About Us

Founded in 2006, Arrowhead Management Company has quickly become one of Southern California's premiere fundraising consulting and association management firms. Arrowhead Management Company specializes in empowering nonprofits nationwide with effective fundraising strategies, so these organizations can realize their vision and mission with expanded financial resources.

Arrowhead Management Company creates and implements customized plans for each organization. With an emphasis on "doing more than saying," Arrowhead Management Company will help your nonprofit thrive.

Benjamin Wirick, Principal

In 2006, Benjamin Wirick founded Arrowhead Management Company. Ben possesses 15 years of experience in fundraising and association management for national nonprofits. He specializes in annual fundraising strategy, database optimization, statistical analysis and Board management.

Wirick has a BA in Literature and an MPA, both from Cal State Long Beach. He is an avid reader and enjoys sailing. Ben, his wife Nicole, and their son Henry live in Claremont.

Kerith Dilley, Principal

Kerith brings 15 years fundraising experience in the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. Kerith has worked in a variety of fundraising capacities for national nonprofits, with experience in annual fund strategy and copy writing, foundation solicitation and stewardship, major gifts, event planning and Board management.

Kerith is a graduate of UCLA with a BA in History and of The Wharton School with an MBA in Operations and Organizational Management. Kerith lives in Orange County.

Cecil Smith, Vice President, Client Services

Cecil brings over fifteen years leading fundraising initiatives and program operations for notable nonprofit organizations such as the YMCA, Special Olympics and UCLA University Camps. Cecil has run major gift campaigns, corporate partnerships programs and individual giving campaigns. Cecil works with clients to ensure that fundraising goals and objectives are being met. He lives with Pam, his lovely wife of 18 years, in the city of Claremont.

Ryan Shea, New Media Director

Ryan brings over six years of "New Media" expertise to our clients. Ryan has worked with healthcare organizations, political campaigns and large production studios. Ryan works with clients to promote their organization online through various new media tools including: website design, development and maintenance, online video, social network integration, online marketing, search engine optimization and graphic design. Ryan is a graduate of University of California, Irvine with degrees in Political Science and Film and Media Studies.

Melissa Cull, Grants Manager

Melissa brings over five years of grant writing experience to AM. Melissa has obtained grants for social service, healthcare, arts and educational organizations. Melissa has successfully obtained multi-million dollar grants and has solicited funding from private and community foundations, corporate foundations and government agencies. Melissa is a graduate of Georgetown University with a degree in Psychology.

Chris Mieuli, Print Media Specalist

Chris brings over five years of design work to AM. Chris's portfolio includes Annual Reports, event invitations, newsletters and letterhead. Chris works with clients to turn their publication vision into reality. Chris is a graduate of Loyola Marymount with degrees in Business Administration and Film and Media.


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