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Our Team

Rick W. Stoller
Founding Partner, Vantage Alliance

Rick Stoller brings a broad range of executive international ministry experience as the President of StratCom Group. He is a strategist – with a heart for ministry, a concern for stewardship and accountability, and a drive for achieving measurable ministry results.  

A native of Indiana, Rick Stoller holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Wheaton College.  Before going into Christian ministry, he held several executive marketing and management positions in the Midwest.

Rick most recently served as the Executive Director of Youth For Christ International Ministries, where he developed strategic and operational plans to fund this worldwide ministry.  Rick has served as the Director of Operations of Camfel Productions (a Christian multimedia and film production company in California), and on the pastoral team of Lake Avenue Congregational Church (a 4,000 member church in Pasadena) where he directed the communications ministry.

Prior to moving to Denver a number of years ago to serve with Youth For Christ International, Rick was Vice President of Interdev in Seattle, an international communications and consulting ministry.  He is an award-winning designer, and has also written and produced a number of multimedia and video productions for nonprofit organizations.

Rick has traveled to over 50 countries and has held workshops, seminars and conferences on the subjects of strategic planning and outcome-oriented management, communications, and financial development. For the last 18 years, he has consulted with large churches, international ministries and other nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and around the world. Rick has led a number of intensive cross-cultural strategic planning institutes in Asia, Africa and the Middle East – working together with individual ministries and country-focused initiatives – seeking God’s vision for the future impact of ministry in these strategic areas of the world.

 

Tom Beck
Founding Partner, Vantage Alliance

Tom earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Arizona and his M.B.A. in finance from Southern Methodist University. He was a founding partner of Blockbuster Midwest (d.b.a. Blockbuster Video) in 1986. During Tom’s 3 year tenure Blockbuster grew from one unit to over 400 units with revenues of $450 million. After managing various aspects of Blockbuster Video’s operations, he joined the private KCEB Foundation in 1989 as Executive Director. There, he established funding and investment guidelines for the foundation and provided management consulting services for many non-profit organizations.

In 1992 Tom was a founding partner of Boston Chicken, Inc. and for six and a half years he was a senior officer overseeing the development of many aspects of the corporation, including franchise development, international development, and organizational development. When Tom left Boston Chicken in 1998 he was Senior Vice President of Human Resources overseeing all aspects of Human Resources as well as Operations Support, Training, and Call Center Operations. During those six and half years, Boston Chicken developed more than 1,200 Boston Market units as well as more than 600 Einstein Bagel units.

Tom has served as a guest lecturer on business and leadership issues at the Northwest Graduate School of Theology, Denver Seminary, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary and the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley where he served as adjunct faculty teaching a course in International Management.

As President of Synergos Solutions, LLC and a partner with Vantage Alliance, Tom consults with a variety of businesses, churches, faith-based agencies, and NGO’s helping them by coaching their leadership in governance development, organizational development, team development and executive coaching.

 

Jeffrey Wood
Partner, Vantage Alliance

Jeff served as an effective and skillful international non-profit executive for 25 years at Compassion International (a $700M Colorado Springs based nonprofit) before joining Vantage Alliance.  His successful track record in the areas of Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Strategy Development & Management and Project Management make him a welcome addition to the team.  Jeff has a passion for working with strongly relational organizations that seek to utilize support services to equip an organization for overall mission effectiveness. Jeff also brings strong emotional intelligence that connects with staff across all levels of an organization. Jeff is recognized for his ability to connect strategy with day-to-day operations and business processes of organizations for improved outcomes.

Originally from the Philadelphia area, Jeff was involved in non-profit organizations and leadership roles from an early age.  This involvement has given him a passion to ensure nonprofits are run with a level of excellence that would put for-profit organizations to shame.  This passion led him to Wheaton College (Wheaton, Illinois) where he earned a degree in Economics.  Following college he gained experience in the field of finance and accounting with an accounting firm in Park Ridge, Illinois.  He then joined his first nonprofit, Christian Service Brigade, where he served as Chief Administrative Officer during his eight years with the ministry.

In addition to Jeff’s executive work at Compassion International, he is the founder and president of Woodcabin Group LLC, which provides financial, tax and management consulting services to several Christian organizations and hundreds of individuals over the last two decades.  A primary focus of this work has been to provide cost competitive tax preparation services for missionaries and international workers around the globe.

Jeff brings a diverse set of technical skills and expertise to Vantage Alliance, including: Finance, Accounting, Human Resources, Executive Leadership, Team Leadership, Strategy Development, Strategy Execution, Organizational Design/Development, Business Process Management as well as Strategic Program and Project Management.

Jeff's international work has taken him to more than two dozen countries where he has provided training and facilitated workshops on topics like strategy, change management and business process management.  He has also worked with support functions connect their services with the mission of their organization. 

 

Jim Finwick
Partner, Vantage Alliance


Jim is a seasoned corporate executive with a proven ability to maximize the performance of individuals and organizations. His background includes global executive non-profit leadership, performance coaching, leadership mentoring and technology leadership. A charismatic coach dedicated to helping other corporate executives realize their full potential and increase engagement, productivity, and overall performance in both their professional and personal lives.
 
Jim is the President of the Camelot Consulting Group, which specializes in delivering coaching and development programs to corporate executives and teams to drive increased productivity, engagement, and performance. 
 
From 2001 to 2014 Jim served as the Vice President of Information Technology for Compassion International, a non-profit, child development organization, where he helped to release more than a million children from poverty world-wide. Responsible for global technology, Jim enabled the organization to maximize the value of information management resulting in growth from 400,000 sponsors/children in 2001, to over 1.4 million sponsors/children in 2013.  He was directly responsible for a $28+ million technology budget with a staff of 150+.  An active member of Compassion’s Global Leadership team, Jim  worked with leaders in over 35 international offices, most in 3rd world countries. 
 
Prior to joining Compassion Jim served as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Métier, Ltd. In his position at the rapidly growing startup, Jim directed all aspects of information technology, including the definition and creation of WorkLenz (a web based application and service), coordination of alliances with strategic technical partners, and setting the technology direction for the enterprise. Jim is the co-author of a revolutionary methodology for predictive project management which is protected by a US Patent (patent 7,212,986).
 
in the 1990’s, Jim co-founded the Camelot Consulting group as a professional services firm specializing in Customer Relationship Management (CRM), enterprise technology, web-based software solutions and business consulting. Prior to starting Camelot Consulting, Jim held positions in application development and technical leadership with companies such as Chevron, IBM and Loral.
 
Jim is a certified Corporate Athlete Trainer as well as a accredited Hall-Tonna Values Coach. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on Management Information Systems from the California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo, California.
 
Jim is a talented, fun and passionate coach who relishes helping others in the pursuit of reaching their maximum potential.

     
     
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