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John Collins

John is an experienced management consultant and program manager focused on nonprofit clients in the social service, education, and philanthropic sectors. In this role, he utilizes his problem solving, project management, research, and analysis skills to address critical organizational issues.  John’s PEG clients to date include Yale and Harvard Universities (collaborating in the establishment of LEAD, a new institute to build governance capacity in Africa); Tipping Point Community; The DC Department of Health; Metro Teen-AIDS; and the Institute for Public Health Innovation. Independently, some of John’s clients to date include The Blue Shield of California Foundation and The Boys & Girls Clubs of America (National).

Prior to consulting, John was Manager of Professional Programs for the NYU Stern School of Business, where he functioned as an internal strategist, identifying opportunities for institutional improvement. He managed a diverse project portfolio, including new program development, curriculum analysis, data system and management improvements, and student satisfaction measurement. In addition, John served as the senior administration liaison for the Social Enterprise Association and the Stern Campus Greening Initiative.

From 2001 through 2004, John was a Project Manager at REDF (formerly the Roberts Enterprise Development Fund), a social venture capital fund founded by George Roberts of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. While there, John led the strategic planning and implementation of the organization’s knowledge management system and portfolio-wide financial analysis database. Previous to this, John held various positions, including senior analyst at a private equity firm and financial consultant at Ernst & Young, LLP.

John currently is completing a Master of Public Policy and Administration degree at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Business from Lehigh University. He is proficient in Spanish and has lived and worked in Latin America. He is an active volunteer for AIDS Walk New York and Pro Mujer International and a member of the Board of Advisors for Project Word, a media diversity organization.