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As President & CEO of Blackbaud, a Fortune Change the World company and repeat Forbes Most Innovative Growth Company, Mike Gianoni focuses on delivering unmatched value and cloud innovation to organizations that make the world a better place. Under his leadership as a top 50 SaaS CEO, Blackbaud is now the 18th largest vendor worldwide in SaaS applications revenue, as ranked by IDC, and is building a new legacy that reaches far beyond its position as the leading cloud software company powering social good—a legacy that puts customers first every time, connects them in unique ways, and puts information and innovation in their hands at a level of quality and speed that no other vendor can provide.
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, and 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.
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 currently serves as chairman of the board of directors for Teradata and also serves on the board of directors for the International African American Museum. Mike is a former member of the board of directors for LibertyHealth System (New Jersey), the American Red Cross Southeast County (Massachusetts) and the University of New Haven.