April 18, 2022 – ON Partners has assisted in the recruitment of the new chief product officer, Tammy Hammond, and chief sales officer, Steve Byrne, for Bloomerang, a provider of cloud-based donor management and fundraising software for small and mid-size non-profits. Leading the assignment for the search firm were partners Jake Espenlaub and Danny Bolger.
Ms. Hammond will work to broaden the value that Indianapolis, IN-based Bloomerang is providing to small and medium-sized non-profits, said the company. She has a reputation for helping growing companies scale, and will focus on how Bloomerang can help non-profits save time so they can focus on increasing their impact. Mr. Byrne will work to accelerate new customer growth. He will focus on strengthening the non-profit sector’s confidence in Bloomerang by continuing to build on the company’s consultative selling approach.
“Not only are Tammy and Steve great additions to scale our product and sales teams, but they’ll also provide value to fundraisers who seek solutions to cultivate better donor relationships,” said Ross Hendrickson, Bloomerang’s chief executive officer. “We started Bloomerang to empower fundraisers to do what they love, and adding top talent to our team gets us another step closer to realizing our vision.”
Ms. Hammond brings more than 25 years of experience in software strategy and product management and development through roles with PGi, web.com and other technology leaders. Most recently, she was the chief product and strategy officer at ClickDimensions, a marketing automation platform for small and medium-sized companies. “As we look forward to the future and how we can continue to innovate and improve the solution, I’m excited to see what kind of positive impact we will have on the non-profit community,” she said.
A Growing Company
Mr. Byrne has more than 20 years of experience selling technology solutions and building successful sales teams. He spent the past three years as chief sales officer for Ascentis, a software as a service (SaaS) company in the mid-market human capital management space. He previously served as a VP of sales at SPS Commerce and at Oracle Corp. “I’m thrilled to hit the ground running and join the Bloomerang team in providing value to the non-profits we serve, and the greater non-profit community,” he said.
The new leaders join Bloomerang in the midst of a key phase of growth for the company. In September 2020, Bloomerang received a strategic growth investment from JMI Equity, a growth equity firm focused on investing in leading software companies. Four months later, in early 2021, Bloomerang acquired Kindful, a non-profit software platform known for its best-in-class third-party application integrations and online fundraising tools. Bloomerang’s new suite of fundraising tools strengthens non-profits’ ability to cultivate deeper relationships with their donors and increase the impact of their fundraising campaigns. Bloomerang has launched a new brand identity to better articulate the value and services offered to the non-profit community.
Founded in 2012, Bloomerang helps small and medium-sized non-profits “deliver a better giving experience and create stable, thriving organizations,” says the company. Combining robust, simple-to-use technology with people-powered support and training, Bloomerang helps non-profits to work efficiently, improve their donor relationships and grow their donor bases. In 2021, the platform achieved its most successful year thus far by processing 7 million donations, accounting for more than 8.1 billion dollars donated to their non-profit customers. The company added more than 3,200 new customers in 2021, received a record number of peer-review awards, grew its team by 41 percent, and deployed numerous product enhancements.
With a primary focus on technology, consumer, industrial, and the life science sectors, ON Partners recruits C-level and board talent for public and private companies, as well as venture capital and private equity firms. Founded in 2006, the firm’s consultants work from offices in Atlanta; Boston; Chicago; Cleveland; Dallas; Menlo Park, CA; Minneapolis. MN; San Francisco; and New York. ON Partners is one of the fastest growing search firms and this year is ranked as one of the Top 20 recruiting platforms in the nation by Hunt Scanlon Media.
Mr. Espenlaub serves the software, E-commerce, consumer, digital and retail industries. Organizations he serves include public, private equity, and growth equity organizations with a focus on digital transformation. The functions he serves include go-to-market, product, technology, digital and customer experience. Previously, he ran technology the practice at the Benefits Advisory Group.
Mr. Bolger partners with established organizations to modernize and transform their technology infrastructure and collaborates with growth companies across multiple functions to build executive leadership teams. For larger, established organizations, such as Fiserv, Allscripts and Digital Realty, he has proven success in placing CTO, CIO, and senior-level executives. With growth companies, Mr. Bolger has proven success in placing executive leaders across a range of functions including sales, marketing, technology, finance, and engineering. He previously served as talent acquisition manager at PepsiCo.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media