Co-Founder | Strategy - Technology - People
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 in the software world, 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 highlight the work of amazing people doing good in Chicago, with the goal of inspiring Chicagoans to take initiative in their communities.
In 2017, Andrew finally decided to focus his efforts full-time on social impact by combining his two passions. His mission is to help nonprofits and social enterprises amplify their impact by leveraging more innovative concepts, technology, data, and continuous improvement in their operations. Besides his work at Impaktfel, Andrew recently served as the Director of Operations at Project: VISION. With the collaboration of an amazing team there, he was able to prove that a nonprofit can indeed be innovative in the way it works to achieve its mission.
Andrew enjoys connecting with other social impact enthusiasts to discuss creative ideas and solutions to positively impact our city. In addition, he loves exploring Chicago with his wife and two daughters. Besides the energy of the city, he also enjoys the soul refreshing benefits of nature as well. He looks forward to taking his kids camping and hiking to show them the beauty of our world.
Co-Founder|Accounting - Finance
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 | Development - Engagement - Impact - Marketing
Loren caught the philanthropy bug early, building homes with Habitat for Humanity, helping stock the local food pantry with Boy Scouts of America, and even umpiring little league baseball games as a teen.
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 part-time (still helping to this day).
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 social enterprise providing sustainable funding for local nonprofits, and also works as the Director of Impact at the University of Kentucky’s Community Innovation Lab, helping to drive community-led solutions to systemic community problems.
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.