Len Romano MBA, M.Div., Certified SCORE Business Mentor

Sr. Consultant, Not-for-profit Practice

Len Romano is a Nonprofit expert that brings over 30+ years of experience as a former CEO in all types of settings to his work as a Trusted Advisor and Nonprofit Consulting Coach. His nonprofit clients have included organizations in the following sectors: education, community service, youth-serving, housing, and membership organizations. An award-winning nonprofit executive with successful experience in maximizing the mission and impact of nonprofit organizations through staff development, strategic planning, and client/community engagement. Recognized as a turnaround expert with a track record of developing successful fundraising campaigns and securing millions to fund facilities and programs. Len is recognized as a strong leader, highly skilled in performance planning, program innovation, board development, earned revenue growth and coaching/mentoring rising stars.

Career Highlights

  • For a Long-Standing Non-Profit Organization – Saved organization from bankruptcy.
  • For Non-Profits Across the U.S. – Led organizations in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Colorado, Massachusetts, Nebraska, and Georgia.
  • For a Worldwide Youth Organization –
    • Five years as President and CEO of Greater Omaha location.
    • Six years as Senior Vice President and COO of Greater Boston location.
  • Utilized skills in community relationship building and collaboration, public image and awareness to successfully fundraise including largest lead gift of $7,000,000

Areas of Specialization

  • Revenue growth
  • Board development
  • Fundraising: annual, capital, the case for support
  • Key leader studies
  • Program development and outcome measures
  • Staff training and development
  • Turn-around leadership
  • CEO, Sr. VP, and rising star coaching
  • Conflict resolution
  • Culture Change
  • Performance management and motivation
  • Innovation

Unique Attributes

  • Actual experience leading organizations of all types to his work as a trusted advisor and coach.
  • Life-experience – learning by doing. In most situations, Len has been tasked with finding ways to generate earned revenues through entrepreneurial strategies and tactics – most of the time starting with a blank whiteboard.
  • The unique gift of noticing things that others don’t – both blessing and curse. This has led to new innovative directions in organization-wide operations, growth, and cost savings.
  • A leadership style that results in organization-wide inspiration, with the knowledge that without the right staff members in the right positions, there will be a difficult road to success.
  • Assessing talent and resourcing the organization with the right people to get to the next level. Not only does this benefit the organization but it benefits the staff member’s personal growth – over the years sixteen individuals who have worked for me have become CEOs or senior-level leaders in other organizations.
  • BS University of Maryland, MBA Northeastern University, M.Div. Louisiana Baptist University and Theological Seminary
  • Hobbies


  • Favorite Food

    Chicken Parmesan and Pizza

  • Band

    Rolling Stones and Journey

  • Movie


  • Super Power

    Seeing things that others don't

  • TV Show

    NFL Redzone

  • Book

    The Bible

  • Quote

    Treat people the way you want to be treated

Consultant Insights

  • My ideal client is someone {an organization] that:

    Needs a sounding board.

  • The highlight of my career so far has been:

    Developing staff and turning-around nonprofit organizations.

  • My superpower as a consultant is:

    Helping clients find the next right answer.

  • My philosophy on life is:

    Treat everyone with respect, dignity, and love.

  • I hope my legacy is one of:

    "He helped."