WE'RE GROWTH DRIVERS.
PSI’s team is comprised of senior nonprofit executives with over 60 years of experience in driving strategic direction to fulfill organizations’ missions. One of the distinguishing features of working with PSI, unlike other consultants, is that our principals have managed large nonprofit organizations and understand the unique challenges facing nonprofit leaders. Acting as a valued partner, PSI leverages its experience to link strategies with actionable plans that enable our clients to succeed.
AWARD WINNING RESULTS.
The work of PSI’s Principals has earned awards and recognition for all aspects of nonprofit operations, including:
- Nonprofit Times Top 50 Power and Influence
- Harris Poll Disability Brand of the Year
- Chronicle of Philanthropy Top 400 Charities
- Classy Awards Charity of the Year for Programmatic Impact
- Dole Foundation Policy Leadership Award
- Nonprofit Times Best Place to Work
SENIOR NONPROFIT EXECUTIVE
Steven is a Senior Nonprofit Executive who drives strategic direction to fulfill organizations’ missions and raise awareness of key issues affecting their stakeholders. He builds high performance teams that are aligned with mission and core values to drive positive outcomes. As a fundraising catalyst who embodies a collaborative approach to business, Steve delivers unprecedented revenue growth while improving program delivery and operational efficiency. He works collaboratively as a valued partner to Boards of Directors and is a recognized leader on governance best practices.
- Led significant growth as Wounded Warrior Project’s CEO, increasing program budgets from $12M to $283M over 6 years while increasing organizational reach to over 75K warriors across the globe.
- Navigated organization through recession of 2008 by driving aggressive growth strategy that resulted in revenue acceleration from $21M to $375M through 2015 and consistent ranking in Top 400 charities.
- Expanded program offerings from 10 to 20+ focusing on warrior, community, and family member engagement spanning areas of mental health, physical health, and economic empowerment.
- Drove effective policy change leading to ground-breaking programs including first monetary compensation program for post 9/11 veterans and first benefit program for family caregivers that have paid out over $800M in benefits to date and supported over 15K families.
Strategic Planning & Execution | Sound Fiscal Management | Fundraising & Revenue Growth Business Strategy | Operations Management | Business & IT Alignment Operational Excellence | Program Development & Delivery | Strategic Alliances & Partnerships | Ethical Governance
SENIOR NONPROFIT EXECUTIVE
Jeremy is a Senior Nonprofit Executive who drives innovative and impactful program delivery, at large scales, while fostering systemic change to address complex mission challenges. He honed his skills as a founder and former Chief Program Officer and Chief Strategy officer at Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP), where he oversaw the organizations’ 20+ programs and services for veterans and their families. Jeremy was responsible for a team of over 250 staff members and over $150M in budget.
- Played a leading role in WWP’s efforts to pass the Traumatic Servicemembers Group Life Insurance (TSGLI) legislation, which provides insurance benefits to wounded members of our armed forces; as well as in WWP’s advocacy for enactment and implementation of the Family Caregiver Program of the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act 2010.
- Oversaw the organization’s strategy and innovation, government relations, communications, and partnerships and investments. Prior to serving as CSO he spent years as WWP’s chief programs officer (CPO), overseeing WWP programs and services across four pillars — engagement, mind, body, and economic empowerment.
Strategic Planning & Execution | Program Development & Delivery | Operations Management Impact Measurement | Public Policy and Government Relations | Strategic Alliances & Partnerships | Organizational and Public Communications | Staff Development
PSI’s two principal partners, Steven Nardizzi & Jeremy Chwat, founders and senior executives of the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), were instrumental in the development and implementation of all of WWP’s programmatic and fundraising efforts. Under their leadership, organizational reach increased to over 75K warriors across the globe and program offerings expanded from 10 to 23 focusing on mental health, physical health, and economic empowerment.
For each program they established rigorous, evidence-based impact metrics to benchmark against other interventions and developed and commissioned the largest longitudinal study of wounded warriors in order to track population trends, improve program delivery, and validate the organization’s program impact. Concurrently, they grew revenue from $21M to $375M through 2015, including $200M annually through direct response fundraising programs. In less than ten years, they raised over $1B for vitally needed programming for hundreds of thousands of veterans and their families. They did so by navigating the organization through the recession of 2008 and driving an aggressive growth strategy that resulted in year over year revenue acceleration of over 50%, the establishment of 24 regional program offices and consistent ranking in the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s listing of the top 400 charities.
Steve and Jeremy drive innovative and impactful program delivery, at large scale, while fostering systemic change to address complex mission challenges. They deliver unprecedented revenue growth while improving program delivery and operational efficiency.