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Earl Sissell

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Earl brings more than 35 years of academic, non-profit, and corporate experience to his work in nonprofit consulting.

Earl’s experience includes five years in nonprofit financial management before spending more than a decade in public and private finance and venture capital, with Lightship Financial Group and The Ben Franklin Technology Center of Southeastern Pennsylvania, providing technical, organizational, and business development support to early and mid-stage technology entrepreneurs and companies. After attending the University of Pennsylvania, he was on the faculty of both public and independent schools before serving more than ten years as Head of School at Media Providence Friends School and then Principal and CEO of Philadelphia Montessori Charter School. Earl also serves on the Board of Trustees for Friends Council on Education and is a founding board member of The Friends Collaborative.

He especially enjoys working with nonprofit organizations to support their board development, finance and operations, and strategic planning efforts.

Earl is a graduate of Kenyon College (BA in Sociology and Anthropology) and the University of Pennsylvania (M.Ed. in Elementary Education),