We're all about people
We are lucky. Because of the nature of our business, we attract passionate people who want to make a difference in the world through their work. We’ve been fortunate to direct that passion toward solving the challenges of our clients, end users and recipient charities. The result is an exceptional rating on GlassDoor.com, and a bunch of raving fans as clients. It’s a powerful combination, and we’re proud of it.
Benevity's Leadership Team
Bryan de Lottinville
Founder and CEO
Bryan is a self-described "recovering lawyer" who is constantly dreaming of novel ways to help global enterprises reinvent corporate giving programs to provide better social and business returns, and simultaneously tackle the biggest struggles on the charitable landscape.
Bryan is a frequent speaker and blogger on topics relating to social-good programs and a recognized thought leader in the space. He believes that, with the help of our clients, we’ll shape the story anew and build on our aspirations to create innovative and scalable Goodness Programs that strengthen the social fabric of our communities. His strategic vision and leadership is perfectly paired with the right mix of passion and industry expertise to keep the company, our software and our client service top-notch.
Vivian is a business-minded people leader who has defined innovative people programs and shaped compelling company cultures in the stock image, creative agency and new venture fields. Her work has shepherded companies from their early stages through to growth and maturity.
Vivian has also devoted her HR expertise to charities focused on women and children, and has set up workplace team-building events devoted to worthy causes – including Habitat for Humanity, Ronald McDonald House and the Calgary Food Bank.
Most recently, she can be found spending her time rink-side, as manager of her son’s hockey team.
VP Client Success
As Vice President, Client Success, Anusha leads our client experiences through our Client Services, Charities, and Goodness Consulting Teams. She loves to help Benevity clients give back and build stronger relationships with their people and communities. Prior to Benevity, Anusha made her mark at Eloqua (and ultimately Oracle Marketing Cloud), where she led numerous teams in helping Fortune 500 companies transform their processes to succeed in the digital economy.
As a lifelong volunteer and strong believer in community service, she is drawn to Benevity’s social mission, strong culture, amazing people and growing client community. Anusha is a long standing sufferer of wanderlust, having slept under the stars in Rajasthan, hiked Machu Picchu, climbed the Great Wall of China and bonded with penguins in Antarctica. She’s always on the lookout for her next adventure.
Chief Operating Officer
A belief in a strong culture of service, transparency and accountability guides all of Andy’s interactions at Benevity. His tech experience includes a history of helping build world class service organizations and strategic partnerships, and he is no stranger to disruptive software companies. In various capacities, including general counsel, sales and marketing leader, and operations head, he has helped shape technology companies that include Blackbaud (serving the needs of non-profit organizations) and Benefitfocus (a cloud-based benefit administration solutions provider).
Andy embraces the open and engaging environment at Benevity, and is often seen moving around the office collaborating with co-workers. Having relocated to Canada from South Carolina, he brings with him a passion for the outdoors, which he actively pursues on the ski slopes and in the trout-laden streams of Southern Alberta.
Chief Technology Officer
As Chief Technology Officer, Mike maintains a passion for innovation in technology while recognizing that technology is still just a tool. He directs his focus on the potential for technology to deliver on corporate strategy and objectives, and his ecosystem perspective is helping Benevity change the landscape of philanthropy for clients, donors, volunteers and charities.
Mike is also a confessed “usability fanatic” who is always seeking better ways to enhance the user experience. Outside the office, his interests range from the great outdoors to alternative energy.
Co-Founder and VP Products & Insights
Ryan is one of Benevity’s tech gurus, and he heads up our Product Development team with his many insights based on a problem-solving curiosity, thirst for knowledge and enjoyment of challenges. Since coming to Benevity as the co-creator of FreePBX (an open source management utility for Asterix PBX, if that helps) and a telephone podcasting platform called Gabcast, Ryan has built a team of product experts who share his work ethic and dedication to devising simple solutions for complex problems.
Having been with Benevity since the beginning, Ryan plays a key role in all product innovations and continues to impart his many years of experience (read: wisdom). That includes which football team to cheer for (the Saskatchewan Roughriders, of course!)
Chief Financial Officer
James is a seasoned financial professional with a passion for serving the complex needs of high-growth, innovative, entrepreneurial business. He joined the Benevity leadership team in 2015 after a long and successful career in professional services, most recently as a senior partner with Deloitte. James believes in giving back, and is an active community volunteer who devotes time and energy to the Calgary International Film Festival. A creative problem-solver with a strong client-service orientation, our resident CPA watches the numbers and provides strategic financial leadership to our team.
When he’s not crunching the numbers, James might be found mashing the moguls – on family ski getaways in Montana.
Co-Founder and VP Technology Operations
For Jason, the road to Benevity passes through Neuroscience (his first love) and Psychology (where he used computers for statistical and waveform analysis), en route to becoming a seasoned IT professional. He's an early internet adopter, so if you remember the web browser NCSA Mosaic, you’re definitely on Jason’s wavelength. As a natural entrepreneur, he co-created FreePBX and Gabcast with Ryan Courtnage, and is passionate about using technology to solve complex problems.
Jason considers himself the Benevity Morale Officer, celebrating the victories of his team while ensuring they feel challenged and appreciated. He’s also a nostalgic guy, and misses the 80s mostly because “today’s music sucks.”
In 2000 Matthew co-founded GrantStream, disrupting the corporate grants space by introducing a SaaS grants management solution before anyone knew what “SaaS” even meant. Since Benevity’s acquisition of GrantStream in 2015, Matthew has been a strong advocate for integrated Goodness programs, where the sum benefit of grant-making, employee giving, matching and volunteering is greater than the parts. Matthew is passionate about growing Benevity’s global reach, supporting corporate giving and volunteering programs in the UK and abroad.
A veteran road-warrior, Matthew now divides his time between Canada and the UK, happy to jump on a plane to meet clients face-to-face, learn more about their programs and collaborate on implementing solutions that will exceed expectations. And if he’s lucky, he finds himself in Montreal on the occasional Thursday night for an old-timers’ hockey game.
In mid-career, Sona decided to make her lengthy work week “mean something to the world,” so she jumped at the opportunity to lead Benevity’s Marketing team. Her background includes 15 years in marketing disruptive SaaS technology products ranging from international online payments to stock imagery. In 2015, she led a campaign that ranked #2 on Adweek’s Top Stories of the year.
Sona is driven by finding ways to enable humanity do more of the innate good that is in all of us, and she is inspired by the idea that a single person can make a difference in people’s lives. She also finds inspiration in Russell Brand’s revolutionary vision for humanity, in Jungian psychology…and in high-fat foods!
VP Corporate Development
In his business development role, Dave enjoys sharing the Benevity vision for using technology to help capture the passion we all have for making the world better, and for providing clients with a way to align diverse interests in a way that benefits their communities and their business.
Dave’s background includes law and business, having helped grow IMAX into a global success. He has also dabbled in interactive television and started his own networked outdoor advertising company.
An avid sportsman (especially squash, tennis, golf & cycling), Dave also holds a private pilot’s license and has a particular fondness for flying float planes.
Larry’s first taste of software startup “gold” was with gilt.com, and he has spent his career either working with other startups or helping companies reinvent themselves and find their place in the market.
Starting in the early 2000s, Larry has found his greatest rewards in the employee giving software industry, which he was thrilled to return to after a research and consulting hiatus.
As head of sales with Benevity, he enjoys hearing what clients are trying to achieve and helping them get results. Larry is passionate about introducing people to products that people love to use, and that help them address unresolved problems.
Outside of work, Larry’s a hockey player (how do you do that in Florida?), woodworker and Super Dad to his kids.
VP Business Operations
Henry has been leading Benevity’s risk management, controls and compliance activities since joining the company five years ago and is now the head of the Business Operations team. Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Henry went on to study computer science in the US before spending several years with one of the Big 4 accounting firms working in consulting, risk advisory and assurance. He then worked as an internal auditor for a major North American utility before finding himself at home at Benevity.
Henry’s guiding principle is that robust business processes and controls are crucial to growth companies and he is motivated to facilitate innovation in a culture that accounts for, and addresses, risk. Not one to chase downtime, he is an active member of organizations such as the Information Systems Audit and Control Association, the International Association of Privacy Professionals and the Institute of Internal Auditors. During a rare spare moment, you can find him exploring the foothills of Alberta and discovering the rest of Canada through the eyes of his young family.
As an avid tech enthusiast, Chris has a strong sense of pride when it comes to Benevity’s offering and the impact we can have on the charitable landscape. He’s excited to take on the important challenge of helping our clients do more good in the world, while also playing an important role in bringing the CSR landscape to new heights…all while rocking his favorite pair of sandals in sunny Tampa, Florida where he works.
Chris’s background includes a degree in Science in Business Management, and an MBA with an emphasis on marketing and technology. Working at a SaaS company isn’t new to Chris—he has over 12 years of experience, 10 of which were spent at iDatix Corporation where he played an integral role in sales, operations and product development.
Chris believes deeply in the Benevity mantra of “doing well by doing good” and is passionate about children’s charities and ensuring youth grow up with positive role models and guidance. In his spare time, you’ll find him coaching little league baseball and softball.