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Abila Names Craig Charlton New CEO

AUSTIN, Texas – February 2, 2017 Abila, the leading provider of software and services to associations, nonprofits, and government entities, announced today that it has appointed Craig Charlton as chief executive officer, effective today.

“We are very excited for Craig to join Abila in his role as CEO,” said Tom Barnds, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Abila. “Craig brings a great deal of experience delivering high-quality ERP and CRM software and services to nonprofits, government entities, healthcare entities, and other businesses in a wide variety of sectors. His strong leadership, business acumen, and operational experience will be instrumental in helping the company grow and scale by continuing to provide exceptional products and services to our customers.”

Craig has spent many years as a software executive, leader, and consultant, providing guidance to companies of all sizes, helping them design, build, and deliver organizational and infrastructure capabilities needed to scale and sustain growth. Most recently, he was a strategic advisor to Accel-KKR, a Menlo Park-based technology investment firm, helping companies in the firm’s portfolio deliver more profitable growth and enhance value to customers.

“I am excited to continue the work started by Krista Endsley and the team at Abila,” said Charlton. “The business is built on a strong foundation and deep history of helping associations and nonprofit organizations deliver on their missions. As we expand into the cloud and improve our operational excellence, we will continue to deliver on our promise to ensure our customers are primed to succeed, now and in the future.”

Endsley added, “It has been a true privilege and honor to be a part of Abila and work to enable associations, nonprofit organizations, and government entities to build community and improve lives. I am very confident Craig will help drive the business forward and take Abila to the next level.”

About Abila
Abila is the leading provider of software and services to associations and nonprofit organizations that help them improve decision making, execute with greater precision, increase engagement, and generate more revenue. With Abila solutions, association and nonprofit professionals can use data and personal insight to improve financial and strategic decision making, enhance member and donor engagement and value, operate more efficiently and effectively, and increase revenue to better activate their mission. Abila combines decades of industry insight with technology know-how to serve nearly 8,000 customers across North America. For more information, please visit


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