Our Leadership

Our Team

Sherry Ettleson

Managing Director, Executive Search

Sherry Ettleson is a lawyer by training who came to Washington, D.C. 30 years ago to work in the public interest. She served as an advocate for non-profit organizations, including People for the......

Chuck Crowe

Managing Director, DRi Mountain West

For Chuck Crowe, raising funds is about raising impact. He brings this philosophy to DRi as the Managing Director of our Denver, Colorado office. As a former fundraising consulting client of DRi,......

Jennifer Archer

Senior Consultant

Jenny Archer brings three decades of experience to DRi’s development clients and provides them with experienced counsel and support for all aspects of their fundraising programs. Jenny's consulting......

Jeff Johnson

Senior Consultant

Jeff Johnson has more than 25 years of experience in executive search, fundraising, and governance in higher education, the arts, and non-profit associations. At DRi, Jeff specializes in executive......

Cindy O’Kane

Senior Consultant/Executive Coach

Cindy O'Kane is a leadership coach and business consultant specializing in the non-profit arena and the Director of O'Kane Advisory Group executive leadership coaching. DRi partners with Cindy to......

Chris Paladino

Senior Consultant

A native of New York City, Chris Paladino spent the first 12 years of his career with the American Red Cross. His work took him across the country and around the world as a fundraiser and......

Taylor Rhodes

Candidate Stewardship Manager

Taylor Rhodes plays a unique and important role at DRi as our Candidate Stewardship Manager. In that role, Taylor serves as a single point of contact managing all client-candidate interactions,......

Samantha Fleischer

Development Associate

Samantha Fleischer provides support for DRi's strategic and development consulting services as the firm's Development Associate. Since joining DRi in 2018, Sam has worked closely with DRi's senior......

Benjamin Goldman

Manager, DRi Northeast

Benny Goldman is the Manager of DRi's New England region. Based in his home town of Boston, Benny works closely with our many clients who are headquartered in New England or who are building......

Patrice Martin

Executive Search Associate

Patrice Martin serves on DRi’s expanding executive search team. As an Executive Search Associate, Patrice works with Search Manager Jess Shatzel and two Executive Search Associate colleagues to......

Pat Ouellette

Communications Associate

Pat Ouellette brings a unique and valuable skill set to DRi's Communications team. Pat first joined DRi as an interim Executive Assistant to CEO Jennifer Dunlap, quickly became an integral member......

Mary-Kate Thomas

Executive Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer

Mary-Kate Thomas plays an important role in DRi's management as Executive Assistant to our Principal & Chief Operating Officer Nancy Racette. Mary-Kate works closely with Nancy and the members......

Doug Trout

Managing Director

Prior to joining DRi, he was the acting President of the Montpelier Foundation. Previously he served as Executive Vice President where he oversaw budget and finance, fundraising, events, and other......