Team

Principals

Convergent’s Principals have one mission: to ensure we are providing your organization with transformative level fundraising services. While we are confident in our team’s ability to help you secure the funding you need today, we don’t want to stop there. Our goal is to inspire your organization to move from transactional to long-term sustainable fundraising, allowing you to focus on effective mission delivery instead of scrambling to secure funds.

Andy Coe

Principal

Rick Kiernan

Principal

It helps when you genuinely like the people you’re working with.

Zach Buckner, VP of Development & Communications
Highlands Economic Partnership, TN

Tom Ralser

Principal

Jay Werth

Principal

Convergent’s consultant makes us look good.

Lee Anne Venable, Foundation Assistant
Scotland Memorial Foundation, NC

Team Members

Our team is comprised of some of the best, brightest, and most passionate fundraising experts in the industry! Collectively, we have helped hundreds of nonprofits of every type and size in every state in the country. Included are former attorneys, economists, professors, corporate CEOs, nonprofit executive directors, public officials, and other highly accomplished individuals. Team member certifications include Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), Certified Chamber Executive (CCE), Certified Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Institute of Organization Management (IOM), and many others. Our deep and diverse resources and talent provide incredible value to each nonprofit organization with which we work.

Joe April

Partner

Marci Barag

Administrative Assistant

Michael Davis

Senior Project Director

Kristin Harper

Marketing Director

Dennis Hinkle

Project Director

Jim Hizer

Partner

Chris Hughes

Project Director

Karen Long

Business Development Director

John T. Long III

Project Director

Angela Lyons

Controller

Jay MacDougall

Project Director

Chris Marshall

Project Director

Rosie Miller

Project Director

Maria Myler

Project Director

Tony Nolan

Project Director

Harold Pinkham

Project Director

Karla Radka

Project Director

Brooke Renney

Project Director

Paul Santiago

Project Director

Roger “Whit” Shepard

Project Director

Anissa Starnes

Project Director

Barry Steig

Project Director

Sean Stockard

Project Director

Carlotta Ungaro

Project Director

Greta von Unruh

Project Director

Zeb Weaver

Project Director

Secily Wilson

Project Director