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Staff & Board


Kristin Winkle Beck, Executive Director

Kristin joins SVP with over two decades of experience leading business units and strategic vendor relationships for Capital One, GE Consumer Finance and Bank of America.  More recently, she is the creator and founder of Pivot Point Professionals, LLC, a boutique coaching and consulting firm focused on helping professionals, executives, and entrepreneurs make changes in their career and businesses to align their purpose and performance with their priorities. Read More »

Heather Karriker, Associate Director

Heather has served as Associate Director for SVP Charlotte since 2015. As a UNC Charlotte graduate with a background in education and counseling, Heather worked for several years with Sylvan Learning Centers and the public school system in Union County. Read More »

Katie Gauntner, Operations Manager

Katie Gauntner joined Social Venture Partners in 2018 as part time Operations Manager. Read More »


Neal Noland, Board Chair

Current Position: Vice President at Fifth Third Bank Hometown: Staunton, VA Education: BS in Finance from [...] Read More »

Catherine Fischer

It has been a great way to see what is going on in our community and to be a part of the change they are effecting. Engaging with and working beside wonderful people who bring such a diverse range of skills and talents is enriching. Read More »

Chelsea Gorman

Joining SVP has allowed me exposure to non-profits in the Charlotte area that I never would have known existed otherwise. Read More »

Cristy Travaglino, Treasurer

SVP provides a unique opportunity for me to use my skills and talents to help local nonprofits in a meaningful way while allowing me to continue to grow my knowledge in the nonprofit sector and connecting me with other highly motivated individuals who share a passion for making our community a better place for everyone. Read More »

Denise Burkard

Most of the time I spend in my day-job with people and teams outside of Charlotte. SVP is an anchor for me to the Charlotte community-really helping me connect with others in-person and feeling like I am contributing to a vibrant nonprofit community. I initially started as a Coach for SEED20 which was a great entree into SVP." Read More »

Harrison Marshall

We not only provide funding; we also provide the human capital of our partners and the community connections that give our Investees the best opportunity for success and growth. Read More »

Jennifer Davis-Martin

It is a great way to have our charitable donations go further because we pool them with other philanthropists. SVP brings knowledgeable partners and subject matter experts to bear on our community's challenges so our donations go to innovative, impactful organizations. Read More »

Mark Weber

As an entrepreneur, I totally relate to SVP's entrepreneurial spirit in using innovative approaches to achieve leveraged results in the organization's nonprofit partnerships Read More »

Scott Leo

SVP provides an opportunity for me and my wife, Stephanie, to work together with other like-minded people in Charlotte to improve our community in a unique and engaging way. Read More »