Cooper Coleman Hires Paul Towne as Executive Search Consultant

(Jan. 11, 2022) Cooper Coleman LLC has hired Paul Towne as Executive Search Consultant, based in the San Francisco Bay Area, to expand the firm’s executive search capacity and extend its reach to social sector organizations throughout the United States.

Paul’s leadership experience spans more than 20 years in nonprofit organization management, fundraising, and technology for social good. Paul has held leadership roles in fundraising at impactful organizations including American Red Cross, CARE, Points of Light, and UNICEF USA, raising critical funds and piloting technology initiatives with companies including Amazon, Apple, Cisco, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Visa. In addition, he has championed the use of technology to promote charitable giving and organizational effectiveness through roles at CyberGrants, Resilia, and a United Way Worldwide joint venture with Salesforce. His extensive and diverse network of social impact leaders will serve Cooper Coleman’s clients well as they endeavor to build and strengthen their teams and cultures.

Cooper Coleman LLC is a full-service executive search and consulting firm partnering exclusively with nonprofit organizations, foundations, and research and academic institutions to drive meaningful growth. Its team moves organizations forward by placing the right leaders in the right roles at the right time and helps to strengthen their management and fundraising capacity to amplify their mission and impact.

Cooper Coleman partners with clients spanning the social sector, including those focused on civil rights, global health, higher education, performing arts, and LGBTQ+ advocacy, among others.

On his decision to join the firm, Paul said: “I am thrilled to join Cooper Coleman and build upon my commitment to ensuring social impact organizations have access to the financial resources, technology, and talent necessary to sustain and grow their impact. As we continue to come to grips with the inequities laid bare due to the coronavirus pandemic and the racial justice movement, I believe we are at a critical inflection point for the social good sector. Ensuring organizations are led by individuals with both deep professional expertise and relevant lived experience is essential to meet the needs of this moment, and I am proud to join a team so deeply committed to excellence.”

“We are thrilled for Paul to join our firm. As we continue to scale and redefine what organizations should expect from their search partners, we look to expert relationship builders like Paul, who have made career-long commitments to capacity building for nonprofit organizations,” said the firm’s Founder and Principal, Johnny Cooper. “Paul’s robust network, stellar reputation, and a shared belief that candidates and organizations deserve more from the recruitment process reinforce our confidence in him as an essential part of our mission to move organizations forward.”

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