GivingData Announces the Promotion of Roberto Cremonini to Chief Innovation Officer
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CAMBRIDGE, MA, September 27, 2023 - GivingData, a leading provider of grants management software for family and independent foundations, has named Roberto Cremonini its first Chief Innovation Officer. The announcement was made at the company’s annual GDConnect conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, which brings together more than a hundred grantmakers from foundations across the U.S.
In this new role, Mr. Cremonini will work across GivingData’s product and go-to-market functions in developing products and services to support and scale the growth of the company.
“For over 20 years, Roberto has been a forward-thinking leader in philanthropy, working at the crossroads of grantmaking, data, and software,” said GivingData CEO and Founder, Alf Gracombe. “As GivingData continues to grow, Roberto’s one-of-a-kind intellect will continue to support our product and client experience teams in delivering innovative, purpose-built solutions to the sector.”
“Throughout my years in philanthropy, I have had the fortune of working alongside numerous leaders who were passionate about breaking away from traditional norms and bringing new ideas to an industry that is typically hesitant to change,” said Cremonini. “What I've learned from them is that with dedication, enthusiasm, and persistence, we can help foundations adopt innovative concepts, especially when we develop practical solutions to support their efforts. I am excited about my new role and ready to create new solutions in collaboration with my coworkers, clients, and other industry experts.”
Mr. Cremonini joined GivingData as a senior partner in 2014 and in recent years led the company’s business development efforts. He has also overseen GivingData’s annual conference, GDConnect, a three-day event designed to foster knowledge-sharing and showcase innovative applications of the company’s growing suite of tools for grantmakers. Prior to joining GivingData, Cremonini was Chief Knowledge and Learning Officer for the Boston-based Barr Foundation, where he oversaw the implementation of information technology to support foundation strategy, evaluation, and communication.
GivingData is a software company with a vision to transform how grantmaking foundations manage grants, knowledge, and relationships. Its customers include family and independent foundations that provide funding to nonprofit organizations and NGOs across the social impact sector at the regional, national, and global levels.
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