Dr. Keith M. Daniel


Rev. Dr. M. Keith Daniel is the Co-Founder and Managing Director for Resilient Ventures, LLC a committed capital fund investing in African American-led high-growth companies. He is also the owner of Madison Consulting Group, LLC (MCG), a company committed to serving individuals and institutions striving for the greatest good where all may enjoy flourishing work and life outcomes.

As an executive leader, Dr. Daniel served as the Executive Director of Operations and Strategic Partnerships for StepUp North Carolina, the Executive Director of DurhamCares, Inc, and served as a minister on the Duke University Chapel staff and Director of the Program for the Theological Exploration of Vocation known as PathWays. He led the multi-million-dollar initiative funded by the Lilly Endowment, Inc. to what is now the Chapel’s core student ministry.  In 2011, he was promoted to the post of Director of Community and Campus Engagement.

Additionally, Dr. Daniel has served as the Interim Director of the Office of Black Church Studies at Duke Divinity School as well as Program Director for Duke’s 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Integration of Black Students.  

Dr. Daniel served as the program director for the Duke LEAD Summer Business Institute hosted by the Fuqua School of Business (1994-97, 2002-2020). In 2011, he helped launch the first annual Summer Youth Business and Entrepreneurship Academy inspired by LEAD at the North Carolina Central University School of Business.  He is a Duke Divinity School Spiritual Formation Leader/Instructor, Special Projects.  Keith’s career in higher education spanning three decades includes practitioner and director-level positions in the Duke Career Center, the Fuqua School of Business, and Duke Human Resources.

As an ordained, American Baptist minister and organization consultant, Keith compassionately serves throughout Durham and the Mid-Atlantic region as a mentor, pastor, facilitator, and community change agent. He serves on several boards and committees including Chair,  The School for Conversion, Justice Matters, Duke University Chapel, and the Duke Health Chaplain Services and Education. 

Daniel earned his B.A. degree at Duke in Comparative Area Studies with a focus on Latin America.  He also holds a Master of Higher Education Administration, North Carolina State University, the Master of Divinity, and the Doctor of Ministry from Duke Divinity School.  

Keith enjoys spending time with his greatest gift, his community, and his family which includes his wife Lorna and two wonderful young adults Madison II and Loren.