June 15, 2015 – Executive search firm Bespoke Partners has recruited Jeff Cross as chief financial officer of Austin-based Abila. He will head up the finance, accounting, and legal departments at the company and will be primarily responsible for revenue recognition, forecasting, and merger and acquisition activities. Mr. Cross brings more than 30 years of financial leadership experience, with a highly successful track record in the technology industry. He previously served in a consulting role with DigitalGlobe. Mr. Cross also served as senior vice president for Americas operations at TravelClick during its sale to a private equity firm for $930 million. Before that he served at Hoover’s, a Dun & Bradstreet company, where he started as controller and worked his way through the ranks to include serving as CFO of D&B’s Small Business Group, as well as chief operating officer of Hoover’s.
“Jeff’s financial leadership will allow our team to continue creating the best technology solutions to help nonprofits and associations fulfill their missions,” said Abila CEO Krista Endsley. Abila is a provider of software and services to nonprofits, associations and governmental entities that help them improve decision-making, execute with greater precision, increase engagement, and generate more revenue.
San Diego-headquartered Bespoke Partners assists private equity firms to deliver top executives for their portfolio companies. The firm has served clients such as Rubicon, Insight Venture Partners and TA Associates.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media