Brian A. Zive

Brian A. Zive

Consultant, Analytical Solutions


Mansfield, Massachusetts


Boston University, B.A., M.S.

Brian joined Marts & Lundy as a consultant on the Analytical Solutions team in June 2016.  His last name rhymes with “give”, which is appropriate since he has been working in the fundraising industry since 1999. Throughout his career, Brian has combined his technical ability with his industry knowledge to bring fundraising data to life.

Prior to joining Marts & Lundy, Brian spent more than three years as the lead data analyst for Resource Development at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he provided analyses that helped MIT prepare for the launch of their Campaign for a Better World in 2016.

From 2006 to 2012, Brian became an accomplished analyst and report writer in the Development Office at Massachusetts General Hospital during their Campaign for the Third Century of MGH Medicine. While at Mass General, he established a data analytics team and introduced predictive and descriptive analytics projects that guided strategy for campaign accounting, prospect identification and portfolio management. Brian was an active participant in the creation of policies and best practices for gift-officer metrics. He was also an integral member of the Raiser’s Edge systems conversion team.

Brian started his development career as the coordinator for the annual giving telemarketing program at Boston University. After two years in that position, he became an analyst consultant on the development and alumni relations information systems team, where he learned how computer information systems integrate with the daily responsibilities of professionals in our industry.

Brian earned a master’s degree in computer information systems and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and Middle Eastern studies, both from Boston University.

  • All Saints’ Episcopal Day School
  • The Aquinas Institute of Rochester
  • Archdiocese of Washington
  • Breast Cancer Research Foundation
  • California State University, Fullerton
  • Delta Gamma Foundation
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Kappa Delta Foundation
  • Lausanne Collegiate School
  • Lick-Wilmerding High School
  • London Health Sciences Foundation
  • LSU Foundation
  • Marin Academy
  • Nashoba Brooks School
  • Newton-Wellesley Hospital
  • The Episcopal Academy
  • UND Alumni Association & Foundation
  • Wilbraham & Monson Academy

Brian is an avid supporter of the Boston University men’s ice hockey team and has held season tickets since 1996. He’s a fan of the professional Boston sports teams and enjoys NASCAR and Formula One auto racing. Lest you think Brian spends all of his leisure time watching sports, he enjoys crossword puzzles, jogging and coaching youth sports.  Brian has served on the board of directors at Temple Chayai Shalom in Easton, Massachusetts since 2012.