President & CEO
Sally joined BRYANT GROUP in 2007 and brings 30 years of experience in advancement management, consulting and recruiting, as well as achievements from the corporate sales arena and success in other entrepreneurial activities.
Christopher P. Bryant
Chris Bryant is the recognized leader in the recruitment of advancement, development and fundraising professionals. No one in the world has been specializing in this arena longer. In 1988, he co-founded the country’s first executive search firm to specialize exclusively in philanthropy recruitment.
John Toolan is a seasoned fundraising professional with experience in both public and private universities and has worked in development, alumni relations and consulting. John was an integral part of the Advancement team at Marymount California University when the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) awarded the university with the title of Most Improved Overall Fund Raising Program in District VII, topping 100+ other institutions in the district to earn this honor.
Consulting Vice President
Barbara brings close to 30 years of non-profit organizational experience in healthcare and higher education in Southern California in fundraising, communications, board governance and operational administration.
Her enthusiasm for guiding mission-driven organizations to succeed brought increased responsibilities and progressively higher leadership positions at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; Good Samaritan Hospital – Los Angeles; USC Marshall School of Business; Marymount California University; and Providence TrinityCare Hospice Foundation.
As a volunteer, Barbara’s service includes: Chair, Board of Pensions and Health Benefits, Cal-Pacific Conference - United Methodist Church; South West Community Center, and Habitat for Humanity. She holds a Master’s in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from the USC Marshall School of Business, and a Bachelor’s in English from UCLA.
Carol comes to BRYANT GROUP from The Bell Law Firm in Norman, Oklahoma where she managed the personal injury department. Her work for years as a legal assistant and database manager, along with her work ethic and professionalism, make her a great asset to the BRYANT GROUP team.
Her volunteer experience includes Metrocrest Services and Co-chairing the Toy Department at Christmas Connection in Oklahoma City.
Joe is the President and CEO at 2Evolve Coaching and Consulting and a member of the Og Mandino Leadership Institute. He serves as a collaborative partner to BRYANT GROUP for Leadership Coaching. Joe has worked with thousands of business owners, entrepreneurs and other professionals over the last 15 years—helping them get mentally and emotionally stronger through his mentoring. He has masterfully learned to utilize a system of fast-action tools that get people out of their ruts and onto greater success.
Joe has received several certifications for personal and leadership coaching, including from the Og Mandino Leadership Institute and Tony Robbins Leadership Academy.
Joseph Zanetta, J.D.
Consulting Vice President
Joe is a seasoned non-profit leader with more than 30 years of strategic fundraising and institutional advancement experience in education and medical institutions. He has served as CEO of Citrus Valley Health Foundation, a nonprofit integrated community health care system serving one million residents.
Prior to his service with Citrus Valley, he served as President of Providence Little Company of Mary Foundation. Joe has also served as a development executive at Cornell University, Whittier College, and the University of Southern California.
He enjoys volunteering in a variety of civic, professional, and community organizations, including serving as a member of the Board of Directors for the Log Cabin Republicans, Chair of the Board of Holy Family Services Adoption Agency, and Chair of the Pasadena Enterprise Center.
Joe is a well-known speaker and author on topics related to philanthropy and has been interviewed for articles in the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, American Benefactor, Dallas Morning News and others. He holds a Bachelor's degree from Cornell University and a JD from Cornell Law School.
Consulting Vice President
In Kristin’s recent position as a strategic partner on the University of Florida Advancement team, she was recognized for creating a talent development program that positioned UF among the leaders in Talent Management. From onboarding new fundraisers to refining the skills of top talent, her programs facilitate culture and are known for enhanced engagement, increased productivity and significantly reduced turnover.
Kristin’s work in both talent management and advancement has been published, and presented at multiple conferences, including an “Outstanding Speaker” designation at CASE. She has also served as a consultant to many top institutions around the country. Additionally, Kristin served as the Director of Alumni Engagement and Development at an independent school.
Prior to joining the advancement profession, Kristin worked with the Walt Disney Company. Positions included leading an education team and facilitating a world-renowned onboarding and training experience.
Kristin holds a Certificate in Fund Raising Management from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University, an MBA from the University of Florida, and a BSBA from California Polytechnic State University.
MacKenna joined BRYANT GROUP in 2019, bringing more than 10 years of customer service experience as well as 4 years working in the non-profit and healthcare sectors. MacKenna is a young professional who excels in communication skills and making personal connections with everyone she meets. She has worked extensively with Girl Scouts of the USA to promote female empowerment and leadership. MacKenna moved from Wisconsin to the Dallas area in 2016 with her husband to advance her career and live closer to family. She takes a personal interest in childhood cancer research and the effects it leaves on family and friends of the affected child. MacKenna’s volunteer portfolio includes South Wood County Humane Society and Second Harvest Food Bank.