Our team is small but mighty. We have over 50 combined years of experience in both for profit and nonprofit sectors and have collectively lived and worked in over 40 countries.

Most importantly though, we love what we do.

Sara Olsen
Founder & CEO

Sara founded SVT Group in 2001 after cofounding the Global Social Venture Competition and working in a social enterprise founded by Shorebank in Chicago. She has worked with nearly 100 unique clients internationally, has taught 5,446 individuals about impact management in person and has exposed over 30,000 to the concepts via writings and remote trainings since starting SVT. Bloomberg Businessweek has recognized Sara twice as one of America’s Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs for her work defining the impact management discipline. She is a founding board member of Social Value United States, co-chair of the methodology subcommittee of Social Value International, an adjunct faculty member at Middlebury Institute of International Studies and Hult International Business School, and the author of many publications on impact management. Sara earned her MBA from UC Berkeley and MSW from the University of Chicago, and views her most formative education to have come from living and teaching in the Mississippi Delta after college. She lives with her daughter and partner in Silicon Valley.

Aislinn Betancourt
COO & Consultant

Aislinn is a key figure in SVT’s client services and drives our operations management and marketing efforts. Throughout her career, Aislinn has served as a consultant on dozens of organizational development, strategic planning, and program evaluation projects for both domestic and international clients, providing critical support through ideation, research, analysis, and project management. Prior to joining SVT, she was Social Impact Manager for an agricultural and community development NGO in rural Chile, where she spearheaded the organization's impact measurement and management strategy. A veteran direct-service practitioner of over 10 years, she has also worked closely with indigenous communities, at-risk youth, and refugees toward greater economic opportunity, self-actualization and citizenship. Aislinn is a Fulbright Malaysia alum and completed her Masters of Social Work at Boston College, where she concentrated in social innovation, nonprofit management, and global practice. She is fluent in Spanish and splits her time between Orlando, FL and Bogota, Colombia.


John Perovich

John Perovich is a finance and strategy consultant focused on impact investing and social enterprise. He has worked with national and local government agencies, large foundations, CDFIs, and social enterprises on a range of engagements that include strategic partnerships, environmental impact modeling, and economic development. Previously, John helped design and execute two Pay for Success projects in California that address chronic homelessness and acute mental health needs. He is currently the CFO of a Net-Zero real estate development company, and has previously worked at Tideline Advisors, Third Sector Capital Partners, and PNC Bank. He earned a Master of Science in Financial Engineering from Columbia University, and a dual Bachelor of Science in Physics and Applied Mathematics from the University of New Mexico. John is currently based out of the Bay Area.

SVT Specialists

We work with a gallery of talented consultants who bring with them both regional and subject matter expertise, including: public health, sustainable development, carbon footprinting, agriculture, network analysis, and women’s empowerment.

Here are just a few we’ve worked with recently:

David Pritchard
Evaluation, Impact Investing, & Nonprofits

Karina Kloos
Research Design & Land Rights

Isabel Almeida e Brito
Financial Analysis & Data Analysis

James Barsimantov
Sustainability & Environmental Performance

Eric Israel
Finance, Accounting, & Integrated Sustainability Reporting

Priya Patil
Evaluation, Public Health, & International Development

Bill Davis
Technology & Business Intelligence

Aparna Gole
Business Research & Strategy

Shubha Kumar
Evaluation, Global Health, & Higher Education

Majid Salehizadeh
Financial Modeling

Drew Tulchin
Impact Investing & Entrepreneurship

Roger Cunningham
Educational Policy & International Development

Open Positions


SVT Group is looking for a bright, passionate, and curious intern to join our team for a 4-6 month internship starting no later than 2/1/2018. 

We have a number of projects in mind that range from research to social media content development and are happy to work with our intern to determine a Scope of Work that is both mutually rewarding and exciting. The following are a few examples of potential intern projects:

  • Calculate the ideal amount of time we should be spending in each area of our business (operations, business development, marketing, project work, etc.) in order to reach our revenue goals for next year.
  • Contribute to the development of an updated "Pulse of Impact Management" report by: (1) developing a list of prospective fiscal sponsors, (2) supporting outreach to those sponsors, (3) maintaining an online fundraising platform, (4) developing a list of potential interviewees, and (5) supporting outreach to those potential interviewees.
  • Develop social media content for our website, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
  • Develop a database of client prospects.
  • Perform research into the demand for support related to social (including but not limited to environmental) impact measurement, management and reporting/communications, specifically although not necessarily exclusively among the following industries: Real estate development/construction; public health; philanthropy and/or impact investing; established, privately held businesses. 
  • Assist, as needed, with client projects.

What we look for in an intern:

  • Commitment to social justice
  • Curiosity
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Sense of humor
  • Ability to work independently
  • Integrity
  • Familiarity with social entrepreneurship and impact investing

Other requirements:

  • Intern must be willing to work remotely and secure access to both a computer and stable internet connection.

Women, people of color, and LGBTQ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.


To apply for this position, please fill out the following form. We'll be in touch in the next 2-3 business days!

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