Our Leadership Team

A diverse team of highly experienced professionals from nonprofit organizations, technology and software developers, and corporate philanthropy with one collective commitment: to improve the tools available to nonprofit organizations.

Jim Funari StratusLIVE CEO


CEO and Founder

As co-founder and chief executive officer, Jim has more than 25 years of experience in finance and technology management in the nonprofit, transportation, financial services, and technical services industries. In his role as CEO, Jim guides the company’s strategy and oversees the StratusLIVE product portfolio.

Mike Trainor


President and Founder

As co-founder and president, Mike has over 40 years of experience as a senior executive in corporations ranging from Fortune 200 companies to entrepreneurial start-ups in a variety of industries, including nonprofits, CRM software, financial services, real estate, and publishing.

John Funari


Chief Technology Officer and Founder

As co-founder and chief technology officer, John has over 15 years of experience in the architecture, development, and delivery of strategic software solutions to a wide range of organizations in the nonprofit and financial-services industries. John guides the architectural vision for the StratusLIVE product portfolio and oversees the product development teams.

Debbie Snyder


Chief Revenue Officer

As Chief Revenue Officer, Debbie has more than 25 years of experience in Social Responsibility program leadership, global program development, strategic planning, marketing, and consulting.


Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Gary comes with many years of experience in financial, operations and executive leadership in the nonprofit technology market. At StratusLIVE, Gary is responsible for finance and accounting, human resources, treasury, risk management and investor relations.

Brett Meyer


Vice President of Professional Services

As StratusLIVE Vice President of Professional Services, Brett Meyer brings 25-plus years of experience as he leads the organization in three key areas: management of all software product lines, software implementation and support services.

Alicia Stevens


Director Customer Success

As Director, Customer Success, Alicia has more than 19 years of experience in the nonprofit sector.  Her areas of expertise include project leadership, marketing, communications, branding, change management, and customer relationship management.

Pete LeMay


Director Cloud Operations

As Director of Cloud Operations, Pete LeMay has over 20 years of experience in the design, implementation, and operation of computer networks, and is responsible for all aspects of the StratusLIVE hosting environment.

Lori Combs, Director of Solution Engineering


Director of Solution Engineering

As Director of Solution Engineering, Lori brings 20+ years of experience as a solutions consultant and sales engineer working with higher education institutions and nonprofits, and the last 5 years leading a Solution Engineering team.


Sr. Account Executive

As a Senior Account Executive, Brendan has over 10 years of experience in the engagement platform space. His deep understanding of constituent engagement technologies make him keenly attuned to the current tech struggles of the modern nonprofit, allowing him to break down product specifications tailored to prospects.

Michael Kowalski


Business Development Manager

As Business Development Manager, Michael brings over 20 years of experience in enterprise CRM software sales, account-based marketing/sales, target market analysis, strategic planning, technology consulting, and nonprofit management.