Stephanie is lead consultant and founder of Spindell Consulting and a strategic financial management and risk assessment professional with lifelong pursuits in the arts, youth development and education. She helps nonprofit teams and entrepreneurs diagnose business problems and develop more effective and financially sound operations.
She has 30+ years of experience in the public and private sectors in building organizational financial health and resilience through assessment of business fundamentals, risks in budget, balance sheet and profit/loss dynamics, as well as through coaching and workshops in financial governance and financial fluency.
Highlights from Spindell Consulting’s public sector involvement include:
- Leading Financial Health and Risks Assessment workshops at The Center for Leadership Development at the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, and at The Support Center For Nonprofit Management | Partnership in Philanthropy
- Leading full and half day workshops in business planning and budget development at Scenarios USA, New York Foundation for the Arts (Boot Camp for the Performing Arts) and High Water Women Foundation
- Annual provider of strategic consultations to dance artists and managers in DanceNYC’s Annual Symposium consultant panels. (Stephanie first developed an interest in the arts when she began ballet training at The New Jersey Ballet School at the age of 7, and she has since maintained this passion.)
- Strategic Plan development through National Executive Services Corporation (NESC) for nonprofit client Books For Kids Foundation
Other public sector involvement includes: Dance New Amsterdam, NYC Dance Week and Young Soon Kim Dance Company.
Before consulting, Stephanie served many years as a NYC dance and math educator in the public and private sectors. She strongly values youth serving and educational organizations. She studied Foundations of Dance at The 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Education Lab (New York), where she learned LABAN based teaching grounded in the NYC Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts. She believes dance and the arts need to be kept alive by supporting artists and arts organizations as well as providing our youth opportunities to take part in arts-in-education.
Stephanie began her professional experience in corporate financial analysis, planning and credit risk management. Private sector experience includes positions at several leading financial institutions including: Vice President at Deutsche Bank and Merrill Lynch & Company, Standard & Poor’s Corporation and Royal Insurance Company. She holds a Certificate in Nonprofit Financial Management and Reporting from Baruch College, an MBA (Finance) from New York University and a Bachelors in Mathematics from Connecticut College (with 32 dance credits).