Mike Gianoni

President and Chief Executive Officer at Blackbaud

Meet Mike Gianoni

Mike Gianoni is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Blackbaud, a top 50 SaaS company known for pioneering cloud innovation for nonprofit and education sectors, companies committed to social responsibility, and individual change makers worldwide. He believes in the transformational power of technology and is dedicated to ensuring organizations have the tools they need to turn their visions for a better world into reality.

A first-generation American, Mike Gianoni’s journey in technology began in high school in Bristol, Connecticut. His passion for engineering sparked his career and has inspired him over the last five decades working across IT, financial and cloud services, and business transformation.

Since joining Blackbaud in 2014 as CEO, President, and a member of the Board of Directors, Mike Gianoni has led the company to gain recognition as a Fortune Change the World Company and a Forbes Most Innovative Growth Company, among other distinctions. He brings his deep experiences and insights from his career in tech to guide the company’s operations, teams, and commitment to customers. Today, millions of people in over 100 countries use Blackbaud’s software to power their social impact needs, with over $100 billion raised, granted, or managed through its platforms every year.

A leader in transforming corporate cultures and efficiencies to encourage employees to thrive, Mike Gianoni has led Blackbaud’s transition to a remote-first workplace and built it into one of the most desired tech companies to work at. Today, he also serves as chairman of the Board of Directors for Teradata, having first joined the board in 2015.

Before joining Blackbaud, Mike held major roles at Fiserv, Inc., including leading their Financial Institutions Group and their Investment Services division.  He was also 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.

Mike is devoted to driving positive impact inside and outside the tech sector. He supports a number of animal welfare and veteran causes, such as the Charleston Animal Society and Warrior Sailing. Mike is a proud member of the board of the new International African American Museum in Charleston, South Carolina, which first opened to the public in 2023. He has also served on the boards of LibertyHealth System in New Jersey, the American Red Cross in Massachusetts, and the University of New Haven.

Mike received degrees in engineering and business, as well as an MBA and Honorary Doctorate from the University of New Haven. He’s a father to three sons and lives in Charleston, South Carolina with his wife. When he’s not leading Blackbaud, you might find him exploring the U.S. coastline by sailboat or motorcycle.