Club Board Professionals


A Strategy and Financial Consulting Firm for Member-Owned Clubs

Club Board Professionals, LLC


We are a strategy and financial consulting and training firm. We serve private clubs as well as homeowner associations with a significant investment in sports amenities.  The Principals, Dave Duval and Joe Abely, draw upon substantial career and relevant country club and HOA board experience. Club Board Professionals helps its clients achieve excellence in three areas: financial sustainability, membership satisfaction and exemplary governance. The firm offers the following services: 

  • Strategic Business Planning
  • Board Advisory, Orientations and Strategy Sessions
  • Long Term Financial Planning
  • Best Practice Audits
  • Financial Assessments and Benchmarking
  • Financial Boot Camp Training
  • Turnaround Advisory Services
  • M&A Transaction Planning
  • Project Financing Management and Bank Negotiations

We believe that a long term financial plan is the backbone of strategic and business planning and a key determinant of success.  We are not aware of other consultants with a similar depth of financial knowledge, access to comparative data, and practical experience in strategic financial planning and the related governance of clubs. We emphasize practical solutions in implementing strategic and capital plans.


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Dave Duval

Joe Abely

We are delighted to be partnering with Club Board Professionals to amplify the RCS scope of services for private clubs. Joe Abely and Dave Duval are experts in their field with a history of success. Their depth and breadth of knowledge of the private club industry from personal and professional experience make them uniquely qualified to help advise our customers through their strategic process or capital planning needs. With this new collaboration, RCS becomes a true one-stop-shop for any private club.
— Whitney Reid Pennell | Founder and President | RCS Hospitality Group