IMPACT MASTER HOLDINGS
IMPACT MASTER HOLDINGS
Impact Master Holdings works with insightful people and dynamic companies building a better future. The work is informed by decades of leadership experience in business, principal investing, policymaking and entrepreneurship.
IMH partners with companies to better govern, manage and build impactful and innovative business across industries. We like financial services, technology, software, media & entertainment, sustainable economic development, and digital finance among others.
IMH collaborates with leaders and innovators to unlock and leverage value. We believe that vision, opportunity and talent coupled with action has and will continue to change the world. Capital stewardship and leadership are at the core of creating value with values.
Javier Saade has three decades of experience as an investor, board member, operating executive and public service. His views have been shaped by his broad range of experiences, global perspective, multi-cultural roots and change-making disposition.
Javier founded IMH and is partner at Fenway Summer, a venture capital firm that has backed 60+ high-growth companies innovating at the intersection of finance and technology (aka Fintech), including several "unicorns" worth billions of dollars. He is also Audit Committee Chair of the Board of Directors of SoftBank Vision Fund Investment Corp. (NASDAQ: SVFA), Chairman of the Board of GP Funding, Inc., a private equity owned financial services firm, a CNBC Contributor and a Member of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Board Advisory Council
Until recently, he was Lead Independent Director of the Board of Directors of Porch Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRCH) and served on the Board of Trustees of Pan American Development Foundation, Board of Trustees of The Nature Conservancy, Global Advisory Board of DocuSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: DOCU), Board of Directors of Foundation for Puerto Rico, and Corporate Responsibility Board of Advisors of Univision Communications, Inc. and Harvard Business School's Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship. He also served as a full-time member of the Presidential Transition Team focused on the Department of Treasury and the American economy.
Previously, Javier was appointed by President Obama to serve as Associate Administrator, Chief of Investment & Innovation of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). He was chief executive of programs that since inception have invested over $120 billion in ~300,000 companies. He also served on a number of White House working groups and councils and concurrently served on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Committee on Small & Emerging Companies.
Before public service, he spent 20+ years in various investing, operating and advisory roles at organizations that include McKinsey & Company, Booz Allen & Hamilton, Bridgewater Associates, Abbott Laboratories and Air America. In his transition back to private life he was Executive in Residence at Columbia University’s Columbia Technology Ventures, Senior Fellow at Georgetown University’s Beeck Center and Mentor at Stanford University’s Latino Leadership Initiative.
Over his career Javier has been a director of several PE/VC backed companies and nonprofits and served as Mentor at Kauffman Foundation and Techstars and was a Member of Aspen Institute’s Latinos & Society. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, MS in Operations & Technology from Illinois Institute of Technology and BS in Industrial Management from Purdue University.