Chris Snavely


Managing Partner

Chris leads the Ovrture team in building, maintaining, and enhancing the platform. He also works directly with clients to build systems, drive adoption, and conceive of new use cases. Believing that the application of new thinking is what drives the world forward, Chris takes great pride in bringing a far more efficient and modern approach to the “digital advancement office.”

BA from the United States Naval Academy, MS in information systems from the Naval Postgraduate School

Jon Snavely



Jon works with clients across the country to deploy our technology, while also providing feedback to the development team to ensure that we are responding quickly to our emerging market. He believes that cutting-edge technology and the timeless stories of the impact of philanthropy make a powerful combination.

BS in systems engineering and a BS in mechanical engineering from the US Naval Academy, MBA from the University of Utah

Larry Snavely



Larry founded Snavely Associates in 1982 and has brought his considerable experience in fundraising communications to bear as we push the bounds of a digital-first future. As Larry looks back at the amazing number of great projects and important causes we’ve had the privilege to serve over the past 35 years, he is both very grateful and very proud. There are worse gigs than finding innovative ways to help people come together for better education, better health care, and a better world.

BS in government from Beloit College

Derek Peachey



Derek maintains close to 20 years of business development and P&L experience in the digital content industry. He previously served in executive level positions at leading mobile solution providers including Handango, July Systems and Nokia, where he served as Director of the Americas, Content & Software Aggregation. With a track record for driving revenue growth, Derek offers a deep network of mobile operators, publishers, broadcasters, content providers, and advertising networks. Derek currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Blair Academy and the Board of Trustees of Alexander Valley School. He and his wife and two sons reside in the San Francisco Bay Area.

BS from Dickinson College, MBA from Texas Christian University

Cory Andersen


Account Executive, Business Development

Cory helps inspire clients to challenge the status quo in how they communicate with key donors and prospects. As a former fundraiser, she believes in the power of donor-centric philanthropy to bring big change to organizations and that exploring and having daily adventures is essential. Cory was previously the director of annual giving at the University of Denver during the university’s nearly $500 million campaign.

BS in marketing from Lake Superior State University, MBA from the University of Denver

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Chelsea Voss


Account Executive

Chelsea coordinates design + production capacity and manages project schedules. She has 7 years of experience in nonprofit management, specializing in higher education and fine art. Her expertise is navigating complex projects, enacting innovative strategies that keep teams agile to meet evolving stakeholder needs.

BFA in sculpture from the University of Florida, MA in business design and arts leadership from the Savannah College of Art and Design

Doug Deiffenbach


Vice President, Strategy & Brand

Doug’s experience as an external relations and campaign planning VP on the staff of more than one large nonprofit institution equips him to serve as Ovrture’s main message strategist and editorial lead on all communications. Doug believes that campaigns succeed only through the words and deeds of confident leaders who can crystallize the enterprise – a fact that makes message fluency essential.

BA from Miami University

Gideon Rosen


Account Supervisor, Client Engagement

Gideon leads client engagement and continually engages with key contacts and teams to drive adoption and make using Ovrture second-nature. He drives the onboarding process to successfully launch new systems and plays a critical role in managing the Ovrture team, tracking the “big picture” to ensure that goals and objectives are achieved. Gideon believes that having a positive attitude and going the extra mile are some of the most important qualities someone can have in their professional and personal life. Before joining the Ovrture team, he worked as a sales executive in Chicago focusing on media and advertising.

BA from the University of Arizona

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Account Executive, Client Engagement

Sarah provides comprehensive engagement and support to clients to help achieve their Ovrture goals in a spirit of productive fun. She thrives on empowering others to maximize their potential through organized processes and open communication. With a decade of experience in higher education and donor relations (including several years as a former Ovrture client) she knows first-hand the challenge and ultimate payoff of delivering bespoke reports and sites to the donors who fuel an organization’s mission.

BA in English and writing from Indiana Wesleyan University, MA in English literature from Baylor University, PMI certified Project Management Professional

Adam Vorlicek


Director, Design & Production

Adam works to ensure that our creative solutions, from concept to execution, are unexpected, on brand, and on message. He believes in the power of negative space and that less is more (unless we’re talking about Cool Ranch Doritos). Adam has been the lead designer on countless multi-million dollar and award winning campaigns for hospitals and universities across the United States and Canada.

BS in graphic design from Philadelphia University

Sydney Mendoza



Sydney serves as a production designer, often assisting with various projects in order to ensure that the overall message remains consistent, strong, and on brand. Prior to joining Ovrture, Sydney worked in higher education as a graphic designer specializing in philanthropic communications.

BS in graphic design and media, from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Andrew Newhouse


Senior Designer

Andrew creates engaging and on-brand design solutions to help clients connect with their audience. He’s worked on everything from Ovrture’s user experience and interface to dozens of client systems. He believes that design thinking can change the world.

BA in graphic design from the University of Wisconsin–Parkside

Saurabh Rai


Senior Application Developer

Saurabh, a certified scrum master, channeling his energy to transform innovative ideas into winning products. He leads the development effort at Ovrture and is always on the look-out for more innovative solutions. Saurabh believes in agile method’s fluidic philosophy of flexibility and continual optimization. He lives life with great gusto and is driven by his strong conviction that technology must be used to make lives happy and happening.

BE in electronics and communications engineering, Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster

Saba Anjum


Senior Quality Analyst

Saba is an experienced Quality Analyst with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. A Certified Tester – Foundation Level (CTFL – ISTQB), and Foundation Level Agile, Saba takes a holistic approach by putting herself in the shoes of the donor/prospect to ensure that the end product results in a flawless application.

BE in computer science from Sun Engineering College, ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL), ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level Agile Tester