THE VENTI GROUP
Offering a combined 38 years of experience, we are a Boston-based, service-based consultancy that brings innovation and value to your development operations.
Through our unique 100% focus on philanthropy backend services, we’ll optimize your fundraising operations. Our innovative strategy tactics can support your development operations in a way traditional development consultancies don’t.
It is our goal to disrupt the industry. Our 5 pillars of service shatter the development operations status quo by:
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Matt is a talented software [integration] engineer and an entrepreneur. He can make two (or more) disparate systems play super nice. He’s currently the CEO of Setfive, and the CTO for The Venti Group.
Hailing from Grosse Pointe, Michigan, Matt attended Tufts University, he holds a BA in Computer Science.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Megan brings an exhaustive list of accomplishments in the Development Operations space. She spent 14 productive years at Boston Children’s Hospital Trust, which includes a major role in the Raiser’s Edge to BBCRM systems implementation. Megan brings a wealth of RE, LO and BBCRM systems knowledge to the Venti Team!
Megan holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Vermont and a Master of Science from Northeastern University.
James brings a breadth of experience providing in-source consulting services to organizations in the telecommunications, healthcare, and financial industries. He sat on the Board of a local, nonprofit community development corporation (NeighborWorks America member) involved in several large revitalization projects.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Keene State College and completed the MCSE Certificate Program at Boston University.
Stephanie Chappe PhD
Dr. Stephanie Chappe is a research professional specializing in quantitative analysis. Her professional experience is focused on data collection, analysis, and reporting. Stephanie’s passion for giving back goes beyond her professional experience; she also volunteered as an educator to underserved communities.
Stephanie received her BA in Secondary Education in English and her PhD in Educational Research, Measurement and Evaluation from Boston College.
FOUNDER & CEO
Ethridge has 18 years of experience leading Development Services Operations at Boston University, Harvard University, and Boston Children’s Hospital. His experience includes systems implementation, data conversions, strategic planning, budgeting, process improvement, event planning, gift recording, reporting, data and systems management.
Ethridge holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Boston University in Finance and a MBA from Boston University’s Questrom School of Business.
CHIEF FOUNDATIONS OFFICER
Christin brings 20 years of experience with all aspects of development and management of nonprofit organizations, including board development/management, strategic organizational planning, fundraising, budget development and oversight, program development and oversight, and grant writing and reporting.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and spent time conducting basic and clinical neuroscience research at Johns Hopkins Medical School.
CHIEF CONSULTANCY OFFICER
Mindy Gotterer’s areas of expertise include business process redesign, data conversions, BBCRM implementations, project management, and profit improvement. She’s worked with a large variety of clients including Children’s Hospital Trust of Boston, University of Central Florida Foundation, and University of California-San Diego.
Mindy holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Finance from Lehigh University and a Masters of Science in Education Technology from Nova Southeastern University.
Mike West, Sr.
Mike has 17 years of data management experience. He specializes in business intelligence and technical process engineering, specifically in the non-profit vertical. Mike has extensive experience working with many of the larger hospitals and non-profits in the Metro Boston area.
Mike holds a BS in Economics from the University of Hartford and MS in Computer Science from Boston University.
DIRECTOR OF CLIENT SERVICES
Hannah brings an abundance of passion and perseverance to our team. She’s a recent college graduate and a maestro when it comes to BB CRM, Luminate Online, data maintenance and gift entry. Hannah first got her start in Development at Boston Children’s Hospital.
Hannah holds a BA in Liberal Arts from Niagara University and is in the process of getting an MBA from the University of Massachusetts at Boston.