As CEO, Chris is responsible for the strategic growth of DipJar, a challenge he readily accepts and meets head on. His passion for building successful teams and broad operating experience in technology companies has led DipJar to its current national recognition.
Prior to DipJar, Chris ran go-to-market and strategic alliance initiatives at a number of leading technology companies, including Unifi Software (later acquired by Dell) and Vertica Systems (acquired by Hewlett Packard Enterprise).
He has a BS in operations research and industrial engineering from Cornell University and an MBA in international business and economics from NYU Stern School of Business.
Chris has served on a number of corporate and non-profit boards, including serving as director of the Needham Memorial Day Tournament, one of the largest youth soccer tournaments in the US.
David leads the Engineering team in product strategy and implementation. As an experienced technical software engineering leader, he drives innovation at DipJar to transform, improve, and grow products and business.
Prior to joining DipJar, he spent 8 years building and leading engineering teams at ZipCar that were responsible for mobile applications, web, backend technology, and vehicle technology. David also has been responsible for delivering speech recognition projects for Nuance and worked as a technical consultant for various financial institutions regarding anti-money laundering. David holds a B.S in business administration from University of Vermont and is currently achieving an M.S. in computer science at Boston University.
Outside of his professional career, David loves staying up to date in learning new technologies and gadgets; recently, that included becoming semi-skilled at riding a OneWheel! Additionally, he also enjoys tabletop games, including Dominion, Tokaido, Planetarium, and Carcassonne.
As the VP of Product Strategy at DipJar, Adam is responsible for defining DipJar’s product vision and ensuring our products engage donors in the experience of giving to ultimately increase customer success.
Adam brings a wealth of payments knowledge to the DipJar team as he has spent the past 10 years working in the Payments space, specifically with ISOs and Payment Facilitators.
When not at work, Adam enjoys spending time with his family – including his two dogs, riding motorcycles, and flying.
Rick is the Director of Operations where – put simply – he is responsible for ensuring DipJar’s customers can accept donations. He works closely with the Product and Engineering teams to deliver the best possible experience for all DipJar customers.
After spending ten years in the finance – technology space, Rick appreciates that his position enables him to use his insider knowledge and experience to help nonprofits across the country be successful.
Outside of work, Rick loves to travel. As a self-proclaimed “foodie”, trying different local cuisines drives his passion for experiencing new cultures. A true Bostonian, Rick is a dedicated New England Patriots fan, but also enjoys watching and playing soccer when time allows.
Melissa is the Director of Marketing at Dipjar where she is responsible for building the company’s public outreach and brand relationships, including overseeing a growing social presence and sales partnership profile.
She has worked extensively with local nonprofit businesses in the Pittsburgh area, including Humane Animal Rescue, where she led marketing programs to promote animal adoption. Through her work, Melissa has gained extensive knowledge of the nonprofit sector, experience that enables her to understand DipJar customers and their needs.
Melissa is an avid animal lover with three cats of her own and a revolving door of fosters. Her passion for animals has driven her to spend her free time serving on the board for Biggies Bullies, a foster home based dog rescue in Pittsburgh, PA.
Beth is a creative thinker who’s passionate about cultivating new opportunities and connecting people with the resources and technology capable of transforming lives. Driven by social impact and ingenuity, DipJar offers Beth the ideal conduit to make an impact on a national scale.
Prior to joining the DipJar, Beth worked in various Senior business development, client and program management facing roles at organizations including Charity Dynamics, Chewse, Barnes and Noble/Nook, MassChallenge, Harvard Law School, Tufts Medical Center, University of Chicago, and Americorps.
Beth holds a degree from Eastern Michigan University in Marketing, Communication, and Visual Design. A lifelong learner, she’s captivated by the ever-increasing number of educational resources available online, and loves exploring new program offerings throughout her home base in Austin, Texas.
Jason is DipJar’s Manager of Customer Support and Success, a role he appreciates because of his passion for helping nonprofits make positive change and achieve success. He believes that donating to nonprofits should be an easy process, especially in our technology-rich world.
Prior to joining DipJar, Jason lead Support for a medical device company. In this role, he worked with an interdisciplinary team of engineers where quality and excellence was demanded. He provided pre- and post-sale support to users across the globe, giving him advanced organizational, documentation, and communication skills.
As an avid golfer, he promises to never turn down an invitation to a charity golf tournament. When he’s not golfing, Jason volunteers with the Joslin Diabetes Research Foundation, a mission important to him as he has two close friends living with Type 1 Diabetes.
Myles contributes to shaping the direction and overall growth strategy for DipJar as a member of the Sales team. Myles works to show potential customers the positive impact that DipJar can have on their fundraising efforts.
His enthusiasm for relationship-building allows him to create strong connections with customers and helps him to provide them support to transform their fundraising.
As a Boston native, Myles is a major sports fan – of all of Boston’s home teams. With a passion for snowboarding, the cold North Eastern winters don’t bother Myles much, but he does enjoy traveling outside of Massachusetts when he can.
Coley is a trusted partner and resource on DipJar’s product functionality, fundraising best practices, and nonprofit industry trends. She helps maximize our customer’s fundraising results by spending her days working side by side with organizations using DipJar.
After earning her B.A. in sociology from the University of San Diego, Coley spent time working for numerous nonprofits. She gained knowledge and empathy for the nonprofit world during this time, which allows her to better understand the wants and needs of DipJar’s nonprofit customers.
Outside of work, Coley is a yoga teacher and loves to run the trails around beautiful Austin, Texas. She hails from Southern California and loves going back to visit her large Italian family – especially for family dinners with lots of homemade pasta.
As a member of the Support team, Jake regularly communicates with customers, helping them overcome any challenges they encounter during their relationship with DipJar. He provides dedicated support to resolve technical challenges, answering any questions they have when using DipJar products and software to fundraise.
Prior to joining the DipJar team, Jake recently graduated from the University of New Hampshire. During his time at UNH, he served as a long-term assistant in the Computer Science Department and additionally interned at ZScaler as a marketing and business intern.
When he’s not helping customers, Jake loves exploring the great outdoors. His passion for exploring was nurtured during his time as a Boy Scout, and eventually resulted in achieving the highest rank – Eagle Scout. He earned this rank after completing a service project in which he created a system to map and mark Veteran gravesites.
As DipJar’s Customer Support & Success Specialist, Jeff supports our 5,000+ nonprofit customers to ensure they achieve fundraising success, providing dedicated support to resolve any technical challenges that impact them. Jeff previously worked with nonprofit organizations in prior roles to understand their needs and challenges, and is excited to be supporting them again so he can help them gain support for their missions.
Prior to joining the team, Jeff held roles at SaaS companies in a variety of fields that encompass Hospitality Technology and health & wellness apps.. While he spent over a year in Sales, Jeff found that he preferred working in Customer Support as he enjoys troubleshooting for customers, being the point of contact for customers, and satisfying his endless urge to understand products and systems inside and out.
Outside of work, Jeff loves to adventure and learn new things. He’s often found exploring Austin, Texas – paddle boarding on Lady Bird Lake or setting off on a road trip. When he’s not exploring, Jeff is an avid reader, specifically books that help him better understand human nature and how we’re wired.
As the Full Stack Engineer at DipJar, Josh is responsible for writing DipJar’s software, including Spark offerings and DipJar infrastructure. Josh believes software should be built in a way that respects its users, and he aims to bring that mentality and creative problem solving to all of DipJar’s platform.
Josh brings a variety of development experience from past jobs. He has been writing software for around ten years and worked at several companies, including HubSpot and Catalant. He holds a B.S. in computer science from Northeastern University.
After business hours, Josh likes biking, reading, playing with his cat, and video games. He’s excited to get back to traveling when that becomes safe again.
Though he hails from Chicago, Axel now lives full time in Denver where he stays active by hiking Colorado’s ranges and skiing their famous slopes. As a former collegiate hockey player, Axel enjoys a family game every Thanksgiving.