Our Staff

Randy Howard
Contract Financial Officer 
“Green Tie Finance Guy”

Randy P. Howard is the President of 501 Advisors, Inc., and a financial strategist using his 35 years of financial management experience to support the work of foundation and nonprofit leaders with clear, actionable advice coupled with practical implementation.

He is the Contract Chief Financial Officer for an independent private foundation, a family foundation and several nonprofit human service agencies. He provides investment governance and due diligence services for two foundations and two academic endowments, and he advises a number of other foundations and nonprofit organizations. His work exemplifies strategic finance, investment fiduciary practices and executive leadership.

Mr. Howard is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst® and a frequent presenter on financial, fiduciary and governance issues in the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors.


As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Business man

What is your favorite thing/place/activity/meal in Richmond?
Favorite activity in Richmond is dining out

What is your biggest fear or pet peeve?
Pet peeve:  Lack of basic human consideration for one another

What is your favorite cereal?
Cheerios (except for the plain one)

Finally, what is the thing you love most about working at Robins?
Adding value to the efforts of others working hard to create a better community