Thursday, March 08, 2007

Accounting Software 411 - Kintera Appoints Richard LaBarbera as CEO

Accounting Software 411 - Kintera Appoints Richard LaBarbera as CEO: "Kintera Appoints Richard LaBarbera as CEO

Harry E. Gruber Resigns as Kintera CEO, Continues to Serve on Kintera Board of Directors

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kintera® Inc. (Nasdaq:KNTA - News), the leading provider of software as a service (SaaS) to the nonprofit and government sectors, today announced that its board of directors has unanimously named Richard N. LaBarbera as chief executive officer, effective immediately. LaBarbera was also elected as a member of the board of directors. He has served as the Company's chief operating officer since February 2006 and as Kintera president since February 2007. LaBarbera's focus will be on creating value for all Kintera stakeholders, growing Kintera's business and furthering client loyalty.

Industry visionary and Kintera co-founder Harry E. Gruber has resigned as Kintera CEO, but will continue to serve as a member of the Company's board of directors. Gruber co-founded Kintera to provide world-class technology to the nonprofit community, enabling organizations to raise more money, reach more people and run more effectively. He has been a pioneer in helping nonprofits leverage the power of the Internet to achieve their mission, and greatly contributed to society's acceptance of the Internet as a viable means to donate and get involved."