Tech veteran brings successful entrepreneurial record to philanthropic start-up
WASHINGTON, DC (January 1, 2004) — GlobalGiving, the global philanthropic exchange, announced today
that it is growing with the addition of a new executive chairman. Carol Realini, a successful
serial entrepreneur in the technology industry joins the team in its efforts to create the
world's richest marketplace for international aid and philanthropy.
"We reinvent international philanthropy by directly connecting donors with the social
entrepreneurs working to solve society's toughest problems," said Dennis Whittle,
GlobalGiving CEO and former World Bank executive. "We believe that adding a passionate
and successful entrepreneur like Carol to our team will help take us to the next level."
Realini is one of the most recognized entrepreneurs in the technology industry. She joins
GlobalGiving after serving as the CEO/President of Chordiant Software (CHRD), a leader in
one-to-one marketing and customer interaction software. During her tenure, she raised over
$30 million in venture capital financing and played a key leadership role in the start-up,
development and successful IPO of the company.
As GlobalGiving's new executive chairman, Realini's largest role is as a strategic
fundraiser and management coach.
"I joined GlobalGiving because I saw it had the structure and the focus to support
social entrepreneurs in the developing world," Realini said. "When these entrepreneurs
are given the financial support they need, their ideas and enterprises can drive tremendous
social and economic growth.
Founded by former executives of The World Bank, GlobalGiving is the trusted, global philanthropic
exchange. It uses a market-based approach of directly connecting low-threshold, social development
projects with individuals and businesses that have a stake in global prosperity. GlobalGiving is
backed by philanthropic industry leaders that include HP, Visa International, The Skoll Foundation,
The Omidyar Foundation, USAID, The Sall Family Foundation, The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation,
The Calvert Foundation and The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, among others. For more information, please
visit their Web site at www.globalgiving.org.
Note to Editors
About Carol Realini:
Realini also currently serves as a trustee for Search for Common Ground, a nonprofit organization
that pursues peaceful methods of dialogue and negotiation to curb present and future conflict.
Prior to her success at Chordiant, Realini was the CEO of J. Frank Consulting which she sold
to MCI in 1996. Prior to J. Frank, she was the vice president of sales and marketing at Legato
Systems, Inc. where she launched the company's first series of products and established key
strategic business relationships. Realini previously served as the Director of Product Marketing
at Ingres Corporation from 1987 to 1988.
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