- Online ticketing
- Paperless registration & checkout
- Customized fundraising website
- Active and accurate donor management
- Integrated registration, buyer, donor, and payment information
Kenny Wall joined GiveSmart™ in 2013 as a former licensee of the GiveSmart™ technology. Kenny took pride in learning the market from an operations standpoint while focusing on the wants and needs of the customer. Dedicated to customer experience and satisfaction, he was determined to meet the client’s needs. The leading auction technology in the world acted as an accelerant that he and his business partner, CJ Orrico, wanted to provide to their clients in addition to “old fashion great customer service”.
Kenny and CJ made the decision to no longer license the GiveSmart™ technology and instead merge their service entity with GiveSmart™. This merger created a synergistic approach that allowed GiveSmart™ to meet the needs of the customer in a consistent manner from year to year. Through the merger Kenny was appointed Chief Operating Officer and Logistics/Chief Human Resources Development Officer and currently works in the Atlanta Corporate Headquarters.
Prior to the merger and current role as COO of GiveSmart™, Kenny entered the industry as a founding partner of Global AuctionsByCellular and Managing Partner of SOTD DBA AuctionsByCellular in March of 2011. Focused on customers, Kenny built the operating and event management model from its inception to design and roll out. His day-to-day role was similar to his current focus of customer quality and satisfaction, operations and event management, training, logistics and personal development of all GiveSmart™ employees.
Prior to entering the industry, Kenny was a Military Intelligence Officer in the United States Army. Leading from the front, Kenny’s dynamic leadership took on operational duties and responsibilities, where he lead and directed five separate companies, consisting of over 2,500 personnel, with operational intelligence in the one of the highest contested areas on the battlefield in Afghanistan.
Single-handedly chosen over all other officers to deploy early to liaise with intelligence agencies from all over the world, Kenny established the initial forward Stryker Brigade intelligence and operational footprint for over 5,000 US Combat troops in 6 separate districts. Kenny was deployed to Afghanistan for 14 months where he was awarded the Bronze Star for Meritorious Service in exceeding duties and responsibilities in high-pressure environments.
It was this experience where Kenny became a critical thinker open to alternative views to optimize decision-making. Now focusing on operational excellence, his past proficiencies play a large role in providing the customer an experience they will never forget.
Kenny takes pride in surrounding himself with intelligent, whole-heartedly people, one of which is his wife. In his free time he enjoys travelling, meeting new people, and sports. Lives by the motto “Positive Mental Attitude!”
Earned a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree, Business Marketing, at The University of Iowa, Iowa City.
Our Management Team
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The Perfect Combo of Technology and Service. Every Time.
Customized solutions to fit your needs
and exceed your expectations.
- Makes any phone a bidding/donating device
- Real-time outbid alerts and customizable leaderboards
- Bid/donate from anywhere
- Secure payment processing
- Increases participation and raises more
- Comprehensive service and support before, during, and after
- Expert event production
- Dedicated Event Coordinator per event
- More hands-on help at event
What Our Customers Say
This was our first experience with mobile bidding and Give-Smart did a great job explaining how the mobile bidding system would work, what was expected of us, and the advantages of its use. The Give-Smart employees that we talked to were very friendly, easy to work with from the planning stage weeks before the event to the end of the evening. On the night of the event, check-In was a breeze, bidding went smoothly, and check-out was quick and simple. Very impressed with Give-Smart and would definitely use them for next years Silent Auction.
As you know this was the first time that our Temple has used a bidding company during our annual auction. I can't tell you how happy I am that we did so. You service is more than efficient and easy to use. Having our auction online made us more money than we would have, had we done the traditional silent auction. Most of all it was all less work for me and I actually got to enjoy the event.
I am a GiveSmart customer for life. This technology has taken what used to be a HUGE headache for our small non-profit and turned it into something that helps us raise even more funds while eliminating the hassle of processing payments and handling check-out. I can’t believe we ever used to do this on our own with bid sheets and credit card swipers!
As an event planner, the best part about using the GiveSmart team is how easy they make running an auction. The increased revenue is nice, but the fact that I did not have to worry about check out, or monitoring the auction tables or the auction at all, gave me the freedom I needed to mingle with guests, network and take care of other event issues.
Every step of the way, your GiveSmart team provided our staff and volunteers with expert guidance and prompt support. Working with you and your team was a terrific experience. We look forward to a long-term partnership with GiveSmart and have no doubt that with your help, we'll be able to improve our fundraiser and increase our revenue.