About us

Social Impact Movement (SIM) values the power of relationships and provides a space for collaboration and dialogue among all stakeholders in Miami

 

Our Team

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Claudia Akel

Claudia Akel

CEO and Founder

Andrés García Montoya

Andrés García Montoya

Vicepresident

Scarlett Lanzas

Scarlett Lanzas

International development and humanitarian assistance

Scarlett Lanzas is an experienced consultant with a demonstrated history of working with organizations focused on international development and humanitarian assistance, US nonprofits, public and private sector organizations. She specializes in nonprofit incorporation and management, resource development, organizational governance, compliance and corporate social responsibility. She also works on strategic design and the development of investment products and services related to impact investing.

Julia Wilkinson

Julia Wilkinson

International development and humanitarian assistance

Julia Wilkinson is an impact investor and consultant, with over a decade experience living in Latin America. As founder and & CEO of imvest she is committed to building a sustainable future through social entrepreneurship and impact investing. Her clients include funds, family offices, and social entrepreneurs that aim to integrate impact into their models and investments. Creative and empathetic, she thinks outside the box. Julia also brings to the table a decade of experience in capital markets. For 6 years she worked in private wealth management at Goldman Sachs on a team with $1.5B in AUM, and 4 years in venture capital & private equity investing in emerging markets. Julia is board chair of Finance for Good Brazil, a nonprofit that supports Brazil’s social finance ecosystem, and is a partner of Social Venture Partners Miami. MPA Columbia SIPA BA University of Pennsylvania Trilingual in English, Portuguese, and Spanish

Erick Gavin

Erick Gavin

Vicepresident

Erick Gavin is a recent graduate from the University of Miami School of Law and Ironhack Miami for User Experience Design. Throughout his time in law school he invested a lot of time into the Miami Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystem, expanding understanding of more modern professions that deal with problem solving in a unique way. Design has allowed him to use multiple disciplines to address problems with a process that emphasizes iteration in approach and a strong principle of collaboration.

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