The Best and Brightest
Hinda’s team represents some of the brightest minds in the industry, with a combination of deep expertise and new, innovative ideas.
Executive team members
Michael Donnelly, CPIM
As a 30-year veteran of the incentives, recognition, engagement, and loyalty industries, Mike is responsible for all leadership aspects of Hinda, including sales, marketing, product development, strategic direction, and operations. Mike leads the company’s efforts in helping clients achieve their goals with well-developed solutions and managed programs. Mike was recently named one of the top 25 most influential people in the incentive industry by Incentive Magazine. He has received numerous industry honors, is a CPIM, a board member of the Incentive Federation and a member of the Incentive & Engagement Solutions Providers (IESP) Strategic Industry Group of the Incentive Marketing Association. Mike joined Hinda as a consultant in 2013 and was named president of Hinda Incentives in 2014.
Favorite thing to do at work: Brainstorm! Innovate! Create! I love idea generation and the creative and strategic planning processes. I love to innovate new and exciting product and service capabilities with my fellow Hinda teammates and our valued partners.
Best advice I was ever given: Came in the form of a quote, "… Leadership is ACTION, not POSITION.”
Theresa Thomas, CEP, IP
Vice President, Strategic Solutions
Theresa leads Hinda’s Strategic Solutions team, which is responsible for ongoing development and positioning of the market strategy for both B2C and B2B product and service solutions as well as for successful presentation and implementation of the company’s solution set. She works with Hinda’s partner network and internal resources to develop the most appropriate solution for each client's needs. Theresa joined Hinda in 2006 as a client solutions director and was named vice president of strategic solutions in 2014.
Favorite thing to do at work: I love to spend time with prospects and customers working on a new program design or program enhancements. I’ve been fortunate to work with some of the top companies in the world and to interact with great people along the way.
Best advice I was ever given: “If you have time to lean, you have time to clean.” I often get teased that I love to work — I really love to be productive, practical, and make the most of every day.
Stacey Wilson, IP
Vice President, Business Management
As vice president of business management, Stacey oversees the pricing, data analytics, program management, and customer service operations. Stacey joined Hinda in 1995 as an executive assistant and has worked her way up the ranks, holding positions as program manager, client services manager, director of program operations, and director of business analytics, among others. The wealth of knowledge and broad skill set she’s developed over her 20-year career is an asset to the position and to the company overall.
Favorite thing to do at work: Anything that requires troubleshooting or problem-solving. I love problem-solving anything from an internal process to a great math problem. Digging into processes and trying to determine the “why” or “how” is like solving a fun mystery.
Best advice I was ever given: “When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.”
Director of Software Solutions
Brian leads the charge on implementation and support of all Hinda-created software. This includes client-facing flagship products, internal tools, and applications to support them, as well as any necessary consulting services along the way. With his 15 years of technical experience and 10-plus years of Hinda knowledge — whether it be designing a new solution for a specific client request, answering a simple question, or helping bring another one of our president’s ingenious visions to reality — Brian will see it through from beginning to end!
Favorite thing to do at work: Thinking of innovative solutions and collaborating with a great team in such a dynamic industry keeps things fun and exciting. Every day is a new puzzle and there is nothing more rewarding than seeing the finished picture once all the pieces come together.
Vice President, Finance
John leads Hinda’s finance and accounting team. He is a seasoned senior accounting and financial management executive with over 20 years’ experience. John and his team are responsible for developing and implementing the financial systems and controls to keep Hinda on track and operating smoothly. He works cross-functionally, providing the resources, financial guidance and expertise to resolve business challenges and offer insights on the implications of new approaches. John takes a strategic perspective, but digs in deep to uncover the root causes of problems and discover creative, cost-justified solutions to reach Hinda’s goals.
Favorite thing to do at work: Problem-solving and collaborating with others to build strong teams and solid solutions. Understanding the business goals and helping drive results.
Best advice I was ever given: “Do the right thing.” It’s a simple statement reinforcing an unwavering commitment to the very highest standards.