Richard will be based at the company's Cambridge, MA.-headquarters and will lead Target Analytics strategic direction as well as the sales, operations and product management teams.
"We are pleased to welcome Richard to Target Analytics and are confident he has the vision and experience to strengthen our leadership position in this important part of our business," said Charlie Cumbaa, Blackbaud enterprise business unit president. "Richard has a demonstrated track record of innovation in analytics and data services that will enable us to better serve nonprofit organizations as we develop the next-generation of Target Analytics offerings."
Richard brings extensive experience in data management, analytics, and marketing services, having held key strategy and general management positions with information technology providers including Equifax, Affiliated Computer Services (ACS), and Bellsouth.
"I am excited to join Target Analytics at a time when the importance of prospect research and overall donor analytics is ever-increasing to nonprofits," said Becker. "With the uncertain economy and an increased demand for accountability and impact with all types of individual giving programs, nonprofits must continuously evolve in their efficiency so they can do more with less."
Richard joins Target Analytics from Equifax, a global information service provider, where he most recently served as vice president - strategy and innovation, responsible for new product innovation, business planning, and market development. Previously, Richard led the product management organization for Equifax Credit Marketing Services, where he was the architect of TargetPoint, Equifax Marketing Service's most successful and fastest growing product line.
Richard holds an M.B.A from the University of Georgia and a B.A. in English from Wake Forest University.
Blackbaud is the leading global provider of software and services designed specifically for nonprofit organizations, enabling them to improve operational efficiency, build strong relationships, and raise more money to support their missions. Approximately 24,000 organizations - including The American Red Cross, Boston University, Cancer Research UK, The Taft School, Lincoln Center, The Salvation Army, Tulsa Community Foundation, Ursinus College, Earthjustice, International Fund for Animal Welfare, and the WGBH Educational Foundation - use one or more Blackbaud products and services for fundraising, constituent relationship management, financial management, website management, direct marketing, education administration, ticketing, business intelligence, prospect research, consulting, and analytics. Since 1981, Blackbaud's sole focus and expertise has been partnering with nonprofits and providing them the solutions they need to make a difference in their local communities and worldwide. Headquartered in the United States, Blackbaud also has operations in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.blackbaud.com.