Our Team

John R. Hilley, Founder and President

John has been involved with nonprofit leadership and consultative services to nonprofits for over twenty years, specializing in start-up and turnaround settings. His expertise is in applying market-based solutions to non-profits to increase their efficiency, sustainability and resiliency. Linking this experience with the extensive need of nonprofits to become better at navigating in today's challenging and complex environment, John is the creator of the Organizational Resiliency GamePlan Assessment Software (ORG Assessment Tool), a business intelligence app for nonprofits. Not only working with nonprofits, he has provided business continuity management/disaster recovery planning for financial services companies and banks. Some of his past work has included developing business continuity response, relief & recovery efforts across 10 Louisiana parishes post Hurricanes Katrina & Rita and providing analytical and coaching skills in capacity building and the development of strategic alliances with organizations such as the American Red Cross.  He holds degrees from Wake Forest University and Princeton Theological Seminary as well as undertaken post-graduate fellowship studies at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.


David Maddox, Consultant

David is a Principal and co-founder of RPM Associates based in Nashville.  David brings more than 20 years of higher education experience to the practice. He is the author of the book Budgeting for Not-for-Profit Organizations published by John Wiley, and regularly serves as a speaker and teacher on planning, budgeting, and financial management. Formerly a member of KPMG's Higher Education Consulting practice, he consults with higher education and nonprofits on financial management planning and practicing.  David holds an M.B.A. from the Owen School at Vanderbilt University.