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Nick ward | Chief customer officer

Nick serves as Chief Customer Officer for CDP and is an investor and Board Member. He has been in the business of Customer Relationship Management since before the advent of CRM software; for 20 years he was CEO and co-founder of MOHR Development, a company that focused on relationship management for large scale financial services and high tech organizations. After MOHR was acquired by Siebel Systems in 2000, Nick served for 4years as GM of Finance, Siebel’s largest vertical market.

In 2004 he co-founded OKERE, Inc and served as President and CEO. OKERE brought large scale financial services companies onto the emerging world of cloud based CRM. OKERE became Salesforce.com Ventures first investment. OKERE was acquired by Fujitsu in 2007. Nick turned to follow his heart and values in 2010 when he became Chairman and co-founder of roundCorner, the company that partnered with Salesforce.org to bring NGOC to the market as the first enterprise fundraising solution built on salesforce technology. It was there that he met WGBH, and Ben Godley where they worked together to bring the technology to the world of Public Media. Nick spearheaded roundCorner’s key relationships with large customers such as ASPCA, Sierra Club, Feeding America, Planned Parenthood and the ACLU. After Salesforce.Org acquired roundCorner in 2019, Nick served as VP of Strategic Customer Adoption helping to transition key customers into their new relationship with Salesforce before returning to his non-profit roots in public media with CDP.

Nick lives on a mountain top in Vermont with his wife Leslie and assorted animals and visiting children. He is a graduate of Williams College and was a PhD fellow with an MA in American Civilization from Brown University.