Kieran’s commitment to his clients gives them the confidence to achieve their goals. As Senior Vice President and Director, New York, Kieran brings more than 25 years of experience to his work in partnering with nonprofits, strengthening fundraising programs, and recruiting key talent for organizations.
The insights and energy he brings to both fundraising and executive search clients have earned him a dedicated following of clients, including American Red Cross of Greater New York, CancerCare, Omega Institute, Mote Marine Laboratory, Hebrew Senior Life, The Yard, Fountain House, YMCA of the North Shore, Tower Hill Botanic Garden and the New England Aquarium. Kieran’s cross-sector experience includes a strong background in higher education, working with institutions such as Emmanuel College, Molloy College, College of Mount Saint Vincent, and Pratt Institute.
Across his career, Kieran has designed and implemented campaigns ranging from $10 million to $225 million. Kieran gets in the trenches with each of his clients, working with board leadership, senior management and development staff to develop a comprehensive strategy and implementation process that takes development programs to the next level. He enjoys working with organizations that have the potential and desire to expand their philanthropic capacity.
Prior to joining Development Guild DDI, Kieran served as Executive Vice President at Changing Our World. As a Founding Partner and member of its leadership team, he was responsible for designing and implementing successful capital, endowment, and operating programs and campaigns for a diverse array of nonprofit institutions.
Earlier in his career, Kieran held the position of Vice President for Development and Alumnae Relations at Emmanuel College in Boston, Massachusetts, where he directed the successful completion of the first Capital Campaign in the College’s history.
A graduate of Manhattan College, Kieran serves as a Trustee of Cardinal Spellman High School in Bronx, New York, and the Wakeman Boys & Girls Club in Fairfield, Connecticut.Meet the Rest of the Team