OUR collective

We are a family first and believe anything is possible when we're united.


Brad Stinson - CHief Executive Officer

brad spent 12 years in corporate America building teams, developing leaders, and elevating cultures. My heart beats to help individuals and teams find out where they are right now, own their story moving forward, & put them on a path to get them where they want to go. Brad enjoys traveling, dating his wife every week, and raising 3 amazing boys.



Jess Ness - Chief operations officer

Jess comes from 7 years of leadership development, coaching, training, facilitation and talent management in Fortune 500 companies. She holds a Bachelor's in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and an MBA with a concentration in Non-Profit Management. She spends all of her free time obsessing over her toddler son who’s the cutest thing to exist and daydreaming about her next visit to the coast.



DANNY WILLIAMSON - chief joy officer

Danny is a storyteller and itinerant speaker in both domestic and international settings. He holds a bachelor of science in religion and a master of arts in executive leadership. Danny has more than 16 years of nonprofit and leadership experience. He is currently the executive director for Speaking Louder Ministries, and the chief joy officer at The Collective Global. He enjoys coffee, jet lag, camping, jogging, poetry, and has a passion for joy in the workplace.



Cory finney - Chief marketing officer

Cory has built a variety of experience in sales, event management, and video production over the past 9 years. His creativity and passion for storytelling has taken him all over the United States and has now led him to serve as The collective's Director of Production. Cory's mission remains to continually stay innovative and never stop storytelling. His ability to remember movie quotes is uncanny.




Jordan LaROcca - Director of consultant support & Content Creation

Jordan is a recent college graduate from lee university. He has a BS Degree in business Management. his heart beats for small businesses, startups and even groups of people that want to share their ideas with the world. He enjoys hanging out with friends & family, going to concerts & sporting events, watching movies, and collecting vinyl records. He's excited to be part of the team and ready to change the world!




Josh Ellis - Strategic Advisor

Josh comes from 12 years of Sales and Business Development stretching over 4 industries ranging from startup, small business, and Fortune 100. Personally, his passion is in the ideation, development, and actualization strategy behind ideas. Josh’s mission is to serve, lead others, build community and will never turn down a well crafted cocktail.



ETHAN NICODEMUS - Strategic advsor

Ethan's mission is to help people know who they are, why they’re alive and how to live fully. He has spent the past 10 years in media communication, customer education, and team building at a Fortune 50 company and a Top 5 Great Place to Work before starting his own company. He enjoys learning (favorite topics include human behavior, spirituality and the nature of our existence), experiencing new cultures and has traveled to 5 continents and visited 35 US states.



our board

we believe in wise council, accountability, & forward thinking mindsets.



Gary mcclure - board member

Gary McClure is Managing Consultant at c3/consulting, a management consulting firm based in Nashville, TN.  Gary has more than 30 years management experience with companies ranging from Fortune 50 to small firms and in a variety of industries.

A certified professional facilitator, Gary leads teams to reach goals and frequently directs complex projects that include process enhancement, rebranding/repositioning, and business strategy. Prior to c3, Gary spent eight years in the technology division of LifeWay, led marketing for a leading economic development publication, and spent 10 years with Nortel Networks in various strategic marketing leadership roles.  Gary has an economics degree from Mississippi State University and an MBA from the Owen School at Vanderbilt University. 

Gary also is active in the Nashville community. He is an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt University. And in addition to The Collective, he serves on several boards including Young Life, In His Grip Golf, and Operation Andrew. He and his wife live in Brentwood, TN.



Amani kelly - board member

Amani is a talented investor and sales leader who has guided several organizations in starting, and growing, their businesses. 

In addition to engaging with budding organizations, and growing his own real estate development company, he is a published author who works for a global and publicly traded company as a director in their sales division.



wes sellers - board member

Wes is the President of Mainsail group. He received his BA from Ole Miss / College of Liberal Arts, and his M.B.A from Belmont University with an emphasis in entrepreneurial ventures and accounting. With a professional background in finance, Wes has spent the past seven years scaling non-traditional expense reduction projects for leading healthcare executives. He has engaged in consulting projects for 500+ hospitals. Previous clients include HCA, Ascension, CHI and other notable health systems.