Meet Our Team

Randall C. Long, AIF
Co-Founder

Randy Long is the Founder and CEO of SageView Advisory Group. He has a passion to see the SageView team become family, creating an environment that produces the highest level of services while developing outstanding character in each individual. His great passion and gifting are being used to impart vision, provide guidance, and invaluable resources to suffering people around the world thru the SageView Foundation.

As a charter member of Convene, a professional organization that brings CEO’s together to mentor each other with the goal of leaving a legacy of significance, Randy partners with leaders in the local and global community to promote awareness of the many causes he supports.

Randy is also an active member in the Barnabas Group, which assembles like-minded professionals who also want to use their time, skills, networking and resources to support pre-screened Christian ministries around the world.

Through travel to Africa, Asia, and Central America with several aid organizations, Randy has become deeply committed to addressing the need for micro-financing in the world’s underserved communities. With a deep focus on the cultures around him, he understands how people truly live and how to better address their everyday needs. He has seen firsthand how breaking the cycle of poverty through equipping individuals with the right resources can alter their future.

Randy and his wife Mary have been married for 31 years and together mentor two college students from Rwanda studying in California. In his downtime, he enjoys spending time exploring new places, snow skiing, spending time at the beach, and attending sporting events with his three grown children.

Mary Long
Co-Founder

For the past 20 years, she has been involved with organizations focusing on poverty, education and disease prevention and management. She realized one of the ways she could be most effective across the board was by communicating the heart of each organization to a larger audience. She has since served as a Christian Education Regional Director in Community Bible Study International and has served extensively on mission teams throughout the world in Asia, Africa, Australia, and South America.

With a passion for culture and travel, Mary got involved with The PEACE Plan, a global volunteer program run through Saddleback Church that helps equip churches address the biggest problems in their communities. Since 2010, Mary has served as a mentor to emancipated foster youth at Orangewood Foundation. She is passionate about the process of coaching and inspiring these young adults to find their value and talents.

She and her husband, Randy, have made it a priority to be role models to their children and have encouraged them to be global citizens with hearts for God. As a family, they have traveled around the world visiting government officials, missionaries, orphanages, and schools, encouraging believers and assessing needs. When Mary’s not exploring new places, she’s spending time with loved ones or making new friends.

Jon T. Upham, MA, AIF
Executive Director

jon-uptonJon finds great joy in counseling, advising and collaborating with others in his local community. He is also an advocate of organizations that address the hunger needs of others, both locally and around the world.

The connection and power of working side-by-side with others to benefit those in need has always been a priority of his and he enjoys partnering with organizations that welcome family and corporate participation.

He is committed to mentoring and inspiring others to find their value. For the past fifteen years, he has provided life skills training to help high-risk youth navigate the challenges of education and employment.

Since 2010, Jon has been an advocate for the Stop Hunger Now Organization, an international nonprofit organization that sends meals to long-term, sustainable programs with a focus on education.

Additionally, Jon and his family are active members of the Trinity United Presbyterian Church and are involved in outreach programs, food drives, counseling, and provide ongoing support for families in need. Jon has also served as an Elder and Deacon.

On the family side, Jon has been married for 17 years to his wife Carrie and has four children. When he’s not working, he enjoys coaching his children’s sports teams, which include football, soccer and basketball and spending time at the beach.

Kathryn Downs
Foundation Director

kdownsKathryn Downs has a background working with various nonprofit organizations and ministry groups both in her community and internationally. She has a background in teaching, event planning, and coordinating local and global serving opportunities.

Through assisting the Sumba Foundation with donor relations, fund raising, and trip coordination for over 10 years she had firsthand experience in raw tribal villages as her teams met countless needs for the people of Sumba. Kathryn has enjoyed taking family, friends, and peers with her to Sumba and to see their lives change as a result of serving and interacting with the Sumbanese. Kathryn believes that life change happens in groups when family, friends, and peers come together to serve.

One of Kathryn’s greatest joys has been leading women’s bible studies for the past 15 years. She feels a great calling to support women in her community. She has supported several organizations around the world that strive to enable and support women. Most recently, Kathryn has been involved with a prenatal care center overseas that doesn’t just meet the physical needs of women, but also inspires women to grow in their character and pursue their dreams.

For the SageView Foundation, Kathryn’s dream is for it to be a contagious part of our corporate culture. Kathryn believes that sharing experiences from the heart with the people you work with deepens the community that exists in a corporate setting. Over the years, Kathryn has come to develop the philosophy that one must balance the giving of their time with the resources they are stewards of. This includes a responsibility to family, friends, and both the local and global community.

Kathryn lives in Laguna Niguel and has two grown children. Her daughter is in marketing and her son attends USC. In addition to travel, Kathryn enjoys her book club, the beach and decorating.