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Regarding the name,
Odysseus is the protagonist in Homer's classic poem, The Odyssey, who embarks on a challenging and eventful 10-year journey on his return home from the Trojan War. Along the way, he encounters extraordinary adventures and undergoes important self-discovery, gaining invaluable insights about both himself and the world.
His journey even leads him to venture into the depths of the underworld, where he converses with the deceased. Consequently, an odyssey has come to represent not only a lengthy and intricate expedition, often undertaken in pursuit of a goal, but also a spiritual or psychological voyage of profound significance. An odyssey encompasses a profound exploration of one's inner self and the intricacies of the human psyche, in addition to the physical journey and experiences encountered along the way.
In naming this management consulting practice Odyssey Management, it was my purpose to reflect my understanding of the fact that your own journey with your nonprofit will also entail honing the classic virtues of temperance, prudence, justice and fortitude, in addition to the mundane challenges involved in running your nonprofit. It is this personal insight that gives rise to my interest in strategically-focused operations management. It reflects my recognition that the success of any plan hinges on the expression of these important qualities.
2nd Century A.D., Roman Statuette
Focused On Nonprofits
Through tailored advice and practical solutions, Odyssey Management's consulting services empower early-stage nonprofits to maximize their impact, attract funding, and build a sustainable future. With Odyssey Management's support, your organizations can fulfill its mission and create positive change in your community.
ALEXANDER CENTENO, MBA
Hi, I am Alex Centeno, the founder of Odyssey Management.
I am a highly skilled consultant in the nonprofit sector, bringing a strong background in Finance and a Master's degree in Business Administration. With over 15 years of experience working in the nonprofit sector - in both government and private organizations - I have developed a deep understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities that early-stage nonprofits face.
A little about me:
My expertise is in strategically-minded operations management, with emphasis on financial management and reporting.
I am dedicated to helping organizations achieve their missions effectively and sustainably, and passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of those served by nonprofits.
My formal academic preparation: Finance major at Boston University, and MBA Graduate Fellow at University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith Graduate School of Business.
Fun facts about me:
Grew up in Maryland, but have lived in Southern California, Boston, MA and Miami Beach, Florida.
Criss-crossed the country seven times in my trusted Jeep.
Happily married with five kids - Yeap, 5! I am loving it!!!
I have run three marathons and I have a sweet tooth.
I look forward to hearing from you.