Leadership

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

JP Guilbault

Chief Executive Officer

Under his current leadership at YourMembership, JP Guilbault has delivered unprecedented value through the power of software and revenue solutions for associations and nonprofits, serving more than 5,000 organizations in 32 countries. Since 2012, Guilbault has transformed YourMembership from a single product organization to a market-leading technology solutions force. He has led YourMembership’s significant growth by leveraging both organic strategies and successfully assimilating three company acquisitions. He oversees the corporate direction and strategy of both YourMembership and the recently-formed Community Brands, focusing on leadership, innovation, operational efficiency and execution to drive both customer and company growth.

Abila CFO Jeff Cross

Jeff Cross

Chief Financial Officer

As CFO for Abila, Jeff heads up the Finance, Accounting, Operations, and Legal departments, and is primarily responsible for revenue recognition, forecasting, and M&A activities, as well as IT.

Jeff came to Abila from a successful consulting role, where he created management reporting and forecasting, budget, key metrics/analytics, and structure for a new organization within a multimillion dollar publicly-traded company.

Prior to that, Jeff was Senior Vice President for the Americas Operations at TravelClick and led the processes resulting in the sale of TravelClick to a private equity firm for $930 million. He’s devoted much of his career, though, to Hoover’s, a Dun & Bradstreet company, where he started as Controller and worked his way through the ranks to include serving as CFO of D&B’s Small Business Group, as well as COO of Hoover’s.

Jeff is happily married to his wife Robbi, and is stepfather to a daughter and twin boys. He’s a devoted fan of University of Texas athletics, and an aficionado of old Westerns. He and his family are enthusiastic supporters of causes ranging from Goodwill Industries of Central Texas, to Rodeo Austin, to Greenpeace.

Jeff has a BBA in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin.

Erin Shy

Senior 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.

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).

Bethany Little

Vice President – Client Services

As Vice President of Client Services, Bethany Little oversees our consulting and professional services practice across Abila’s portfolio of products. In this role, she creates effective processes that enable customers who are adopting our solutions to effectively support their donors, members, constituents, and ultimately, their missions.

Bethany brings to Abila nearly 20 years’ experience leading revenue generating teams, such as sales, customer success, retention, professional services, and marketing, with consistent achievement in quarterly metrics at companies like Trapit, Blackbaud, and Convio.

Prior to joining Abila in January 2016, she served as Vice President of Customer Success at mobile, cloud-based technology firm HotSchedules, where she was responsible for sales, customer retention, and account management. Bethany’s domain experience includes nonprofit and cause marketing consulting, specifically in the area of multi-channel CRM strategy, fundraising, and digital programs.

Living in Austin with her husband, two daughters, and dog, Bethany enjoys all the Capital City has to offer, from the culture to the outdoors.

After receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Spanish from Virginia Tech, she went on to earn a Master of Arts in Political Management from The George Washington University.

Lars Powers

Vice President – Software Development and Support

In his role as Vice President of Software Development and Support, Lars Powers upholds a strong software development discipline to ensure the delivery of purpose-built, high quality solutions; all while providing leadership that inspires the team to bring new ideas, technologies, and methodologies to market.

Prior to joining Abila in December 2015, Lars served as Director of Application Development for leading e-commerce services provider, Newgistics, where he was responsible for design, construction, deployment, and support for a set of complex, mission-critical cloud services. Before Newgistics, Lars served in various product and software development roles at 3M and Microsoft, leading efforts to develop and implement software engineering and architecture methodologies, practices, and tools to support the product portfolio and roadmap.

Lars lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife Cheryl and children Kelsey and Carson. In his free time, he enjoys the outdoors, military history, writing, and tinkering with technology.

Lars earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University.