Our Team

Kevin Hagan

Chief Executive Officer

Veteran of all three sectors: nonprofit, corporate, and government, Kevin Hagan’s background has been focused on transforming organizations at pivotal moments in their history. After having served as Chief Executive Officer of two large national and international nonprofits with revenue exceeding $200M annually, the American Diabetes Association and Feed the Children, Kevin decided to start Thrive Impact and the Revenue Energizer Academy to share what he’s learned. With a focus on revenue growth and strategy, Kevin helps struggling nonprofits change their trajectory in areas from operations to program delivery and design so they can reverse course and get back to accomplishing their mission.

Tucker Wannamaker

Chief Strategist

Tucker Wannamaker is the co-founder and Chief Strategist of Thrive Impact. For the last 12 years, Tucker has been in the trenches of nonprofits as a leader inside of Ashoka, Character.org, and Youth Service America; as a founder of a startup nonprofit leading them to $1M in revenue in the first year; and developing change-management, fundraising, and marketing campaigns for nonprofit clients like the Red Cross, United States Olympic Museum, Pikes Peak Community Foundation, and Colorado College. His expertise is in revenue creation, marketing strategy, strategic partnerships, philanthropic management (how to effectively give money away), technology platforms, culture upgrading, and managing creative teams. 

Tucker Wannamaker

Chief Strategist

Tucker Wannamaker is the co-founder and Chief Strategist of Thrive Impact. For the last 12 years, Tucker has been in the trenches of nonprofits as a leader inside of Ashoka, Character.org, and Youth Service America; as a founder of a startup nonprofit leading them to $1M in revenue in the first year; and developing change-management, fundraising, and marketing campaigns for nonprofit clients like the Red Cross, United States Olympic Museum, Pikes Peak Community Foundation, and Colorado College. His expertise is in revenue creation, marketing strategy, strategic partnerships, philanthropic management (how to effectively give money away), technology platforms, culture upgrading, and managing creative teams. 

Cindy Hallberlin

Board Practice Lead

Cindy Hallberlin is a seasoned senior executive with extensive experience in Board governance for both nonprofit and for-profit organizations. Her passion is helping nonprofits learn how to work with, not against, their boards. On the executive side, her history includes tenures as the CEO of Good 360, the Chief Operating Officer of the American Diabetes Association, and the COO of Easterseals. Cindy has served as a Board Chair or as a Member on boards for eight different nonprofits. Having been both a CEO and a board member, she’s earned a full perspective on the complex dynamics at play.

Brendan Bailes

Synthesis and Facilitation Lead

Brendan Bailes is a public relations and communications specialist who thrives on helping mission-driven people communicate effectively and collaborate efficiently. Brendan’s broad communications background includes overall strategy design and content development with tactical execution experience in social media, speechwriting, media management, and collateral development.  He has worked to craft compelling stories and communications pieces in his roles with CityYear, KaBOOM!, Service Learning & Leadership Institute, and the Corporation for National and Community Service which oversees the AmeriCorp program.

Brendan Bailes

Synthesis and Facilitation Lead

Brendan Bailes is a public relations and communications specialist who thrives on helping mission-driven people communicate effectively and collaborate efficiently. Brendan’s broad communications background includes overall strategy design and content development with tactical execution experience in social media, speechwriting, media management, and collateral development.  He has worked to craft compelling stories and communications pieces in his roles with CityYear, KaBOOM!, Service Learning & Leadership Institute, and the Corporation for National and Community Service which oversees the AmeriCorp program.

Rob Stennett

Storytelling Lead

Rob Stennett is a graduate of UCLA film school, filmmaker, novelist, and a content creator. His work has been recognized with ADDYs for writing in both nonprofit and commercial campaigns. Rob also won a TELLY for a feature documentary he wrote and directed with a nonprofit. 

He loves to showcase the kindness of nonprofits and has worked with them to create multiple campaigns that have generated seven-figures in charitable giving. He’s also created story and video content for brands, churches, and nonprofits all over the world including National Geographic, Compassion International, DISH Network, MLB, Formula 1, and the Discovery Channel. 

Rob specializes in storytelling and works every day to help tell better stories so they can accomplish their mission and make the world a better place.

Grace Beyer

Director of Operations

As the Director of Operations, Grace is responsible for the Thrive Impact’s day to day operations including IT, project management, marketing, and communications. She also ensures the entire Thrive team is organized and “on” task.

During her educational endeavors, Grace contributed her skills to a variety of public interest organizations including the Humane Society Legislative Fund and the Raben Group. Her experience also time interning on for a congressional office on Capitol Hill and working with the Department of Planning and Zoning with the City of Alexandria, VA as well as the US Embassy in Bern, Switzerland. 

Grace Beyer

Director of Operations

As the Director of Operations, Grace is responsible for the Thrive Impact’s day to day operations including IT, project management, marketing, and communications. She also ensures the entire Thrive team is organized and “on” task.

During her educational endeavors, Grace contributed her skills to a variety of public interest organizations including the Humane Society Legislative Fund and the Raben Group. Her experience also time interning on for a congressional office on Capitol Hill and working with the Department of Planning and Zoning with the City of Alexandria, VA as well as the US Embassy in Bern, Switzerland.