Blackbaud Names Chris Lindner Chief Information Officer 

Charleston, S.C. (April 2, 2024) Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB), the leading provider of software for powering social impact, is pleased to announce that Chris Lindner has been appointed chief information officer. Lindner will report to Kevin McDearis, chief technology officer, and will oversee the strategic direction and delivery of the company’s global IT infrastructure.

“A seasoned executive with more than 30 years of IT experience in the financial services, SaaS, e-commerce, and supply chain industries, Chris has a successful track record of partnering with business leaders to plan, develop and implement industry-leading information technology solutions,” said McDearis. “We’re thrilled to welcome him to Blackbaud.”

Most recently, Lindner served as chief technology officer for 360training where he was responsible for the strategic direction and delivery of the company’s technology platforms, focused on modernization, driving acquisition integration, and establishing a technology center of excellence in Costa Rica to provide scale and minimize global delivery risk. Prior to that, Lindner served as CIO at Manhattan Associates and at Apptio, an IBM Company, where he was responsible for establishing the IT function and operational efficiency and scale.

As Blackbaud’s chief information officer, Lindner will oversee the integration of corporate applications and drive leverage and scale through effective use of data assets and automation. The IT team’s services span disciplines across innovation, organizational development, portfolio and project management, software and infrastructure engineering, and operations.

“Blackbaud’s essential software helps social impact customers achieve their missions,” said Lindner. “I’m excited to further that vision by enabling productivity for customers and employees through an IT platform that delivers a robust set of services across the globe, fueling bigger, bolder impact.”

Based in Durham, N.C., Lindner is a passionate volunteer leader and a proud parent to a son, who’s a reservist in the United States Marine Corps. Lindner has served as Chairman of the Board at the Technology Association of Georgia and as a member of the Atlanta Board of Directors for the American Heart Association.

About Blackbaud
Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) is the leading software provider exclusively dedicated to powering social impact. Serving the nonprofit and education sectors, companies committed to social responsibility and individual change makers, Blackbaud’s essential software is built to accelerate impact in fundraising, nonprofit financial management, digital giving, grantmaking, corporate social responsibility and education management. With millions of users and over $100 billion raised, granted or managed through Blackbaud platforms every year, Blackbaud’s solutions are unleashing the potential of the people and organizations who change the world. Blackbaud has been named to Newsweek’s list of America’s Most Responsible Companies, Quartz’s list of Best Companies for Remote Workers, and Forbes’ list of America’s Best Employers. A remote-first company, Blackbaud has operations in the United States, Australia, Canada, Costa Rica and the United Kingdom, supporting users in 100+ countries. Learn more at or follow us on X/Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.

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