Board Members

Matt Eldridge is our Executive Director, specializing in finding new directions and optimizing operations of nonprofits, and the co-creator of investorflow.org. Elsewhere in impact investing, Matt is CEO of Oikocredit US.

Luni Libes is our Managing Director, a serial entrepreneur, author, podcaster, mentor, advisor, impact investor, and fund manager. Elsewhere Luni is the founder of Fledge, a global network of impact accelerators, and CEO of Africa Eats, a pan-Africa investment holding company.

Stephanie Gripne is the founder and CEO of the Impact Finance Center, the creative force behind the National Impact Investing Marketplace with a goal to catalyze $1 Trillion in investment capital into social ventures. At Realize Impact, Stephanie sits on the Realize Impact Investments investment committee.

Brian Howe pushes back against the mundane. A geeky recovering attorney who runs his own startup while advising a handful of others. Brian was the co-founder and first CEO of Impact Hub Seattle. He helped Realize Impact get created and continues to help refine all our services.

Beyond the Board

Janine Firpo is a writer, angel investor, impact investor, and social entrepreneur. She is the author of Activate Your Money and co-founder of Invest for Better, a non-profit catalyzing a movement in which millions of women are educated, enabled, and empowered to activate the power of their investing for social good and collectively influence capital markets to prioritize sustainability and social justice. Janine is a member of the Realize Impact Investments investment committee. She also chairs the board of ZebrasUnite.org and is a lead investor in the Next Wave Impact Fund.


All of Realize Impact’s services exist to help grow and impact investing ecosystem. To make those efforts larger we have partnered with Seattle Foundation, Mission Driven Finance, E8 Angels, Sprout Enterprise, RiseKit, SOCAP, and others.