With extensive experience in both executive search and the nonprofit sector, Chris brings a unique blend of skills and expertise to our organization. At the core of his work is a strong commitment to re-establishing a human-centric approach to relationship building and creating mutually-beneficial partnerships.
Before joining our team, Chris spent several years at Year Up, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping young adults succeed in the technology industry. In his role as Alumni Engagement Manager, he developed and facilitated cross-country engagement strategies, supported alumni post-graduation, and elevated alumni needs through internal staff resource groups. As a Recruitment Specialist, Chris developed and implemented a recruitment strategy to build a pipeline of students through community engagement and innovative video/image content on social platforms. At the heart of these interactions was connecting young adults to life-changing opportunities through the sharing of his own personal experience in the program. Most recently, Chris served as a search associate for Koya Partners, an executive search firm working to place executives in nonprofit leadership roles.
Throughout his career, Chris has been deeply passionate about bringing an equitable and diverse approach to processes and best practices, ensuring that opportunities are spread as widely as talent is. As Director of Philanthropy, Chris is responsible for leading and coordinating all efforts related to the management and goal achievement of fund development initiatives for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island, which includes the Donation Center Foundation subsidiary. Chris will work closely with both the Program and Donation Center teams to leverage and develop new partnerships and with the Director of Marketing to execute agency marketing strategies. He’ll also oversee special fundraising events and manage essential grant opportunities.
Chris resides in Rhode Island with his dinosaur-loving toddler and spends most of his free time outdoors. Join us in welcoming Chris to our team!