Meet
Team Gesture

Gesture’s nonprofit fundraising technology team

Senior Management

Jim Alvarez

CEO & Founder

Steve Greanias

Sr. VP of Sales and Operations

Rich Aquino

Chief Technology Officer

Ryan Smolek

VP of Strategy and Product Management

Account Management

Erin Phillips

Senior Account Manager

Cara Dickerson

Senior Account Manager

Katlin Bewley

Account Manager

Nicole Buzanis

Account Manager

Matt Cummins

Account Manager

Bret Dickerson

Account Manager

Caitie Eggl

Account Manager

Allie Erickson

Account Manager

Michele Fuhrman

Account Manager

Lauren Finlon

Account Manager

Cathy Leatherman

Account Manager

Tim Marlega

Account Manager

Sammi Minton

Account Manager

Allie Scaggs

Account Manager

Carissa Ulmet

Account Manager

Anne McGuire

Account Manager

Sales and Marketing

Dianne Kleber

Director of Sales

Michael "Deuce" Tiu

Inside Sales Manager

Spencer Hayman

Director of Sales

Brandon Stec

Director of Marketing and Sales Operations

Amanda Aldeir

Marketing Coordinator

Andy Darin

National Account Manager

Jeff Harwood

Senior Account Executive

Traci Radcliffe

Senior Account Director

Matt Mansfield

Senior Account Executive

David Hurd

Senior Account Executive

Aaron Anderson

Senior Account Executive

Jas Hurd

Senior Account Executive

Tracy Spevak

Account Executive

Chuck Breidenbach

Account Executive

Brett Werner-Powell

Account Executive

Tim Mooney

Account Executive

Finance, Operations, and Help Center

Brianne Alvarez

Support Desk Manager

Patrick Clore

Event Operations Manager

Domenica McKinnon

Accounting Manager

Vanessa Wonais

Operational Support Manager

Bryan Smoot

Merchant Support Specialist

Katie Steinbach

Event Operations Coordinator

Loretta Lizzi

Event Training & Development

Kelsie Modig

Accounts Receivable Specialist

Product Development

Karan Joshi

Quality Assurance Engineer

Anna Oei

User Interface Designer

John Polacek

Staff Software Engineer

Brandon Schabell

Junior Software Developer

Paul Stypula

Junior Developer

Chuck Syers

Senior Developer

We have boundless energy, the type that is both infectious and inspiring. Without complaint or seeming effort we get things done. Our people are the type you want at your side because we always have your back.

Team Gesture is dedicated to ensuring you have a successful event. From working closely with you to determine how best to achieve the goals of your organization to executing a flawless event, we are here to assist you.

Our Team Is Your Team

Account Executive

Account Executives are eager to learn about your organization and cause. Your Account Executive introduces you to Gesture and helps you determine what products best meet the needs of your event.

Account Manager

Account Managers are experts and work closely with you to plan all fundraising components for your event. Your AM will be on hand in the weeks and days leading up to your event to answer any questions you may have and provide recommendations as to what items, methods, and practices are most successful.

On-Site Manager (OSM)

Your On-Site Manager helps deliver a great giving experience for your guests. Your OSM leads a team of Gesture Pros and remains in close communication with you during your event to ensure we exceed your expectations.

The importance of the relationships we have with our partners cannot be overstated. Each letter of gratitude sent to us after an event acts as a constant reminder of how lucky we are to be able to help so many remarkable individuals and organizations make a difference.

Their team is always going above and beyond to make our event unforgettable! Can’t do it without Gesture!

Maggie Dourian

Maggie Dourian

Assistant Buyer, Costco Wholesale

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Your whole team was really just simply amazing. You made everything easy for us.

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Lucy Halasz

Event Planner, Polo Under The Palms

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Thank You just does not seem adequate to convey our feelings about Gesture and the performance of their staff.

Taylor Rozier Foundation

Lisa Vallino

Board Member, Taylor Rozier Foundation

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It is such a pleasure to work with Gesture! We commend you for the great individuals you employ.

American Indian Services

American Indian Services

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Jim Alvarez, CEO and Founder of Gesture
Quote from Jim Alvarez: I love seeing the impact our team has on so many different people. We are making the world a better place, once charity event at a time.

Say Hello to Our CEO

When Jim founded Gesture in 2011, he aspired to develop a product that engaged donors and facilitated action. He knew that mobile technology could help charities maximize their fundraising efforts. However, he believed to truly make a difference, such technology had to be coupled with an infectious, can-do spirit.

The key to Gesture’s success has been its passionate team, which works shoulder-to-shoulder every day with individuals who devote their lives to helping others.

When you partner with Gesture, you gain access to so much more than innovative products; you receive a designated team of experts who care about your cause. We understand that even the smallest gesture can have a huge impact.