Management Team

Get to know Salsa's senior leadership team.

Donna Myers

Donna Myers

Chief Executive Officer

Donna has over 25 years of experience working with clients in a number of industries to optimize technology, increase revenue/funds, improve operational efficiencies, and enhance the quality of customer care. Most recently, she oversaw rapid growth as President of DonorPro, expanding  their suite of nonprofit fundraising solutions, bolstering their customer acquisition, and successfully guiding the 2015 merger with Salsa Labs. Prior to DonorPro, Donna was COO for Apache Medical Systems (decision support software for intensive care and cardiovascular care units), Executive Vice President of TechRx (software for retail and mail service pharmacy), and Senior Vice President of NDCHealth (software and healthcare services).

"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is to try just one more time."
Thomas A. Edison

Alex Sukhenko

Chief Technology Officer

Alex oversees all things technical at Salsa, from product management to applications development to systems operations. He also serves as the bridge between the technical staff and other areas of Salsa. And, with more than 20 years experience, you may sleep well at night knowing he’s got your back. With expertise in integrating technology with tactical and strategic business goals and a MS in Software Development and Management from the Rochester Institute of Technology, Alex has no trouble translating your needs into Salsa to ensure success.

"Good tactics can save even the worst strategy. Bad tactics will destroy even the best strategy."
George S. Patton Jr.

Blake Groves

Vice President, Products

With more than 20 years in technology solutions and consulting, Blake comes equipped with hands-on knowledge of sales, consulting, product management and marketing. For the last 10 years, he has narrowed his focus to how Internet technologies can help nonprofit organizations, and prior to joining Salsa, he held positions at Convio and Charity Dynamics. Before his work with nonprofit organizations, Blake held consulting and product management positions at IBM’s eBusiness Unit, Netscape, Sun Microsystems and America Online. He graduated with a B.S. in Marketing from Texas A&M and his M.B.A. from The American Graduate School of International Management.

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."
W.B. Yeats

Ben Lion

Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Ben brings a 15+ year background in SAAS Sales, Sales Management, and Client Success to his role as VP of Sales & Marketing at Salsa. Leveraging over a decade working with non profit technology professionals, he focuses on developing impactful, consultative sales and marketing teams that connect non profit organizations with the tools they need to engage, and change the world. 

Prior to his current position at Salsa Labs Ben served as Vice President of Sales at DonorPro, building a sales team that helped hundreds of non-profit clients successfully select and adopt the technology tools necessary to build and scale their fundraising operations.

"Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives - choice, not chance, determines your destiny."

Jay Eggert

Vice President, Client Services

Jay’s teams are responsible for all client-facing support of Salsa Labs products, which include Implementation, Adoption, Customer Support, Education, and Customer Success. Jay has over 20 years of experience in Project Management, Leadership, Technology, and Customer Success. He understands the unique needs of nonprofits and he and his teams are dedicated to helping nonprofits be successful and grow their community of supporters. Previously, Jay served as Director of Implementation Services at DonorPro, building an Implementation team that successfully migrated, onboarded, and launched over 2000 clients.

"I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do."
Leonardo da Vinci
Debbie Williams

Debbie Williams

Vice President, Finance & Accounting

With over 19 years of experience, Debbie leads Salsa’s Finance and Accounting operations. Prior to joining Salsa in 2012, she held management positions at SkyBitz, NEW Corporation and CSC, leading the organizations through compliance, acquisitions, financial audits, and system implementations. Debbie holds a B.S. in Accounting from George Mason University and is currently completing her Executive Leadership MBA through James Madison University.

"Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work."
Vince Lombardi
Melissa White

Melissa White

Director, Human Resources

Melissa’s focus at Salsa Labs centers on attracting and retaining top talent, and fostering employee engagement. She has a background in recruiting for high-growth tech companies and is passionate about finding the right candidates to drive company success. Prior to joining Salsa, Melissa was instrumental in executing the talent acquisition strategy for the Knowland Group, a SaaS organization featured as the 2nd fastest growing company in the travel industry by Inc. Magazine. Melissa earned her undergraduate degree from University of Delaware where she studied management, before attending Wilmington University to pursue an MBA in HR Management.

"Great vision without great people is irrelevant."
Jim Collins, Good to Great