Technology >> CEO Interviews >> December 6, 2004


ROBERT J. SYWOLSKI is Chief Executive Officer of Blackbaud, Inc. He is a highly successful executive in the software and information technology industry who brings more than 25 years of experience to Blackbaud. He is responsible for building on the company's success and expanding its offerings to continue its role as the leading provider of software, services and e-philanthropy solutions to the non-profit community. Mr. Sywolski has served as Blackbaud's President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director since March 2000. From May 1998 until February 2000, Mr. Sywolski was a General Partner at JMI Equity Fund, a private investment group. Prior to that, he spent 12 years as the Chairman and CEO of the North American Operations of Cap Gemini, a systems integration, management consulting and information technology services company. A member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Mr. Sywolski serves on the Boards of the Medical University of South Carolina Cardio Vascular Institute, the South Carolina Aquarium, and He also serves on the Boards of Changepoint Corporation and METASeS. Mr. Sywolski holds a BA in Electrical Engineering from Widener University and an MBA from Long Island University. Profile
TWST: Give us a brief introduction to Blackbaud.

Mr. Sywolski: Blackbaud is a fascinating company, founded about 25 years

ago in Long Island, New York, by an entrepreneur named Tony Bakker.