We’re Number Crunchers with a Purpose

The Spirit of Jitasa

Our name, Jitasa (ji-tah-suh), means “The Spirit of Serving Others.”  It‘s who we are and why we believe there‘s no higher value than partnering with nonprofits to make the world a better place.

One Focus

We only work with nonprofits.

Our Mission

Improve the effectiveness and efficiency of nonprofit organizations.

Our Values

Conscientious

We believe in the business of doing good, it’s our principled passion. That means our daily lives are governed by our sense of what’s right.  We are conscientious to those around us – our cube mates, our bosses, our clients, and our suppliers.

Disciplined

We believe that enabling others to do good means being smart and realistic about what you can do today, tomorrow, and the future. It means planning. It means knowing exactly where you stand, and what lies ahead.

Gracious

We believe in order to do good, you have to accept people as they are.  We maintain grace with ourselves, our clients, and those around us.  We recognize the good in everyone, support our community, and pay attention to each other.

Our Story

Fall 2006
While attending Yale University, CEO Jeff Russell crafts the idea of Easy Office
June 2008
The idea comes to fruition and opens in Boise’s Water Cooler, a nonprofit business incubator
Feb 2010
After only two years, Easy Office signs its 100th client
Jan 2011
Easy Office forges a relationship with The Boy Scouts of America
Dec 2011
Easy Office goes global by opening an operations office in Thailand
Mar 2012
Easy Office joins The United Nations Global Compact
Sept 2012
Easy Office signs their 200th client
October 2012
Easy Office is certified as a B Corp
November 2012
Easy Office rebrands to Jitasa, a name suggested by an employee
March 2014
Jitasa signs their 300th client
Aug 2014
Jitasa signs their 400th client
April 2015
Jitasa acquires the like-minded company Dynamic Shared Services
July 2015
Jitasa signs their 500th client
Jan 2016
Jitasa expands their international base by opening a 2nd Support Office in Bosnia
Jan 2016
Jitasa acquires companies K12 Enterprise and AVF Consulting to expand their offering
Jan 2016
Jitasa forms The Jitasa Group to offer a wide range of solutions to the nonprofit community

Management Team

Jeff Russell

Jeff Russell

CEO / Founder

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James Strombeck

James Strombeck

Managing Director of Global Client Services

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Mary Soper

Mary Soper

Vice President of Accounting Services

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Jeremy Fass

Jeremy Fass

Senior VP of Sales & Marketing

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Steve Doud

Steve Doud

Vice President of Sales

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Board of Directors

Alexander Toeldte - Chairman of the Board

Mr. Toeldte is the former President, CEO and Director of Boise Inc. and former chairman of the board of directors of the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA). He also held senior executive roles in global food and building materials companies. Mr. Toeldte served as a partner at McKinsey & Company in Toronto, Brussels, Montreal, and Stockholm.

Richard A. Gephardt

Congressman Richard A. Gephardt served 28 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, 16 years of which he was elected to the role of House Democratic Leader. He has run for President of the United States twice, in 1988 and 2004. Congressman Gephardt is widely recognized as one of the nation's most respected politicians for much of the last two decades. He is an expert on labor, trade, healthcare, and economic issues, foreign affairs and an eloquent voice for fairness, justice and opportunity for every American.

Mr. Gephardt retired from the U.S. Congress in 2005 to found Gephardt Group, a privately held labor/employee relations consulting and government affairs firm. He is also Honorary Chairman of The Gephardt Institute for Public Service at Washington University in St. Louis and has served on the corporate boards of US Steel, Ford Motor Company, Centene Corporation, Spirit Aerosystems and CenturyLink Corporation.

Glenn Davidson

Glenn has a long past of designing, building, and optimizing operations for the government and the private sector. He has worked as a Managing Director for Accenture Federal Services, offered support to UNICEF, served as Managing Director of KPMG LLP, and aided operations as Senior Vice President of communications and external affairs for Viatel. His education includes a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from American University, as well as a Master’s degree in Science, Technology, and Public Policy from George Washington University.

In addition to serving Jitasa’s board, he presently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Science Museum of Virginia and the Board of Directors for Create Common Good, a charitable not-for-profit.

Donald E. Packham - Senior VP, HR, TCS Education System

Don currently oversees all aspects of HR for TCS Education System, a system of nonprofit colleges. With nearly 40 years of professional HR experience, Don has experience in talent management, organizational development, compensation and benefits, and executive support. Previously, Don served 5 years as the FBI’s executive assistant director, and 21 years with BP. Don led many HR activities in harmonizing global service delivery through multiple mergers and acquisitions.

Don’s education includes a B.B.A. in Management from Texas A&M University and M.B.A. from Corpus Christi State University (now a part of Texas A&M). Don is also a member of the Board of Trustees for Dallas Nursing Institute.

Gary Budzinski - Executive VP & GM at CSC

Gary Budzinski is CEO and Founder of Integrity Innovation International, LLC, a private information technology consulting firm responsible in helping his clients achieve effective and innovative use of technology to drive business results. Integrity Innovation International partners with technology and software supplier companies in large scale transformation in information technology, business process and technology as-a-service, and organizational labor transformation to increase sales and improve delivery operations for global services.

In his last position at Computer Science Corporation he was Executive Vice President and General Manager of Global Infrastructure services a $4B business unit and officer of the company. Prior to this position he was the Senior Vice President and General Managers of Hewlett Packard $12B Services and Consulting business unit.

Jeff Russell – CEO/Founder Jitasa

Jeff Russell is the Founder and CEO of Jitasa. Previously, Jeff worked at Accenture as a business process outsourcing advisor and consultant for Fortune 500 companies, and at PACCESS, a supply chain services company, overseeing their Asian operations from his office in Bangkok.

Jeff is a Georgia Tech Industrial Engineer and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Yale University.

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