23 Jan Meet our CEO: David Richter
Fun Facts: Dave is a recovering CPA, loves basset hounds and the moose (Alces), wears plaid shirts, and puts chocolate milk on his breakfast cereal.
Hobbies: Spending time off-the-grid deep in the woods, skiing in the mountains, reading, hanging out with his wife Doreen, singing silly made-up songs to his grandchildren, and embracing the bold cold north (as pictured above!).
Nickname: Mr. Flexibility.
Why were you drawn to mobileAxept? It was the 1st company in the US to offer mobile text giving to churches and ministries, and it remains a green field for continuing innovation. Being able to put my fingerprints on it – together with our fantastic team – developing and releasing new mobile donation and member engagement solutions, I believe, was a gift.
What was the one thing that surprised you the most about working in church mobile donations segment? It is as though the tech companies offering donation processing services made it exceedingly complex, with obscure and confusing pricing, on purpose. We aim to change that.
What motivates you? Delivering, every day, on mobileAxept’s promise to offer elegant-simplicity in design, complete transparency in pricing, and unmatched service. Like many people, I haven’t had to reconcile a checkbook in a long time. mobileAxept’s mobile giving apps helped usher in a sea change…but we are just getting started.
Why do church’s benefit by offering mobile giving? Mobile giving allows your members and guests to give any amount, anytime, from anywhere, perhaps even when they might be out of town or on vacation. There is no easier way to give on the planet that with mobileAxept’s GiveNow by Text solution. Offering mobile giving solutions provides your members and guests with tools that instantly run on their SmartPhones, now a universally accepted device. With mobileAxept’s mobile giving, you are putting “a kiosk in every member’s hand”, allowing you avoid the capital, maintenance and security hassles associated with giving kiosks. And no more standing in line.
Advice you can live by: Be humble, don’t take yourself too seriously.