Bryan de Lottinville, Founder and Chief Evangelist

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Bryan is a self-described “recovering lawyer” who is constantly dreaming of novel ways to help global enterprises reinvent corporate purpose programs to provide better social and business returns, while simultaneously tackling some of the biggest struggles in the social impact landscape. After 13 years as CEO of Benevity, Bryan passed the torch to Kelly in 2021. In his role as Chief Evangelist, he continues to help guide the vision of the company.

An internationally recognized thought leader in the space, Bryan is a Top 100 Corporate Social Responsibility Influence Leader, Forbes Business Council contributor and frequent speaker and blogger on corporate purpose.

Bryan believes that the path to sustainable change is through grassroots engagement and cultural evolution, both within companies and broader society.  He has cultivated and nourished in Benevity a passionate culture and belief that providing people with more choice and opportunity to “do the right thing” will not only help people be their best selves, but also ignite an inherent desire within today’s socially conscious employees, customers and communities to become an extraordinary force for positive change in our world. We think he’s on to something there!

Kelly Schmitt, Chief Executive Officer

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Kelly is our CEO. With over 20 years of experience in growth company finance and operations, Kelly brings a wealth of expertise in strategy and scaling global businesses, including previous C-level roles at Solium Capital (now Shareworks by Morgan Stanley) and SMART Technologies.

Kelly joined Benevity in 2018 as Chief Financial Officer, overseeing the company’s industry-leading risk and compliance, vetting and donation disbursement services. After quickly being promoted to President, she was instrumental in driving Benevity’s business continuity efforts during the global pandemic, ensuring we were able to seamlessly support corporations in activating their global response efforts. Kelly has successfully led multiple rounds of financing, allowing the company to bring more game-changing products and services to more companies across the globe.

A remarkable blend of “been there, done that” experience and visionary leadership, Kelly is passionate about childhood learning and development, serving on the board of the Calgary Science Centre and supporting causes that empower women and children.

Benevity’s social mission, combined with Kelly’s unmatched energy, inspires her to lead the Benevity executive team to continually innovate to bring unrivaled technology and experiences to the corporate purpose space.

André Abreu, Executive Vice President, Marketing

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As the Executive Vice President of Marketing, André leverages years of experience in business growth, marketing, sales management and technology to provide high-level advice and lead new initiatives. In this role, André is responsible for leading the company's global marketing operations and digital marketing teams.

Prior to joining Benevity, André was the Chief Executive Officer and one of three founders of Alaya, a successful purpose-driven employee engagement SaaS platform based in Europe. Alaya was acquired by Benevity in 2021 to expand Benevity's global presence and allow Benevity to enable more companies to access its growing suite of corporate purpose solutions.

André was born and raised in Brazil and graduated from PUC - Pontifícia Universidade Católica in Rio de Janeiro, with a degree in International Relations. After graduating, he returned to his (half) Swiss roots, moving to Geneva, Switzerland, where he worked in sales and human resources. While working, he saw the opportunity to use technology to engage employees and address social and environmental challenges, resulting in the founding of Alaya.

André is a fan of European football, an avid tri-athlete and together with his wife and family, enjoys travelling the world. As a father of three young children, he is passionate about supporting causes dedicated to childhood learning and education.

Lance Ludman, Chief Financial Officer

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As Chief Financial Officer, Lance leads Benevity’s finance, legal and operations teams, which have securely disbursed over $14 billion in donations to more than 450,000 nonprofits worldwide.

With over two decades of financial operations, strategy and business development experience, Lance partners with all business functions to deliver scalable, data-driven financial strategies to support Benevity’s continued global growth.

Lance is a firm believer in doing well by doing good, and his passion for purpose-driven technology companies has been a throughline across his career.

Prior to joining Benevity, Lance was Chief Financial Officer at DreamBox Learning, a leading K-12 math and literacy SaaS provider, where he built and scaled the company’s financial planning and analysis, accounting and business intelligence functions. Prior to that, Lance spent nine years in corporate development and as CFO for both the international and enterprise market divisions at Blackbaud.  
 
Based out of Seattle, Washington, Lance is an avid golfer and fly fisher and enjoys spending time with his wife, three children, and his black Labrador retriever.

Sona Khosla, Chief Impact Officer

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In her role as Chief Impact Officer, Sona is responsible for infusing impact into Benevity’s business and culture and overseeing the company’s own impact and inclusion initiatives. At the helm of Benevity Impact Labs, an incubator and resource hub, Sona and her team bring cutting-edge data, research, insights and best practices to help organizations and individuals maximize their impact and authentically live their purpose.

As the host of Benevity’s podcast, Speaking of Purpose, Sona is a frequent guest on shows and in the media discussing topics such as building purpose-driven brands, authentic employee and customer engagement, corporate giving trends and diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.

Contact us at press@benevity.com to book Sona as a speaker for your corporate or industry event.

Jane Moran, Chief Technology Officer

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In the role of CTO, Jane leads the charge in delivering Benevity’s bold and innovative ESG-tech solutions as more companies around the world recognize the critical importance purpose brings to attracting, retaining and engaging employees and customers. Working with Benevity's product team, Jane helps propel Benevity’s growth and enable more companies, from mid-market to enterprise, engage stakeholders in ESG, purpose and social impact initiatives.

Jane completed her Ph.D. in astrophysics with the initial intention of becoming a physics professor. However, her skills in decoding complicated data, along with her ability to lead with empathy and authority, landed her in data science where her work has spanned the full range of understanding customer behavior and applying that understanding to data-driven solutions in targeted marketing and optimized digital experiences.

Prior to joining Benevity, Jane was Senior Vice President, Data and Technology at AIR MILES/Loyalty One where she was responsible for leading a team of technologists who specialized in front-end mobile and web development, back-end systems and platform development, API development, architecture, UX research and design, DevOps, security, production systems, IT support, project management, and data science and analytics.

Janeen Speer, Chief People Officer

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As Chief People Officer at Benevity, Janeen champions and exemplifies Benevity’s purpose-driven culture and firmly believes that great technology has the ability to change the world.

Janeen and her team work to fuel our rapidly growing, global employee base with mission-driven talent, ensuring everyone has the leadership and tools they require to thrive.

With more than 20 years of experience, Janeen brings deep expertise in recruitment, leadership development and talent management to her role at Benevity.

No stranger to scale, she supported Shopify in growing from 5,000 to 10,000 employees in a three-year timeframe. Janeen has also held senior leadership roles at WestJet, Lululemon and Starbucks.

Janeen speaks on topics such as the future of work, scaling culture and talent best practices. She serves on the national board of Junior Achievement and is based in Calgary with her husband and two girls. During winter months, Janeen can be found enjoying downhill skiing (and après-skiing!) in Fernie, BC.

Ricardo Moreno, Chief Revenue Officer

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As Chief Revenue Officer, Ricardo leads Benevity’s revenue growth strategy and execution, overseeing Marketing and Sales. He is passionate about driving growth and scale to make Benevity's positive social outcomes more ubiquitous and to expand our clients’ impact on causes and in their communities. 

Throughout his career spanning over 25 years in technology, Ricardo has had numerous global leadership roles, guiding top-performing teams within sales, marketing, partnerships and overall go-to-market. He leads with a customer-centric approach, believes in a continuous learning mindset and actively seeks to cultivate an inclusive and diverse workforce. 

Prior to Benevity, Ricardo was SVP of Worldwide Partnerships and CRO for Latin America at Diligent. Before, he was VP of Worldwide Partners at Zendesk, where he led the build-up of the worldwide partner business, helping Zendesk grow to over $1 billion in revenue. He has also led multi-billion dollar businesses as GM and VP for Global Partner Sales at Intel and Cisco's VP of the U.S. and LATAM Partner Organization. 

Julie Werner Caldwell, Executive VP, Client Success

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As Executive Vice President of Client Success, Julie leads Benevity’s highly-rated team of professionals who provide personalized client experiences through implementation, technical and end user support, renewals and client success management. She is fanatical about the client experience, ensuring Benevity’s clients realize the value of their investment and reach their social impact goals. 

Julie brings over 15 years of experience in CSR and HR technology as well as client success. Prior to joining Benevity, Julie led Client Success at Workday — whose HCM is now connected to Benevity’s platform through a certified integration — and spent 10 years at Blackbaud leading client experience teams. 

Based out of Atlanta, GA, Julie loves to travel whenever she isn’t chasing her two young kids.