Marc Chardon served as president and chief executive officer of Blackbaud from 2005 to 2013. Previously, he 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. Chardon 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, Chardon 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, Chardon was named director, office of the president, with responsibility for Digital's corporate strategy development. He is an American/French dual national and an economics honors graduate from Harvard University.