SugarCRM Appoints John Donaldson as Chief Financial Officer

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At SugarCRM, Donaldson will lead the finance, accounting, and human resources teams and provide strategic recommendations to the CEO and other members of the executive management team.

Cupertino, California – SugarCRM Inc.®, the company that helps organizations deliver customer experiences, today announced the addition of John Donaldson as Chief Financial Officer, reporting to Sugar CEO, Craig Charlton. Donaldson brings to Sugar more than twenty years of financial management and investment banking experience. 

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“We’re excited to bring John’s wealth of experience to the executive team to help Sugar continue its accelerated growth strategy,” said Charlton. “He’s an entrepreneurial and transformational finance and operations executive with strong private equity network, capital raising, and M&A negotiation skills.”

Donaldson has extensive experience leading and growing successful private equity-backed businesses and most recently held the role of CFO at Togetherwork Holdings, the leader in group management software and payments. At Sugar, he’ll lead the finance, accounting, and human resources teams and provide strategic recommendations to the CEO and other members of the executive management team.

“I’m energized to join the team at Sugar, a company that is experiencing significant, industry-changing growth and charting the path for Customer Experience (CX) through its bold vision,” said Donaldson. “I look forward to driving a disciplined growth approach to realize the opportunities ahead.”

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Prior to his role at Togetherwork, Donaldson was CFO of Community Investors, an association management software platform, and helped lead the firm through a sale to CIP Capital.  He has also held CFO roles at ALPS Holdings and Northstar Exchange Corporation. Donaldson holds an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BA from Bucknell University.