Leadership

“We applaud the bold move by Impact Makers to create a business model that helps preserve their commitment to donate all their profits to charity. As Paul Newman did with Newman’s Own, putting the philanthropic mission at the heart of the business helps foster social impact to make the world a better place.” – Bob Forrester, President and CEO of Newman’s Own Foundation

Michael Pirron

Founder & CEO

Michael founded Impact Makers in 2006. Before establishing Virginia’s first benefit corporation, he spent the early years of his career as a Senior Consultant with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) in France. His tenure allowed him to consult, with increasingly complex engagements, throughout the EMEAI (Europe, Middle East, Africa, and India) region. As a result, Michael has lived or worked in seven countries and spent significant time in over 25 nations. Later, while an independent consultant, Michael completed an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

After returning to the States, he accepted a position as the Manager of Application Development at Health Management Corporation (HMC), a subsidiary of WellPoint Blue Cross / Blue Shield. Prior to launching Impact Makers, Michael was the Director of Product Development at First Health Services Corporation.

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Adam Foldenauer

Adam FoldenauerVice President, Commercial Sales & Marketing

Adam leads solution identification and relationships with Impact Makers’ clients across banking, insurance and capital markets. Adam has over 15 years of experience as a consultant, practitioner and leader of financial services teams, processes and technologies spanning back-office operations to digital product development and optimization.

Prior to joining Impact Makers, Adam was a client partner at ICF, a global consulting firm. He earned his Six Sigma Black Belt at GE Capital, is a certified SAFe® Agilist, and has a BA from James Madison University and an MBA from University of Richmond.

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Scott Hammer

Scott Hammer, Public Sector Client PartnerVice President, Public Sector Consulting

Scott has over 35 years of experience in state and local government, higher education, nonprofit, financial services, retail, and manufacturing industries. He has a record of enabling clients to achieve transformational results as a leader and as an individual contributor and in both tactical and strategic roles. Scott’s expertise includes strategy, procurement, information security, risk management, organizational assessment, and change management.

Prior to joining Impact Makers, Scott was a Principal with The North Highland Company, where he also worked closely with the Commonwealth of Virginia. He is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in Risk and Information System Controls (CRISC), and Project Management Professional (PMP).

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Jim Blizzard

Jim Blizzard Impact Makers SVP Consulting ServicesSenior Vice President, Consulting Services

Jim is a visionary and goal-oriented IT Leader with more than 25 years of demonstrated experience in planning, developing, and implementing forward-looking information solutions to address business opportunities across multiple industries. He leverages his business operations background to deliver bottom-line results through effective design, development, and execution of high quality, cost-effective solutions.

Jim joined Impact Makers in 2013, serving as a Principal Consultant and Enterprise Agility Service Area Lead before becoming SVP. Prior to joining Impact Makers, he was a Director and Enterprise Architect at Markel Corporation.

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