PATHFINDER is privileged to have the support of our accomplished Advisory Board. They are impact investors, entrepreneurs and industry specialists. Their diverse backgrounds and expertise have provided us with crucial guidance from the start, and through the many intricacies of running an international, social purpose business. They continue to play an active role in our growth and development.
Consultant, Trainer, Mediator
Jennie has dedicated her career to helping leaders achieve operational excellence through the effective management of people. She specializes in the design and delivery of programs that provide managers with the skills required to recruit, develop and retain the best people for their organizations. From the personalized small group training sessions, to large audience presentations and inspirational articles, Jennie’s passion for putting people first is contagious. As a coach and mentor, she helps individuals who are dealing with conflict to articulate their needs and use a collaborative approach to negotiate mutual gains.
With a steadfast purpose, Jennie challenges individuals, especially women, to take on a leadership role that drives collective action. Defining leadership as five practices—providing direction, increasing capability, igniting motivation, encouraging excellence and managing with principles—Jennie contends that women’s leadership is omnipresent but not actively recognized. Far from the heroic leadership that gets visibility and adulation, the everyday results-oriented leadership demonstrated by women needs to be identified, encouraged and supported.
Renewal Funds Chair and Co-Author of The Clean Money Revolution: Reinventing Power, Purpose, and Capitalism.
Joel Solomon is Co-Founder and Chair of Renewal Funds, Canada’s largest mission venture capital firm at $98m, investing in Organics and EnviroTech.
Joel led an innovative “activist family office” strategy with Carol Newell, Principal, for 14 years, deploying $70m+ in an integrated capital strategy for social and cultural change in the Vancouver, BC, Canada, region.
He is a Senior Advisor with RSF Social Finance and Co-Producer of their Integrated Capital Fellowship (ICF), a 2012 TEDxVancouver Speaker, a Founding Member of Social Venture Network (SVN), Business for Social Responsibility, the Tides Canada Foundation, Board Chair of Hollyhock and serves on the University of British Columbia Board of Governors.
Joel is also Co-Author of The Clean Money Revolution with Tyee Bridge, a call to action to move trillions of dollars from damage to regeneration.
Principal at Neemtree Investments Inc.
Neeraj Jain is an active volunteer, an adventurer and a businessman with a passion for the environment. He is an electrical engineer with an MBA from the Rotman School of Management. He’s happily married and uses the principles of positive psychology in raising his children.
Neeraj worked in aerospace and high-tech prior to starting Avnan Electro Inc. Avnan was on the Profit 100 Fastest Growing Companies list for three years in a row. After exiting Avnan, Neeraj has been involved in various start-ups, the purchase and sale of businesses, and has experience in all aspects of running an entrepreneurial business. He is also an active Real Estate and Angel investor.
Neeraj loves adventure; he’s flown a helicopter, sand tobogganed down an active volcano, participated in Burning Man and climbed to Machu Picchu. His dream is to go on an eating tour of the world, where he could go from place to place eating local foods, (the kind you don’t find in a restaurant). Contact him if you have ideas for new and exciting adventures!