Kurt Kleeman still remembers the lessons he learned on the practice and playing fields of St. Ambrose University’s football team in Davenport, Iowa. While playing fullback, Kurt learned that when you are part of a team, loyalty matters—you do your part, you attend to your responsibilities and you play to win even when plans go awry. Graduating with a degree in Sports Management and a minor in Marketing, Kurt journeyed from his native Chicago to Houston where he joined the sales team for Houston\’s professional hockey team, the Aeros.
In time, Kurt discovered a new calling as he took up the joint work of fundraising and admissions for a Catholic parochial school. Along the way, Kurt completed a Master of Education from Lamar University in Beaumont while he helped to build successful development and admissions programs for St. Theresa Catholic School. Seven years later, Kurt was recruited to join Dini Spheris as a Consulting Projects Manager.
Kurt knows that no matter what you do, relationships matter and that the basis of best client relationships is trust—that to be a trusted advisor requires consistency and delivering on promises. With a heartland work ethic and a winning attitude, Kurt makes sure that every client engagement is a priority worthy of the best work. At the end of every day, Kurt measures his success by two questions: what did my client accomplish today and what did I learn? He knows that client service—like every football game—is won one play at a time.
Representative Clients Served
- Academy of the Sacred Heart
- Lone Star College Foundation
- Lutheran South Academy
- Oregon Coast Aquarium
- Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum
- Michelle Buchanan, CFRE Principal
- Holly Lang Senior Consultant
- Mary Claire Walther Consulting Projects Manager