Marc Chardon is President and CEO of Blackbaud, Inc., (Nasdaq: BLKB), the leading global provider of software and services designed specifically for nonprofits. Approximately 22,000 nonprofits located in 75 countries use Blackbaud solutions to improve operational efficiency, build strong relationships, and raise more money to support their missions.
Headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina, Blackbaud also has operations in Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom and has more than 2000 employees worldwide. Blackbaud is number 145 on Software Magazine's list of the top 500 software companies in the world with $302.5 million in revenue in 2008.
Previously, Marc served as chief financial officer for the $11 billion Information Worker business group at Microsoft, where he was responsible for the core functions of long-term strategic financial planning and business performance management.
He joined Microsoft in August 1998 as general manager of Microsoft France. During his three-year leadership, the subsidiary remained one of the three most admired companies by French professionals and achieved increased customer satisfaction.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Marc was general manager of Digital France. He joined Digital in 1984, and held a variety of international marketing and business roles within the company. In 1994, Marc was named director, office of the president, with responsibility for Digital's corporate strategy development.
Marc is an American/French dual national. He is an economics honors graduate from Harvard University.