The Dunham+Company leadership team has a diverse skill set, a broad range of experience, and a shared sense of mission: to help faith-based and not-for-profit organisations close the gap between their current funding and their long-term vision.
Rick is a 36-year veteran in fundraising and organisational development for nonprofit organisations. After serving for eleven years in not-for-profit management and fundraising leadership roles, Rick began his consulting career in 1989. In 2002 he founded Dunham+Company, which has become a global leader in providing fully integrated fundraising strategy for not-for-profit organisations.
Today, D+C serves over 50 organisations in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, South Africa, and Australia, providing integrated fundraising and marketing strategies.
Rick holds a BA from Biola University and a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary. He is an active member of the Direct Marketing Association, where he serves annually as a final round judge for the International ECHO Awards. Rick also serves on the board of The Giving Institute and the Giving USA Foundation, which publishes the most widely respected annual report on giving in the U.S. In addition, Rick is a member of The Giving Coalition, the national voice for charitable organisations in the U.S.
Rick is the author of Secure: Discovering True Financial Freedom and If God Will Provide, Why Do We Have to Ask for Money? He has also been published and quoted in The Chronicle of Philanthropy, USA Today, Dallas Morning News, Philadelphia Inquirer, Washington Post and Townhall.com as well as numerous other publications. Rick has served as a commentator on Fox Business News as well as participated as a frequent guest on numerous regional and national radio programs.
Rick has been married 40 years and has three children and nine grandchildren.
Executive Director Dunham+Company Australia
Joshua is the Executive Director at Dunham+Company Australia and has served clients for over nine years.
With a background in Public Relations and Finance, Joshua began his career at a Public Relations consultancy in Canberra and after 12 months moved to a position as Assistant Financial Planner with an ethical investment company. Joshua soon felt a call toward a career with more purpose, something more fulfilling, which he found at Dunham+Company in 2008.
Since being at Dunham+Company, Joshua has led strategy for over 35 ministries, ranging from large 100-year-old organisations to small start-up charities. This work has included the development of hundreds of integrated fundraising and marketing campaigns.
Joshua has worked with a variety of ministries at Dunham+Company, including African Enterprise, Anglicare, ACL, Baptist World Aid, Bible League, Bush Church Aid, Collective Shout, Compassion, Crusaders, Family 96five, Feed the Hungry, HammondCare, Hillsong TV, Hope Media, LightFM, Samaritan’s Purse, Scripture Union, UnitingWorld, Youth for Christ, Youthworks, among others.
Joshua holds a Bachelor of Communication from the University of Canberra, and he is currently completing a Masters in Leadership after finishing Arrow Leadership in 2015. He and his wife of nine years have two sons.
As a member of the Dunham+Company leadership team, Trent is responsible for the strategic development of Dunham+Company’s North American clients as well as ensuring the effective integration of our full array of services, which provide a foundation for Dunham+Company’s work worldwide.
Trent joined Dunham+Company as an account executive in January 2003, coming from a background in account service. He has worked with predominantly Christian not-for-profit organisations for over a decade, assisting in the development of strategies for organisations that focus on direct response fundraising, direct response marketing, customer relationship development, media development, and the effective integration of traditional and online marketing.
Trent has led the company’s development of integrated online strategies and has forged significant partnerships with key online providers, which have proved invaluable to the effectiveness of Dunham+Company client fundraising and marketing strategies.
Trent holds a BA from Wheaton College, and he and his wife of 14 years have 2 sons and 1 daughter.
Chief Creative Officer
Derek joined Dunham+Company in 2003 after a career in real estate marketing in order to use his creative skills in the context of a company that helped Christian ministries fulfill their call. His primary responsibility is to ensure that the distinctive organisational brand of each client ministry is captured and communicated effectively and tastefully, bringing about the desired outcome for each particular project.
As Chief Creative Officer, Derek is a seasoned marketing veteran with nearly two decades of experience who leads a worldwide team of more than two dozen writers and designers who are responsible for the creative execution of Dunham+Company client strategies worldwide.
This diverse team is characterised by an unparalleled expertise and energy, ensuring each client project is executed with the highest creative standards from project conception to completion.
Derek has a BA from Baylor University, and he and his wife of 12 years have 2 daughters and a son.
Global Director Digital Services
Tom joined the Dunham+Company team in 2015, coming from a rich 25-year background in both Christian radio and digital media.
His lengthy tenure with Salem Communications included 11 years with the Salem Web Network, which Tom helped to build (and eventually lead, as Senior Vice President and General Manager) into the world’s largest Christian digital media platform.
After leaving Salem, Tom remained at the forefront of the growth and success of Christian online platforms via his consulting work with numerous other digital media brands. Prior to his time with Salem, Perrault had stints with CBN, Thomas Nelson Publishing, and Gaylord Entertainment.
Tom brings a wealth of experience in digital strategy, how to grow email lists, and media integration to Dunham+Company clients.
Tom and his wife Cheryl have been married for 24 years and have one daughter.
CHIEF STRATEGIST BRANDING+MARKETING
Elizabeth joined the Dunham+Company team in 2010 to lead the global brand strategy offering. Located in the Dunham+Company Australian office, Liz works with Dunham+Company clients around the world.
Elizabeth has over 25 years of advertising experience developing brand and marketing strategies for nonprofit causes and commercial companies within the insurance, airline, packaged foods and beverage, jewelry, cosmetic, tourism, and education industries.
Just prior to joining Dunham+Company, Elizabeth served as the National Marketing Manager for Gloria Jean’s Coffees in Sydney, Australia. Concurrent to her working career, she has long been committed to international Christian missions, serving in developing nations.
As Chief Strategist Branding+Marketing for Dunham+Company, Elizabeth empowers Christian ministries through our unique brand strategy offering that provides clients with renewed relevance and a defined point of difference, giving them the cut-through and effectiveness they need in an increasingly cluttered marketplace.
Global Director Social Media+Innovation
Nils brings to Dunham+Company a vast amount of experience helping nonprofit organisations grow their social media reach and impact.
Prior to joining Dunham+Company, Nils served as the Innovation Pastor at Community Bible Church (CBC) in San Antonio, one of the largest and fastest growing churches in the United States. While there, Nils oversaw the entire web presence of CBC including their website, mobile app, TV apps, social media, and digital outreach. He also launched the ministry of Online Church for CBC, which now reaches over 12,000 people a week from more than 400 different cities around the world. Online Church has a growing Facebook community of over 850,000 people.
Nils is the author of The Social Media Guide for Ministry and his efforts have been highlighted in Church Executive Magazine, The Christian Post, KENS5 News, Church Marketing Sucks, Church Mag, The Baptist Standard, and Leadership Network.
Nils has a Business Management degree from Texas State University and holds a Masters in Ministry Leadership from Rockbridge Seminary. He and his wife Katie of 12 years have two beautiful daughters.
CHIEF STRATEGIST INTEGRATED FUNDRAISING
Michael brings 17 years of experience in marketing and fundraising to Dunham+Company. He started his career at a traditional advertising agency serving large retailers, including Sam’s Club and PetSmart, but soon desired a career with more purpose. Michael then spent seven years working with nonprofits at two marketing and fundraising agencies.
Michael then went to World Vision US as the Director of New Donor Acquisition. In this role, he was responsible for bringing in 60,000 new donors through direct mail, the gift catalog, and radio campaigns. He then was asked to take on the role of Senior Director of Demographic Marketing where he was responsible for several different fundraising programs including 30 Hour Famine, Team World Vision, Church Marketing, and the growth of the peer-to-peer channel.
Michael moved back home to the Dallas area to work for the Children’s Medical Center Foundation. While at Children’s, Michael was responsible for all donor communications, the development of a new Foundation website, and the development of the Foundation’s annual fund.
As Chief Strategist Integrated Fundraising, Michael serves on the leadership team of the company as well as leading a team providing strategy and support for a number of Dunham+Company clients.
Michael graduated from Texas A&M University with a BBA in Marketing and Management. He and his wife of 14 years have a daughter and 2 sons.
Global Director Television
Randal joined the Dunham+Company team in 2015 to establish a new division within the company to serve clients seeking to utilise television for ministry purposes. Bringing over 25 years of experience in the broadcast industry, Randal has worked with ministries and – Tracy churches around the world to help them optimise their media efforts.
Early in his career he served on the staff of large media ministries, bringing an understanding and appreciation for the dynamics impacting such ministries.
One of Randal’s core strengths is industry relationships. These deep relationships provide an entrée to key decision makers of secular and religious television to provide effective placement and rate negotiations for religious programs. Knowing the diverse and complicated landscape, Randal has helped organisations maximise their airtime budgets to gain the most viewers and coach ministries on how to generate response from those viewers.
Randal has been married to his wife Sherry for 21 years and they are blessed with two children.
Bob is the senior-most account director at Dunham+Company having joined Dunham+Company in 2004. As Dunham+Company’s Chief Strategist, he leads a number of strategic services teams in the North American office toward a singular goal: To increase the worldwide impact of Dunham+Company’s ministry accounts.
With a background in communications, Bob began his career at a large advertising and marketing agency. Bob soon felt a call toward a career with more purpose, something more fulfilling, which he found immediately at Dunham+Company.
Since being at Dunham+Company, Bob has led strategy for 20+ U.S. and global ministry accounts, ranging from large 200-year old global organisations to small start-up charities. This includes hundreds of integrated fundraising and marketing campaigns.
Bob is a Longhorn from the University of Texas at Austin, and he and his wife of 11 years have 3 adventurous young sons who are all best buddies and very loud.
J. Erik Rogers
CHIEF STRATEGIST MAJOR GIFTS
Erik joined Dunham+Company in 2016 with 20 years of fundraising, marketing, and advertising experience. With his particular expertise in developing major gifts from high net-worth individuals, Erik works alongside Dunham+Company clients to develop and implement comprehensive major gift strategies.
Before joining Dunham+Company, Erik was the chief operating officer for a national advertising agency. Prior to that he served as vice president at a consulting group serving primarily Christian ministries and higher education.
Erik has served over 460 nonprofit organizations throughout his career, specializing in higher education, political service, Greek life, health & human services, and faith-based organizations.
Erik is a graduate of Texas Tech University, and he and his wife of 15 years have 2 girls and a boy.
Gay Lyne Tarango
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Gay Lyne joined Dunham+Company in 2016, having served in senior level accounting and finance roles since 1994 and most recently as the Controller for a start-up subsidiary group of a Fortune 500 company. During a 12-year tenure, she contributed to the ramp-up and wind-down of its $1.5 billion financial asset portfolio.
In her role at Dunham+Company, Gay Lyne directs, controls, and supervises all aspects of the accounting and financial reporting of the company and its subsidiaries. She brings her extensive experience to bear as her team performs cash management and cash flow modeling; administers the A/R and A/P functions; and coordinates the company budget and forecasting processes. She assists with the overall strategic planning, while maintaining the strong environment of accounting controls and compliance Dunham+Company clients trust.
Gay Lyne is passionate about leading her team to further Dunham+Company’s mission and vision. She holds a BS in Petroleum Engineering, a MBA in Finance, and has 31 years of experience in the financial services, banking, and real estate service industries. Married for 21 years, Gay Lyne and her husband, Oscar, have 2 sons.