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MobileServe users are providing service across the United States, tracking and highlighting the social impact of their organizations. MobileServe users have logged more than 12 million hours of service with an economic impact of more than $317M on their communities.
Why We Exist.We believe that when volunteers share their experiences, the desire to make a difference spreads to those around them. So MobileServe exists to help volunteers and organizations share stories that are authentic and accessible, and to connect people with organizations, causes, and each other, so that single acts of service can inspire an entire culture of doing more good.
How it All Began (Hint: We were just like you).The idea for MobileServe was born on a volunteer service trip in 2011. Ben Reno-Weber, then CEO of the Kentucky YMCA Youth Center, and Christopher Head, one of the volunteers on the trip, were sharing their frustrations with the difficulty of communicating the impact of student volunteers. Ben wanted a way to celebrate all the amazing things volunteers from his organization were doing (and assigning a dollar figure to that wouldn’t hurt either). Chris wanted a way to share his lifelong love of service work and to get more of his friends to participate. Both wanted something mobile, easy to use, and that didn’t look like it was built in the 90s. When they couldn’t find a solution, they decided to build one.
Who We Are.
Prior to co-founding MobileServe, Chris started four other companies in industries ranging from urban development to entertainment. A proud graduate of Xavier University, he obtained his BSBA in Entrepreneurship in 2012, and in 2015 he received an MBA in Entrepreneurship from the University of Louisville. Before taking on the business world, Christopher has a longstanding core relationship with volunteer work with youth and has been working with organizations like Surgery on Sunday and the YMCA.
Cofounder & Chief Storyteller
A recovering consultant from the Boston Consulting Group, Ben is a social entrepreneur who has worked across sectors to help all people to reach their full potential. Ben has worked for nonprofits, government agencies, think tanks, and corporations with a focus on creating high performing organizations. He earned both a MBA and MPA degree from Harvard University, and thinks that doing good and doing well should go together.
Scott is a Louisville, Kentucky native who holds Bachelors degrees in Music and Computer Information Systems from the University of Louisville. After spending more than a decade in various IT roles at Yum! Brands, he traded the office for a hostel and travelled the world for a year. Unsure of what direction to take professionally after such a mind-opening experience, he got bitten by the startup bug and spent three years as Director of Development for a Medtech startup based out of Chicago. He comes to MobileServe with a passion for technology and service and volunteers with Habitat for Humanity and the Civic Data Alliance.
Customer Success Manager
Jake graduated from Western Kentucky University with degrees in History and Secondary Education of Social Studies. He went on to teach at Bowling Green High School, running the Y-Club and co-founding the BGHS College Cohort – an innovative program focused on college and career readiness. Jake then moved back home to Louisville, accepting a job teaching Government & Civics at Oldham County High School. With an aptitude for rapport, and an excitement for promoting learning, Jake relishes his customer-facing role that allows him to help support educators and volunteers across the globe through MobileServe.
Community Development Representative
Throughout her four years with MobileServe, Madeline has worked in Community Development and Customer Success roles, extending the reach of the platform and building trust with current users. Madeline is an alumna of Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and is an award-winning operatic soprano in addition to her role at MobileServe.
Director of Community Development
Kevin brings a passion for technology and 20 years of on-campus solutions that help administrators meet educational outcomes with often limited resources. He maintains a student-first conviction that properly aligned technology can return teacher’s time in the classroom, improve educational outcomes, and reduce administrative expenses. He holds a BS from the University of Texas at Austin and an Executive MBA from the University of Kentucky. Kevin Bauman was born in Chicago, grew up in Texas and proudly wears his boots to Wrigley Field.