Meet the executive team responsible for ensuring that anything is possible with our customers

 

Krista Endsley

Chief Executive Officer

Krista Endsley is the Chief Executive Officer for Abila, with more than 20 years of experience in leading teams in the software industry for both large and mid-sized companies. Formerly Sage Nonprofit Solutions, Krista served as the General Manager and Senior Vice President leading the transition from a business unit within an international conglomerate to an individual private company that is now Abila.

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Krista’s leadership created positive momentum for the nonprofit software business unit where she was responsible for vision, direction and P&L for $30 million within a $2 billion global organization. As a software executive, she consistently exceeded revenue and profit goals, leading Sage NA to be named as one of the “Best Companies to Work for in Texas” for four consecutive years.

Krista is the mother of two girls, Riley and Jordyn. She, her husband of 18 years, and her daughters volunteer in many capacities. Most weekends, she can be found volunteering at the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter.

A native of Ohio, Krista holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and completed graduate work at Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio.

Jon Lovoy

Vice President - Finance and Accounting

Jon Lovoy has more than 13 years of experience as a finance leader for both US and UK based public and private companies and serves as the VP of Finance and Accounting with Abila, overseeing all aspects of the Finance and Accounting organization. Jon has been integral in creating comprehensive strategic plans which have led to double digit revenue growth and triple digit income growth. Jon has extensive experience with detailed analysis, forecasting, budgeting, reporting, and financial management.

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Jon’s efforts towards a successful launch of Abila include managing the creation of the entire finance and accounting organization, assembling a skilled team and creating the business processes and controls necessary to ensure financial integrity and visibility.

Jon has been recognized for outstanding achievement in Finance, was recognized as an outstanding educator, and was a past winner of the University of Florida Business Plan Competition. He received his MBA from the University of Florida and his undergraduate degree from Florida State University.

Erin Shy

Vice President - Product Management & Product Marketing

Erin Shy is the VP of Product Management and Product Marketing and drives the vision and strategy for the Abila product portfolio to enable organizations to more effectively manage their missions.

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Over the course of her career Erin has worked with hundreds of organizations consulting on various methods to elevate their fundraising programs and accounting practices using innovative technology. She has helped launch volunteer and fundraising campaigns at both the grassroots and national level. Prior to joining Sage, Erin worked in Accenture's Communications and High Tech Group managing enterprise software implementation projects.

Erin’s passion is working with small, emerging organizations. She regularly partners with Rebuilding Together, Montgomery County to experiment with grassroots fundraising and volunteer campaigns using national nonprofit strategies on a community nonprofit budget.

Erin holds a B.A. in Middle Eastern Studies from the College of William & Mary and is a frequent speaker at nonprofit national and international conferences including the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the Center for Nonprofit Success, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN).

Russ Odom

Senior Vice President and General Manager, netFORUM Enterprise

Russ Odom brings more than 20 years of experience to his role at Avectra, an Abila company where he oversees the company's Enterprise business unit, including sales and operations. Russ has a track record of successfully managing customer focused accounting and finance operations for growth-oriented technology companies.

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Most recently, he served as vice president of finance for Vovici, a leader in enterprise feedback management software. Russ began his career in public accounting at Ernst & Young.

Russ holds a BS from the University of Maryland and is a member of AICPA and MACPA and serves on the Board of the DC Chapter of FEI (Financial Executives International).

Jay B. Love

Senior Vice President, netFORUM Enterprise

Jay B. Love currently serves as both Senior Vice President of Abila and the CEO and Co-Founder of Bloomerang, serving the non-profit sector with cutting edge technology tools for fundraising and communications.

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Prior to Abila, Jay was Senior Vice President of the Arts and Cultural Division of Blackbaud, the CEO and Co-Founder of eTapestry for 10 years and served 14 years as President and CEO of Master Software Corporation for 14 years.  

He is a graduate of Butler University with a B.S. in Business Administration and currently serves on the boards of numerous non-profits and one private tech company.  He is current Chairman of the AFP Ethics Committee.  He was a Founding Chairman of NPower Indiana, Founding Member of TechPoint Foundation and Founding Member of the AFP Business Member Council.   He is still an active member of the AFP National Board, The Center on Philanthropy at IU, Gleaners Food Bank, TechPoint Foundation for Youth, and The Fundraising Effectiveness Project. Over the years he has given more than 2,000 speeches around the world for the charity sector and is often the voice of new technology for fundraisers.

He and his wife Christie are the proud parents of three children as well as three granddaughters.

Grant Howe

Senior Vice President, Research & Development

Grant Howe brings more than 16 years of experience to his role as VP of Research and Development for Abila.  Prior to the acquisition, Grant led cultural transformation through holistic restructuring of people and processes across Sage, successfully resulting in intense collaboration, increased performance, and product predictability and usability.  Grant’s leadership and expertise proved vital through the transaction of Sage to Accel-KKR.

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Grant earned a master’s degree in Software Engineering from Syracuse University in Syracuse, N.Y., and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Oswego.

Grant has served as an external thought leader for the technology industry and has authored articles for leading trade journals and blogs.  Engaged in social media, if you would like to keep up with Grant’s thought leadership, we encourage you to follow him at @geekbyte on Twitter or LinkedIn

Chris Wicker

Vice President, Sales

Chris Wicker is the Vice President of Sales, responsible for all revenue generation and growth initiatives for direct clients and valued channel partners.   Chris’ leadership joined with his significant experience in the software industry is built on a people first foundation.

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Chris has led several organizations to record performances, but believes that traditional sales and business development strategies are not the key to success.   As a leader, he believes that aligning and positioning team members for success will fuel passion to our clients and help achieve their goals. 

Chris resides in Austin, Texas with his wife Dana and is the father to Henry and Lauren.   A native of Minnesota, Chris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.   Chris also holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. 

Scott Springer

Vice President - Support and Operations

Scott Springer, VP of Support and Operations, is a seasoned contact center professional with more than 10 years of senior leadership experience and over 20 years of customer service experience. Prior to Abila, Scott was a Certified Public Accountant and performed audits, reviews and compilations for nonprofit and governmental organizations.

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Scott joined Sage in 1995 as a support analyst for fund accounting software, where he combined his accounting and industry expertise with his strong technical knowledge and troubleshooting skills to quickly become a favorite with customers.

In a leadership role, Scott spearheaded projects to modernize contact center tools and processes to improve the overall customer experience for Fund Accounting, Fundraising, and Grant Management customers. Scott now oversees both the Customer Support and IT departments for Abila.

Married for 20 years, Scott and his wife, Cheryl have a son (Mike) and daughter (Ashley). During the summer, Scott and his family enjoy river tubing and snow skiing during the winters. During the school year, Scott volunteers at his daughter’s school supporting various educational events.

Erin Teter

Vice President, Human Resources

Erin Teter serves as the Director of Human Resources, responsible for employee recruitment and retention, staff development, performance management, benefits and compensation, legal compliance and all related human resources administration at Abila.

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Prior to joining Abila, Erin spent 11 years at Sage as a Director of Human Resources, responsible for collaborating and partnering with the Executive Leadership team to translate strategic business objectives into specific measurable HR and business actions that enabled a competitive advantage.

Erin holds a BA from Texas Lutheran University. She also holds her Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and certifications from UT Professional Development Program. Erin is an active member of Society of Human Resources, WilcoHR and ARMHA organizations.

Erin also shares our passions for nonprofits, donating her time to United Way of Central Texas and Capital Area Food Bank. You can find her in her spare time busy with her two children, Benjamin and Emily and husband Steven.

Nick Porter

Director - IT Services

Nick Porter joins Abila as the Director of Information Technology and has spent the majority of his professional twenty-five year career path in a variety of IT leadership and operational roles for large, complex and diverse organizations in the high-tech industry.

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Nick has a proven track record in IT operations, large scale information systems implementations and strategic IT planning. Nick’s most recent position was with Lakeway Regional Medical Center as the Director of IT where he successfully built his first fully electronic-based hospital. Nick has also served as a consultant serving many Austin start-ups such as Sigmatel, now Freescale, and other organizations such as Temple-Inland.

Nick’s undergraduate work is in Computer Information Science with DeVry University and Masters Studies with Keller University at Chicago Campus.

Nick is a former member of the 82nd Airborne Division and shares Abila’s passion in the non-profit arena by being active as a leader in the Boy Scouts of America. He has lived in the Austin area for 13 years and he and his wife Di have two sons both of whom are in honor band and are aspiring Eagle Scouts.

Randy Atwell

Director - Professional Services and Training

Randy is a seasoned professional with a diverse technical, project management and operations background. He manages a team of professional consultants and trainers that provide a wide range of services for both customers and Business Partners. He coordinates and manages all new installation and upgrade projects throughout the United States for all Abila software products.

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Randy has worked as a technical consultant for most of his professional career, working for large organizations such as EDS - where he installed networks in hospitals throughout the West Coast, to smaller regional consulting firms, where he installed and supported multiple SMB customers throughout Texas. Throughout his career, Randy has obtained a variety of certifications including Novell CNE, Microsoft MCSE, as well as ITIL and Project Management certifications.

Prior to joining Abila, Randy worked for Northrop Grumman as a Program Manager, where he was responsible for managing multiple customer outsourcing contracts. He has over 15 years of experience managing technical staff and contractors providing consulting services and brings a wealth of experience to his role as Director of Professional Services and Training.

Randy holds a bachelor’s of science in Management and Computer Information Systems from Park University.