Talent Management


As we prepared for an unprecedented $3.75 Billion (now $5 Billion) comprehensive campaign, we needed to understand exactly how our investment in top talent – recruiting, on-boarding, developing, and retaining the best in the advancement business – would directly impact our engagement, participation, and fundraising success. After a thorough analysis, Dr. Jon Derek Croteau delivered a multi-faceted blueprint for how we could build not just one of the best talent management programs in the profession, but also how we could significantly increase a level of alumni relations and development effectiveness for Northwestern University.
Robert E. McQuinn & Karyn Reif
Vice President of Alumni Relations and Development; Senior Associate Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Alumni Relations and Development — Northwestern University
In a time of transition and change, the executive coaching and leadership advising Dr. Jon Derek Croteau provided was not only thoughtful and thought-provoking but also steeped in concrete feedback and sound counsel. We were able to invest in actionable professional development initiatives and achieve measurable goals and outcomes.
Damon Cates
Executive Director, Alumni Relations & Development — The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools
There are many different ways for leaders and managers to develop their potential, but none more effective than engaging a leadership coach and advisor. Through my work with Dr. Jon Derek Croteau, we collaboratively set clear, measurable, and sustainable goals that would help refine and nuance how I lead, manage, and inspire the people around me. We used a variety of approaches including a 360 feedback process to achieve my professional and personal growth goals.
Dondi L. Cupp
Associate Vice President of Development — University of Michigan
After the milestone achievement of closing our billion-dollar-campaign, I wanted to assess, analyze, and measure the success of our investments in our talent. Dr. Jon Derek Croteau did just that. Through his methodical assessment process, he helped me and my leadership team evaluate which talent management investment strategies worked and which ones didn’t have as much of an impact. It was an invaluable organizational assessment for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Division of Development & The Jimmy Fund.
Susan S. Paresky
Former Senior Vice President&Chief Philanthropy Officer — Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
At the moment I was promoted to Chief Development Officer to lead the global development operation at NRDC, I turned to Lindauer for trusted counsel to help me think through, conceptualize, and deliver the most effective organizational structure. Because they knew our organization well from serving as our search partner on critical hires, engaging them in this strategic way was efficient, seamless and helpful. Ultimately, I implemented a structure that I know will lead NRDC Development to a new level of fundraising success.