Founding Partner

Founding Partner

Eric Ryan

Eric Ryan has dedicated his professional life to service. 

He began his career as a teacher with Teach for America, teaching physics and entrepreneurship in rural North Carolina. His work earned him Teacher of the Year honors and he was highlighted in The Wall Street Journal, Parade Magazine, and a book titled Electric Dreams.

Although he has focused on serving nonprofit organizations, Eric has also consulted with numerous corporations and government entities. The primary focus of his work has been strategic planning for small nonprofits and organizations.

In addition to his consulting work, he has started one nonprofit, been an executive director, and served on several boards as both treasurer and board chair. 

He has led the creation of strategic planning software specifically for nonprofit organizations. He is writing a book about strategic planning for small nonprofits.

A graduate of UC Berkeley, he lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wonderful wife, two hilarious kids, and about a dozen pets (if you count the fish!). He coaches little league baseball and loves to camp and hike with his family.

Founding Partner

Founding Partner

Ricky Chilcott

Ricky Chilcott is a jack of all trades, and a master of some. He serves in many different roles — software development, technology and business strategy, operational efficiency, planning, and project management.

He started his career in Higher Education, supporting a growing college that was expanding technical and operational support. He honed his software development skills during nights and weekends and developed a passion for helping others through technology development and implementation.

Ricky lives with his wife in Southeast Ohio. He plays soccer, ultimate frisbee, bikes, and likes to camp.

Director, Strategic Initiatives

Director, Strategic Initiatives

Al Spector

Al leads our strategic initiatives and business development. His work in the social impact community has spanned a variety of roles and organizations. As an effective nonprofit leader, a valued board member, a trusted advisor, a successful fundraiser, and an indefatigable advocate for small social enterprises, Al serves each role to his maximum capacity.

Experienced in for-profits, nonprofits, and with several businesses combining the two, Al has worked in a broad range of industries: e-commerce, distribution logistics, manufacturing and marketing, information technology, clean energy, biotech, telecom, and adaptive sports and recreation.

His work in nonprofits accelerated in 2007 when he founded a highly successful start-up to serve the San Francisco Bay Area’s blind and vision impaired community. He lives in Marin County with his family, and of course, near his sailboat.