What We Do

At Preva we're dedicated to helping organizations - in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors - achieve large scale social change. We are working to improve the quality and timeliness of measurement to enable better decisions for practitioners and investors.  We do this by combining in-context strategic data planning with sophisticated analytics.  This requires a shift from measurement for compliance to measurement for impact decisions; from data collection as a tax on practitioners to value-add for practitioners.  These are fundamental shifts, not incremental, and require new methods.  This is why we are excited for this opportunity and also why we positioned our services in the following way.

 

Strategic Data Analysis

We believe in strategies and programs built on evidence, including measurement and analytics. We help organizations make meaning from their existing data to ask smarter questions and inform strategic decisions.   We collaborate with clients and partners to instrument program level plans, develop products to drive strategic objectives and orchestrate multiple party complex implementations. We team with innovative and leading partners who add  critical contextual knowledge, reliable and valid program evaluations.  

  • Data Analysis and Implications
  • Business Intelligence and Scenario Modeling
  • Investment Measurement

 

SOPHISTICATED DESCRIPTIVE AND MEASUREMENT Data SystemS

Strong underlying architectures at the market, enterprise and solution levels enable innovative approaches that help movements scale. New service based approaches enable new models to rapidly drive social change while effectively manage capital.

  • Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing
  • Cloud Computing
  • Solution and Architecture Design, Development and Support

 

PROGRAM EXECUTION SERVICES

We help launch new programs and organizations who leverage data and technology to solve social issues not readily addressed by governments or traditional businesses.  

  • Digital Product and Program Management
  • Venture Advisory
  • Strategic Data and Technology Planning
  • Technology and Enterprise Architectures

Who We Are

Tim Kinkead - Managing Director

Tim has led large information technology organizations and consulted for numerous non-profits and fortune 500 companies.  He helps organizations increase impact by using technology to transform practices and capabilities.   Tim has held interim and permanent C-level and senior director roles for a variety of organizations.  His expertise includes strategic technology planning, venture advisory services, program management and product planning.  

Tim’s recent project experience includes providing  strategic technology advice to decrease risk and increase the impact of philanthropic investments, venture advisory work resulting in an oversubscribed angel round, developing a channel distribution strategy for a learning project and designing a prize to spur innovative technologies that support learning differences.  

Tim is a school board Director for the Bainbridge Island, WA school district.  Tim earned his bachelors degree in business administration from the University of Arizona.

 

Dan Kim - Senior Director

Dan has spent his career helping organizations shape and manage complex digital programs. He is an accomplished leader with experience rescuing critical projects with hands-on management and bridging business needs with IT processes. Dan currently serves as a Senior Technical Advisor at a large family foundation.  Previous clients are represented by a variety of industries including brick and mortar retail, e-commerce, financial services, and diversified software/electronic companies. 

Key skills include product & program management, business model evaluation, data strategy development, and investment due diligence.  

Sample Engagement include:
► Product management for web platforms
► Customer solution architect for PaaS & IaaS
► Investment due diligence for private equity
► Grant/grantee risk and opportunity evaluation for non-profits
► Technology program remediation and restructuring
► Customer segmentation and marketing strategy
► Strategic sourcing and cost reduction for equipment and professional services
► PMO transition from waterfall to Agile project management methodologies
► IT maturity assessment and process improvement utilizing COBIT & ITIL frameworks
► Requirements gathering facilitation and RFP creation

Dan earned bachelors degree in Finance,  Economics, Mathematics  from Duke University.  


Join Our Team

Looking for career opportunities? Combining deep industry knowledge with specialist functional capabilities, our consulting professionals provide services across technology competencies. They bring strategic thinking, innovative approaches, and the ability to create real change to organizations around the world. We’re currently looking for talent to fill the following roles in the Seattle area:

Technology Executives - Consultative approach, large team experience
Senior Technology Architects - System thinkers, transformative applications
Data Scientists - Insight seekers and data visualization experts
Finance Manager - We seek an amazing part-time Office/Finance Manager.