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The Aidmatrix Executive Team
Governor Scott McCallum, President & CEO
Gov. McCallum, former Governor of Wisconsin, has more than 30 years of executive experience leading organizations in the private, nonprofit, and government sectors. Elected as one of the youngest State Senators in Wisconsin history, he was re-elected twice, then elected four times as Lt. Governor prior to serving as Governor. As Governor of WI, Gov. McCallum was cited by the Wall Street Journal during the economic slowdown of 2001 as being one of the 'political tough guys' for balancing the budget without raising taxes, while enacting economic reforms and creating efficiencies using technology.
Gov. McCallum has taught Public Policy at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has been an Executive in Residence instructor for Northwestern University, has taught marketing at Sun Yat-Sen University and Hunan University in China. He is presently an Adjunct Professor in the School of Health and Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has numerous publications, most recently a chapter in "Managing Technology to Meet your Mission," and the article "How Technology is Transforming Disaster Relief." He sits on several boards of directors. Gov. McCallum was a recent winner of the prestigious Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for the region of Texas, Arkansas, and Oklahoma.
Gov. McCallum serves as President and CEO of The Aidmatrix Foundation, the leading global technology nonprofit. During his tenure, Aidmatrix has grown to globally transact $1.5 billion annually with operations on six continents and with over 50,000 user organizations. Aidmatrix provides proven supply chain technology and internet information systems . Rapidly becoming the global data standard for humanitarian work, Aidmatrix IT connects the private sector, government, and nonprofit organizations to achieve their missions more efficiently. Gov. McCallum thru Aidmatrix has received the 21st Century Achievement Award for "visionary use of information technology to promote positive social economic and educational change" and has been called by Computerworld Magazine a "true hero of the information age." Government Technology magazine in March 2013 named McCallum one of the top 25 “Doers, Dreamers & Drivers” in US Technology.
Keith Thode, COO & CTO
Mr. Thode leads the daily operations of Aidmatrix, after serving in consulting and leadership roles in major technology firms like Accenture and i2 Technologies. As COO he governs business development, technology research and production, constituent relations, marketing and development, programming and systems management. He has been a founding force, building Aidmatrix since its foundation in 2001.
Mr. Thode began his career with four years at Andersen Consulting, implementing enterprise systems for clients such as Georgia Pacific, Delta Air Lines and Mando Machinery (Republic of Korea). Later, he worked for Enterprise Resource Planning technology leader Baan Company, eventually becoming the firm’s Consulting Director for the Western U.S. While at Baan, Keith led the implementation team, bringing to market Baan’s B2B/e-commerce products. As Consulting Delivery Director for i2 Technology’s 2Source program, he led the implementation of Supplier Relationship Management products through a partnership with EDS and AT Kearney.
He holds a Summa Cum Laude masters degree in Industrial Distribution from Texas A&M University and a bachelor of science in Economics and Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University. In addition to his work with Aidmatrix, Mr. Thode serves on several boards and holds officer capacities in other nonprofit organizations including 121 Community Church, NPower Texas and The European Committee of Young Life International.
Mr. Thode is a co-author of "Managing Technology to Meet Your Mission: A Strategic Guide for Nonprofit Leaders" published by the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN). He is lead-author on the article “Manufacture-for-Donation: Driving Bottom-Line Performance Through Contributions to Run Strategy Optimization,” published in the peer-reviewed International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing. Mr. Thode is also a frequent speaker at nonprofit industry conferences.
Melis Jones, Vice President
Ms. Jones serves as Vice President at Aidmatrix, where she focuses on new partner development, sustainability initiatives, education and training, sales force management and specifically leads the Medical and Texas-based projects. She has a strong background in technology, marketing and project management, with more than 12 years experience in management positions within the technology field.
In her prior career, Ms. Jones worked at i2 Technologies, the leading provider of supply chain management solutions, where she was Director of Corporate Marketing and responsible for global marketing programs. She managed a budget of more than $20 million and teams of several hundred members.
Ms. Jones was responsible for raising over $2 million in corporate sponsorships on an annual basis and organizing over 100 programs, both international and domestic. She was honored with the Silver Anvil award in Public Relations from the Public Relations Society of America. Her volunteer efforts are extensive, including serving as a board member of Pratham and working with the Leukemia Society and local charitable organizations. Ms. Jones holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Trinity University in San Antonio.
Amir Tabei, Vice President, Delivery
Mr. Tabei serves as Vice President, Delivery responsible for all of Aidmatrix technology development, product delivery, systems management, as well as architecture formation and budget implementation.
Mr. Tabei has over 26 years of senior management experience in the industries of Information Technology, Nonprofit Operations, Product Development, Consulting, Business Development and Consumer Electronics.
Prior to joining Aidmatrix, Mr. Tabei held the titles of CTO and Director of Technology for NPower Texas and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. At Susan G. Komen for the Cure he led the IT strategy along with business and operational information systems at their headquarters. His responsibilities included product design and architecture, software development and integration, network integrity and security, and customer support systems, both domestic and international. He also oversaw development and maintenance of the nonprofit e-business, e-philanthropy and online constituent relationship management strategies, business development, and industry alliances.
Mr. Tabei has driven several large projects that have earned recognition including: Oracle Universal Content Management Implementation Award, Web Marketing Association Universal Content Management Implementation Award, Platinum Award for Best Overall Internet Site and Gold Award for Best Health/Healthcare Content, Web Marketing Association Webaward for Outstanding Achievement in Web Site Development and a Webby Award Nomination. Mr. Tabei is a certified Business Intelligence Professional from SMU Cox School of Business.
Kuldip Nar, Managing Director, India
Mr. Nar has spent more than 15 years working across industry verticals i.e., global trading, media, technology and travel before joining the Aidmatrix Foundation team in 2007. He is Managing Director of India operations. During his career Mr. Nar, held a variety of management positions in technology, communications, business development and marketing. Most of his work was related with technology integration for scalability and growth. He has also successfully taken ahead start ups and provided strategic and implementation support for many Civil Society Organisations. Mr. Nar's current role with Aidmatrix uses his corproate experiences to progress the organisation internationally. His core functional area is to create value for cross sector partnerships for humanitarian relief.
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