“”Information Axle’s charitable division is entering an intriguing season of development and advancement, and we’re exceptionally lucky to approach the skill of an industry veteran like Jonathan as we work out our arrangements to reform the manners by which we’re helping our customers take their contributor projects to a higher level,” Shams said. “Jonathan’s expansiveness of involvement traversing corporate and not-for-profit conditions gives him exceptional understanding into the most squeezing difficulties confronting not-for-profit advertisers in the present information driven scene.””
Following a career in executive and managerial positions at Goldman Sachs, Marriott, The Walt Disney Co., and Best Buy, Reckford now oversees Habitat for Humanity International as chief executive officer. Throughout his 16-year tenure, he has led Habitat through a period of exceptional growth and strategic expansion; the organization’s brand value has tripled to $15.6 billion, with global revenue of $2.3 billion. In 2020, the global housing nonprofit helped 5.9 million people build or improve a place they can call home, up from 125,000 in 2005 when he joined the organization.
Notably, Reckford is chair of Leadership 18, a 100-year-old organization that originally included the 18 nonprofits funded by United Way. Reckford is also a member of the Freddie Mac Housing Advisory Council, and has served two terms – the longest allowable tenure – on Atlanta’s Federal Reserve board.
“Investment in the service sector generates long-term benefits for entire communities, such as jobs and income, safe and stable housing, and much-needed social services and education for vulnerable populations. I look forward to contributing my perspective and expertise, and being a part of the conversation to foster a better future for generations to come,” Reckford said.
“Jonathan’s appointment solidifies our commitment to building solutions that drive multichannel growth for nonprofits and focuses the expansion of the nonprofit team,” said Data Axle Chairman and CEO Michael Iaccarino. “His long-standing dedication to service and remarkable career accomplishments bring invaluable context to our work in this arena. I look forward to helping him realize his vision. With Jonathan Reckford’s addition to the board of directors and Niely Sham’s promotion to president of the Nonprofit Solutions division, Data Axle clearly has never had better operational and strategic leadership to accommodate continued growth, delivery of industry leading solutions, and thought leadership.”