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Home Repair Resource Center | Tools for Growth

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HRRC ED Ben and SVP Lead Partner, Evan Ishida, got to work right away setting forth “sprints” or goals they hoped to achieve during the partnership. The first project—accomplished through several meetings with Ben, Evan, HRRC Board Members, a host of SVP Partners, and hundreds of post-it notes—resulted in a new pricing structure necessary to keep certain programs which had been at risk due to financial uncertainty. As a result of those working sessions, HRRC saw a 300% increase in revenue in our Project Repair and Tool Library programs Read More »

Pete Punwani: An Impactful Life

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Pete Punwani is all about impact. Throughout his more than four decade-long career as a management consulting practice leader for firms such as Infosys, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Computer Sciences Corp, and his personal venture ATOM, he provided project leadership to over 40 clients—mostly Fortune 500 companies. He aided his clients in strategizing and implementing business transformation programs to improve their systems, processes, culture, and bottom-lines. For Pete, impact goes beyond bottom-lines. Read More »

Making Music…and a Difference: Q&A with Holly Mueller

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What is something unexpected you have learned through your involvement with the SVP? I really like being in rooms with really smart people—and at SVP, I’m not even close to being the smartest person in the room! I love that everyone has such diverse backgrounds and we can learn so much from each other. Read More »

EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute | bigBANG! 2013 Sparked Pathway to Success

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I had been cultivating the idea for EDWINS since 2004, but by 2013 it was a fully-formed vision – at least to me, and the significant number of supporters and volunteers who were giving hope to the men inside of Grafton Correctional Instruction by providing skills-based education and a community after release. Read More »

Guest Blog: Partner Jill Bernaciak

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I came to SVP after discovering it on YouTube while researching pitch samples for my Social Entrepreneurship students at John Carroll University. An effective blend of creativity and business sense came across in those bigBANG! videos and I enlisted four of my John Carroll colleagues to attend bigBANG! 2014 with me. Read More »

Roslyn Chao | A Rebel with a Cause

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Don’t let her diminutive stature fool you. Roslyn Chao has actually never stopped growing as her multiple degrees and broad experience prove. Seeking rather than skirting challenges, Roslyn has channeled her earlier rebellious streak as the youngest of three into productive avenues that align social responsibility with civic engagement. Read More »

Joan Soskin | A Vaulting Dynamo

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Joan Soskin admits she’s “curious to a fault” and that there’s very little she doesn’t find interesting. This avid curiosity, coupled with her tenacity and her willingness to confront her fears, renders Joan a force to be reckoned with as her life continues to unfold. Read More »