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Bill Wood

President & CEO

Bill Wood has over 25 years’ experience in the nonprofit and public sector market. He started his career as a founding member of Blackbaud Inc. and held several senior management positions in sales, marketing and, ultimately, as chief executive in a number of companies. Bill was most recently President and Chief Executive Officer of private equity backed FrontStream, a leading, SaaS provider in the nonprofit, payments, employee giving and corporate social responsibility sectors. 

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Xavier Shorter

Chief Financial Officer

Xavier Shorter has served as Vice President, Finance and CFO at Sylogist since October 2016. Xavier is an experienced executive with 17+ years’ experience in accounting and finance and executive roles at public companies. Xavier, a CPA-CA (Canada) and CPA (USA), began his career with Deloitte & Touche LLP, after receiving his B.S. in Computer Information Systems and M.S. in Accounting from Alabama State University. 

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Terry LoPresti

Chief Technology & Innovation Officer

Terry LoPresti has a 25-year track record delivering highly scalable technical solutions via disciplined Agile processes to nonprofit, nongovernmental, government and education sectors, Serenic’s key markets. Along with her strong Microsoft platform knowledge, Terry’s expertise includes SaaS product innovation and deployment, system integration, self-serve and mobile first platforms, e-documents, payment processing, and user-oriented data visualization and reporting.

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Dave Elder

Executive Vice President

Dave Elder joined Sylogist as an officer in 2006 and was appointed to the company’s board of directors in 2008. He is currently Executive Vice President, responsible for all acquisition initiatives, as well as being Corporate Secretary to the Board.   Dave was a corporate lawyer with a national firm until his retirement from active practice in 2013.

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Tracy Harder

VP, Talent and Engagement

Tracy Harder is a human capital executive who excels at partnering with leadership teams to drive talent and engagement strategies and align those strategies with the overall business objectives.  She has over 20 years of expertise managing the employee experience for companies with footprints in US, Canada and abroad and enjoys all things related to the talent acquisition strategy. 

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Donna Smiley

VP, Customer Experience

Donna Smiley is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Serenic Software. Donna has over 20 years' experience providing software solutions to nonprofit and  non-governmental organizations and to the public sector. Donna had over 15 years of accounting and financial management experience earlier in her career. 

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James Townsend

VP, Marketing

James Townsend, founder of Infostrat, is a leading expert on Microsoft solutions for public sector, and a pioneer of Microsoft Power Apps as a development platform. He has published over fifty articles and books on software topics. View his blog, the Townsend Report, here or follow him on Twitter for industry news and insight.

Our Team

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Sylogist is a public sector SaaS company that provides comprehensive ERP, CRM, fundraising, education administration, and payments solutions that allow its customers to carry out their missions. 

We serve over 1,950 customers globally, including all levels of government, nonprofit and non-governmental organizations, educational institutions, and public compliance-driven and funded companies. 

Sylogist has industry-leading profitability, an exceptionally strong balance sheet, a track record of successful acquisitions, and a portfolio of mission-critical SaaS solutions.

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