Russell Pomeranz has thirty years of experience leading the finance and administrative departments of nonprofit organizations with missions related to social services, education, the arts, and think tanks. Pomeranz started his own consulting firm, The Claverack Advisory Group, to focus on the critical connection between the nonprofit finance function and organizational programmatic, strategic, and financial trajectories. Before establishing a consulting practice, Pomeranz was COO/CFO of the Vera Institute of Justice, director of finance at the Council on Foreign Relations, and CFO at Spence Chapin Services to Families and Children. He served as business manager of the Maret School, where he taught geometry, and served as adjunct assistant professor of public administration at NYU Wagner. He has served on the NPCC Nonprofit Excellence Awards Selection Committee for the past several years.
Pomeranz is chair emeritus and current treasurer of Workforce Professionals Training Institute (WPTI), president emeritus of the Columbia County Historical Society, and treasurer of JobPath NYC. He also serves on the board of several other nonprofits. He has been published in The New York Times, Chronicle of Philanthropy, Wall Street Journal, and CPA Journal. He has a degree in economics from Haverford College and an MBA from the University of Michigan.