OUR TEAM

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Jay HEIN

Managing Director

Jay directs Sagamore Investments, LLC as part of his role as president of Sagamore Institute.  Between these two entities, he manages a $12 million annual budget and 50 staff who perform a series of research, consulting, and investment putting ideas into action.  He also directed numerous public-private social enterprises as a senior advisor to President George W. Bush from 2006-08 and chronicled the White House compassion agenda in his book, The Quiet Revolution. Learn more about Jay's work here.

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C.E. CROUSE

CFO

C.E. serves as CFO of Sagamore Institute (501c3) and Sagamore Investments, LLC.  Prior to his work at Sagamore, he was a co-founder of Capin Crouse which is one of the nation’s leading accounting firms for nonprofit organizations.  He also served as chairman of Asbury University in his hometown of Wilmore, Kentucky.

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Kevin HOWSON

Senior Director of Investments

Kevin directs impact investments for Commonwealth NC.  Prior to Sagamore Investments, he worked in Private Equity and as the CFO of a small conglomerate before obtaining his MBA in Social Entrepreneurship from Duke.  He received his undergraduate degree from Yale.

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Andrew BRILL

Director of Investments

Andrew directs impact investments for Sagamore Investments.  Prior to joining Sagamore Investments, he performed financial analysis in support of high impact, community-focused senior care investments at Mainstreet in Indiana.  He also founded his own consulting company delivering financial services to early and growth stage private companies.

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David SPICKARD

Area Director for Commonwealth NC

David will be helping manage operations for Commonwealth NC. David is a seasoned executive who led Jobs for Life, a global non-profit organization based in Raleigh, NC for 18 years. David started at Jobs for Life in 1999 as its Director of Operations and served as CEO from 2006-2017.

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Amy SHERMAN

Social Measurement

Amy directs the social measurement activities of Sagamore Investments.  After receiving her Ph.D. in international economic development from the University of Virginia in the early 1990s, she has been one of the nation’s leading faith-based social enterprise scholar-practitioners in America.  She has written numerous books including Kingdom Calling, one of the leading contributions to the field of vocational stewardship. Learn more about Amy's work here.

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Dan and Marsha COATS

Co-Founders

Dan and Marsha Coats established the Foundation for American Renewal in 1999 to increase the understanding and practice of effective compassion in America.  Since then, Dan has served as US Ambassador to Germany, as United States Senator from Indiana, and as Director of National Intelligence.  Dan and Marsha met at Wheaton College and remain very committed to growing and improving faith-based giving and serving.