Kevin McDearis is a leader, visionary, and proven business and technology innovator with global experience across a broad spectrum of industries. As Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Blackbaud, Kevin is responsible for strategy, architecture, design, engineering, and operations of the company’s global product and technology portfolio spanning internal solutions, cyber security and Blackbaud’s products, which enable our customers to achieve new levels of social impact.
Since joining Blackbaud in 2014, Kevin has led the company’s Global Product Management and Research, Delivery and Operations teams in Blackbaud’s transformation to a cloud software company. Most notably, Kevin and his team have led the development of Blackbaud’s SKY platform, launching numerous innovations across the company’s solutions.
Prior to joining Blackbaud, Kevin served as Chief Information Officer for Manhattan Associates, where he led the global IT organization in strategy development, portfolio and project management, IT engineering, cyber security, and operations. During his tenure, the team implemented strategic initiatives which ultimately reduced the company’s risk profile, improved technology performance, increased workforce productivity, and delivered bottom-line savings for the company. Kevin also has a track record as a pioneer in the online payments space. As a senior leader at Fiserv (formerly CheckFree), a leading global provider of financial services technology, Kevin played key roles in tech innovations that developed the online bill pay capabilities leveraged by millions of individuals and organizations today.
Kevin has a strong commitment to nonprofit leadership and has served on numerous 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. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology.