Founded in 2009, St. Louis-based Taylor Management Group helps a wide range of clients communicate what matters most. We help nonprofits, schools, startups, businesses and others forge a strong future by honing their story. TMG delivers outstanding service and thoughtful advice to help our clients reach their goals.
TMG uses a team of strategic referral partners and outsourced consultants to ensure that we have the right partners in place to make sure our clients' needs are met with professionalism and expertise.
Julie Taylor, Principal
Julie Taylor is Principal of Taylor Management Group, LLC (TMG), offering strategic consulting, writing and marketing services for both businesses and non-profits.
Julie has been an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management at Webster University in St. Louis for several years, and is a frequent lecturer on business plan development and non-profit consulting in the community.
Julie was previously a consultant in St. Louis dedicated solely to the comprehensive needs of entrepreneurs and emerging businesses. In this role, Julie developed a niche in business plan development with a focus on strategic business consulting for the purpose of private equity placements. Julie’s diverse client portfolio included high tech, manufacturing, medical, health and fitness, consumer products, construction and retail, among others.
Prior to her work at TMG, Julie was a Senior Manager with QUALCOMM in San Diego, a Fortune 500 wireless telecommunications company. In her role there, Julie was the director of the QUALCOMM Corporate Giving program, where she was responsible for the navigation of the corporate contributions for the company. Julie developed the Corporate Giving department to include a robust Employee Volunteerism program which served as a benchmark for the San Diego community, as well as a Non-Profit Board Leadership training and development program for QUALCOMM executives.
Julie was instrumental in the development of the QUALCOMM Social Entrepreneurship Internship Program, in conjunction with San Diego State University’s Entrepreneurial Management Center and Graduate School of Business, which partnered MBA candidates, San Diego non-profit organizations, QUALCOMM executives, and San Diego State professors on dynamic projects with a focus on entrepreneurship. She was asked to present this ground-breaking model for Social Entrepreneurship and corporate philanthropy at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Conference on Social Entrepreneurship.
Julie is active in the non-profit community, and has served on the boards of a number of non-profit organizations, including San Diego Grantmakers, the regional professional association for philanthropists.
Julie received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Indiana University, and her Master of Business Administration from San Diego State University. She is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and Beta Gamma Sigma academic honorary societies.
Jason Hylan, Consultant
Jason Hylan is the President & Founder of The Clix Group. He has been a national speaker and blogger on Search Engine Optimization, social media, Pay-per-click advertising (search engine marketing), video and mobile marketing for over 20 years. Jason built his first website using Adobe Pagemill in 1995. In his role at Clix, he leads a highly experienced and talented team of the best strategists, gifted designers, writers, and business consultants in the Midwest.
Linda Haley, Consultant
Since 1995, Linda has successfully developed funds, helping to raise more than $100 million for various nonprofits, including religious, social services, educational, and healthcare organizations. Linda has a breadth of “in the trenches” development experience that makes her an invaluable resource to organizations of all sizes. She’s worked at small, mid-sized, and large charities—leading development initiatives to incredible successes along the way.
Realizing a long-time dream, Linda started Let’s Build Hope, LLC, in 2013, where she now guides nonprofit agencies by teaching, coaching, and mentoring development teams, senior staff, and board members. Linda has been a CFRE since 2001 and serves in various volunteer capacities with nonprofits in St. Louis; she is especially passionate about mental health. Linda speaks both locally and nationally about fund development and is a vocal advocate for nonprofits who seek to change the fabric of the communities in which they serve.
Kurt Meister, Consultant
Kurt Meister is a Consultant with the Taylor Management Group, LLC (TMG), offering strategic consulting, writing, and marketing services for both businesses and the nonprofit community. In this role, his focus includes composing private placement and confidential offering memorandums, financial analysis and modeling, and structuring deals in order to minimize tax liability for TMG clients.
Kurt possesses an extensive background in business valuation, corporate finance, and investment banking services. Kurt’s experience includes valuations and analysis for buy-sell agreements, employee stock option plans, estate and gift planning, corporate planning, merger and acquisition pricing, as well as other business and tax issues for both small privately held companies to large corporations with revenues over $1 billion. Kurt has performed corporate finance work for the purpose of analyzing the financial operations and assets of a company for planning and budget purposes.