Since 2017, Michael Dowlan has worked exclusively with nonprofits as a Fellow at the Encore organization and a Partner Consultant at Social Venture Partners in Los Angeles and San Diego. Prior to this, he held executive-level positions for over 25 years at two Fortune 100 companies, a lifestyle marketing agency, and a start-up financial services company.
Dowlan is an innovative and results-driven leader with a proven record of leveraging and integrating tailored strategic planning processes, marketing and market research, communications, operations, finance and budgeting, human resources, and product innovation at for-profit and nonprofit organizations. He is known for developing highly collaborative and effective partnerships with nonprofit CEOs and Executive Directors and leading teams of consultants at SVP.
Graduating with a B.A. in music performance and education and a minor in ethnomusicology from the UCLA School of Music, Dowlan's postgraduate studies include a two-year program in business and banking at the University of Virginia. He is currently pursuing an accredited certification in Nonprofit Management from UMass Global.