Equity Investor of lower middle-market companies
Raland coordinated an introduction to a business owner who had a need for our products. He put us in contact with each other, and helped to coordinate the business arrangement. The end result: I obtained a new customers with an annual value of approximately $100K. He's certainly a professional who I'd want on my team.
Dave Glass Board President
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Summit, Medina, and Stark Counites, Inc. 2018-19
Raland brought a passion for our mission and made significant inroads in the community while promoting the Agency and its programs. During his time as Executive Director, our corporate and foundation grant revenues increased steadily, new funding sources were identified and obtained, and new partnerships were developed. Raland navigated the Agency through the loss of a significant funder in 2017 and, while not easy, kept the core of our staff together and continued to serve the children in our programs. I know Raland as a man of character and would recommend him to your organization.
CEO of Business Volunteers Unlimited
I have known Raland for over 10 years in his roles in nonprofit leadership. He is an exceptional leader on many fronts. The culture he promotes and leads is one of collaboration across the community. He emphasizes personal growth and inclusion for his associates. His business acumen and strategic mindset provide outstanding planning for his agencies. This has allowed forward thinking and rapid response to the changes in the business climate. Raland uses business tools are resources to leverage his knowledge base. He is humble yet direct in his workings with me. He brings mind and heart to his leadership roles. He cares deeply about his clients and employees. He manages the many relationships of his Boards, funders and volunteers in an encouraging and respectful manner. At the same time he holds them accountable and provides support to get work done. His personality is warm and one that I enjoy working with. He has become a friend over the years and I would heartily endorse his candidacy for a broad array of leadership roles.
MPA Prinicpal & Chief Worker Bee ,WWBD Consulting, LLC
Cannot say enough great things about Raland, as a leader and professional or a human being. His attention to detail, strategy, delivery - and his ability to manage conflict and setbacks with grace, humor and strong emotional intelligence - were teachable moments for me on several occasions. When I'm learning from clients it's the best of situations.
Owner at Atkins' Professional Advantage
Raland has provided invaluable financial management services with the highest integrity for the Consortium of African American Organizations helping the organization cut costs and rebuild in a tough economy.