Leadership

Executive Leadership Team

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Michael Pirron
Founder & CEO
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.

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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Jim Blizzard
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Operating Officer

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.

Chief Operating Officer

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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Kelly Coppinger
Sr. Director of People, Culture & Mission
Senior Director of People, Culture & Mission

People-focused, human-centric and deliberate leader with over 30 years of experience in operational management and business transformation, cross-functional facilitation, change management and leadership/team development. In addition, Kelly has earned a reputation for commitment and ability to respond with integrity during times of crisis, providing leadership in difficult situations. 

Kelly joined Impact Makers in 2019 as a Lead Consultant before transitioning into the role of Senior Director of People, Culture & Mission. Prior to joining Impact Makers, she was the Core Consulting Team Lead and Managing Consultant at SingleStone.

Senior Director of People, Culture & Mission

People-focused, human-centric and deliberate leader with over 30 years of experience in operational management and business transformation, cross-functional facilitation, change management and leadership/team development. In addition, Kelly has earned a reputation for commitment and ability to respond with integrity during times of crisis, providing leadership in difficult situations. 

Kelly joined Impact Makers in 2019 as a Lead Consultant before transitioning into the role of Senior Director of People, Culture & Mission. Prior to joining Impact Makers, she was the Core Consulting Team Lead and Managing Consultant at SingleStone.

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Adam Foldenauer
Vice President, Commercial Sales & Marketing
Vice 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.

Vice 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
Vice President, Public Sector Consulting
Vice 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).

Vice 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).

Leadership Team

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Tom Larson
Architecture Practice Lead
Architecture Practice Lead

Tom is a seasoned IT professional with experience across numerous disciplines including: Cloud Computing, Enterprise Architecture, Data Platforms, IT Strategy & Planning, Analytics and Machine Learning. He has applied this broad experience to deliver business value across many industries including: Financial Services, Insurance, Health Care, Travel & Entertainment, Staffing, Consumer Electronics and more.

Architecture Practice Lead

Tom is a seasoned IT professional with experience across numerous disciplines including: Cloud Computing, Enterprise Architecture, Data Platforms, IT Strategy & Planning, Analytics and Machine Learning. He has applied this broad experience to deliver business value across many industries including: Financial Services, Insurance, Health Care, Travel & Entertainment, Staffing, Consumer Electronics and more.

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Tim Lindsay
Competency Center Lead – Project Delivery & Risk Management
Competency Center Lead – Project Delivery & Risk Management

Tim is a versatile leader, instructor, and planner with specializations including: Program, Risk, and Change Management; Budgeting and Cost Scheduling; and Human Resources Performance Oversight. Through his career, he has overseen Operational ERP Development, Integration, Implementation, and Customization Programs valued at over $20M.

Prior to joining Impact Makers, Tim established himself as a top-rated technology and professional services consultant, with over 25 years of military service.

STRATEGIC EXECUTION LEAD CONSULTANT

Tim is a versatile leader, instructor, and planner with specializations including: Program, Risk, and Change Management; Budgeting and Cost Scheduling; and Human Resources Performance Oversight. Through his career, he has overseen Operational ERP Development, Integration, Implementation, and Customization Programs valued at over $20M.

Prior to joining Impact Makers, Tim established himself as a top-rated technology and professional services consultant, with over 25 years of military service.

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Lada Lucks
Controller
Controller

Lada is a highly detail-oriented and outcome-driven finance and accounting professional with over twenty years of experience in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors. She understands the value of and puts her focus on developing policies and procedures to streamline accounting operations and achieve consistently replicable and scalable financial reporting. With her experience across multiple industries and positions, Lada delivers the unique ability of combining process improvement with establishing controls and increasing efficiency to meet company needs.

Controller

Lada is a highly detail-oriented and outcome-driven finance and accounting professional with over twenty years of experience in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors. She understands the value of and puts her focus on developing policies and procedures to streamline accounting operations and achieve consistently replicable and scalable financial reporting.  With her experience across multiple industries and positions, Lada delivers the unique ability of combining process improvement with establishing controls and increasing efficiency to meet company needs.

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Rose McKinney, SHRM-SCP
Human Resources Lead
Human Resources Lead

Rose joined Impact Makers in early 2021 and demonstrates her ability to respond to those in need, handle challenging situations and make appropriate decisions with a balance of professionalism, empathy, and confidence. As a human centric, people-focused lead, she is dedicated to achieving positive individual and collective impact for our company and team. Having served in all functional areas of human resources with over 24 years of human resource management experience, Rose is a professional and a leader committed to integrity, caring and collaboration, which align perfectly with the core values of Impact Makers.

Human Resources Lead

Rose joined Impact Makers in early 2021 and demonstrates her ability to respond to those in need, handle challenging situations and make appropriate decisions with a balance of professionalism, empathy, and confidence. As a human centric, people-focused lead, she is dedicated to achieving positive individual and collective impact for our company and team. Having served in all functional areas of human resources with over 24 years of human resource management experience, Rose is a professional and a leader committed to integrity, caring and collaboration, which align perfectly with the core values of Impact Makers.

“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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