Leadership

Leadership Team

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Michael Pirron
Founder & Co-CEO
Founder & Co-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.

Founder & Co-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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Jim Blizzard
Co-CEO at Impact Makers
Co-CEO

Jim joined Impact Makers in 2012 serving as a Principal Consultant and Enterprise Agility Service Area Lead before becoming COO. Prior to joining Impact Makers, he served in various P&C, Healthcare, Financial Services, Manufacturing and Public Sector roles.

He brings over 30 years of business and consulting experience to Impact Makers. He is passionate about making a difference for our clients and employees and fulfilling on our mission to the community. For our clients he leverages his business operations and technical backgrounds to deliver innovative solutions that achieve results.

Chief Operating Officer

Jim joined Impact Makers in 2012 serving as a Principal Consultant and Enterprise Agility Service Area Lead before becoming COO. Prior to joining Impact Makers, he served in various P&C, Healthcare, Financial Services, Manufacturing and Public Sector roles.

He brings over 30 years of business and consulting experience to Impact Makers. He is passionate about making a difference for our clients and employees and fulfilling on our mission to the community. For our clients he leverages his business operations and technical backgrounds to deliver innovative solutions that achieve results.

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Joe Pugh
Vice President, Public Sector Consulting
Vice President, Public Sector Consulting

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Vice President, Public Sector Consulting

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Scott Hammer
Chief Information Security Officer
CHIEF INFORMATION SECURITY OFFICER

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).

CHIEF INFORMATION SECURITY OFFICER

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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Tony Fung
Vice President, Intelligent Automation Solutions
Vice President, CLIENT INTELLIGENT AUTOMATION SOLUTIONS

Anthony Fung served as Deputy Secretary of Technology for the Commonwealth of Virginia. In this capacity, Anthony served as a senior advisor to the Commonwealth on technology matters including data analytics, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, innovation, and entrepreneurship, and oversaw Virginia’s technology agency which supports technology governance and needs for over one hundred thousand commonwealth employees.

Anthony is a proven executive with over 25 years of experience in information technology management, strategic planning, and operations management. Before joining the Governor’s Cabinet, Anthony was the CEO of a professional consulting firm, which serviced Federal focused clients such as DoD, HHS, DHS, and GSA. Anthony also served as a SCORE counselor, providing advice to small businesses on start-up best practices, business operations, and strategy.

Anthony has been recognized as one of Washington’s top business leaders, recipient of Washington Business Journal’s Award, SmartCEO Top 100 CEOs, and named Top 40 Under 40 Business Leader.

Vice President, CLIENT INTELLIGENT AUTOMATION SOLUTIONS

Anthony Fung served as Deputy Secretary of Technology for the Commonwealth of Virginia. In this capacity, Anthony served as a senior advisor to the Commonwealth on technology matters including data analytics, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, innovation, and entrepreneurship, and oversaw Virginia’s technology agency which supports technology governance and needs for over one hundred thousand commonwealth employees.

Anthony is a proven executive with over 25 years of experience in information technology management, strategic planning, and operations management. Before joining the Governor’s Cabinet, Anthony was the CEO of a professional consulting firm, which serviced Federal focused clients such as DoD, HHS, DHS, and GSA. Anthony also served as a SCORE counselor, providing advice to small businesses on start-up best practices, business operations, and strategy.

Anthony has been recognized as one of Washington’s top business leaders, recipient of Washington Business Journal’s Award, SmartCEO Top 100 CEOs, and named Top 40 Under 40 Business Leader.

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Chris Horoschak
Executive Recruiter
Executive Recruiter

Christopher joined Impact Makers in 2020 as the leader of the extremely fast paced recruiting team. He is an innovative, driven, and articulate team player/leader with 12+ years of best in class, full cycle recruiting. He specializes in hard to fill positions at all levels, in highly competitive industries such as Information Technology, Consulting, and Research/Data Analytics. Impact Makers’ focus on Data Architecture, Data Engineering, Data Governance, and Project Management, in both the Public and Private sectors, have proven to be both challenging and rewarding. The chance to bring the the top subject matter experts to our clients is the driving force for Christopher, each day. The key to bringing the top candidates to the forefront is a direct result of years spent developing a strong network of trusted advisors as well as, active and passive market leaders and candidates.

He also brings to the table 15+ years of success in investment banking, insurance, marketing, and hospitality management experience.

Executive Recruiter

Christopher joined Impact Makers in 2020 as the leader of the extremely fast paced recruiting team. He is an innovative, driven, and articulate team player/leader with 12+ years of best in class, full cycle recruiting. He specializes in hard to fill positions at all levels, in highly competitive industries such as Information Technology, Consulting, and Research/Data Analytics. Impact Makers’ focus on Data Architecture, Data Engineering, Data Governance, and Project Management, in both the Public and Private sectors, have proven to be both challenging and rewarding. The chance to bring the the top subject matter experts to our clients is the driving force for Christopher, each day. The key to bringing the top candidates to the forefront is a direct result of years spent developing a strong network of trusted advisors as well as, active and passive market leaders and candidates.

He also brings to the table 15+ years of success in investment banking, insurance, marketing, and hospitality management experience.

“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

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