John Mistretta

Executive Vice President of Human Resources

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.