BidPal® Expands Senior Leadership Team

Indianapolis, Indiana, UNITED STATES

INDIANAPOLIS, June 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BidPal, the leading mobile fundraising platform helping nonprofits raise more money, announced key additions to the company’s leadership team with the appointment of Mark McCorkle as Chief Technology Officer and Mark Ward as Chief Financial Officer. Click to Tweet.

McCorkle joins BidPal after spending six years as an independent consultant filling roles from scrum master to Chief Technology Officer for a variety of start up and established tech companies, including WebLink International.

“Mark McCorkle’s success has come from helping teams make better decisions about how to build and deploy software for the long-game, ensuring teams can effectively operationalize and support what they build,” said Steve Johns, BidPal CEO. Prior to his consulting roles, McCorkle worked 19 years at Ontario Systems, starting as a software engineer and then as Director of Development and Director of Project Management Office. He earned a bachelor's degree in computer science from Ball State University.

Ward brings to BidPal more than 25 years of experience with high-growth Internet, software and service businesses, where he provided the financial, strategic and operating leadership to scale growth and boost enterprise value. Ward joins BidPal from VacayStay Connect, an innovative technology-enabled service provider to the vacation rental industry, where he was CFO. He has also held senior management positions at Monster Worldwide, NextWave Media Group and Right At School. Earlier in his career, Ward executed corporate venture capital investments for Ameritech and was part of the executive team that sold FastWeb to Monster Worldwide. He started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and holds a bachelor's of business administration in accounting  from the University of Notre Dame and a master's in business administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He will be returning to his home state of Indiana after living in Chicago for 30 years.

“BidPal is building the best mobile software, integrated payments and tech-enabled services for the nonprofit vertical market. Mark McCorkle and Mark Ward are important additions to our already strong executive leadership team,” added Johns. “We’re fortunate to welcome to the BidPal team these experienced, well-respected leaders with track records of successfully growing technology companies.”

At the end of last year, BidPal raised $6 million of new growth financing to aggressively expand its business. Since then, the company has been making strategic investments to double its product development capacity and to boost its sales and marketing efforts.

About BidPal, Inc.
BidPal creates mobile fundraising software that helps nonprofits engage donors and raise more money. Our cloud-based mobile and payment solutions have helped over 3,000 organizations raise more than $1 billion through 10,000 events and connect with over one million unique donors. Located in the marketing technology hub of Indianapolis, BidPal has been recognized on the Inc. 500 list of Fastest Growing Companies and has received a Techpoint MIRA award for Mobile Technology Excellence & Innovation. Connect with us on Facebook at Twitter.


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