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.
As Vice President of Revenue and Operations, Ashly enables our team to do their best work. A Notre Dame graduate and IU Kelley School of Business MBA, she is passionate about improving organizational efficiency and impact, both internally and for our customers.
In her Vice President of Product 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 17 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.
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.
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.
Passionate about growing businesses quickly but effectively, Tyler supports the Sales team with the information they need to understand potential customers’ needs, organizations, and nonprofit goals. Trained as a classical trombonist, he also loves to hike, camp, and read Stephen King books.
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.
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.
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.
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