteers to inspire Chicagoans to take initiative in their communities by highlighting the amazing work of people doing good in the city.
In 2017, Andrew decided to focus his efforts full-time on social impact by combining his two passions. His mission is to help social impact organizations learn how to innovate to amplify their impact. In addition to his work at Impaktfel, Andrew recently served as the Director of Operations at Project: VISION. He is a mentor at both 1871 and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, where he mentors social entrepreneurs and nonprofit founders. Andrew also is a partner at Social Venture Partners Chicago, which takes an engaged approach to philanthropy to grow innovative nonprofits.
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 numerous outdoor activities.
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.