iWave Appoints Gerry Lawless CTO & Chief Evangelist
Company and Industry Veteran Stepping into New Role Focused on Innovation and Product Superiority
Charlottetown, 4 April 2018 – iWave, the leading software provider for donor research and fundraising intelligence solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of Gerry Lawless as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) & Chief Evangelist. Gerry is moving to this position from his previous role as CEO at iWave, which he held for six years. This move is representative of iWave’s dedicated focus to enhancing and accelerating the delivery and functionality of their current platform and future fundraising intelligence solutions.
Gerry’s career spans a range of sales, technology, and leadership roles with companies including Scythe Corp and IBM. Gerry was instrumental in the design, architecture, and feature-rich functionality of iWave’s current platform. His ability to create fundraising intelligence solutions based on input from clients and thought leaders is second to none. As iWave enters a period of unprecedented growth, Gerry and his team will continue to improve the iWave platform.
Gerry will be responsible for the strategic direction and continued development of iWave’s technology roadmap, which is focused on enriching the experience and results of nonprofit fundraising professionals. Through his Chief Evangelist role, he will also work with other community thought leaders and nonprofit professionals to share new advances in fundraising intelligence solutions.
Ross Beattie, former Executive Director and Vice Chairman at iWave, will be stepping into the role as CEO.
“Gerry is a trusted advisor and industry thought leader for fundraising intelligence solutions,” said Beattie. “It’s clear to anyone who has worked with him that he builds products with client value and user experience top of mind. Gerry is the right person to guide our focus on innovation and product superiority for iWave’s current clients, future clients, and the nonprofit community as a whole.”
About iWave: For over 25 years, iWave has delivered software solutions that empower education, healthcare, and nonprofit organizations to fundraise with confidence. iWave’s solutions are a proven asset for fundraising departments of any size. From Ivy league schools like Yale and Stanford, to healthcare and arts organizations like Doctors Without Borders and the Smithsonian Institution, iWave has assisted over 6000 organizations in the United States, Canada, and around the world.
VP Marketing, iWave