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.
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.
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.
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.
As Vice President of Marketing at Boardable, Julie is passionate about helping nonprofits tap into new technology in order to better serve their missions and constituents. With 18 years of online experience under her belt, Julie has previously served as the VP of Digital Marketing at two digital agencies and as the Director of Marketing at a mobile app startup.
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.
Laura’s love of service and giving back make her a natural fit as a Customer Success Manager. 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.
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.
Wayne has a proven record of helping tech companies grow, with an emphasis on relationship building and excellent communication. This approach is evident in his passion for mission-driven companies, and a pattern of blowing past their goals. Outside of business development, Wayne clears his mind by cheering on the Red Sox and going for walks.
After a rewarding work history helping bands navigate the record industry and tour circuit at Joyful Noise Recordings and his own company, Catalog Sound, Adam is looking forward to helping nonprofits find success with the right tools. When he isn’t learning about the stories of nonprofits, he enjoys spending time camping and hiking with his family.
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.
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.
Robert has 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 Marketing Associate, Robert serves across teams unifying the customer journey and assisting all departments.
Sharpening years of business development experience through TechPoint’s Sales Bootcamp, Marta also brings enthusiasm and energy to working with Boardable’s potential customers. She has volunteered for multiple local nonprofits and is passionate about helping organizations find better solutions. Off hours, Marta loves to walk with her husband and Labrador, and check out real estate open houses.
Caroline loves exploring which topics our audience most wants to learn about as Content Marketing Manager. She has worked as a nonprofit executive director and writer, making her especially enthusiastic about producing content for Boardable. To stay current on common nonprofit issues, Caroline enjoys volunteering in her community.
Sarah brings a rich background in policy and keyword knowledge from years of experience working for Google and Ask Media Group. She loves helping the marketing team identify what concepts our Boardable customers are searching for help with the most, in order to drive relevant content creation. She lives in Indianapolis and serves on two nonprofit boards.
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.
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.
Jacob has worked as a contractor for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to startups before helping Boardable build a mobile app. Since joining full time, he is ready to help make the Boardable software experience as effective as possible. In his spare time, he enjoys woodworking and spending time with his wife and daughters.
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.
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.
Ali first got a taste for working with nonprofits when she worked in HR and managed United Way campaigns at her company. She’s the perfect fit for Boardable because she combines a love of helping others with a pivot to the tech sector through tech academy, Eleven Fifty. Ali challenges herself outside of professional life with hikes, like camping at high altitudes in Colorado.
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.
Michelle has a history of recruiting and project management at the Herron School of Arts (she’s also an alumna), where she developed the skills and knowledge to help Boardable grow. In addition to office space planning, she enjoys yoga and using her artistic skills in watercolor and ink.
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.
As a Founder and board chair, Andy helps guide Boardable’s growth. He is COO of a scaling marketing technology company called 250ok, and is active on several nonprofit and for-profit boards. He has held leadership roles with companies such as ExactTarget and Appirio, and co-founded HoverCrowd, Zworks, and The Speak Easy.
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.
An accomplished medical device executive with six patents, Audrey is prolific in her board service. She currently sits on the board of directors for Court Appointed Special Advocates of Kosciusko County, and several advisory boards including two at Notre Dame.
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.
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