Hakhi brings over a decade of experience identifying and prospecting high net worth individuals, managing research portfolios, creating in-depth donor/prospect profiles, conducting research training sessions, and facilitating philanthropic capacity screenings. His success as a researcher is due mainly to his tailored “customer service” approach to research, effective communication style, and strong managerial skills.

As a long-time user of various investigative resources, Hakhi is highly qualified to conduct research resource (staffing and tools) assessments for large and small nonprofits, ultimately making recommendations that add significant value to research departments and development offices alike.

Prior Experience

Prior to joining S&W, Hakhi was a research manager at Weill Cornell Medicine, where he managed a team of two, upgraded prospect research resources, protocols, and research profile templates; and facilitated philanthropic capacity screenings for pipeline building. He brought the department up to speed with best practices and professional development through APRA.

Previously, Hakhi was the senior manager of prospect research at the Wildlife Conservation Society. He revamped the research department by empowering the team with new tools, resources, and upgraded research templates. He also supported his colleagues’ professional development and improved the department’s workflow by negotiating the scope of work for various projects and clients

His career as a prospect researcher began in 2005 when he became a research analyst at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, New York Medical College in 2006, and for New York University from 2007-2013. Prior to prospect research for nonprofits, Hakhi was a research editor and fact-checker for Vibe/Spin Ventures, Essence Communications, and Martha Stewart Weddings magazine.

Recent S&W Clients

Venture for America


Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology – Syracuse University