Our Team

Are you ready to make waves in the nonprofit world? Our team is ready to lead the way. We share a passion for positively transforming the communities around us by helping our clients work to change the world, every day. We're comprised of dedicated product, support, sales, success, marketing and finance experts who'll work to achieve your goals.

Executive Team

Ross Beattie

Ross Beattie

CEO and Board Member

Bio

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 Paddington

CFO

Bio

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.

Mary Côté

Mary Côté

VP Product Development

Bio

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.

Jill McCarville

VP Marketing

Bio

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

Bio

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

VP Finance and Controller

Bio

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.

Board of Directors

Jordan Richards

Chairman of the Board

Bio

Jordan is a Managing Partner in Sverica’s San Francisco office. He sits on the board of Coastal Cloud, iWave Information Systems, Gryphon Networks and Stream Companies. Jordan is a former Director of 7Summits which was sold to IBM (NYSE: IBM) and the Bartech Group which was sold to Impellam Group PLC (LON: IPEL).

Jordan has over two decades of private equity and public equity investing experience at JP Morgan Partners, Citadel Investment Group and Pequot Capital Management. Over the course of his career, Jordan has invested in many different businesses and industries including business services, software, general industrial and manufacturing, technology media and telecom, retail and alternative energy. At Sverica, Jordan is focused on business and technology services and software.

A native of the northeast, Jordan earned his BA in Government from Dartmouth College and his MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

Ryan Harstad

Board Member

Bio

Ryan is a Partner in Sverica’s San Francisco office, which he joined in 2011. He currently serves on the boards of Coastal Cloud, iWave Information Systems, Gryphon Networks, Stream Companies, Synoptek and WinWire and previously served on the boards of 7Summits (sold to IBM (NYSE: IBM)), Pivot Data Centres (sold to Rogers Communications (TSE: RCI)) and Sheet Music Plus (sold to Hal Leonard).

Ryan previously worked with Friedman Fleischer & Lowe (“FFL”), a private equity firm based in San Francisco. At FFL, he evaluated opportunities and executed transactions across a variety of industries including healthcare services and consumer products. Prior to that, he was an Analyst with the Industrials Group in Lehman Brothers’ Investment Banking division in New York.

Ryan graduated magna cum laude with a BS in Analytical Finance from Wake Forest University and earned an MBA with honors from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Scott Johnson

Board Member

Bio

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.

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