Illumyne makes your purpose actionable.

Our Story

Making purpose actionable.

Working with purpose-driven organizations as a brand architect, our founder noticed that there was a gap between the organization’s stated purpose and their actions. She dove into the research and found that many of the challenges preventing optimum alignment had already been identified. But one of the biggest was the lack of a report similar to a P&L that made something soft, like purpose, more aligned with other business metrics.

Illumyne is part of a movement – leading a new standard for purpose-driven organizations that ties their impact to their financial activities. This isn’t about sounding good. This is about how you run your organization.




Our purpose is to make work meaningful.

We believe that purpose should be tangible and actionable. hat means translating the aspirational into measurable points of impact that can be tracked year-over-year, tied directly into the business of the business--finances. Our goal is to ensure that every member of your team can see the impact they make through their work.



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Founder and CEO

Katie Burkhart

Katie Burkhart is an analytical cross-connector and purpose-driven strategist who condenses big ideas into simple, meaningful actions. She’s the founder of Illumyne, a Fimtech (financial impact tech) company providing a new, impact-focused lens for an organization’s  finances. She’s also the founder and lead brand strategist at KBurkhart & Co, a purpose-driven branding firm.

Katie speaks around Boston in her areas of expertise, which include brand purpose and entrepreneurship. She also writes content which has been published in FoundersWire, Boston Content, and The Startup. She serves on the board of Boston Content and on the advisory council for Tomorrow’s Women TODAY.

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Chief Technology Officer

Igor Belagorudsky

Igor is a technical, hands-on professional with over 20 years of experience. He is also a serial entrepreneur, having most recently scaled Erecruit from a team of 3 to over 120 through several rounds of investments and to a successful sale for $62.8M. He is active in the Boston startup scene as a founder, advisor, pitch competition judge, and angel investor. He is a confident full stack enterprise architect in several technology ecosystems and a trusted leader and mentor of professional services and R&D teams in multiple time zones and industries. He’s a big believer in smart and transparent teams, open communication across the entire organization, and leadership by example. Outside of work, he is an avid skier, slow runner, decent hiker, and dad.

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PR & Marketing Advisor

Alissa Lew

Alissa has more than two decades of experience advising organizations of all sizes across a variety of sectors. She has worked with executives, boards, member organizations, and marketing teams around the world to broker strategic partnerships, mastermind integrated brand campaigns, and bring new products to market. By working with Illumyne, she hopes to help purpose-driven brands rise above the hype by better defining their value through measurable points of impact.

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Mission Control

Erin Scott

Erin Scott is a talented wordsmith with a keen editorial eye. She is the co-founder of a small press and a professional editor for both publishing houses and businesses. In addition, she has four published novels under a pseudonym. Erin lectures at colleges, conducts writing workshops, and manages the editorial content for several notable companies, podcasts, and authors. When she's not working, Erin loves going on zany adventures with her family.