Our team

experts in the industry

Our experienced and knowledgeable consultants are second to none. We hand-picked the best in the industry and, in turn, provide the best fundraising counsel and services in order to help you achieve fundraising success.


Compass does not just give advice. We are a working part of your team.


Compass is the insistent voice. We ensure accountability, structure, and discipline through adherence to timelines and deadlines.


Being part of your team establishes credibility and trust; creates accountability; and, improves the quality of the results.

Full Service

Compass assists with vision, planning, culture, teamwork and resource development for the best overall results.

Frank Pisch

Founder & Chairman

As the founder of The Compass Group Frank Pisch brings more than 40 years of results-driven fundraising experience, securing more than $4 billion…

Robert Bull


Robert Bull serves as president of The Compass Group, bringing to the leadership team more than 25 years of expertise and commitment to…

Beth Heikkila

Chief Operating Officer

Beth Heikkila joined The Compass Group in 2019 as chief operating officer and a strategic member of the leadership team. Prior to this…

Christy Shields

Vice President of Client Services & Operations

Christy Shields has more than 20 years of experience serving the nonprofit arena with expertise in project supervision and management. Christy advances The…

Nicholas Scully

Managing Consultant

Nicholas Scully has more than 35 years of experience in the nonprofit sector with expertise in campaign management and implementation, prospect engagement and…

David Cooper

Senior Consultant

David Cooper has held nonprofit leadership roles for more than 30 years, generating more than $500 million for the organizations he has served.…

Reid Crawford

Senior Consultant

Reid Crawford has distinguished himself in service to the nonprofit community for more than 30 years.  He has more than 25 years of…

Kathleen Gaines

Senior Consultant

Kathleen Gaines is a senior fundraising executive with more than 30 years of experience elevating organizations’ infrastructure to meet their fundraising goals.  Her…

Molly Hampton

Senior Consultant

With more than 30 years of fundraising experience, Molly Hampton maintains a strong understanding of campaign management and implementation, prospect engagement and cultivation,…

Kate Paulsen Luke

Senior Consultant

Through her more than two decades in strategic and philanthropic planning, program management, and board development, Kate Luke has successfully cultivated and solicited…

Carey Pickard

Senior Consultant

Carey Pickard has served the nonprofit community for more than 25 years, working with a wide range of organizations across the sectors of…

Carol Thornton

Senior Consultant

In her 25 years of fundraising, Carol Thornton has helped nonprofit organizations across the sectors of education, health care and human services raise…

Marc Cousins

Associate Consultant

Marc Cousins joined The Compass Group in 2016, serving as planning study and campaign manager -- conducting interviews, overseeing campaign operations, and supporting…

Trevor Law

Associate Consultant

Trevor Law has more than 30 years of experience in major and principal gifts fundraising, specializing in capital campaigns, campaign and strategic planning,…

Emily Fabian

Associate Consultant

Emily Fabian has specialized in major gift fundraising, annual giving, and board relations for over a decade. Prior to joining the Compass Group,…

Elizabeth Weatherly

Associate Consultant

An executive leader in philanthropy, marketing, enrollment management, and systems analysis, Elizabeth Weatherly has more than 18 years of experience in higher education…

How we work with you

We blend the science of fundraising with the art of relationship development. Learn how our process can benefit your organization.