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Meet the Donor Compass™ Management Team

Our team is a diverse group of experienced planned giving, fundraising, marketing, project management and business specialists. We work together, complementing each other’s skills and strengths, to provide some of the best gift acquisition and donor cultivation programs. Our planned gift expertise lies in our focus on relationships and – as it turns out – our relationship focused approach translates well to annual/current giving as well! Our team has grown and thrived under the Donor Compass™ name for 27 years. Let our expertise and experience work for you!

 Chris Heldman, Donor Compass™ CEO Chris Heldman

President & CEO
Chris joined Donor Compass™ in 2007 to head up the U.S. business unit. In that role, he developed some of the largest proactive planned giving marketing programs in the U.S. Now, as President and CEO, he is responsible for program and services development, cultivating client relationships, operational budgets and working to set the future direction of our organization.


Kevin Matthes, Vice President, Business DevelopmentKevin Matthes

Vice President, Business Development, U.S.
Since joining Donor Compass™ in 2015 as Vice President of Business Development, U.S., Kevin has used his exceptional relationship cultivation and networking skills to build strong relationships with some of the top philanthropic organizations in North America. Kevin brings 20+ years of prior sales and marketing experience, which provides him an incredible ability to grow the Donor Compass™ brand within the U.S. market.


Tim Hunter, Director, Business DevelopmentTim Hunter

Director, Business Development, Canada
In 2008, Tim joined Donor Compass™ to manage the relocation of our Toronto head office and the opening of our fundraising center in Las Vegas. Subsequently, he led the operations of our Las Vegas and Toronto centers. With many years of prior business management and sales experience, Tim is ideally suited to his new role as Director of Business Development, Canada. During leisure time, Tim enjoys hobbies related to his family cottage in Northwestern Quebec.


Jessica Matrundola, Director, Client ServicesJessica Matrundola

Vice President, Client Services
Since joining Donor Compass™ in 2012 as Client Services Coordinator, Jessica has been an integral member of our Client Services team. Currently, as Vice President of Client Services, Jessica effectively manages both internal resources and 3rd party partners to ensure the successful execution of fundraising campaigns on behalf of our clients. During her tenure, she has made major contributions to 60+ programs. Jessica is an animal lover who enjoys volunteering with local animal rescue organizations.


Gail Stevens, Manager, DC Analytics and Special ProjectsGail Stevens

Manager, DC Analytics and Special Projects
With Donor Compass™ since 2010, Gail started as a Client Services Manager and then transitioned to her current role as Manager of Special Projects. She is responsible for overseeing a diverse range of projects including the recent development/implementation of our proprietary database analysis software and our website redesign project. Gail brings 20+ years project management experience including 15 years in nonprofit fundraising. She has a passion for cooking, enjoys the outdoors and time with family.


Michele LaPointe, Manager Client ServicesMichèle LaPointe

Manager, Client Services
Michele joined the Donor Compass™ team in 2016 as a Client Services Coordinator. To date she has assisted with over 30 programs and is now successfully managing planned giving and relationship advancement programs in the role of Manager, Client Services. She really enjoys working collaboratively with our clients and helping to develop the creative elements to our programs. Michele is passionate about art and DIY projects and can be found volunteering with the Toronto International Film Festival every fall.


Jared Presley

Lead Donor Relationship Specialist/Contact Center Supervisor
Jared joined Donor Compass™ Feb. 2022 as a Donor Relationship Specialist. He went to ASU for Business Communications and have over 20 years of Customer Service experience. He uses his experience to connect with donors, and thoroughly enjoys listening to their amazing stories. He loves spending time with his wife, playing video games with his 4 kids, or watching random YouTube videos.