The Cloudburst Group Announces Co-Founder and President Patrick Moynahan to Retire

The Cloudburst Group Announces Co-Founder and President Patrick Moynahan to Retire


Washington, DC, November 18, 2016— The Cloudburst Group announced today that Co-Founder and President Patrick Moynahan will retire capping over 30 years of assisting organizations that provide services to socially and economically underserved persons. Over three years ago, Mr. Moynahan brought in Michelle Hayes as an owner and Executive Vice President to begin succession planning.  Ms. Hayes will become the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer and will be joined on the ownership team by the current Chief Financial Officer, J.P. Morgan, and Meggan Medina who will become Chief Operating Officer.

“We are excited about the path ahead for Cloudburst, staying true to our mission and commitment to integrity, respect, excellence and innovation,” said Michelle Hayes.

In 2005, Patrick Moynahan and Al Alvarez co-founded The Cloudburst Group with the intent of helping communities across the globe to provide people with a better life. “With our clients, we worked to find solutions to end homelessness; help families secure safe, quality, and affordable housing and overcome barriers to mainstream health services; and assist many communities and indigenous populations across the globe secure land and resource rights. We hoped to make a difference through helping our clients achieve greater efficiency and impact in their work,” said Mr. Moynahan.  While The Cloudburst Group lost Mr. Alvarez suddenly in 2010, “I think he would be proud of the progress we helped to create, and the vision for future success.”

“These past eleven years at The Cloudburst Group have gone by quickly. While much has been accomplished, much work remains. It has been an honor and a privilege to work with such dedicated people–both within Cloudburst and at our client agencies–who are deeply committed to social justice and programs that are assisting people around the world. Cloudburst has a talented and dedicated staff who work to advance Cloudburst’s mission every day,” said Mr. Moynahan. “I am confident the new ownership team will continue to guide Cloudburst in its long-standing values while taking it to new heights.”

The Cloudburst Group is small business providing management consulting services on issues around land, housing, and health for clients including the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA). For more information, contact Sandra Coburn.

Sandra Coburn, Public Information Specialist
The Cloudburst Group
[email protected]

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