OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
Oscar Holmes IV, Ph.D.
Founder & CEO (He, Him, His)
Oscar Holmes IV is the founder and CEO of WHConsulting Firm, LLC and creator and host of Diversity Matters podcast which premiered in 2020. Additionally, he is the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs, an Associate Professor of Management and the Rutgers University Student Executive (RUSE) Director at Rutgers School of Business-Camden where he teaches executive education, graduate, and undergraduate courses in Leadership and Managing Human Capital, Organizational Behavior, Conflict Management and Negotiation, and Crisis Management. His research examines how leaders can maximize productivity and well-being through fostering more inclusive environments and has been published in several top-tier management journals and books. He earned a Ph.D. and M.A. in Management from The University of Alabama, M.L.A. from The University of Richmond and a B.S. with honors from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is also a 2006 alum of Stanford University's Graduate School of Business Summer Institute in General Management. While on sabbatical in fall 2016, he was a Visiting Research Professor of Management at the LeBow College of Business at Drexel University and a Research Fellow at the University of Pretoria (South Africa). He is a resident expert for Psychology Today (PT) and hosts his own PT column entitled, “Beyond the Cubicle: Managing Human Capital.” He has won numerous awards for his leadership, scholarship, and teaching such as being named one of Philadelphia Business Journal's 40 Under 40 and Diversity Leaders in Business honorees, one of Diversity MBA Top 100 Under 50 Emerging and Executive Leaders, Philadelphia Tribune Top 10 Under 40 Most Influential African Americans to Watch, and won a Rutgers University Leaders in Faculty Diversity Award in 2020, one of Poets & Quants 40 Under 40 Best Business School Professors in the world, and won the Mid-Atlantic Association of College of Business Administration Innovation in Teaching Award and the New Jersey Policy Research Organization Foundation Bright Idea Research Award in 2018 and 2020. Also in 2018, he created and hosts, Beyond The Mill, a live Diversity Dialogues Talk Show at Rutgers-Camden. In addition to his scholarship being covered in various news outlets, he is a highly sought-after speaker, organizational consultant, and has made a number of media appearances that include Huffington Post Live, TEDx, television, and radio interviews.
Kris White, J.D., CFRE
Managing Partner (He, Him, His)
Kris White is a Managing Partner at WHConsulting Firm, LLC where he provides consulting to help clients with fundraising, non-profit management and board development.
Additionally, he serves as the Director of Development at Compass Working Capital and previously was the Director of Individual Giving at the William Way LGBT Community Center. In these Director roles, some of Kris’ responsibilities include providing analysis and strategy to Board members and the Executive Director on individual giving, managing a portfolio of individual donors, overseeing a donor acknowledgment process to ensure that donors receive a high quality experience, developing and executing plans to engage an upgrade donors, and providing and preparing financial reports and budgets to the Executive Director.
Prior to joining William Way LGBT Community Center, Kris served as the Development Manager for Broad Street Ministry, an organization that provides direct services to individuals experiencing homelessness. At Broad Street Ministry, Kris created and implemented a peer-to-peer fundraising program where he designed new fundraising campaigns to raise new revenue with new donors. In this regard, Kris managed a pipeline of peer-to-peer donors and engaged and stewarded them on a monthly basis. In addition to peer-to-peer fundraising, Kris was also responsible for managing a portfolio of individual donors. While at Broad Street Ministry he successfully increased giving for 30% of his individual giving portfolio.
Kris is a graduate of Morehouse College, Indiana University School of Law, and has earned a certificate in fundraising and nonprofit management from Lasalle University. Kris is a member of the Philadelphia Sunday Breakfast Club and a graduate of the 2021-2022 Leadership Philadelphia Core cohort. In Spring 2022, he received a full fellowship to attend the 2022 Aspen Ideas Festival. Through Kris’ prior roles, he has gained an expertise in peer-to-peer fundraising, individual giving, stewardship, special events, and volunteer management.