Abila Names Industry Veteran, Tad Druart, Vice President of Marketing
Druart brings more than 25 years of proven leadership experience in developing, executing and sustaining marketing and communications strategies for high-profile technology companies and nonprofit and governmental entities.
June 10, 2014 – AUSTIN, Texas – Abila, a provider of software solutions dedicated to serving dynamic not-for-profit organizations, membership associations, higher education institutions and government agencies, today announced Tad Druart has been named Vice President of Marketing.
Druart brings more than 25 years of proven leadership experience in developing, executing and sustaining marketing and communications strategies and tactics that shape perception, enhance reputation, build brand and increase valuation for high-profile technology companies and nonprofit and governmental entities. His professional experience includes leadership roles in nonprofit organizations and associations, as well as leading marketing communications programs for a software provider that served some of the world’s leading nonprofit organizations.
“Tad’s background in nonprofit management and fundraising, as well as his proven success leading the marketing and communications teams for prominent software companies is an ideal match to fuel Abila’s future and growth,” said Krista Endsley, CEO, Abila, Inc.
Prior to joining Abila, Druart served as director of marketing and communications for CompassLearning, Inc. Before CompassLearning, Druart managed corporate communications, corporate marketing, and investor relations for Convio, a leading provider of online fundraising and constituent management (CRM) software to the nonprofit market. Convio was subsequently acquired by Blackbaud. Additionally, Druart served as vice president and general manager for Pierpont Communications, and held communications and marketing roles at Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA), Dell and National Instruments. Druart began his career with Special Olympics, Texas, and also served in a fundraising leadership role with the Texas State University athletic department. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Newman University, and as president of the University’s alumni association.
“Abila’s focus on customer success and commitment to innovation uniquely positions us to deliver software solutions that enable our customers to more efficiently and effectively engage constituents and members,” said Druart. “Helping our customers enhance the delivery of their respective missions is not just driven by the leadership team – it is part of the DNA of our entire team. I look forward to telling our story and the stories of our customers.”
Abila with Avectra, now an Abila company, serves strategic leaders and managers in dynamic nonprofit organizations, associations and government agencies with comprehensive membership management SaaS and software solutions. Organizations trust Abila to simplify and streamline accounting, donor and grant management and large scale fundraising processes so they can perform their best work and focus on delivering their unique mission. For Abila, it’s personal and backed by a team with more than 50 years of combined experience dedicated to helping organizations achieve their vision. For more information, please visit www.abila.com.