Boardable sprang from a stroke of serendipity. It started when the United Way of Central Indiana approached Indianapolis-based creative agency SmallBox and its software arm, Gravy Lab, with a problem. UWCI’s ambitious mission and rising tide of support made it critical for the organization to find a faster, more organized way to engage with its more than 400 board and committee members. That’s not an issue organizations typically bring to creative agencies, but SmallBox, then led by eventual Boardable CEO Jeb Banner, specializes in serving mission-oriented organizations. That approach not only endears the agency to nonprofits, it also attracts talent and leadership passionate about making an impact at the community level. Banner and several of Boardable’s future co-founders knew the pain points of board engagement and how they made organizations less effective. They had already founded their own nonprofits, and served on multiple boards. Furthermore, they knew that most board management software options are too expensive for community nonprofits. Seeing an opportunity, they designed an online portal that unified boards, committees, and organizations in one place. With that, they founded Boardable. The opportunity they saw was quickly realized. UWCI soon became one of Boardable’s first customers, and less than a year after the company’s founding, Boardable became a preferred provider to the United Way Worldwide Network Purchasing Program.
As the CEO and a Founder of Boardable, Jeb is passionate about community nonprofits, entrepreneurship, and more. He also founded SmallBox, a creative agency for mission-driven organizations, and is co-founder of The Speak Easy and founder of Musical Family Tree, both 501(c)(3) nonprofits.
An experienced SaaS executive, advisor, and investor, Jeff brings a wealth of expertise in delivering innovative products to market that delight customers and drive business success. He has held product leadership positions at high-growth companies such as ExactTarget, Salesforce.com, Branding Brand, and Emma.
As a Founder and COO, Andy helps guide Boardable’s growth by making sure each team has the information and resources needed for success. He is also active on several nonprofit and for-profit boards and has held leadership roles with companies such as ExactTarget and Appirio, and co-founded HoverCrowd, Zworks, and The Speak Easy.Senior.
With experience as a Chief Financial Officer and angel investor, Steve brings an uncommon level of passion and expertise to Boardable’s finance and accounting. He’s also principal at CaaS for SaaS CFO Services, and a proud graduate of The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Laura’s love of service and giving back make her a natural fit as a Customer Experience Advocate. She ensures that Boardable delivers a positive brand experience by drawing upon her long history of working with and for multiple nonprofits. That gives her a keen sense of what tools will help customers realize their mission on a case-by-case basis.
In her Vice President of Growth role, Krista is determined to build board software that empowers nonprofits to realize their missions. She finds the intersection between nonprofits and tech to be especially fulfilling, and she values customer input when shaping Boardable’s product roadmap.
Samantha brings a rich nonprofit background to Boardable’s Customer Success team. With a masters degree in Nonprofit Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania, she is both knowledgeable and passionate about helping Boardable customers make the most of the board member experience.
Katie’s entire career has been in local and national nonprofit organizations, starting with an MPA in nonprofit management and philanthropic studies. All this work in the philanthropic field has fed her drive to remove barriers for boards so they can focus more on their missions. When she isn’t building relationships with orgs at Boardable, she is hitting the trails with her dog, Lexi.
Zach has worked for both an IT consulting company and a major nonprofit understanding both worlds that Boardable lives in and how they can be successful together. He is ready to help organizations reach their goals and further their mission by removing barriers and pain points. In his spare time, Zach enjoys woodworking, fantasy sports, and spending time with his family.
After working in customer relations at other SaaS companies, Meredith is excited to tie her years of nonprofit board experience into her professional life. She is passionate about getting to know customers and making sure their stories are heard by the Boardable team. When she’s not working on her MBA, she loves to sew and quilt outside work hours.
Alexa has been involved with mission-driven organizations for years seeing firsthand the impact that such organizations could have on underserved communities. She is excited to work directly with boards to streamline communications, allowing them to run operations more smoothly and efficiently. Outside of work, she loves to cook, bake, paint, and draw.
Leslie completed training on customer success and SaaS best practices by industry professionals giving her the right tools to join Boardable. She looks forward to helping organizations successfully adopt Boardable’s technology to streamline communications and achieve goals faster. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring new restaurants and trying new food.
John helps clients solve complex, strategic business problems and position themselves for success. This deep understanding of sales and customer experience comes from years of customer-facing roles. John looks forward to working with organizations to make a greater impact on their mission. In his free time he enjoys traveling, the great outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.
In her role of Account Representative, Brittany makes sure that Boardable is a good fit for each customer. She graduated from The Lilly School of Philanthropy, and immediately sought out an opportunity to help nonprofits use technology in realizing their missions. Intellectually curious, Brittany can often be seen listening to TED Talks on her breaks.
Robyn has more than 15 years of sales experience, with 6 of those being in a SaaS environment like Boardable. She sees meeting customer needs as a challenge to take on, and she loves to win together. She unwinds her competitive spirit by spending time outside biking, walking, gardening, and exploring national parks.
Eric is passionate about helping companies leverage technology that allows them to focus on being successful and reaching their mission. He is looking forward to bringing on partner heroes giving them the opportunity to make a bigger impact. While he is not setting up customers for success, you can find Eric camping, hiking, biking, running, and swimming.
Jenna has 10 + years of sales experience where she helped organizations and nonprofits plan and execute successful fundraisers and meetings. She looks forward to offering Boardable customers a product that will assist them in accomplishing their goals and mission. In her free time, Jenna enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and Beagle puppy – Lola. Their favorite family activity is going to theme parks!
Robert tailored his academic life around experiencing different cultures with studying abroad, “Semester at Sea,” many trips, and working abroad. He brings this curiosity and enthusiasm for learning about others to his position at Boardable. As Sales Operations Analyst, Robert serves across teams unifying the customer journey and assisting all departments.
With nonprofit work experience earlier in her career, Cindy is excited to bring her career in tech sales full circle with Boardable’s potential users. She views part of her job as giving back to organizations who help the community. She does yoga daily and spends time with her family to unwind after work.
Christian loves helping customers solve problems and find solutions to make lives easier for organizations. He is excited to bring new customers to Boardable and simplify their board management experience. In his free time, he loves spending time outdoors, playing sports, and spending time with his dog, Charles Barkley.
Not content to guess at what potential customers need to know or are interested in, Kurt is passionate about using data and insights to create marketing strategies across digital channels. He uses this holistic approach in leading the digital marketing team, too. Outside of work, Kurt takes off his analytical hat to cheer his daughters on at their sporting events.
Sarah brings a rich background in policy, compliance, and marketing from years of experience working for Google and Ask Media Group. She loves developing systems and processes that boost efficiency, managing projects effectively, and generally clearing the way to aid in her teammates’ success. She lives in Indianapolis and serves on two nonprofit boards.
Scott has a background in leading marketing teams, as well as managing data & technology enabling him to connect technical & non-technical teams in a way that enhances understanding across the organization. He’s looking forward to implementing process & technology automation allowing Boardable to serve organizations as efficiently as possible. Scott enjoys stargazing, learning about astrophysics, taking walks with his wife, and playing with their three pups.
Nicole is a results-oriented marketing expert with 10 + years of experience in planning, developing, and implementing effective marketing strategies. She is passionate when it comes to digital marketing, social media, and data analysis. In her free time, Nicole loves volunteering, cheering on the Steelers, seeing live music with her husband, and spending time with her dog, Rosalita (named after Springsteen’s song).
Amalia comes to Boardable with seven years of experience working in marketing and communications for international nonprofit organizations. Her main areas of expertise are videography, graphic design, and photography. She is passionate about visual storytelling and excited to bring more video and imagery to tell the story of Boardable.
Specializing in scaling engineering teams with startups, Daniel has the perfect background for Boardable’s growing engineering team. His focus is on making improvements to the software that will delight and surprise our customers. In addition to his leadership and software testing expertise, he is also an inventor and lifelong learner.
Joe strives to make Boardable the best nonprofit board management software by building, testing, and updating its tools in his role as Senior Product Developer. In addition to co-founding Boardable, he also co-founded several other companies, including SmallBox and Gravy Lab. He dreams in code and sustains himself mostly on Diet Coke.
With the mindset that there is always room for improvement in technology and how we use it, Daniel excels at creating custom applications to make everyone’s work easier and more effective. He brings that resourcefulness to improving Boardable’s product, too. To recharge, Daniel enjoys nature hikes.
Having worked in just about every facet of the Information Technology field, Dave brings a variety of skills to Boardable. As a Software Engineer, he is leveraging his broad knowledge of IT to help improve and extend Boardable’s industry leading platform. Dave is an amateur Disc Golfer where he enjoys participating in local tournaments and casual rounds with friends.
Pratik has been working with startups for 10 + years building applications from small to large scale. He is excited to bring his experience to Boardable with the full software development lifestyle from requirement gathering to designing, building, and support. During his time away from work you can find Pratik hanging out with friends, family, and working with prototype next-level technology.
Aaron brings in years of experience working in nonprofit, higher education, and SaaS industries. He has built a website platform for accountants and understands the importance of creating software to save time, energy, and resources. Aaron is excited to build tools within Boardable to help every customer achieve these goals. When he is not working, Aaron enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, friends, and golfing.
When Callie is writing software code, her mind is always on how she can make a better experience for the end-user and make their job easier. She combines this drive to make an excellent product with a desire to understand nonprofit customers every day at Boardable. When she isn’t coding, she can be found hiking, biking, and traveling.
As a software developer, Matthew has built web applications that are both business-facing and customer-facing, giving him a great understanding of business needs from a software perspective. He is looking forward to building amazing tools for Boardable customers, with the goal of them sharing it with a friend, or two! Matthew enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. Playing Mario Kart with his son is a fun way to spend time, especially because he can’t beat him (yet)!
Neer comes from the tech consulting world as a UX designer, where she was the lead designer for a multi-billion dollar account, focusing on customer experience and user accessibility. Her goal is to now help mission-based companies that are creating a positive impact on the world. In Neer’s free time you can find her hiking, biking, spending time outside, reading, and taking care of her plants.
Eleanor is a recent graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor’s degree in User Experience Design and minors in Communications and Psychology. Her background has given her a people-centered mentality, allowing her to design while keeping Boardable customers at the forefront. She is excited to be at Boardable and help those who are helping others! When not designing, Eleanor enjoys all things performing (singing, acting, dancing, you name it!), doing anything creative, and spending time with her kitten, Violet.
Ryan has 10 + years of experience working in the technology industry teaching him the importance of building sophisticated products to make life easier. When Ryan is not helping customers reach their goals with the right tools, he can be found golfing, swimming, BBQing, partaking in CrossFit, or enjoying a wine tasting.
Ieshia has a strong history of working with tech companies to deliver the best product possible while effectively communicating with customers to support their success. When she isn’t coordinating across multiple departments to help her company achieve big goals, Ieshia enjoys playing basketball and doing pencil sketches.
There’s not much in SaaS design and product management that Eric hasn’t seen in his +10 years in the space. He enthusiastically puts his experience toward understanding the customer and improving their experience. Eric can also recite Frozen with his three daughters when he isn’t hiking and biking.
Trained in nutrition and culinary arts, Kara started her product support career in the food industry where she helped franchises around the world. She feels that same international, ambitious energy at Boardable. Outside of work, Kara produces art through watercolors and embroidery.
With Brody’s experience in building boards and nonprofit fundraising, as well as an interest in software development, he is well aware of the challenges facing nonprofits with new technology. Outside of running, dancing, and playing tennis, Brody can be found volunteering with local nonprofits.
David’s educational background in Psychology paired with his web development experience allows him to support technical bugs and promote the end-user experience. Outside of work, David enjoys hiking and exploring new places with friends.
With a diverse background in data science and musical instruction at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Ben brings an analytical mind to the Boardable team. He digs into customer behavior in the software platform to identify areas for product improvement and feature additions. An Alaska native, Ben resides in Indianapolis and is involved in various musical projects.
Gabby has experience building teams at both tech startups and nonprofits, which means she is the perfect person to help Boardable scale a diverse and talented team. She is excited to help Boardable continue to be a place that attracts the best people. She carries her high standards into her off-hours, when she likes to read about leadership, do pure barre classes and hang with her golden doodle, Dolly Parton.
Michelle has a history of recruiting and project management at Herron School of Art and Design (she’s also an alumna), where she developed the skills and knowledge to help Boardable grow. Michelle’s favorite parts of her job are welcoming new employees to Boardable, organizing culture events for the team, and designing fun Boardable SWAG. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, painting, and reading novels.
Experienced in nonprofit and small business accounting, Joanna brings a passion for startups and charitable work to Boardable’s financial bookkeeping. When she isn’t balancing our numbers, she enjoys gardening and being outdoors.
As a Founder, Jason brings insights from his extensive background in the nonprofit, software development, and creative services spaces. He is founder and President of RocketBuild, and volunteers frequently outside of work. Currently, he is President of Montessori Garden Academy’s board of directors.
Eric is an Internet executive with over 20 years of experience in creating, scaling, and exiting innovative technology businesses. Eric enjoys the challenge of growing businesses from startup to acquisition, and brings that enthusiasm and knowledge to Boardable’s team. He joined the board upon investment from High Alpha, where he is a partner.
Steve brings more than 30 years of technology, corporate development, venture capital, and entrepreneurship experience to the Boardable board. He has served in an investing and leadership capacity at both Fortune 500 and start-up companies. Steve is currently the CEO of OneCause, a nonprofit digital fundraising platform.
Since his time studying Economics at Harvard, Rexhi (pronounced “Reggie”) has been active in the venture capital and private equity fields, especially in the area of tech startups. He is now a principal at Base10, one of the primary venture capital investors behind Boardable. Outside of the board room, he enjoys live music and soccer.
We are motivated to succeed.
We do what we say we will do.
We believe everyone has value.
We push each other to win, and winning is fun.
We take time to listen and understand.