Marlena Sonn, CFP(r), is Solidaire’s Director of Finance & Investments. A veteran finance professional with 14 years of experience in wealth management, Marlena leads Solidaire’s Integrated Capital strategies, collaborating with members, Board, staff, and movement partners to build community wealth via reparative, non-extractive investments. Marlena also provides strategic development and management of Solidaire’s financial and budgetary goals, as outlined in their Theory of Liberation.
As the President and Founder of Amazonia Wealth Management, a New York City-based financial planning firm where she specialized in working with progressive, Ultra High Net Worth millennials, women, and family offices, Marlena provided the leadership in decarbonizing over $ 1 billion in investments, flanking the movement demands from Standing Rock and the Divest/Invest campaign.
Marlena is a widely cited expert on personal financial planning, having been featured on PBS’s Nightly Business Report, Crain’s, and guest lectures at institutions including New York University, New School of Social Research, SOCAP, and the Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment (US-SIF). In 2015, she was a recipient of the etsy.org Regenerative Entrepreneur fellowship, supporting her work piloting the first drawdown/GHG-negative portfolios offered to individual investors.
Her personal mission is to plant 10 million trees in the Amazon rainforest in her lifetime.