Board of Advisors

Dale E. Jones, Vice Chairman of Heidrick & Struggles
Dale E. Jones is vice chairman and partner of the Chief Executive Officer & Board of Directors Practice in the Americas. In this role, Dale serves as an advisor to boards and CEOs on human capital issues such as leadership, recruiting and succession planning. He has been an active advisor to boards on the issues of corporate governance, compensation and enterprise risk. In addition, Dale serves as one of the firm’s leaders in the Education & Social Enterprise Practice.
Dale remains highly active at the corporate and non-profit board levels. He serves on the board of directors at Kohl’s Corporation and Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company. Prior to joining Northwestern’s board, he was a corporate director for Hughes Supply, a NYSE-traded company, which was acquired by The Home Depot in 2006. Dale continues to serve on the National Advisory Board of The Salvation Army, is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), and was recently named as a trustee for Morehouse College.
From 1999 to 2007, he served as managing partner of Heidrick’s Atlanta office. Early in 2007, he was named managing partner of the firm’s CEO & Board practice in the Americas. Dale originally joined Heidrick & Struggles in 1999, following tenure with another leading search firm. Prior to entering executive search, he held a series of progressive roles as executive director of Quest Atlanta, assistant vice president of Charitable Giving at Bank of America and director of development at Morehouse College. He also served as CEO of a global water initiative that provides clean drinking water to villages in sub-Saharan Africa. Dale has served as a speaker and participant of the World Economic Forum on Africa and the Corporate Council on Africa.
Dale earned a bachelor's degree at Morehouse College in Atlanta and completed course work at the Atlanta University Graduate School of Business.

Dr. David Miller, Director of Princeton University Faith & Work Initiative and President of the Avodah Institute
Dr. Miller is Director of Princeton University Faith & Work Initiative and President of the Avodah Institute, an organization who mission is to help leaders integrate the claims of their faith with the demands of their work. For the past five years, he served as the Executive Director of the Yale Center for Faith & Culture at Yale University Divinity School, and as Assistant Professor (Adjunct) of Business Ethics.  David brings an unusual “bilingual” perspective to the academic world, having spent 16 years in senior positions in international business and finance.  Prior to academia, David lived and worked in London, England for eight years, where he was a partner in a private equity firm that specialized in international investment management, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions.  Before that he was a senior executive and director of the securities services and global custody division of HSBC Group, having held the same position at Midland Bank plc before its acquisition by HSBC.  He first moved to London as the managing director of the European operations of State Street Bank and Trust, a leading US securities services bank.  He started his management career in the U.S., working for IBM for eight years in a variety of sales and marketing management positions in New Jersey and New England.  David also speaks German, having lived, studied, and worked in Germany. He is a graduate in Business Administration from Bucknell University.  After his corporate experience, he entered academia, receiving his M.Div. and a Ph.D. in ethics from Princeton Theological Seminary.  While doing his doctoral work in ethics, David began working with CEOs and senior executives in his capacity as president and co-founder of The Avodah Institute.  He is a successful author and a frequent speaker at gatherings of business leaders, corporate events, and academic conferences.  His views are often cited in the media, including in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, radio, and the major television networks.

J. Michael McCarthy, J. Michael McCarthy Financial Advisor Inc.
Mr. McCarthy currently manages and advises on assets totaling approximately $200 million.  Previously, Mr. McCarthy spent 23 years as Executive VP and CFO as well as Board of Directors member for Waffle House, Inc.

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