David Benjamin is Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, leading all global sales for Blackbaud as part of the company’s focus on streamlining and simplifying its go-to-market efforts to help maximize outcomes. David also oversees JustGiving, Blackbaud’s UK-based crowdfunding and social fundraising platform, and continues to lead Blackbaud’s International Markets Group.
Since joining Blackbaud in 2018 as Executive Vice President, and President of Blackbaud’s International Markets Group, David has transformed sales performance internationally—increasing bookings, improving net revenue retention, and doubling payments revenues for JustGiving.
David is a seasoned executive with decades of leadership within the technology, telecommunications and media sectors. Prior to joining Blackbaud in the spring of 2018, David served as Senior Vice President and General Manager at Box, a cloud content management platform for businesses, where he oversaw their Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) market. Under his leadership, the business achieved record revenue and customer growth through expansion in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany.
David previously spent nearly a decade as Vice President of Global Services at British Telecom (BT), where he also achieved notable growth in their cloud, mobile, and digital services, and 12 years at Guardian Media Group, where he served, among other leadership roles, as Divisional Chief Operating Officer. He holds a Master of Business Administration with a focus on strategy and finance from The Manchester Metropolitan University, and graduated with honors from the London Metropolitan University with a Bachelor of Arts in European Business. David combines his expertise and passion for empowering nonprofits by supporting the conservation of the Royal Parks and donating to The Bike Project.