Co-Founder & CEO
Greg Mollner is a veteran entrepreneur, business and organizational leader with a diverse background of success in investment banking, media and arts in the for-profit and non-profit sectors.
As co-founder of Seattle-based land investment firm Heartland Group Inc., Greg raised over $200M to acquire and pre-develop over 2,500 acres of land in communities throughout the country. Heartland worked with city planners to position each property for responsible development in line with the city’s growth and environmental goals.
In 1998 he served as Chief Operating Officer for ShadowCatcher entertainment, a Seattle-based independent film production company. ShadowCatcher’s film Smoke Signals won the Filmmakers Trophy at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival, and their film Getting to Know You was selected to compete in the 1999 Festival.
In 2001, Greg and his wife Allison founded the boutique investment banking firm Vinton Street Partners, Inc., (VSP). They raised over $400M of private debt and equity for both early-stage and established companies to finance the acquisition and renovation of commercial real estate across the country and an environmental solid waste company in Seattle.
In 2002 Greg was elected to the board of the non-profit Seattle Theatre Group (STG) to restructure $15M of private investor equity that was raised in1992 to acquire the historic 3,000 seat Paramount Theatre. The restructure resulted in the investors gifting their entire investment to STG including ownership of the Paramount Theatre. Greg remained on the board for 16 years leading numerous initiatives including co-founding STG’s largest fundraiser DOORS, which has raised over $10M for STG’s arts and education programs. As CEO, Greg led the creation of STG’s Racial Equity program.
In 2004, Greg and his wife Allison co-founded the Good Neighbor Program (GNP) with the founders of The Hotel Group (THG). The GNP has donated over $1M of furniture, bedding and electronic equipment to community non-profits and shelters in each city where THG owns a property.
Greg received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Film from the University of Arizona. He and his wife of 39 years, Allison, live in Bellevue, WA. They have three daughters.
Allison Mollner has a long and distinguished career in marketing, communications and business development with a focus on finance, philanthropy and the arts community.
In 2012, Allison was elected to the board of the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington (BIAWA), one of the leading brain injury organizations in the country. In 2008, BIAWA led the development and passage of the “Zackery Lystedt Law” in Washington state – the first, and most comprehensive sports injury law in the nation that prohibits young athletes under the age of 18 suspected of sustaining a concussion from returning to play or practice without a licensed health-care providers’ approval. It was adopted in all 50 states in 2014.
Allison recently completed serving in her third year as President of BIAWA. She has led the development of several key initiatives, including the creation of the “Special Needs Pooled Trust” program, which enables individuals receiving government assistance after sustaining a disabling injury to transfer funds from a settlement into a trust (overseen by a trustee), allowing them to keep those benefits.
Before joining the Board of BIAWA, Allison and her husband Greg formed Vinton Street Partners (VSP), a Seattle based boutique investment banking firm. She managed all marketing communications and administrative logistics for over $400 million of private debt and equity financing.
Prior to co-founding VSP, Allison co-founded Function, a Seattle-based events company that specialized in the formation and management of large-scale community events and events for nonprofits.
Earlier in her career, Allison was Director of Marketing for the Bellevue Arts Museum, overseeing business development and all marketing materials for the museum including exhibitions, memberships, and the museum’s art school. Notably, she oversaw the Bellevue Arts and Crafts Fair, one of the largest arts fairs in the country.
She previously served as Communications Director for Seattle’s A Contemporary Theatre (ACT), where she was instrumental in increasing ticket and subscription sales by more than 20 percent.
Allison began her career as Marketing Director for EagleQuest Golf Centers and later for ShadowCatcher Entertainment, a Seattle-based feature film production company that won the Filmmakers Trophy at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival.
Allison is also an accomplished artist. Her printmaking work has been shown in many local galleries and was featured in the opening of the Kirkland Art Center, where she was named one of the Puget Sound area’s “Pacific Northwest’s Emerging Artists”.
Allison holds a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the University of Arizona.
Partner | VP Media Development & Production
Executive Producer for the Oscar-Nominated 2021 film Hunger Ward, Matt’s experience covers a breadth of work telling compelling stories and inspiring teams to create highly engaging experiences for both traditional and emerging platforms.
Most recently he was the Creative Director of Emerging Media for Paul Allen’s Vulcan Productions overseeing new technology content strategies and production for digital, podcast, and XR experiences. The work of his teams has been awarded a Webby, and several Shorty Awards – while contributing to creating measurable change for issues ranging from ocean health, to humanitarian crises, to combatting climate change.
Matt was the Lead Video Producer for NBC News Digital where he led a team that programmed and created the bulk of NBC News’ online video content. He was instrumental in the creation of several ground-breaking online series including the first-ever daily news webcast from the 2000 Olympic Games and “In-Game,” the first news series to interview gaming industry leaders virtually, from inside the video games they created.
Matt developed his love for visual storytelling as a cub reporter and staff photographer at small-town newspapers including the Salida Mountain Mail and the Ouray County Plain Dealer. Matt holds an MA in Photojournalism from the University of Missouri and has a passion and respect for visual storytelling in all its forms.
Partner | Director of Design & Digital Experience
Keith joined Goal 17 Media as Director of Design & Digital Experience where he is responsible for driving the company’s brand and creative work.
Prior to joining Goal 17 Media, Keith spent 20 years as the Principal & Creative Director at Keith Robertson Design (formerly Ten Foot Design) where he led the development of client brands, with a primary focus on entrepreneurs of new and emerging companies.
Keith began his career working in many of the country’s top advertising agencies including Grey; Hill, Holliday; Foot Cone & Belding, Ketchum; Goodby, Silverstein & Partners; Goldberg, Moser, O’Neil; Anderson & Lembke; and Katsin Loeb. His clients included Nissan Motor Corporation, Infiniti Division of Nissan, Panasonic, Uniroyal Goodrich, 3M, Revlon, Kohler, Mitsubishi Motors, Porsche, Pepsico, and Bank of America.
Before starting his own design studio, Keith worked as the Creative Director BD&A leading creative teams in offices across the country, and as Art Director/Design Manager at Eddie Bauer’s corporate office, where he was responsible for the creative development of the brand in more than 500 retail stores worldwide.
Keith holds a Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from the Academy of Art in San Francisco and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from James Madison University in Virginia. Over the course of his career, Keith’s work has taken him to New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Hawaii, Mexico, San Diego, and Scottsdale.
Keith is an avid traveler, surfer, printmaker and passionate animal conservationist. He’s spent many years working and volunteering on behalf of endangered species at San Diego Zoo, and The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, California.
Partner | VP Global Impact & Development
Terry is a pioneer in the development of socially responsible investing as a new asset class in the professional investment community. He is the founder and chair of Stakeholders Capital, a socially responsible asset management firm based in Massachusetts and California, and the Massachusetts-based Trusteeship Institute, an economic and social policy think tank established in 1972. He is a founding board member of Calvert Social Investment Funds and Calvert Impact Capital.
In 2000, Terry facilitated Unilever’s purchase of Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Ice cream, which enabled B&J’s to legally maintain its status forever as a socially responsible company. He then served on Ben & Jerry’s board for 18 years. In 2016, he was a member of a team invited to the Vatican to assist the Pope and his staff in investing capital to reduce poverty. Terry is the author of Common-Good Capitalism Is Inevitable and Our Mutual Blind Spot Since Our Invention of Words. The latter recommends priorities for the 2020 US presidential candidates. For more than 25 years he has been a Fellow of the World Business Academy and a member of Social Venture Circle.
Director of Finance
Jayson has decades of experience assisting organizations to optimally execute operational and financial decisions. His clients include non-profit institutions, public agencies and for-profit businesses across a range of industries. Mr. Beatty has executed on behalf of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Amazon, Starbucks, The University of Washington, Lennar, Russell Investments, and many other entities. Jayson has advised on several billion dollars of projects including the development of DreamWork’s Corporate HQ, the sale of a Medical Device Firm, and the sale of Fox Plaza.
Mr. Beatty holds a BA in Economics and a BA in Philosophy from Claremont McKenna College and was awarded an MBA from the University of Cambridge.
Jeremy is an award-winning broadcast and podcast producer. He has spent decades sharing compelling stories across multiple platforms. Most recently, Jeremy was the Afternoon News Producer for KOMO Newsradio in Seattle, WA, leading his team to win multiple regional and national awards. Additionally, he helped develop podcasts and led KOMO’s efforts to fully embrace digital news publishing practices.
Jeremy has been an independent podcaster since 2004. What started as a hobby developed into a passion. That passion became a profession developing and launching multiple podcasts and serving as a consultant and coach to podcasters worldwide.
Jeremy produces and hosts his own podcast, The Fit Mess, where he shares tips on health optimization and biohacking strategies.
Jeremy holds a BA in Social Sciences from Washington State University (Go Cougs!) and loves spending time outdoors with his family, where they live in British Columbia.