As a software company that works exclusively with nonprofit, education, and healthcare organizations, our employees share a passion for helping our clients as they literally change the world, everyday. Our team is made up of dedicated product, support, sales, success, marketing, partner, and finance geniuses (if we do say so ourselves!). Check out just a few of our team members below.

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Executive Team

Ross Beattie
CEO and Board Member

Ross is a visionary leader with a proven ability to create a high-tempo, customer-centric culture. With over 30 years of experience, Ross provides the necessary leadership to develop strategies that drive desired results, with a track record of producing profitable growth. Ross is delighted to have the privilege of joining the iWave team, as he has a passion for engaging with and helping organizations that make the world a better place.



Colin Paddington

Colin is a finance professional with a reputation for synthesizing business requirements with an ability to exceed requirements of stakeholders. With more than 20 years in finance and accounting, Colin has had tremendous success leading several organizations through periods of exceptional growth. Colin is an active endurance athlete who has completed four Ironman triathlons and three ultra-marathons.



Trent Beattie
VP Strategic Alliances

Trent joined iWave with nearly 20 years experience delivering technology solutions to organizations throughout North America. Prior to iWave he worked with NetSuite, where he helped grow the company’s strategic partner community. Using a unique blend of business and technology experience, Trent is focused on creating a collaborative partner network that enables more nonprofits to reach their fundraising goals.



Mary Côté
VP Product Development

After spending more than 15 years in supply chain management and product development leadership roles, Mary joins iWave as VP Product. Mary’s passion for implementing, managing, and enhancing processes with a focus on increasing ROI will help iWave continue offering industry-leading products and solutions for their nonprofit partners.

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Jill McCarville
VP Marketing

Jill joined iWave in 2015 to lead the marketing and communication efforts. Prior to joining iWave Jill worked as a Director at an Innovation and Marketing consulting firm where she led new product ideation sessions, created content, and helped clients from Fortune 500’s to small businesses accelerate new products to market.



Dwight Richards
VP Sales

After excelling in leadership roles at companies like Xerox and Radian6, Dwight joined iWave as Vice President of Sales in 2017. His experience and passion lies in scaling, leading, and mentoring large sales teams. Dwight was excited to join the nonprofit industry and is thrilled to share iWave’s industry-leading solutions with nonprofits of all shapes and sizes.



Karen Wight

Karen joined iWave in 2018 bringing with her a passion for growth, a desire to make an impact in the world, combined with nearly 20 years of experience in finance and accounting. Her experience encompasses senior finance positions with not-for-profits, and various facets of public accounting practice, as well as working as an accounting educator.

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Board of Directors

Jordan Richards

Jordan Richards
Chairman of the Board

Jordan Richards is a Managing Partner at Sverica Capital Management. He joined Sverica’s San Francisco office in early 2009 and sits on the board of 7Summits, Gryphon Networks, Quest Education and Stream Companies, and iWave. Jordan has nearly two decades of private equity, public equity, and investment banking experience at JP Morgan Partners and other firms. Jordan earned his BA (Government) and MBA from Dartmouth College.

Ryan Harstad

Ryan Harstad
Board Member

Ryan Harstad is a Partner at Sverica Capital Management, which he joined in 2011. He currently serves on the boards of 7Summits, Gryphon Networks, Stream Companies, Synoptek, and iWave. Ryan previously worked with private equity firm Friedman Fleischer & Lowe and Lehman Brothers’ Investment Banking division. Ryan graduated magna cum laude with a BS (Analytical Finance) from Wake Forest University and earned an MBA with honors from the University of Pennsylvania.

Scott Johnson
Board Member

Scott Johnson, the former CEO of Zephyr, a software provider of real-time test management software used by over 18,500 companies. He is also the Founder and Executive Director of Jehovah Jireh, a nonprofit organization which helps to meet the physical, psychological, and educational needs of orphaned children in third world countries. His impressive work record and personal commitment to both local and global nonprofit efforts make him an ideal addition to the iWave team.

R ‘Doc’ Vaidhyanathan

R ‘Doc’ Vaidhyanathan
Board Member

R ‘Doc’ Vaidhyanathan was previously Chief Product Officer at Arcot Systems and current Co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Spanugo, a SaaS platform that helps validate and demonstrate IT security assurance. Doc has served on the Board of CRY America – a nonprofit that advocates children’s rights everywhere.