Kimbia Announces New Chief Technology Officer: Conleth O’Connell; Vignette Veteran to Lead Kimbia’s Technology Strategy

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Kimbia, the leader in Omni-Channel FundraisingTM solutions today announced the appointment of Conleth “Con” O’Connell to the role of Chief Technology Officer.

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Conleth “Con” O’Connell

With his uniquely powerful combination of business and technology acumen, Con is the ideal person to continue to lead our future technology vision across an increasing number of market segments.

Kimbia, the leader in Omni-Channel Fundraising™ solutions today announced the appointment of Conleth “Con” O’Connell to the role of Chief Technology Officer. O’Connell has over 25 years of experience in Software as a Service (SaaS), enterprise and mobile technology. Most notably, O’Connell spent 7 years as the CTO of Vignette Corporation, a highly successful worldwide leader in the delivery of innovative and dynamic web experiences through its suite of content management, portal, collaboration, document management and records management software. He will be responsible for leading the company’s technology strategy and development team and will report directly to Dan Gillett, CEO of Kimbia.

"With his uniquely powerful combination of business and technology acumen, Con is the ideal person to continue to lead our future technology vision across an increasing number of market segments," said Dan Gillett, chief executive officer, Kimbia. "He has a strong track record of customer- and technology-driven innovation that prepares us to deliver superior user experiences within best-of-breed solutions that make it even easier for our customers to achieve their goals."

Prior to joining Kimba, Con has held technology, professional services and executive leadership positions at high growth companies including Open Text Corporation, Vignette (acquired by Open Text in 2009), and HaL Computer Systems. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer and Information Science from The Ohio State University. In 2007, Dr. O’Connell received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the same institution. Con is a published author, holds multiple patents across several technical disciplines and is a sought after speaker on Web technology, enterprise content management and social media.

About Kimbia

The Internet has revolutionized the economics of fundraising for all demographic groups. Kimbia's flexible, best-of-breed, Omni-Channel Fundraising™ platform enables you to create a deeper donor relationship by leveraging the strengths of each channel and putting your donors at the center of all development activities. Ultimately this approach results in greater brand awareness, giving, and life-long advocacy. Based in Austin, Texas, Kimbia is proud to support more than 5,000 customers to date, including the American Heart Association, WGBH-Boston, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Columbia University, Ragnar Events and The Boston Foundation. For more information, visit Kimbia.com.

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