Since 1993, Tim Halpern has owned Comprehensive Prospect Research (CPR), which has helped more than 500 clients raise in excess of $100 billion.
Tim is a serial entrepreneur born into a legacy of public service. His father was the late Alexander Halpern, Esq., a Commissioner of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, appointed by Governor Nelson Rockefeller.
Tim developed his core values early in life due, in part, to his family and his service as an Eagle Scout. He is a 1990 graduate of Bennington College and was President of every student governing body at his schools.
One of Tim's earliest ventures was the landscaping firm Ground Control.
Tim and his wife, Dana, produced live stand-up comedy in New York City. A veteran of the industry, he continues to write and perform stand-up.
Tim does well by doing good. Professional success aside, his greatest joys are the loves of his life: his family, nature and the dog.
Samantha Lee began her career with CPR as an intern in 2008 while attending college. Her administrative and operations responsibilities include bookkeeping, accounts payable and receivable, and project management. Her research responsibilities range from generating new leads to writing detailed research reports on prospects of interest.
She received her B.S. in computer engineering from the NYU Tandon School of Engineering in 2010. She was a member of the Society of Women Engineers. In high school she was a member of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD).
Samantha is conversationally fluent in Cantonese, making her CPR’s “go-to” researcher for Chinese prospects.
Kirsten Koba has over fifteen years experience in non-profit research and development; media writing, editing, and content creation; and sustainable systems design. She also has sales, business advancement, and project management skills in multiple industries. Passionate about community building, strategic planning, new program creation, and the implementation of fundraising strategies, she brings a “whole systems” approach to prospect research. Her research responsibilities range from new prospect identification and lead generation, to the creation of in-depth reports to editing.
Kirsten received her B.A. in magazine journalism from Drake University in 2000 and her M.A. in environment and community, with a focus on organizational development, from Antioch University in 2009. She holds certifications in Integrated Skills for Sustainable Change, Ecological Planning & Design, and Permaculture Design, and is a certified yoga teacher. In addition to her role as a Senior Associate at CPR, Kirsten is chair of the board of Pranam Seva, a trustee of Omaha Permaculture, a member of the advisory board of Pacific Bamboo Resources, a founding member of Raise the Roots, and a former member of the Antioch University alumni board. Her writing has been published in numerous magazines including Ms., Shout, Earnshaw’s, Footwear Plus, City, SoHo Style, and The Reader. As a former resident of both New York City and Seattle, WA, and a current resident of Omaha, NE, Kirsten understands and appreciates the diverse research needs of clients across the country and considers herself a citizen of the world.
José is fluent in Spanish, and helps fulfill CPR’s international research requests.
José Ramos started as a college intern at CPR during 2010, and steadily worked his way up through the ranks.
His administrative and operations responsibilities include accounting, clerical support, lead qualification, wealth screening and validations and other analytics across all commercial databases.
José also worked in the mortgage business, as an analyst with Inversiones Ramos S.C. of Cali, Colombia where he helped consumers during the pre-qualification process and with loan origination.
He is currently completing his bachelor’s degree in computer engineer at the Pontifical Xaveriana University in Cali, Colombia where he is also double majoring in Business Administration.
In addition to our day to day team, CPR uses highly trained and committed contractors. In the prospect research area, they work exclusively with CPR as needed.