Jay Love – Co-Founder & CEO
Jay B. Love is CEO and Co-Founder of Bloomerang. He also currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Avectra. Prior to Avectra, he was CEO of Social Solutions and Senior Vice President of the Arts and Cultural Division of Blackbaud.
Prior to Blackbaud, he was the CEO and Co-Founder of eTapestry for 10 years. eTapestry was the leading SaaS technology company serving the charity sector. Jay orchestrated the sale of eTapestry to Blackbaud in 2007 after growing the company to more than 8,000 nonprofit clients and charting seven years of record growth.
Prior to starting eTapestry, Jay served 14 years as President and CEO of Master Software Corporation. MSC provided a widely used family of database products for the nonprofit sector called Fund-Master. MSC was acquired by Epsilon in 1984 then by American Express in 1986. Jay has also been a business consultant for numerous high tech firms throughout the U.S.
He is a graduate of Butler University with a B.S. in Business Administration. He currently serves on the boards of numerous nonprofits and one private tech company. He and his wife Christie served as Co-Chairs for the Indianapolis YMCA 2011 Capital Campaign and are the proud parents of three children as well as three granddaughters. He was a Founding Chairman of NPower Indiana, Founding Member of Techpoint Foundation and Founding Member of the AFP Business Member Council. He is still an active member of the AFP Ethics Committee. Over the years he has given more than 2,000 speeches around the world for the charity sector.