Meet Salsa's senior management team. They are the leadership that shape Salsa as an organization, and believe it or not, they aren't just a bunch of suits.
Scott is a serial entrepreneur. And, some say, serial challenger of the status quo. Throughout his career, Scott has shown a talent for leading organizations like Salsa through periods of rapid growth. After successfully running Visual Networks, Optinuity and most recently Grodo, Scott says leading the talented team at Salsa perfectly matches his drive for change. He sees the potential for citizen engagement to redefine our society. As CEO, Scott will ensure Salsa continues to efficiently and effectively deliver products that are high quality, stable, and profoundly impactful while still providing a world class support experience for our clients.
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
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."
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 18 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."
Don’t let Bob’s title and glasses fool you, he brings an energetic, fun approach to Salsa that make him a perfect fit on the team. His experience as a CFO for technology companies like Reality Mobile, SkyBitz and Anystream and his no nonsense approach to leadership make him a key member of the senior management team. Bob and his team work closely with everyone at Salsa to make certain we are keeping costs low and efficiency high – two very important objectives in order to meet our mission of making technology effective for nonprofits to build community without depleting their resources.
"Every man dies. Not every man really lives."
Ross oversees sales operations at Salsa. He holds a BS in Business Administration from Drexel University in Philadelphia and has spent the last 20 years building his experience in business development and sales operations management. He has held positions with YellowBrix, Inc., Vocus and bigdough.com. Most recently, he served as the VP of sales at InfinityQS International where he created the strategies and implemented the systems to grow the company to a level that afforded them the ability to pledge $1 million to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Ross is married with three children and a dog. His family is passionate about the grassroots movement Decoding Dyslexia Virginia.
"Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."