Our experienced, professional staff carries out Resolution’s day-to-day activities, and work with the Board to implement Resolution’s long-term programmatic and development strategies.
Board of Directors
Resolution’s Board of Directors governs the organization and manages its strategy and growth.
Erica Lock builds programs and partnerships to launch and accelerate entrepreneurs. She manages the programs Blackstone Charitable Foundation, supporting entrepreneurship, innovation and connected communities. Before Blackstone, Erica worked at Echoing Green, the world’s leading leadership development accelerator for social entrepreneurs. There, she managed both external partnerships and internal processes to lay the groundwork for launching an inclusive entrepreneurship ecosystem strategy and operating plan. Prior to that role, Erica led the Echoing Green Fellowship Program, where she oversaw the team in managing the venture portfolios and producing large global conferences. Erica also worked at the NYC Mayor’s Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability in the Bloomberg administration, MTV Networks, and various marketing, branding and advertising agencies in research, operations and business development roles. She has an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BS in Economics from Wharton. When Erica’s not working in the entrepreneurship ecosystem, she’s raising two little girls and sketching out (and optimizing) endless home improvement projects.
Specialties: start-ups, social entrepreneurship, leadership development, partnership building, operations, fundraising, marketing, communications, brand strategy.
Travis Batty is a Director and Associate General Counsel at Deutsche Bank supporting DB’s global markets businesses. Travis is a graduate of Harvard College in 2002 with a degree in economics and attended the University of Virginia School of Law, graduating in 2005. Before DB, Mr. Batty spent his legal career at Sidley Austin LLP as both a Summer Associate and Associate. Mr. Batty is also an avid pinball player.
Eric is a quantitative trader at Jane Street Capital, where he develops algorithms and infrastructure based on mathematical and statistical relationships in financial markets.
A recent graduate of Brown University with a degree in Mathematics, Eric’s studies also focused on economics, finance, and persuasive communication. An experienced debater and presenter, Eric continues to give lectures on public speaking and the theory of body language. Prior to The Resolution Project, Eric was a volunteer at The Samaritans of Rhode Island.
Between January 2002 and November 2013, Stephen I. Sadove held positions of increasing responsibility with Saks Incorporated. In January 2002, Sadove joined the management team of Saks as Vice Chairman. In March 2004, he assumed the additional post of Chief Operating Officer of the Company and in January 2006 he assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer. He held the post of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Saks between May 2007 and November 2013. In November 2013, Saks Incorporated was sold to Hudson’s Bay Company for a price of $16 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $2.9 billion.
Prior to joining Saks, Sadove built a distinguished marketing and consumer products career spanning over 25 years. Between 1975 and 1991, Sadove held various positions of increasing responsibility with General Foods USA, including Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Desserts Division.
Sadove joined Bristol-Myers Squibb Company in 1991 as President of Clairol. In 1994, he was appointed President, Worldwide Clairol, having direct responsibility for the Clairol business in the United States as well as all of the consumer businesses in Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. In 1996, he was appointed to the post of President, Bristol-Myers Squibb Worldwide Beauty Care, with responsibility for Clairol Worldwide and Matrix Essentials. In 1997, he was appointed President, Bristol-Myers Squibb Worldwide Beauty Care and Nutritionals, adding Mead Johnson Nutritionals to his duties.
During his tenure at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Sadove led Clairol to become the number one hair care business in the United States, relaunched the Herbal Essences brand into a $700 million business, and completed the sale of the beauty care business to Procter & Gamble for approximately $5 billion.
Sadove is a graduate of Hamilton College and holds an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School. He is also a recipient of an Honorary Doctor of Commercial Science Degree from LIM College. He currently serves on numerous community and civic boards including Hamilton College as Chairman of the Board and the National Retail Federation as Chairman of the Board as well as the public company boards of Colgate-Palmolive, JCPenney, Aramark and Ruby Tuesday.
Angelo joined Brookfield in 2014 as a Portfolio Manager for the BrookfieldCredit Opportunities Team. Prior to joining Brookfield, Angelo was employed at Brigade Capital Management where he was responsible for the firm’s investments in autos, industrials, transportation and services with a focus on distressed credit and special situations. From 2004 to 2007, Angelo worked in the Investment Banking Division at JPMorgan Chase where he advised European and Asian multinationals on capital raising and strategic advisory. Angelo started his career at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission where he served as a Securities Compliance Examiner in the Philadelphia Regional Office. Angelo holds a Bachelor of Arts with honors from Skidmore College and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
Dr. William D. Provine is a founder and serves as the first President & Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors for the Delaware Innovation Space where Bill is on loan from his employment with DuPont. The Delaware Innovation Space is a new mission driven non-profit organization formed to incubate and accelerate new science based entrepreneurial businesses and is located on the DuPont Experimental Station campus in Wilmington, Delaware.
Prior to joining the Delaware Innovation Space, Bill led DuPont’s global operations for science and engineering and open innovation best practices that included oversight for DuPont’s innovation centers and regional laboratories around the world. Bill also has served in a variety of research, marketing, business development, joint venture, and manufacturing leadership roles in DuPont over the years and presently serves on the Board for the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Kelsey develops partnerships at NationSwell to accelerate the social and environmental impact of brands, foundations, and nonprofits committed to moving our country forward. Previously, Kelsey gained experience across digital and social media, partnerships, and events working with a variety of clients and partners from start-ups to Fortune 50 companies at the nexus of the public, private, and social sectors.
Kelsey currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Resolution Project, oversees Resolution Events (which she launched as a volunteer in 2009), is President of Net Impact New York City, and is an Advisor to Lensational, a Resolution venture and nonprofit that empowers women through photography. As a Pacific Northwest native, she also enjoys sailing, hiking, and her morning coffee. Kelsey now remains actively involved as an Honorary Advisor to the Board (emeritus status).
Oliver B. Libby is co-founding Managing Partner of Hatzimemos / Libby Holdings (H/L) and of CityRock Venture Partners. Based in New York City and founded in 2009, the H/L family of companies represents a new kind of venture firm. H/L is dedicated to building high-growth businesses that add value to society by protecting and promoting people and the planet, with a strong preference for diverse founding teams. H/L’s proprietary Growth Catalyst model blends the best of venture studio, strategic advisor and investment firm on one platform to help grow companies from early stage to exit in a holistic approach to company building. The hallmark of the Growth Catalyst business model is virtually daily active engagement with each portfolio company.
Mr. Libby also chairs the Board of The Resolution Project, Inc., a non-profit organization based in New York City which he co-founded in 2007. Through its Social Venture Challenges, held at leading youth conferences around the world, Resolution identifies undergraduate students who wish to launch new social ventures. The resulting Resolution Fellowships provide dynamic, hands-on mentorship and grants to implement their social ventures— a full ecosystem of support that empowers the recipients to become socially-responsible leaders. To date, hundreds of Resolution Fellows are working on diverse ventures in high-impact fields and have benefitted well over 2.5 million people to-date in nearly 80 countries on all six inhabited continents, including all across the United States.
Mr Libby began his career in the U.S. Government and later at a global managing consulting firm. Mr. Libby is a Presidential Leadership Scholar, a Steering Committee Member of the Milken Young Leaders Council, a Leadership Council Member of Tech:NYC, a Fast Company Impact Council Member, a Concordia Summit Advisor, a member of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network Youth Advisory Council, a founding GLG Social Impact Fellow, and a NationSwell Councilmember. Mr. Libby was previously also a Foundation Trustee and Chair of the Admissions Committee of the Harvard Club of New York City, as well as a member of the Advisory Council of the Clinton Global Initiative.
Mr. Libby has been invited to speak at Harvard, the United Nations, and numerous business conferences. He has published work focusing on the nexus between the future of work, job creation, innovation, social entrepreneurship, and leadership. His work has been covered in publications including the New York Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Fast Company, Reuters, and television appearances including CNBC. Mr. Libby graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College.
Howard Levine is Managing Director with the Global Loans and Special Situations Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he focuses on opportunities in distressed investments and illiquid securities. Prior to joining Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Howard was an Associate at Sagent Advisors, a boutique mergers and acquisitions advisory firm headquartered in New York, and an Analyst in the Global Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Citigroup Global Markets. Howard also serves on the Sustaining Board of Youth, Inc., a venture philanthropy organization that supports promising not-for-profits focused on serving children in the New York City area. He holds an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Palmer Scholar, and a BA with honors from Harvard University.
Lior Ipp has served as the CEO of the Roddenberry Foundation (TRF) since 2014 where he
provides leadership and strategic direction for all foundation functions. Under Lior’s direction,
the foundation has launched several new initiatives, including a global grants program for early-
stage ideas, an annual activist fellowship, and a biennial competition for crowd-sourced
Prior to TRF, Lior co-founded Generation Teach and served as the CEO of Breakthrough
Collaborative, a San Francisco-based educational non-profit with programs in 24 cities across
the U.S. Before joining Breakthrough, Lior was the Global Director for Ashoka’s Youth Venture
where he guided program development, institutional partnerships, and regional staff in twelve
countries. Prior to Ashoka, Lior co-founded and led an educational software company in New
Lior has an M.A. from American University and an Ed.M. from Harvard University’s Graduate
School of Education where he was awarded the prestigious Leadership in Education Award.
Eric Hatzimemos is co-founding Chairman & CEO of Hatzimemos / Libby Holdings (H/L) and of CityRock Venture Partners. Based in New York City and founded in 2009, the H/L family of companies represents a new kind of venture firm. H/L is dedicated to building high-growth businesses that add value to society by protecting and promoting people and the planet, with a strong preference for diverse founding teams. H/L’s proprietary Growth Catalyst model blends the best of venture studio, strategic advisor, and investment firm on one platform to help grow companies from early stage to exit in a holistic approach to company building. The hallmark of the Growth Catalyst business model is virtually daily active engagement with each portfolio company.
Mr. Hatzimemos was previously a Managing Director at Giuliani Partners, a global management consulting firm. Prior to entering the private sector, Mr. Hatzimemos served as Assistant Counsel to the Mayor of New York City, including serving as the Mayor’s representative on the Board of Trustees of the New York City Police and Fire Pension Funds and the Employees Deferred Compensation Fund, which combined to hold over $50 billion in assets at the time. As Assistant Counsel, he was also called upon to represent the City in critical negotiations with corporate leaders. From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Hatzimemos served as Assistant Criminal Justice Coordinator of the City of New York. Prior to that, he was an associate at the Manhattan Law firm of Weg & Myers, P.C. From 1992 to 1996 he served as an Assistant District Attorney in the borough of Brooklyn, New York.
Mr. Hatzimemos received his law degree from New York Law School in 1992, and he currently sits on the advisory board of New York Law School’s Center for New York City Law. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of The Resolution Project, Inc., a global youth leadership development non-profit. He also completed executive-level coursework in private equity, pension management, and investment management at the Wharton School of Business and Harvard Business School.
Andrew Harris is a Principal with North Sky Capital, an impact investing firm headquartered in Minneapolis, MN. Prior to joining the firm, he was a Senior Vice President at Threadmark, where he focused on infrastructure fundraising. Previously, Andrew was a Vice President at Forum Capital Partners, where he focused on private equity fundraising. He began his career at Broadgate Consultants, where he advised private equity firms on investor relations and public relations. Andrew earned his bachelor’s degree in History from Columbia University. From 2010 through 2016, he was part of the senior leadership of The Resolution Project and remains actively involved as an Honorary Advisor to the Board (emeritus status).
Maria Livanos Cattaui was Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce from 1996 to 2005. Mrs. Cattaui worked with the World Economic Forum in Geneva from 1977 to 1996, where she became Managing Director, responsible for the celebrated Annual Meeting in Davos, building the public awareness it enjoys today. She holds Executive Board, Board and Advisory Board memberships on the International Crisis Group, EastWest Institute, the Institute of International Education, the Elliott School of International Affairs (George Washington University), among others. Mrs. Cattaui, of Greek origin and Swiss nationality, was educated in the United States. She graduated with honors from Harvard University and holds an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from York University, Toronto.
Yvonne Buysman is a Regional Director at Apple Inc. Previously, she was a Director of Business Development for Sony Mobile. She served on the Board of the Harvard Club of New York, and is currently an active board member for the New York Junior Tennis Learning Organization. Yvonne participated in a Fulbright Scholarship in Hamburg, Germany. In addition to holding a BA from Dickinson College and a Masters in Education from Harvard, she recently completed an Executive MBA from Hult International Business School with rotations in London, Dubai and Shanghai. She is an avid golfer and globetrotter.
Geraldine Acuña-Sunshine is president of the Sunshine Care Foundation for Neurological Care and Research (SCF), an international non-profit organization dedicated to finding innovative ways of delivering free clinical and neurological care to indigent patients in rural areas of Asia. In addition to providing medical care, SCF also funds and promotes the need for increased funding in neuroscience and brain research. A strong patient advocate, Geraldine’s work has facilitated international collaborations in the fields of medicine, public health, and science to find cures for rare neurodegenerative diseases, resulting in cross-collaborations among top scientists at Harvard, Yale, MIT, and other preeminent institutions worldwide.
Prior to entering the non-profit field, Geraldine worked as a corporate attorney at top law firms in New York and Boston, and served for over 13 years as Senior Counsel in alternative investments for Bracebridge Capital in Boston. She is Co-Chair of the Harvard College Fund Executive Committee, sits on the Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Dean’s Council, and serves as a member of the Harvard Board of Governors Joint Committee on Alumni Affairs and Development. She also sits on the boards of the Harvard Alumni Association, the Columbia Law School Association and the Massachusetts General Hospital President’s Council.
George Tsiatis is the CEO & Co-Founder of the Resolution Project. Since Resolution’s inception, George has been one of the driving forces behind the organization, co-developing the Social Venture Challenge, leading the design of the current Guides program, and imagining the forthcoming Resolution Institute and the SOLVE Summit. In his position on the Executive Committee of the Board, as President, he has led the Operations and Programs Committees. He also serves as a Guide to several Fellows.
Prior to taking the helm at Resolution, George co-founded and grew Group 113, a certified B Corp providing impact-focused organizations with branding and marketing services, and was the company’s Managing Director for over 10 years. He has played various roles in launching several additional entrepreneurial ventures over the years. Before Group 113, George began his career at a major New York City public relations firm. George also serves on the boards of the Hellenic University Club of New York and the Kew-Forest School.
George earned his BA with honors from Harvard with a Special Concentration in Byzantine Studies and his JD with high honors from St. John’s University.