Heiko HenningVice Chairperson
Heiko Henning is currently the Vice President of Business Development for Blackbaud. In this role, Mr. Henning leads the business in driving its growth strategy, identifying market opportunity, collaborating with product management to define long-term product and solution portfolio, and identifying and executing targeted partnerships and acquisitions to achieve growth.
Mr. Henning has been with Blackbaud since 2003. Prior to his current role, he served as Vice President of Marketing, overseeing all go-to-market activities, as well as Vice President of Consulting, joining the company to build its Enterprise consulting practice. Prior to Blackbaud, he served as Director of Business Development, running new market entry and business development for Trilogy Software’s New Markets in Austin, Texas, as well as Managing Partner of the Chicago office of Lante Corporation, a leading internet start-up consultancy. He also spent five years at the management consultancy McKinsey & Co, most recently as a Senior Engagement Manager serving clients across industries on high-tech offering and technology strategy issues. Prior to McKinsey, Mr. Henning worked in product development and product management at a number of technology start-ups.
Mr. Henning’s experience cuts across business strategy and technology enablement. His focus is on applying new technologies, such as integrated marketing, social media, and cloud computing to driving organizational effectiveness and competitive differentiation. He hold a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Master’s of Business Administration in Marketing and International Business Management from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
In his free time, Mr. Henning has volunteered for various non-profit organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, the ASPCA, the South Carolina Aquarium, and the Coastal Conservation League. He has a passion for the environment, digital photography, and kite boarding.