Empowering every person to be a force for good. SM

Founded in 2013, Givsum set out to change the world and inspire others to do the same. By connecting individuals and charities on a single platform, we realized that their collective efforts could be concentrated and social impact multiplied. Givsum allows individuals the ability to conveniently track and promote their philanthropic interests and provides charities with an effective tool to raise awareness and funds.

The world is a big place with some pretty big problems, but when we act together, we can make the world a little smaller and those problems a little more manageable. At Givsum, Inc., we believe that you can decide what kind of impact you want to make on the world around you. Every day, you can decide what kind of person you want to be, because that person can change the world.

Shawn Wehan

Shawn Wehan

President & C.E.O.

Mr. Wehan earned his B.A. in Communications from Seattle University and his M.Div. from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley. Along with his seventeen years of experience with youth and adult ministries, within the Roman Catholic Church, in 2009, Mr. Wehan founded the Future Leaders of Our Community (FLOC), a charity that introduces its members to local charities and promotes volunteerism, thereby raising awareness for social causes and generating engagement within the community. With his connections to the nonprofit community, as well as philanthropic-minded business and thought leaders, Mr. Wehan is responsible for Givsum's day-to-day operations.

Robert Kollar

Robert Kollar

Vice President & General Counsel

Mr. Kollar earned his B.A. in English from the University of California at Irvine and his J.D. from the Lewis and Clark School of Law. After an initial four years in private practice, Mr. Kollar has spent the last fourteen years practicing law in-house for a multinational corporation, specializing in civil litigation and contractual matters. Leading by example, Mr. Kollar has served as an Orange County Judge Pro Tem, been a board member of the Orange County Hispanic Bar Association, served on Oceana's Executive Planning Committee for their SeaChange Summer Galas and was a founding member of FLOC. At Givsum, Mr. Kollar writes and edits all website and marketing content, along with advising the company on all legal matters.

Dewey Bushaw

Dewey Bushaw

Vice President of Technology

Mr. Bushaw received his B.S. in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Marketing, from Sonoma State University. He is a self-taught expert on front and backend web development. After working at Quicksilver as a Compliance Analyst and then at Vlytics as their Chief Operating Officer, in 2012, Mr. Bushaw co-founded a web development company with Mr. Masoni. As a founding member of FLOC, Mr. Bushaw is recognized as one of its most active volunteers and routinely does pro-bono website development for nonprofits. With a firm grasp of user interface design, along with solid logic building skills, Mr. Bushaw oversees Givsum's core development and feature releases.

Mat Masoni

Mat Masoni

Vice President of Brand & Design

Mr. Masoni received his B.F.A. from the University of Notre Dame, which has served as the foundation for his creative talents in graphic and web design. After spending five years helping rebrand a multitude of companies across the nation, Mr. Masoni and Mr. Bushaw co-founded their own web development company in 2012. As a founding member of FLOC, Mr. Masoni is a regular volunteer with such charities as Habitat for Humanity, Oceana and the American Red Cross. He also makes it part of his practice to provide pro-bono website design for nonprofits. Mr. Masoni oversees all of Givsum's marketing campaigns, as well as the design and user experience of the Givsum website.

Alan McCann

Alan McCann

Vice President of Software Engineering

Mr. McCann earned his EE/CS degree from the University of Waterloo and his M.B.A. from the Schulich School of Business, both in Canada. For the past twenty-five years, Mr. McCann has served at the executive level for such international media and internet companies as IBM, Xerox, QMS, ATI, Ravisent, Phoenix Technologies, and DivX. Most recently, Mr. McCann founded a technology startup consulting firm and has been providing strategic and operational guidance for early stage startups in the United States. At Givsum, Mr. McCann is responsible for writing the website's foundational code, along with advising the company on all business related matters.

Ralf Krestel

Dr. Ralf Krestel

Data Analyst

Dr. Krestel earned his M.Sc. in Computer Science from Karlsruher Institute for Technology and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Leibniz University Hannover, both in Germany. Since 2007, Dr. Krestel has been an academic researcher at LS3 Research Center (Germany), Concordia University (Canada), KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden), University of California at Irvine (U.S.) and Hasso Plattner Institute (Germany). As committed to philanthropy as he is academia, Dr. Krestel is a frequent volunteer with nonprofits that address global issues on a local level. Dr. Krestel is responsible for drafting the algorithms that analyze the data generated within Givsum.


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