Blackbaud Appoints Chad Anderson, Chief Accounting Officer, and Sudip Datta, Chief Product Officer, to Executive Leadership Team


Blackbaud, the leading provider of software for powering social impact, announced that Chief Accounting Officer Chad Anderson and Chief Product Officer Sudip Datta have been appointed to the company’s executive leadership team.

“Both Chad and Sudip have made innumerable, meaningful contributions during their tenure with Blackbaud, helping us to drive greater impact for our customers, employees, shareholders and communities,” said Mike Gianoni, president, CEO and vice chairman of the board of directors, Blackbaud. “It’s with great enthusiasm and confidence that I welcome them both to our executive leadership team to play an even more impactful role in shaping the direction of the company as we continue delivering essential software that helps change lives around the world.”

Anderson has been with Blackbaud since March 2013, successfully leading many key initiatives to mature, modernize and improve the efficiency and accuracy of the company’s financial systems, processes and organization. Prior to his current role as chief accounting officer, Anderson served as corporate controller, overseeing the company’s financial operations globally. Before joining Blackbaud, he was an executive at Brightpoint Inc., a global provider of mobile device lifecycle services to the wireless industry. There, he served as vice president of finance for international operations and then chief financial officer of the EuropeMiddle East and Africa region.

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Datta joined Blackbaud in 2022 to oversee the company’s global product portfolio—including product lifecycles, roadmaps and strategy—contributing to growth, innovation and enhanced customer value. He has more than 25 years of experience in enterprise software with a proven mix of product management and technical expertise. Prior to Blackbaud, Datta led the Artificial Intelligence for IT Operations (AIOps) and Observability business at Broadcom Inc. and was vice president of products at Oracle.

Anderson will continue reporting to Chief Financial Officer Tony Boor, and Datta will continue reporting to Chief Technology Officer Kevin McDearis.