Warren Riley

Warren Riley

Managing Director

Los Angeles, CA

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A strategic planning expert and author, Warren Riley brings more than three decades of experience with community-based organizations related to strategy development, organizational restructuring, board engagement, and resource development to the HMA Community Strategies (HMACS) team.

In 1995, Warren founded NPO Solutions, a management consulting firm serving agencies in the nonprofit and public sectors that is now part of HMACS. During that time, he worked with hundreds of nonprofit organizations across the country to build capacity to advance their mission. His work and passion centers on building healthier communities with a focus on improving access to the full range of services broadly identified as the social determinants of health, including mental and behavioral health, child welfare, youth development, and affordable housing.

As a skilled and dynamic facilitator, convener, trainer, and thought partner for community-based organizations, he is sought after by organizations in various stages of organizational development and transformation. Of special interest to Warren is the importance of strategic alliances including mergers and acquisitions within the nonprofit sector as a way to promote increased financial sustainability.  Deeply connection to the region’s nonprofit and social sector agencies, his network positions him as an important voice for innovation and efficiency in business operations to increase community impact.

Before establishing and leading NPO Solutions, Warren directed KPMG’s nonprofit practice, where he provided consulting services to a variety of social service agencies, arts and advocacy organizations, associations, schools, and universities. His client engagements and trainings on nonprofit strategies and operations were based on his book, The Resource Development System, which was used by hundreds of leaders across the country to guide strategic planning processes during a time of rapid evolution of business practices and leadership effectiveness within the sector. The book was also the centerpiece of the strategic planning courses he taught at the University of Southern California and Columbia University.

Warren earned a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University and an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College.