• David Simms

Two New Board Members!

We are excited to welcome Sam Mwale and Dave Tolmie 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.

Sam Mwale


Samuel Mwamburi Mwale is an economist, policy advisor, and business leader whose career spans the public and private sectors. He has served in top public service leadership positions in the Kenyan government and executive and non-executive positions in the financial services sector, including ... Read Sam’s full bio here.


Dave Tolmie


Dave Tolmie is a Founding Partner with Edgewater Funds, a private equity firm with $2.7 billion in committed capital. Before Edgewater, he was CEO of YesMail and previously a consultant with McKinsey & Company. He serves on several Edgewater company boards, the Illinois Venture Capital Association … Read Dave’s full bio here.


Members of Talanton’s Board of Advisors are:

  • Peter Thorrington (Board Chair)

  • Jim Bergman

  • Kathy Drake

  • Herb Hess

  • Jeff Meyer

  • Sam Mwale

  • Herve Sarteau (Investment Committee Chair)

  • Dave Tolmie

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

God’s blessings,

David and the Talanton Team

P.S. To learn how you can help save people from desperate poverty in Christ’s name, please get in touch with me or visit our website.