SofTrek Leadership

Robert Girardi, President of SofTrek

Joe Klimek

CEO

Joe Klimek is CEO of SofTrek Corporation, developer of ClearView CRM fundraising software. With more than 20 years' experience helping organizations adopt new technology and processes, he has deep knowledge of the challenges that nonprofits face.

At SofTrek, Joe focuses on providing vision for the company's clients and leadership for staff. Clearview CRM plays a critical role in the success of SofTrek's clients and their ability to fulfill their mission. For that reason, Joe empowers staff to use their talents and skills to drive those clients forward through the adoption of technology, automation of processes, and increased capabilities to raise funds.

Before joining SofTrek, Joe served as president of NimbleUser, one of the largest OEM applications built on the Salesforce.com platform. Under his leadership, NimbleUser became a top 10 revenue generator among Salesforce.org nonprofit solutions. Joe also spent several years in business development with fundraising software provider Advanced Solutions International, Inc. and as the chief financial officer of a membership organization with a related charitable foundation. Throughout his career, Joe has consistently enhanced operations, improved business performance, and used proven methodologies to drive revenue growth.

Joe's educational background is in management engineering.


 

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Steve Birnbaum

Vice President of Sales

Steve has nearly 20 years of experience in nonprofit management, with particular expertise in organizational planning, technology implementation, and change management. He previously was associated with Jacobson Consulting Applications, Inc. (JCA), a firm specializing in helping nonprofits use technology more effectively to achieve their fundraising goals. As Chief Operating Officer of JCA, he managed delivery of consulting services and new business development. He also provided strategic guidance for large organizations launching complex technology initiatives. He joined SofTrek in 2011.


 

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Grace Lazzara

Director of Marketing

Grace is a marketing and communications professional with more than 20 years’ experience in agency, corporate and nonprofit worlds. Among other roles, she has served as Director of Marketing and PR for a museum, a VP for a PR agency's tech practice, and Manager of Corporate Communications for a large telecom company. After 13 years as an independent practitioner, she moved back to the corporate realm with SofTrek in 2012. Grace is a past chapter president of the Public Relations Society of America. Her work has won awards from the Admissions Marketing Report, PRSA Rochester, and PRSA Buffalo Niagara.


 

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Tracy Pericozzi

Director of Software Engineering

Tracy Pericozzi guides SofTrek’s software engineering efforts, overseeing business intelligence, database, and Java engineers. She began her career with the company as a data conversion programmer, moved on to the engineering team, formed the business intelligence team, became Manager of Professional Services, and ultimately took on her current role overseeing all company engineers. Her bachelor of science degree is in computer information systems from Buffalo State College.


 

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David Otminski

Director of IT

Dave has spent more than 25 years working with nonprofits clients to help them find solutions to their technical challenges. His area of expertise is in the architecture of data center infrastructure. He formerly was associated with international manufacturer Columbus McKinnon as an application developer and has worked as a consulting software engineer specializing in XWindows and IBM graphics API graPHIGS. Dave has been with SofTrek since 1994.


 

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Karen Harris Melendez

Director of Client Success

Karen Harris Melendez has been an executive in the nonprofit industry for more than 20 years. She was the Director of IT at The Fresh Air Fund from 1994 to 2001. In 2001, she launched KHM Business Intelligence LLC and provided business intelligence services to nonprofit organizations. Karen holds a bachelor of science degree in information systems management from York College. A native New Yorker, she resides in New Jersey.