President and GM, Blackbaud Higher Education Solutions
Chris has a 20-year track record of leading high-performing sales and business development organizations at the intersection of tech and social good. Prior to his current role as president and general manager for Higher Education Solutions, Chris was vice president of sales for Blackbaud’s Nonprofit vertical. He has been with Blackbaud since 2012. Chris came to Blackbaud as the vice president of enterprise sales at Convio, where he helped double revenue over a four-year period leading up to its successful IPO in 2010. Before Convio, Chris led startup GetActive Software to establish and rapidly grow the company’s presence in the digital engagement market. Chris currently serves as executive sponsor of Blackbaud’s Women in Sales (WIS) mentorship program. He also previously served on the board of directors for the Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Georgetown University, where he graduated with Cum Laude honors. When not working, he is an avid cyclist, tennis player, and [solidcore]® enthusiast.