David Rode is the President & GM of Blackbaud’s Companies & Foundations vertical. Prior to coming to Blackbaud, David led multiple SaaS organizations including serving as President and COO of PeopleMetrics®, President and CEO of Xtium®, and Senior Vice President of Global Field Operations for 1E®. David received his MBA in finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, he founded a nonprofit called Social Unity, a digital marketing agency for nonprofit organizations and social good companies. This organization has a development program that focuses on youths from underserved communities and military veterans and provides an opportunity to launch their careers in digital marketing and marketing science. He is currently on the Advisory Board for the Northern Home for Children and serves as the Technology Advisor to the Executive Director for Philabundance. Personally, David is a self-described “Ever Aspiring Artist”, is fluent in Spanish, enjoys mountain biking, road cycling, winemaking, and travel. David and his wife, Lisa, have five children.