Zoe Selzer joined the GoodCompany Group as managing director in March 2010. She brings a strong background in community building and urban planning to the organization, as well as a deep enthusiasm for the mission. She holds a BA in psychology from the University of Denver and a Masters degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Colorado, Denver. Before pursing her graduate education, Zoe worked for a non-profit in Denver doing green building advocacy and fundraising. Throughout graduate school and beyond Zoe worked on revitalization projects in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans. In late 2008 she left Denver and moved to Philadelphia. Prior to joining GCG, Zoe worked at Rutgers University in Camden doing public policy research and community development.
Jay is a co-founder of B Lab, a nonprofit organization dedicated to using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Lab’s primary initiatives are: 1) building a community of Certified B Corporations to make it easier for all of us to tell the difference between ”good companies“ and just good marketing; 2) increasing adoption of a rating system to drive institutional investment to high impact global private equity investments; and 3) advancing supportive public policies, including creation of a new corporate forms. Prior to B Lab, Jay co-founded and sold AND 1, a $250M basketball footwear and apparel company based outside Philadelphia. Jay led AND 1’s product and marketing and was AND 1’s CEO during its period of most rapid growth.
Investors’ Circle is the oldest, largest and most successful early-stage impact investing network in the world. Hundreds of angels, venture capitalists, foundations and family offices have joined together to promote the transition to a sustainable economy.
Before ioby, Erin Barnes was an environmental editor at Men’s Journal magazine, freelance environmental writer, and contributor to Al Gore’s book Our Choice. She conducted field research on socio-economic values of water in Nicaragua and the Amazon, and worked as a community organizer at the Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition. She has undergraduate degrees from the University of Virginia. Erin serves on the Board of the Manhattan Land Trust, the Steering Committee for EPIP-NYC, and as an advisor to the Social Innovators Collective, Shared Squared and Charity Sub.
All 23 of the Stonefield Soaps are made from food grade quality ingredients including goat milk, olive oil, shea butter, palm oil, avocado oil and vitamin E.
Thorobird exists to empower low-to-moderate income communities through real estate development. They invest in 11 tri-state urban in-fill areas representing an $18 billion market and focus on investments which allow for the realization of optimal social, environmental and investment returns.
Thorobird is founded on the principles of good will, thorough analysis and wise execution. They make it their business to be thorough and as wise as an owl.
Molly Houlahan and her sister Carly launched ”Hives for Lives“ nine years ago after their grandfather died of throat cancer. After this loss, Molly and Carly decided they wanted to honor his memory by raising money to find a cure. Instead of pursuing the typical lemonade stand or garage sale, the girls set out to create a sustainable, scalable business whose on-going profits would be donated to finding a cure for cancer. They have received numerous awards and have raised over $200,000 to date for cancer research. Carly is in college now and Molly and Meredith Cheney manage Hives for Lives.
Jim Epstein's family has owned property in the northern Virginia Piedmont for more than 50 years. Over that time he has seen the agricultural landscape disappear, and with it a great farming tradition. In 2010, Jim and Mark Seale co-founded Blue Ridge Produce in Elkwood, VA. BRP’s mission is to create efficient and high-value markets which support the local farming community and increase access to healthy, locally-grown food. They focus extensively on providing training and technical assistance to growers, enabling them to enter into larger markets and increase farm incomes.
Previously, he served as the Director of Member Services at Corporate University Xchange and founded the ABAA, a mobile marketing company that hosted large events on college campuses across the country.
Sylvia is the Executive Director of the Philadelphia office of Network For Teaching Entrepreneurs (NFTE). She oversees the program office’s overall management, strategic, external affairs and development direction.
In 2002, Clemens Pietzner, with a group of colleagues and board members, created the Triskeles Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization which is dedicated to youth, philanthropic services and community building. Mr. Pietzner has more than 27 years experience serving in a executive role within organizations that serve and support local communities
Head of the only female-owned green roof business in Philadelphia, Jeanne received a BS in Landscape Architecture from Temple University and has been designing landscapes professionally in the Philadelphia area since 1999. She earned her accreditation as a Green Roof Professional in 2009 and is currently president of the PA-DE chapter of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD).