Keynote with Craig Charlton | Tuesday, April 11 | 9 to 10 a.m.
Craig Charlton joined Abila in 2017 as Chief Executive Officer. Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, he brings to the role 25 years of experience working across Australia, Asia, and the U.S. Craig possesses valuable expertise delivering high-quality enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) software and services to nonprofit organizations, government and healthcare entities, and businesses in a wide variety of sectors. Prior to joining Abila, Craig served as Strategic Advisor to Accel-KKR, a private equity firm with $4 billion under management; and Senior Vice President and General Manager of Asia Pacific Operations for Epicor Software Corporation.
As leader of the Abila team, Craig feels very strongly about engendering an "attitude of gratitude" for customers, as he fervently believes the people and organizations we serve are at the heart of everything we do. He strives every day to ensure we - as a company - demonstrate this passion and commitment in every interaction we have with our customers.
Alongside his wife, Deb, he enjoys socializing with family and friends, and being actively involved in his 11-year-old and 13-year-old daughters' educations and sports activities.
Craig earned a Bachelor of Business and a graduate degree in taxation law from University of Monash in Melbourne.
Keynote with Jonathan Sprinkles | Wednesday, April 12 | 9 to 10 a.m.
Trust is the new currency of business. Jonathan Sprinkles, “Your Connection Coach” has been recognized for more than a decade as a thought leader on the psychology of the human connection — force that drives engagement, loyalty, and profitability. The author of 13 books, including two international bestsellers, Jonathan’s innovative approach inspires positive culture shifts throughout organizations. Labeled a “turnaround specialist” by executives and celebrity clients, Jonathan has earned multiple awards for excellence in business and leadership coaching, and is well known as a top-rated keynote speaker. Jonathan’s practical, proven strategies have worked for organizations like yours that want to re-energize their workforce and reconnect their people to their mission and key initiatives. Jonathan has pioneered a movement, inspiring high-functioning teams of people to trust each other, work together, communicate better, and win bigger.