Nonprofit Partner

Jonathan McIntosh, CPC

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About Jonathan McIntosh, CPC

As a Partner with our Nonprofit practice, Jonathan McIntosh loves connecting passionate leaders with forward-thinking, mission-driven organizations that are doing meaningful work.

A former pastor of multiple churches of various sizes and an entrepreneur who knows the nitty-gritty of startup work, Jonathan brings 18 years of nonprofit leadership experience to the team at ThinkingAhead. Jonathan has led searches from the C Suite to Manager Level for global, national, regional and local organizations, such as Jazz at Lincoln Center, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Wildlife Conservation Society, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Minnesota Historical Society, National Parks Conservation Association, Project HOPE, and the National Audubon Society.

Jonathan attended the University of Mississippi and has a degree in History from Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis. In addition to reading and writing, Jonathan and his wife love cooking, eating and discussing a variety of food, wine and coffee (Ashley is a great cook – Jonathan a great eater) and music (usually it goes back to Radiohead, Yo-Yo Ma, and Miles Davis). But mostly they love playing, laughing, cuddling and watching movies with their three girls and young son.

“Jonathan proved himself to be diligent and professional in his interactions. He surfaced candidates who we would not have had access to otherwise and he understood the level at which we wished to fill this position. Additionally, his thoroughness and detailed approach were appreciated. He took every step to ensure success and followed through, well beyond crossing the finish line with a hire. I would and have recommended him to colleagues at other organizations.”
Pamela Butler, Vice President, Development, Jazz at Lincoln Center

“I couldn’t be more pleased with Chris and Jonathan. I wouldn’t hesitate to hire Thinking Ahead to assist us in the future with senior staff hires.”
Jeff Woodman, Board Chair, Amazon Conservation Association

Recent Clients
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Jazz at Lincoln Center
National Parks Conservation Association
Project HOPE
Wildlife Conservation Society