Charlie Vanek is the Executive Vice President of the Ethisphere Institute, Chief Products Officer, leading strategy across the product portfolio.
Mr. Vanek has 18 years of experience in software, information, and data businesses in the roles of product management, business development, and general management. Most recently he was Vice President, Product Management, at Blackbaud Inc. (BLBK), the foremost provider of software to the philanthropic sector, having joined upon the acquisition of MicroEdge, LLC, a Vista portfolio company.
Prior to MicroEdge, Mr. Vanek was Head of Insurance Solutions, Thomson Reuters GRC, directing Sales, Marketing, and Product Development and has 11 years of experience at Thomson Legal and Regulatory (TLR). At TLR, Mr. Vanek was a patent assignee to the Thomson Corporation on two occasions.
Mr. Vanek serves as Board Member and Treasurer at Open Eye Theater and is a Director at MissionBox.com, a software provider to the non-profit sector.
Mr. Vanek has a BSME from Iowa State University and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He lives in Minneapolis, where he enjoys bike riding, running, and leaving in the January through March time frame.