Mark Perkins joins Kimbia as Chief Executive Officer
Austin, TX (August 19, 2016) Kimbia, a leading provider of online fundraising solutions and crowdfunding events, announced that the board of directors has appointed Mark Perkins as Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. As the Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Perkins brings a new focus on operating the business, and executing and enabling Kimbia’s customers to build deeper relationships with their donors. Kimbia enhances donor relationships for nonprofits, universities and community foundations by helping them engage new donors and increase total donations through every day giving, peer-to-peer fundraising and crowdfunding events. Kimbia is proud to support more than 25,000 organizations to date including the American Red Cross, American Heart Association, Columbia University, Communities Foundation of Texas, GiveMN and The Miami Foundation.
Perkins has been pivotal in helping companies focus on customer care and support, developing market leadership, and implementing best practices and process evaluation and improvement. “I am honored to have been elected Kimbia’s CEO because of the opportunity to help lead the company to position itself for greater growth while leveraging the gifts, industry expertise and talents of this team,” said Perkins.
In prior leadership roles at companies such as Tenura Holdings, Leasing Group and Dell, Perkins has been central in process improvement initiatives, providing stability and clearing inhibitors of growth. “We are confident in the growth opportunity with Mark and the continued success of Kimbia and its ability to serve the needs of nonprofits and their missions. We believe Mark is the right leader to get us there,” said Brian R. Smith, Kimbia board member and Managing Director of S3 Ventures, Kimbia’s lead investment firm.
Perkins holds both a BBA and MBA degree from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business. He is recognized for his entrepreneurial spirit and embraces opportunity with expanding companies. A long-time resident of the Austin-area, Perkins enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his wife of 30 years and three adult sons.
Kimbia’s flexible online fundraising and crowdfunding event solutions enable nonprofit organizations to create a deeper donor relationship by focusing on the donor experience to drive action and conversion. Ultimately this approach results in greater brand awareness, giving and lifelong loyalty.