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The Bottom Line of Disabilities: Session 3

VIDEO March 24, 2018

Session III: Innovations in Social Impact Investing and Disabilities: What We are Learning from Employers

  • Tyler Hardy, Engagement Manager, Cicero Group: Employer Interviews: Initial Findings on How Employers View Disabilities and Autism in the Workplace
  • Genevieve Smith, Chief Data Manager, Columbus, How Data Translates in a Nonprofit: Columbus’s Use of Evidence-Based Methodology
  • Nick Fritz, Senior Associate, Sorenson Impact Center, A Summary of the Pay for Success Grant and the Collaboration with Columbus
  • John Davis, PhD, Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology, University of Utah, Bridging Applied Research and Pay for Success Projects
  • Moderator: Chad Salvadore, Chief Financial Officer, Sorenson Impact

Speaker / Author

Tyler Hardy

Engagement Manager, Cicero Group

Tyler Hardy is an Engagement Manager at Cicero Group. In this role, Tyler has provided strategic insight and direction to major public and private entities in the Technology, Entertainment, Retail, and Healthcare industries. He also works frequently with nonprofit organizations to define change models, drive social innovation, and measure impact. Tyler’s expertise spans strategic planning, new product development, process improvement, and service and experience design. Some of his major projects have included the integration of a predictive sales model that increased close rates by 10% and average per unit price by 12%, and the design of a nationally recognized leadership ... Read More

Genevieve Smith

Chief Data Management Officer, Columbus Community Center

  Genevieve Smith is Chief Data Management Officer at Columbus Community Center. Previously Director of Research for an economic research firm, Genevieve graduated from the University of Utah with a B.A. in Economics. She is responsible for the agency’s data health, systems design, organizational performance measures, and impact measurement methodologies. Genevieve is also the project manager for Columbus’s Pay For Success Feasibility Study, based on a grant from Sorenson Impact Center. Columbus is exploring the social impact investing potential of one of its newest programs, NextWork, which focuses on employing young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In 2017, Genevieve was selected ... Read More

Nick Fritz

Senior Associate, Sorenson Impact Center

Nick Fritz is a Senior Associate for the Sorenson Impact Center. He works primarily in impact measurement, working with nonprofits and foundations to quantify the social benefits of individual intervention programs, as well as individual and portfolio-wide investments. Prior to joining Sorenson, he was a Captain in the United States Marine Corps, where he specialized in logistics operations, leading Marines in the planning and execution of ground, aerial, and maritime transportation missions.  Nick has his B.S. from the University of Akron and is a candidate for a Masters of Business Administration at the David Eccles School of Business at the University ... Read More

John L. Davis

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Educational Psychology, University of Utah

John L. Davis is an Assistant Professor in the School Psychology Program, Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Utah.  Dr. Davis received a B.A. in Psychology from University of Texas at Austin, an M.A. in School Psychology from Texas State University and a Doctoral Degree in School Psychology from Texas A&M College Station. Dr. Davis has been fortunate to experience the profession of School Psychology as both a researcher and practitioner. He has had the opportunity to implement a wide spectrum of professional activities related to the practice of School Psychology. This broad set of experiences has helped him to ... Read More

Chad Salvadore

Chief Financial Officer of Sorenson Impact

Chad is the Chief Financial Officer of Sorenson Impact. In this role, he leads internal financial oversight, coordinating with government, nonprofit, and private clients alike. He also oversees the student associate program and works to ensure that the dozens of student associates have rich exposure to Sorenson Impact’s work — ranging from impact investing to policy advisory. Prior to joining Sorenson, he was a Senior Financial Analyst for a nonprofit energy efficiency consulting organization in the Pacific Northwest. Additionally, he has worked in a financial management role for the Utah Department of Health and as a financial analyst for WhiteWave Foods, ... Read More