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Executive Leadership

Blackbaud is led by a diverse management team with a broad base of business experience in commercial and nonprofit software and services. Led by CEO Mike Gianoni, the management team provides strategic and operational direction to the company’s 3000 employees working in six countries. Click the images below to learn more about our team member areas of expertise in the fields of nonprofit management and leadership.

Michael Gianoni

President and Chief Executive Officer

Michael (Mike) Gianoni

Mike Gianoni is President and CEO of Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB), a leading technology company that powers the business of philanthropy for approximately 35,000 clients around the world. An experienced IT services executive, Mike’s interest in technology was sparked in high school when he took his first engineering class. Today, with degrees in both engineering and business – as well as an MBA and Honorary Doctorate from the University of New Haven – Mike has a successful track record of strong operational management of IT businesses that deliver value for customers, shareholders and employees.

A first-generation American with a passion for veterans’ initiatives, animal welfare (especially dogs), and exploring the U.S. coastline either by sailboat or motorcycle, Mike is an advocate for corporate cultures that encourage employees to thrive professionally and personally while accomplishing strong top-line growth.

Mike joined Blackbaud from Fiserv, Inc., a global provider of financial services technology solutions, where he was executive vice president and group president of the Financial Institutions Group. Previously, he was president of Fiserv’s Investment Services division, executive vice president and general manager of CheckFree Investment Services, and the leader of numerous divisions at DST, where he focused on developing new platforms and ensuring stronger operational controls. He currently serves on the board of directors for University of New Haven and Teradata and is a former member of the board of directors for LibertyHealth System (New Jersey) and the American Red Cross Southeast County (Massachusetts).

Anthony Boor

Chief Financial Officer, and Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration

Anthony (Tony) Boor

Tony Boor joined Blackbaud as its Chief Financial Officer in November 2011. Tony is responsible for Blackbaud's financial reporting and controls, corporate IT, legal, and administrative services. Prior to joining the company, he served as an executive with Brightpoint, Inc. beginning in 1999, most recently as its executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer. He also served as the interim president of Europe, Middle East and Africa during the company’s significant restructuring of that region. Tony served as director of business operations for Brightpoint North America from August 1998 to July 1999. Prior to joining Brightpoint, Tony was employed in various financial positions with Macmillan Computer Publishing, Inc., Day Dream Publishing, Inc., Ernst & Young LLP, Expo New Mexico, KPMG LLP and Ernst & Whinney LLP. He received his bachelor's degree in accounting from New Mexico State University. A dedicated servant leader, he serves on the board of directors of the Lord’s Pantry at Anna’s House and is a former board member of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.

Brian Boruff

Executive Vice President, and President of Enterprise Markets Group

Brian Boruff

Brian Boruff is Executive Vice President, and President of Enterprise Markets Group, leading sales, marketing, services, support, analytics and solution innovation specifically designed for the company’s largest nonprofit customers. He has more than 32 years of experience operating at the forefront of major transformational changes that have shaped the IT software and services Industry. Beginning at Hewlett-Packard in 1982 during the mini-computer era; 9 years at Apple during the PC revolution; 15 years as a senior executive at Microsoft; and the past 7 years forming and leading software business units at CSC, Accenture and Infosys, Brian has been able to identify and then capitalize on IT trends and technologies. At Microsoft, he spent 15 years in various software sales and services delivery leadership roles, including founder and leader of the Communications Sector Group across EMEA (based in Paris) and vice president of US Enterprise Services, a $1.2 Billion consulting and software support division responsible for providing mission-critical product support, consulting services, systems integration and cloud applications to enterprise and public sector clients across the US. Brian serves on the board of Certified Security Solutions, a leading Microsoft solution partner, and has advised many early stage companies such as Cumulux and Opstera on their growth and M&A strategies. He was awarded the prestigious Bill Gates Chairman’s Award in 2003, one of Microsoft’s top honors, in recognition for his work building and leading EMEA’s Network Service Provider and Mobility division. Brian is active in Young Life and other philanthropic efforts focused on the development and growth of our youth.

Kevin Mooney

Executive Vice President, and President of General Markets Group

Kevin Mooney

Kevin W. Mooney is Executive Vice President, and President of General Markets Group at Blackbaud, with responsibility for the marketing, sales, services and support of more than 23,000 customers. He joined the company from Travelport GDS, one of the world's largest travel conglomerates with operations in 145 countries, where he served as chief commercial officer responsible for global sales, marketing, product management, service and support activities. Previously, Kevin was the chief financial officer for Worldspan (acquired by Travelport), which provided transaction processing and IT services to the travel industry. He has also held executive positions in the telecommunications industry including chief executive officer, chief operating officer and chief financial officer of Cincinnati Bell and Broadwing, Inc. A graduate of Seton Hall University with an MBA in Finance from Georgia State University, he is a past board member of tw telecom and currently serves on the board of Level 3 Communications, a Fortune 500 provider of enterprise communications services. He also serves on the board of directors of the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University and Ashley Hall School.

Jerome Moisan

Senior Vice President, and President of International Markets Group

Jerome Moisan

Jerome Moisan is Senior Vice President, and President of International Markets Group leading Blackbaud’s international operations including the company’s United Kingdom, Australia and Ireland offices. He joined Blackbaud in 2011 as Managing Director for Blackbaud Europe, while also serving as a member of its Global Management team. Prior to Blackbaud, Jerome spent 9 years at Travelport, supplier of mission critical technology services to the Travel industry, holding executive roles managing the UK and Ireland operations, following business and marketing development roles in France and Italy. He started his career at British Airways before moving to strategy consulting roles for a range of airlines and technology companies. He has a dual degree from University of Northumbria (United Kingdom) and ESC La Rochelle (France), and among other causes, he is an avid supporter of Alzheimer’s Society in the UK.

Charlie Cumbaa

Executive Vice President of
Corporate and Product Strategy

Charlie Cumbaa

Charlie Cumbaa is Executive Vice President of Corporate and Product Strategy, leading the company’s strategic planning and growth initiatives. During his tenure, he has also served as president of the Enterprise Business Unit and led the company’s mergers and acquisitions activities. Previously, Charlie served as an executive vice president with Intertech Information Management and president and chief executive officer of Cognitech, Inc., a software company he founded. Earlier in his career, he was employed by McKinsey & Company. Cumbaa holds a BA from Mississippi State University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is a member of the board of directors of ARMCO, a privately held company that provides outsourced services for hospital billing and reimbursement, and Dexter-Chaney a privately held software company that provides ERP solutions to the construction industry. A committed member of the community, he serves on the board of directors of the Pi Kappa Alpha Foundation and previously served on the boards of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and East Cooper Habitat for Humanity.

Kevin McDearis

Chief Products Officer

Kevin McDearis

Kevin McDearis is a consummate leader, visionary, strategist and proven business and technology innovator with global experience across a broad spectrum of industries. With a focus on clear goals, transparent communication and a high-performing culture, Kevin has a track record of building organizations recognized for their vision, committed execution, market influence and industry-leading solutions that exceed revenue, maximize efficiencies and deliver sustaining shareholder value.

As Executive Vice President, Chief Products Officer, Kevin is responsible for strategy, product management, engineering and operations of the company’s global portfolio of products. Working with business and technical teams, he oversees technology strategy to develop innovative, modern, and reliable solutions that exceed quality and performance expectations to accelerate Blackbaud’s transformation to the cloud.

Prior to joining Blackbaud, he served as chief information officer for Manhattan Associates, Inc., where he oversaw strategy development and service delivery for the company’s global IT infrastructure. Before Manhattan Associates, he served as chief technology officer for the Enterprise Technology Group at Fiserv, where he was responsible for solutions architecture and engineering.

Kevin holds a Bachelor of Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Kevin is has a strong commitment to nonprofit leadership and has served on a number of nonprofit boards supporting economic growth, women in technology, and STEM education. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Technology Association of Georgia, TAG, since 2011 and as Vice-Chairman of the Board in 2014. During his time on the board, TAG has grown to be the largest technology association in the country. Kevin most recently joined the Board of Directors for the USS Yorktown Foundation.

John Mistretta

Executive Vice President of
Human Resources

John Mistretta

John Mistretta is Executive Vice President of Human Resources, responsible for leadership development and talent management, growing a people-and-purpose-centered organization. In his current role, he also serves as a trusted advisor to the chair of the Blackbaud Board of Directors on executive and human capital matters, designs and leads succession planning, supports the board compensation committee, and personally oversees the recruitment and selection of key leaders. John joined Blackbaud from SunTrust Banks, where he led merger integration with National Commerce Financial, working with the bank’s top three executives. Previously, at National Commerce Financial, he led human resources for the $26 billion business with 6,000 employees, as well as overseeing alternative (internet banking, telebanking, ATM and Debit Card) businesses. Earlier in his career, he served as an executive at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina and spent 14 years at Citicorp. A professional committed to career development for underserved populations, John serves on the Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative Community Leadership Council and YES Carolina, a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching youth the principals of entrepreneurship and free enterprise. He has been active with numerous nonprofits and community groups, including the MUSC Children’s Hospital Foundation Board, National Kidney Foundation, and the Durham Workforce Development Board. He earned a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from the State University of New York at Oswego.

Catherine LaCour

Senior Vice President of
Corporate Marketing

Catherine LaCour

Bringing more than two decades of leadership experience spanning the private, public and social sectors, Catherine LaCour is Blackbaud’s Senior Vice President of Marketing, a member of the company’s executive leadership team and head of the Blackbaud Institute for Philanthropic Impact. Catherine leads cross-organization strategy to deliver Blackbaud’s brand promise, drive an outstanding customer experience and forge strategic partnerships that lift the entire social good community. Prior to joining Blackbaud in 2009, Catherine served as Vice President of Marketing and Product Management at Regent Education. She has a long track record of path-changing success, from advising and equipping nonprofits to build high-impact brands and grow their constituent base as a consultant, to driving remarkable systems growth at the international Telecommunications Union, an arm of the United Nations in Africa.

She is a Commissioner of the Women’s Refugee Commission, a nonprofit advocating for laws, policies and programs to improve the lives and protect the rights of refugee women and children, and she currently sits on the College of Charleston Graduate School’s Advisory Board.

With career experience on the front lines of social good innovation across the public, private and social sectors, Catherine brings deep passion for the role every person and organization can play in building a better world. She challenges herself and those around her to cultivate an ecosystem of good and strengthen the social economy, and speaks frequently in forums such as TEDx, the Social Innovation Summit, and more.

Catherine holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the College of Charleston and an MBA from American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird).

Chuck L. Longfield

Senior Vice President, Chief Scientist

Chuck Longfield

Chuck Longfield became Blackbaud's Chief Scientist in January 2007 and is the founder of Target Software, Inc. and Target Analysis Group, Inc., both now Blackbaud companies. Longfield has extensive experience designing and implementing national as well as international constituency databases that address the fundraising information needs at many of the world's largest nonprofit organizations. In recognition of his accomplishments, Chuck is the recipient of the DMA 2012 Max Hart Nonprofit Achievement Award. Prior to founding the Target companies in 1992, Longfield taught math to middle and high school students. He was honored by FundRaising Success in 2007 with a lifetime achievement award for his contribution to the nonprofit sector. He holds a BA in mathematics and a MEd from Harvard University and has more than 30 years of experience helping nonprofits effectively use technology and information to improve their fundraising performance. Chuck turns his professional commitment to philanthropy into personal action through dedicated board service with the WGBH Educational Foundation, Mt. Auburn Hospital, Lesley University and the Longfield Family Foundation.

Mary Beth Westmoreland

Senior Vice President, and Chief Technology Officer

Mary Beth Westmoreland

Mary Beth Westmoreland is Senior Vice President, and Chief Technology Officer, responsible for leading Blackbaud’s worldwide technology strategy and planning across the company’s entire solution portfolio. This includes the development of strategic hardware and software to support Blackbaud’s innovative cloud capabilities, and also includes leadership of Blackbaud's user experience, user education, cloud services, and mass market solutions engineering teams. She started with Blackbaud in 2008 and has over 25 years of experience in software engineering and product development. Prior to joining Blackbaud, Mary Beth was Vice President of Research and Development at Ipswitch, Inc. where she led product development for the company’s entire product portfolio, including the WS_FTP family of products and WhatsUp Gold Network Monitoring and IMail Server product suites. Before Ipswitch, Mary Beth spent 15 years at the Savannah River National Laboratory where she started as a programmer and eventually managed the company’s Enterprise and Technical Systems Engineering organizations. Mary Beth graduated with a degree in Mathematics and Physics from Immaculata University located near Philadelphia, PA. She is a member of the board of directors of the South Carolina chapter of the Make-a-Wish Foundation and is actively involved in a variety of STEM programs and Women in Technology initiatives.

Jon Olson

Senior Vice President and
General Counsel

Jon Olson

Jon Olson joined Blackbaud as Senior Vice President & General Counsel in September 2008. Jon is responsible for Blackbaud's legal activities, including negotiating transactions, managing corporate governance activities and legal compliance. Before joining the company, he was an attorney with Alcatel-Lucent. Prior to joining Alcatel-Lucent, Jon was employed in legal positions with MCI, Unisys and in private practice. He received his BS from Georgetown University, JD from Dickinson School of Law and MBA from Seton Hall University. Jon is a member of the MUSC (Medical University of South Carolina) Hollings Cancer Center Citizens Advisory Council and is on the board of the Charleston Regional Alliance for The Arts.

Stephen Halleck

Senior Vice President of
Business Operations

Stephen Halleck

Steve Halleck is Blackbaud’s Senior Vice President of Business Operations responsible for driving customer satisfaction through operational excellence and quality improvement. Steve has extensive experience enhancing organizational capabilities and driving improved business results. Prior to joining Blackbaud, Steve served as senior vice president, group operations, Financial Institutions Group at Fiserv, Inc. a leading global provider of financial services technology solutions. In this position, he was accountable for leading seven unique businesses in the areas of business planning, operational best practices, quality improvement and strategic initiative execution. Prior to that, Steve served in a variety of software engineering, quality assurance, and operational maturity roles throughout his 32 year career in technology services at Fiserv, CheckFree, and Wachovia Bank.

Steve holds a BBA in Information Systems degree from the University of Georgia. He is currently a Partner with Social Venture Partners of Charleston, a network of engaged philanthropists who collectively invest their expertise and resources in mission-driven nonprofits to achieve sustainable, measurable impact.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) is the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good. Serving the entire social good community—nonprofits, foundations, corporations, education institutions, and individual change agents—Blackbaud connects and empowers organizations to increase their impact through software, services, expertise, and data intelligence. The Blackbaud portfolio is tailored to the unique needs of vertical markets, with solutions for fundraising and relationship management, digital marketing, advocacy, accounting, payments, analytics, school management, grant management, corporate social responsibility, and volunteerism. Serving the industry for more than three decades, Blackbaud is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina and has operations in the United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.blackbaud.com.

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