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FaithSearch Partners is proud to announce that its client, National Christian Foundation (NCF), the 8th-largest U.S. non-profit organization and the largest Christian grant maker in the world, has selected Dan Stroud as its new CEO. In his new role, Stroud will draw from his deep personal faith and consistent discipleship, a personal history of family generosity and his Fortune 100 career in global leadership expertise.  Together with his NCF affiliate and corporate leadership teammates, he will seek to marshal the energy and creativity needed to improve, innovate and implement a next generation strategy that will allow NCF to continue to lead the world in facilitating global Biblical generosity.

NCF, based in Alpharetta, GA, specializes in facilitating Christian giving through expert guidance and creative charitable solutions to maximize the impact donors can have on the causes they love. NCF supports a network of affiliates across the country and has developed a best-in-class team of expert attorneys, accountants, charitable professionals, and more than 300 team members across the country readily available to help givers, advisors, charities, and churches positively impact the world.

Stroud brings more than 25 years of global executive leadership experience to NCF.  He served in a variety of operational and financial leadership roles for Nestlé, including as Chief Financial Officer for all of Nestlé USA and as creator and President of Nestlé Business Services, providing shared support to Nestlé business units around the world.  Most recently Dan was the selected leader to lead the start-up for Nestlé Health Science in Geneva, Switzerland. Now in its sixth year of operation, Nestlé Health Science is a global leader in the industry and continues to gain market share.

“Dan is an extraordinary leader with deep global financial experience at a large organization,” said Greg Barnes, FaithSearch Mission Enterprise/Nonprofit Division President, who led the executive search team alongside FaithSearch Senior Vice President Bryan Fowler. “It was apparent from the beginning that Dan was being called to serve with this career move.  His experience speaks for itself, but more importantly, it was time to use the experience God has given him to truly impact the world. I look forward to seeing the great work that Dan and National Christian Foundation will accomplish together.”

Stroud will assume the leadership role as NCF looks to build on its robust national affiliate network serving 25,000 family members, 63,000 charities and churches, $3.7 billion in complex gifts, and $12 billion in grants.

FaithSearch Partners is the only executive search firm in the U.S. focusing exclusively on serving faith-based nonprofits, ministries, educational institutions, faith-oriented businesses, hospitals, and healthcare organizations. Based in Dallas with locations in Atlanta, Houston, Denver, Spokane, Washington, D.C., Dayton, Asheville, Salt Lake City and Tyler, FaithSearch is able to serve faith-based clients in all regions. For more information about this story or about FaithSearch’s Mission Enterprise/Nonprofit Division services, please contact Greg Barnes at

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