We're Obsessed With Solutions

A woman-owned and operated enterprise, Noble Ark Ventures was established in 2017 to provide business development, strategic positioning and organizational management consulting services to firms seeking growth.


At Noble Ark Ventures, our mission is your vision, implemented. We don't believe in overselling, over-engineering or overpaying...we believe that efficient engagement & strategic positioning moves the needle. Period.



We work with our clients on the definition and implementation of cost-efficient, focused engagement opportunities. These engagements are built upon our proven blueprint for results. 


Our services are not simply bold ideas and market perspectives; we have built the templates and tools, created the audio and visual experiences, and defined a clear path to growth that organizations can engage around. 


A recent conversation with a client reminded us why we do what we do. The conversation was around the topic of consulting support, and the common result of months' worth of "great thinking" that has no action plan nor follow up.


Most consulting firms offer big words and even bigger price tags. At Noble Ark Ventures, we pride ourselves on offering solutions. Our work is not simply in the identification of changes needed, but in the implementation of that change across organizations.



Whether your organization is looking for a major interruption to ‘work as usual’, or you simply want a written framework to define your path forward, Noble Ark Ventures has a solution you can engage today.


Explore our twelve unit curriculum series, the book that started it all, our library of audio files and videos, as well as our printable strategy & planning tools.


Star rating on Amazon for "The Road to AUM" published by Noble Ark Ventures' Founder & CEO, Sandra Powers Murphy


Years of combined team experience


Turnkey, interactive units in the NAV Curriculum Series


Articles featured in financial publications such as Emerging Manager Monthly, Advisorpedia & Financial Planning Magazine

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Author, Founder, CEO

Sandra Powers Murphy is a globally recognized investment management marketing and sales consultant. After more than a decade serving in a marketing and sales capacity on behalf of State Street Global Advisors and State Street Corporation, Sandra founded ARK Global LLC. As CEO, Sandra drives product and business development initiatives on behalf of a diverse group of clients. Sandra has helped numerous managers expand their investor base, add product structures, secure strategic partnerships, define business plans, create market presence and improve their overall profitability. Separate and distinct from ARK Global, Sandra founded Noble Ark Ventures to serve as an educational resource to professionals regarding marketing and sales best practices.


Marketing Manager

Amanda Gelhaus joined the NAV team in 2018 and currently serves as Noble Ark Ventures' Marketing Manager. A graduate of Pace University with a BA in Integrated Marketing Communications and Advertising, Amanda was heavily involved in a variety of marketing case analysis groups throughout the entirety of her undergraduate career, competing and placing at the regional level in both 2014 and 2015. At Noble Ark Ventures, Amanda assists in the coordination and implementation of strategic marketing initiatives, digital engagement opportunities, collateral and media development and more.

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Operations Manager

Jeannette DiBiase has over sixteen years of experience in the financial services industry with a focus on the outsourced investment management sales and marketing field. Jeannette began her career at David L. Babson Investment Counsel, where she was a member of the firm's institutional marketing and client service team, followed by marketing positions at Bank of Boston, and later at The Boston Company, both institutional investment management firms.


At Noble Ark Ventures, Jeannette is responsible for working directly with clients to efficiently implement all business development strategies recommended by the Noble Ark Ventures team. 


Internal Research & Sales 

Lisa is an accomplished marketing and sales professional with more than 15 years experience in the financial service industry working with institutional clients in both the US and overseas markets. Throughout her career, Lisa has successfully engaged new and existing client relationships with US and non-US based institutional trading desks for the explicit purpose of fostering those relationships to significantly increase revenue within the firms she’s worked.

At Noble Ark Ventures, Lisa is responsible for market research and internal sales.



Content Specialist

Eli is an experienced investment analyst, consultant, writer, and communications specialist. As both an equity analyst, director of investment research, and financial communications executive, he has evaluated and edited hundreds of investor presentations from companies trying to raise capital and generate interest in their investment securities. He knows what makes one presentation stand out from the others, and what persuades sophisticated audiences. 

In recent years, Eli has provided investor road show and presentation consulting to corporate senior executives.  Previously a member of the financial communications practice of Fleishman-Hillard, one of the world's leading public relations firms, Eli has guided several companies through IPOs, private placements, and other critical investor interactions. Eli has a BA from Columbia University and an MBA in Finance from Boston University.