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Three Dynamic Leaders Join Talanton’s Board of Advisors!

We are excited to welcome Christian Hilliard, Rachel McDonough, & Dana Witcherman to Talanton’s Board of Advisors! The Board provides oversight, business support and funding toward attaining Talanton’s mission to alleviate poverty, bring Hope and transform many thousands of lives in developing countries through job creation.

Christian Hilliard

Christian Hilliard started his first cable television company at the age of 16. He then attended Colorado College where he earned his BA in Economics. For the next thirty years, he started and sold over two dozen telecom companies in seven different states. He served on the National Cable Television Co-Op board and received ... Read Christian's full bio here.

Rachel McDonough

Rachel McDonough is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional and a Certified Kingdom Advisor® with over 20 years of experience helping generous, values-driven families manage wealth in a way that holistically reflects their stewardship mindset. She loves watching clients become clear regarding their goals, understand the practical … Read Rachel's full bio here.

Dana Witcherman

Dana Witcherman is an impact investor (venture, PE, and angel), and is also working as Senior Advisor to Impact Foundation. She serves on the boards of Noble Story Co and Five Talents US, and she co-founded the Washington, DC chapter of Faith Driven Entrepreneur and Investor. She is an active member of … Read Dana's full bio here.

  • Peter Thorrington (Board Chair)

  • Kathy Drake

  • Christian Hilliard

  • Rachel McDonough

  • Jeff Meyer

  • Sam Mwale

  • Herve Sarteau (Investment Committee Chair)

  • Dave Tolmie

  • Dana Witcherman

We are deeply grateful for each member of this Board. You can read their bios here.

Exciting Highlights:

  • Join us at The Gathering in Colorado Springs on Sept. 21-22. We are honored to be invited to serve on many panels and/or present at impact investing and other Christian meetings. Next month, David Simms will be sharing about Talanton’s approach to faith-driven investing. Please let us know if you plan to attend!

  • Talanton Briefing for the First Lady of Kenya, Rachel Ruto - David Simms and Michelle Ochieng were privileged to meet Her Excellency, Mrs. Rachel Ruto with a group of Faith Driven Investors in Dallas last month. Afterwards, they had a private Talanton briefing to share with the First Lady and her advisors the work Talanton does to create jobs, bring Hope and transform lives in their native land and elsewhere in East Africa.

Create Jobs • Bring Hope • Transform Lives


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