Calvin W. Edwards is founder and CEO of Calvin Edwards & Company. After 20 years in executive leadership of nonprofits and faith-based organizations, Edwards created the firm to help high-capacity donors make wise giving decisions. His experience in the business operations and governance of charitable organizations provides insight and sound judgment to guide evaluations and offer prudent client recommendations. Click here for Calvin W. Edwards' biography.
Tom Conway -
Tom Conway joined the firm as a consultant in 2012.
Mr. Conway’s expertise is in development consulting with
nonprofit organizations and Life Stewardship Planning with
Mr. Conway’s background in
financial and tax planning, coupled with executive positions
in nonprofit organizations, has helped the firm strengthen
its services to both donors and nonprofit organizations. He
is a CPA by training who has held leadership positions in
ministry and financial service organizations such as Ernst &
Young, Campus Crusade for Christ, Ronald Blue & Company,
Perimeter Church, Generous Giving Inc., National Christian
Foundation, Kingdom Advisors, and Haggai Institute for
Advanced Leadership Training. His positions have often found
him working with major donors. Living and serving in Africa
for a number of years, and ministering extensively in
Europe, Asia, and Russia have provided Mr. Conway with a
Mr. Conway is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island
with a B.S. degree in business administration with a major
Megan Denton—Research Analyst
researches and analyzes nonprofit organizations, prepares business-quality
reports on client's grantees, and conducts highly specialized research on
nonprofit issues. She joined Calvin Edwards & Company in September 2008.
Her experience includes three years of
human resources management for AFL Network Services and a
two-year internship in editing and publishing with Brazos
Press. When she is not preparing documents for Calvin
Edwards & Company, she provides freelance editing services
for Westminster John Knox Press.
Mrs. Denton earned a BA in biblical studies from Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee and an MA in historical and systematic theology
from Wheaton College.
conducts research and analysis of organizations in support
of a variety of report products offered by Calvin Edwards &
Company. Mr. Friderich joined the firm in 2012.
Mr. Friderich’s previous experience includes working as an
insights program leader at Kimberly-Clark Corporation and as
the research director of the Alliance for Saturation Church
Planting in Budapest, Hungary. Over the last 19 years, Mr.
Friderich has conducted and led research in 52 countries
across five continents. This work has had him trekking
through tribal villages in north Thailand, meeting church
leaders in abandoned buildings in Kazakhstan, and observing
open heart surgery in Paris. Mr. Friderich is a founding
member of emRG: the European Missions Research Group. His
specialties are the design and implementation of research
for new strategies and products.
Mr. Friderich earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical
engineering from Georgia Tech. He has been issued three
patents and has filed an additional seven patents in the
fields of consumer products and medical devices.
Boyce “Mac” McCorkle - Managing Director
Boyce “Mac” McCorkle joined the firm in 2012 as managing director for the newly formed Nonprofit Health Care Division. He is responsible for all aspects of the division including sales, marketing, and new solutions development.
Mr. McCorkle has a successful 25-year career in the private sector where he served as a C-level executive with both public and private companies, including those in the healthcare industry. He has a strong background in P&L management, sales and marketing, business assessment, business development, and international business. He is known as a visionary and creative planner. As an entrepreneur he founded and managed five startups to profitability including several technology companies and a consulting firm. He most recently moved back from Osaka, Japan where he consulted with several Japanese companies including Panasonic and Mitsubishi.
Mr. McCorkle has a liberal arts degree from East Tennessee State University and did post graduate work at Georgia Tech.
James “Reg” Rhodes—Senior Analyst
Reg Rhodes joined Calvin Edwards & Company in
November 2010. He has extensive knowledge in survey design
and supports CEC with
designing precise surveys that yield
valuable and valid insights into program performance.
Mr. Rhodes held a successful career as a partner and
division president in Booz-Allen & Hamilton’s marketing
services group. After six years, he and three partners
formed Burke Marketing Services, Inc. He served as president
of two divisions and was personally involved in developing
market research surveys for major consumer product
companies. Mr. Rhodes then took a position as senior vice
president and general manager of two divisions at Walk Thru
the Bible Ministries, based in Atlanta, GA. While at WTB, he
developed a scanner-based survey that measured attendees’
satisfaction at hundreds of WTB seminars each year.
Subsequently, Mr. Rhodes has consulted with businesses and
nonprofits regarding new product design and consumer
research. He has been an invited guest lecturer at Wharton,
Dartmouth, Harvard, and the University of Georgia business
Mr. Rhodes graduated from Stanford University with a BA in
Alyson Cantey—Statistician & Research Analyst
Alyson Cantey joined Calvin Edwards & Company in 2009. She prepares statistical evaluations and contributes to research design on projects
that depend on statistical analysis of survey data.
Mrs. Cantey has four years of professional experience.
She spent a year with
Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Systems performing statistical
evaluations of education programs in support of standards
established by the government’s No Child Left Behind policy. She also works as a research analyst in the healthcare industry.
She graduated from the University
of North Carolina-Charlotte as Outstanding Student in
psychology in 1999. She then earned a master’s degree in
experimental psychology from Georgia Southern University,
completing her degree in 2003.
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