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Our firm retains consultants possessing either extensive C-level management experience

or highly developed nonprofit expertise.



Director, Nonprofit Practice
Director, Information Technology Practice

Mr. Quintanilla has over twenty years of experience in the information technology (IT) industry and has a proven track record of success in multiple business environments. He has served as a senior project manager and engineer for several federal and municipal government IT projects, as a network and systems engineer for IBM's Education and Training division, and as an adjunct faculty member at the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology. He currently works internationally as an information systems and technology consultant for several entities.


Mr. Quintanilla is a member of InfraGard, an organization in which the FBI and the private sector collaborate to share information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the United States and its interests.  He is also a member of the United States Secret Service's Philadelphia Area Electronic Crimes Task Force.  Mr. Quintanilla leverages his association with these entities along with his IT background to advise clients on matters of information security, works with them to implement best practices to safeguard critical systems and classified information, and assists victims and law enforcement after malicious acts occur.


In addition to his IT background, Mr. Quintanilla possesses fifteen years of experience in both nonprofit execution and governance.  He has previously served as a senior staff member in several regional nonprofit organizations, recently served as a member of the Board of Directors of Intercultural Family Services, and formerly served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County, and as a member of the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania's Teaming for Technology Advisory Board.  Mr. Quintanilla has worked to secure millions of dollars for nonprofit institutions nationwide from programs overseen by the U.S. Department of HUD, the U.S. Department of Labor, the New Jersey Attorney General, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, and from private and corporate foundations.  In 2012, Mr. Quintanilla was honored with the Advocate of the Year award from Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County.

Mr. Quintanilla’s commitment to public service is ongoing.  He has been appointed as a US Selective Service regional Board Member for Pennsylvania by current President Donald J. Trump and Governor Thomas W. Wolf (D., PA) and formerly as a Board Member for Delaware by former President George W. Bush and former Governor Ruth Ann Minner (D., DE).  Mr. Quintanilla is an officer in the US Coast Guard Auxiliary and is an advisor to the City of Philadelphia’s Personnel Department.  Mr. Quintanilla is a member of American Mensa.



Associate Consultant, Nonprofit Practice

Ms. Goertzel is a consultant with over 35 years of experience leading nonprofit organizations in both nonprofit and government sectors. She specializes in Strategic Planning and Organizational Development.

Ms. Goertzel has consulted with numerous nonprofits, both informally and formally, bringing innovation and greater effectiveness to their operation. Financial management and oversight, board development, grantee due diligence, program design, and promoting strategic thinking and planning are her primary areas of expertise. Ms. Goertzel also has expertise in development and implementation of plans for organizational merger and executive transition.

She is both growth oriented and focused on organizational effectiveness and good governance. She is committed to the development of organizational improvement plans in close collaboration with consultant clients. Through board membership in more than six organizations, Ms. Goertzel has facilitated or participated in Strategic Planning and organizational development of agencies, from those with a $200,000 budget through $10 million. Ms. Goertzel has been trained through the Council on Accreditation, Harvard Business School Social Enterprise Strategic Partnership Training and Leadership Philadelphia. Ms. Goertzel has her B.S. from Washington University, graduate work at the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.S. degree in Nonprofit Management from Eastern University. Additionally, Ms. Goertzel has been appointed to the Pennsylvania Commission for Women, Delaware County Commission for Women, Delaware County Workforce Investment Board, and for ten years was President of the Friends of the Delaware County Women's Commission. Ms. Goertzel led the Adult Education Consortium of Delaware County, and was on the Literacy Commission in Philadelphia. She has been selected to participate in the Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia United Way Leadership group, as well as other leadership initiatives.



Associate Consultant, Nonprofit Practice

For over twenty years in the Greater Philadelphia area, Mr. Kaplan has been facilitating processes that have resulted in the design of high performing programs and activities, and in organizations developing stronger leaders who are capable of tackling complex social issues.

Throughout his career, Mr. Kaplan has acquired the knowledge and experience to lead community groups, non-profit organizations, and municipalities through conflict and change. As both a consultant for various groups and as an employee of social service and social change organizations, he has consistently relied upon his skills in conflict resolution, collaborative problem-solving, and organizational change management. Mr. Kaplan believes in the importance of bringing appropriate people together in carefully designed and well-executed processes, asserting that constructive processes creates change.

Mr. Kaplan is a native Philadelphian and a US Army veteran. He studied international politics and economics at Pennsylvania State University and earned his master's degree in intercultural conflict resolution from the McGregor School at Antioch University.



Associate Consultant, Nonprofit Practice
Associate Consultant, Operations/Governance Practice

Steven Krotonsky is a savvy business leader with significant experience in driving measurable results through strategic planning, operational management and tactical execution of best practices. 

He is skilled at building organizational and mission alignment through the development of comprehensive operational, communications and marketing strategies that improve the top-line and increase stakeholder awareness and organizational brand at the local, regional and national levels.  He is experienced at resolving multiple and complex issues and representing the needs of a diverse constituency; and, he has a proven history of demonstrating year over year profitability and successful financial management.                                                                                                                          

Mr. Krotonsky is currently a senior advisor to Goodwill Industries International and serves on the National Advisory Board of Enhanced Capital, LLC, a new markets tax credits lender.  Prior to his current consultancy, he was Chief Operating Officer for Goodwill Industries International, Chief Operating Officer for National Industries for the Blind, Senior Vice President for AT&T Campus Wide Access Solutions, and Director of Systems Development for ARAMARK, College and University Division.                                                                                                                               

Mr. Krotonsky earned his bachelor's degree from Pennsylvania State University and is a recipient of the Smart COO Award from Smart CEO magazine



Associate Consultant, Nonprofit Practice

Robert Nelson served as the President and CEO of Philadelphia OIC (Opportunities Industrialization Center) for twenty-five years, where he focused on vastly improving the lives of members of the community by creating critical educational and job training programs.

Nelson joined Philadelphia OIC in 1978 as a counselor while he was attending graduate school at Temple University. He wrote the proposal for OIC Futures, a social/vocational rehabilitation program that provided training in building maintenance, building services and clerical services to individuals with mental health disorders. The program operated for more than 20 years.  One of Nelson’s signature legacies is founding OIC’s Opportunities Inn: The Hospitality Training Institute. The institute, which is funded by the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority, trains approximately 200 people a year for jobs in front office, travel tourism, guest services and culinary arts.

After retiring from Philadelphia OIC, Mr. Nelson became a welcome addition to Saperde’s team.



Associate Consultant, Nonprofit Practice
Associate Consultant, Operations/Governance Practice

Mr. Van Name has had a forty-year plus career of executive leadership, with a successful track record of controlled growth, staff and board development, community relations, strategic planning and corporate governance.

As President and CEO of Goodwill of Delaware & Delaware County for twenty years, Mr. Van Name directed one of the largest and most respected nonprofits in Delaware.  Under his leadership, Goodwill of Delaware & Delaware County realized a ten-fold revenue growth while providing vocational and education services to over 25,000 disabled and disadvantaged people annually.   Also under his leadership, Goodwill of Delaware & Delaware County established a $1.5 million scholarship fund that provides free GED and community college degrees to employees, their families and program participants.  This scholarship fund was ultimately named “The Ted Van Name Goodwill Scholarship Fund” in honor of Mr. Van Name’s dedication to the Goodwill mission and to enhancing the educational opportunities for all people.   

Prior to his work at Goodwill, Mr. Van Name served as an Executive Vice President for Operations and Marketing for twenty years at Gordon’s Jewelers.  There, he was responsible for the operation of 45 jewelry stores as well as for the marketing and advertising planning for the entire 630 store chain with locations in 45 states and Puerto Rico.  Mr. Van Name has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Nonprofit Insurance Alliance Group and serves as the Chair of the Delaware Commission for Americorps Programs.  He received the Ambassador of the Year from the New Castle (Delaware) Chamber of Commerce in 1999, and the Leaders of Distinction Community Award by the Delaware County (Pennsylvania) Chamber of Commerce, and has been a Rotarian since 1996.  He earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Delaware.  

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