Please Meet The Empyrean Trust Team
Our CEO and Co-Founder Nathan Bar-Fields originally worked in the nonprofit management sector. There, he helped organizations with noble causes realize their missions while remaining solvent. Seeing the challenges that nonprofits as a whole were going to face in the future, he began creating strategies to transform nonprofits into for-profit social enterprises. The skills he acquired also lend themselves to startups with noble visions, such as the kind of clients Empyrean Trust wants to work with.
Nathan likes to say that he doesn’t see problems. Instead, he sees trade-offs, and with the right guidance and a little ingenuity, we can work to maximize humanity’s greatest resource: ourselves.
Aside from his work as a grant manager and data analyst for several organizations, he also worked as a nuclear engineering tech for the US Navy, and was a team leader for the Idea-Connection think-tank. As a grant writer, he secured well over $3,000,000 for the clients he partnered with to develop their programs. He has been enrolled in numerous studies for high-range cognitive ability at U.C. Berkeley, MIT, and University of Virginia–a few of which resulted in the highest possible score on the tests used. He is also the program evaluator for Prometheus Society, and he volunteers a considerable amount of time assisting with creating community development programs.
Our Co-Founder and Investment Officer Kjell-Ruben Tverli hails from Norway, and brings a unique set of skills to Empyrean Trust. Kjell was diagnosed with high functioning autism, however he is also a documented body-language wizard. The latter is an ability that only an estimated 1-in-300 people have. To date, he is the only body-language wizard who is also diagnosed as autistic. He uses his conditions to detect incredibly subtle signals and detect credibility and falsehoods. He has been recommended in-house to companies such as Komplett to screen people for deception, truth, and grey areas in between. He now uses his skills as a credibility analyst to help those who come to Empyrean Trust when they are in need of assistance with negotiations with other parties.
Prior to Empyrean Trust, Kjell operated as the Investment Officer for the nonprofit organization Elysian Trust, and still holds that position. He helped the organization pick the best program pitches to invest in during its infancy. By using his ability set, Elysian Trust was able to avoid many of the traps that startup nonprofits often fall into. We are happy that he will now apply these skills to help Empyrean Trust’s clients when needed.
He is fluent in English and Norwegian. He has also volunteered his human lie detector ability to help with missing persons cases for the nonprofit group Find Me, and has given seminars to neurodivergent youth at SMI (The School for Social Medical Institutions) in Norway.
Pamela Chinawah serves as the Chief Marketing Officer for Empyrean Trust. In her role, she leads marketing and communications efforts for the organization and its clients.
Chinawah has previously contributed her passion for storytelling and big thinking to various industries including consumer technology and entertainment. Her primary professional focus has long been telling stories that will have a positive influence on society. For her, the most important work is that which will inspire, motivate and lend as a catalyst for innovation.
Pamela currently lives in Los Angeles.
Ken Blanchard started writing professional software 30 years ago and remains in business today because he has always loved what he does. The pure magic of getting a computer to do something that causes people to say, “Wow, just look at that!” has never gone away. He has created over a hundred software systems that will work with you to breathe life into your visions. Ken feels his job is not complete until you are totally happy with the work he has done for you. He believes he must earn your trust each and every day, with each and every commitment he makes.
Ken still loves the feeling of pride that comes with knowing a job was well done and exceeded expectations. He would love to hear you say, “Wow, just look at that!”