Michael Stanton

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

 

Michael serves as the CFO of Diligent Corporation.

Michael Stanton joins Diligent with nearly 20 years of experience spanning business optimization, corporate finance, treasury and corporate development, most recently serving as Senior Vice President of Finance and Treasurer at SaaS-based education technology provider Blackboard Inc. With more than a decade at Blackboard, Stanton helped lead the company’s successful IPO efforts, which catapulted Blackboard to the top of the education technology market. He also helped grow the company to more than $650 million in revenue, and during his tenure he led more than $4 billion in equity and debt financings and 32 M&A transactions. Prior to Blackboard, Stanton held leadership positions at the international financial and corporate communications consultancy, Dewe Rogerson, and CCA Companies Inc., where he was responsible for forecasting, budgeting and analysis of the company’s lodging and gaming business.

He holds a BA in history from College of the Holy Cross.

Leaders at Diligent

Brian Stafford

Chief Executive Officer

Lisa Edwards

Chief Operating Officer

Amanda Carty 

Chief Marketing Officer

Michael Stanton

Chief Financial Officer

Avigail Dadone

Chief People Officer

Ken Surdan

Chief Product Officer

Dan Zitting

Managing Director & CEO, Galvanize

Dyke Debrie

Managing Director, Steele Compliance

Henry Jiang

Chief Information Security Officer

Liam Healy

SVP & Managing Director, International

MarKeith Allen

SVP & Managing Director, Mission Driven 

Nick Flynn

SVP & Managing Director, Americas

Our Board

Brian Stafford

Adam Berger

Betsy Atkins

Behdad Eghbali

Yvette Hollingsworth Clark

Deven Parekh

James Pade