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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Senior Vice President, Sales
Randy is responsible for driving and overseeing the company’s sales strategy at Abila. He brings more than 25 years of sales leadership experience, with a highly successful track record in the technology industry and, in particular, technology companies that serve the nonprofit and association sector.
Prior to joining Abila, Potts served as senior vice president of sales at LogicMonitor and chief sales officer at Spredfast. Potts was instrumental in the rapid growth and subsequent initial public offering at Convio, where he also served as vice president of sales.
Randy holds a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.