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Testimonials from our Clients

Leo C. Kujawa

Chairperson, Board of Trustees - New Horizons

"Gary made the process of replacing an 18-year veteran, who was retiring, both efficient and organized. He gathered a group of candidates, kept us on task and provided guidance and insight throughout the entire process." 

Larry Alexander

President and CEO, Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau

"Gary has worked with us on two occasions providing assistance with recruiting of an individual for a key staff position and in helping with our transition plans. In both instances, he has proven to be extremely helpful and very beneficial. From the beginning of the process to the end, Gary exercised “attention to detail” to ensure he understood our needs thoroughly and along the way continually reached out to verify that his work was in keeping with our expectations. The knowledge and expertise of the market that Gary brings to the table can provide success with future planning."

Jennifer Litomisky

Executive Director, Ronald McDonald House - Detroit

"I have worked with Gary Dembs and his team for over 18 years. 

In 2014, the Detroit Medical Center worked with the staff and board at the Ronald McDonald House of Detroit, in the rebuilding of the new House.  We hired NPPN to manage our capital expansion campaign.  All indications point that the $3 million will be raised with Gary’s expertise, leadership, and thoughtful, strategic planning.

Most recently, NPPN did the executive search for our marketing director.  We secured an extremely capable, talented marketing director, with the help of Gary and his team.

Gary is extremely well connected in the non-profit community and has brought talent, new funds, excellent marketing strategies and financial guidance to our charity.  We highly recommend NPPN for executive search, strategic planning and capital campaign planning."

Doug Ferrick

United Way for Southeastern Michigan

"When I look at growing my team and looking for the right talent and fit, Gary and NPPN has always delivered!  Gary does a great job of understanding our needs and finds very talented, capable candidates.  It makes the daunting task of hiring the right person, much easier."

Douglas Bitoni Stewart

Executive Director, Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation

"I have known Gary and his firm for more than two decades and have utilized his team’s expertise in search for both development positions and staff roles for the foundation I currently serve.  Gary is straightforward, experienced, ethical, effective, and extremely dedicated to the social impact sector of our region."

George C. Casey

Former Interim President and CEO, American Humane Association - Washington, DC

"As Interim President and CEO of the American Humane Association (Washington, DC), I hired Gary Dembs as a consultant to help us undertake a complicated turnaround in a short time frame. In six months, Gary helped us create a culture of philanthropy where none existed. He was part of our management team, leading a 20-person fund development and marketing staff. His advice was excellent and resulted in many positive changes the organization benefits from today. Mr. Dembs’ passion for our mission and his analytical instincts were exactly what we needed. I counted on Gary for his wise counsel and advice."

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