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DANIEL ISLAND, SC (WCSC) -

Blackbaud has named Michael P. Gianoni as the new president and chief executive officer for the company.

A statement released on Wednesday states Gianoni will take over the role on January 13, 2014. Anthony Boor who has served as the interim president and CEO and will serve as chief financial officer and senior vice president of finance and administration after Gianoni takes over the position.

According to Blackbaud officials, Gianoni has recently served as executive vice president and group president of Financial Institutions Group at Fiserv,Inc.

"After conducting a thorough search process, we are excited to announce Mike's appointment as president and CEO of Blackbaud," said Andrew Leitch, chairman of the Blackbaud Board of Directors. "His significant experience and expertise in software solutions and product development make him the ideal candidate to lead Blackbaud during its next phase of growth. In addition to his extensive industry background, he has a proven track record of delivering operational excellence and scaling a technology business."

Blackbaud announced earlier this year that former CEO Mark Chardon would be stepping down after a seven-year tenure with the company.

According to company officials, the decision was made jointly by the board and Chardon as part of the company's business and succession planning efforts. 

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