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 Abila, 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).

Tad Druart

Vice President - Marketing

Tad is responsible for brand and revenue marketing at Abila. Druart began his professional career in the nonprofit sector serving in a variety of professional roles with Special Olympics, Texas, and subsequently as director of athletic marketing and development at Texas State University.

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Before joining Abila, Tad was previously director of marketing communications at CompassLearning where he was responsible for brand, corporate communications, and marketing. Prior to that, Druart led corporate communications, marketing and investor relations for Convio, a leading provider of software and services to the nonprofit market. He has more than 25 years of experience in software marketing and corporate communications with leading technology providers such as Dell and National Instruments.

Druart currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Newman University in Wichita, KS, where he also serves as President of the Alumni Association.

Druart holds a B.A. in Communications from Newman University.

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).

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

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 VP 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.