Michael Stanton

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Michael serves as the CFO of Diligent Corporation, the leader in modern governance providing SaaS solutions across governance, risk, compliance, audit and ESG with $600 million in revenue.

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

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Brian Stafford

Chief Executive Officer
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Lisa Edwards

Executive Chair, Diligent Institute.
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Amanda Carty 

Chief Marketing Officer
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Michael Stanton

Chief Financial Officer
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Avigail Dadone

Chief People Officer
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Dan Zitting

Chief Product and Strategy Officer

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Henry Jiang

Chief Information Security Officer
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Liam Healy

SVP & Managing Director, International
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MarKeith Allen

SVP & Managing Director, Mission Driven 
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Nick Flynn

SVP & Managing Director, Americas
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Satheesh Ravala

Chief Technology Officer

Our Board

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Brian Stafford

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Adam Berger

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Betsy Atkins

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Behdad Eghbali

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Yvette Hollingsworth Clark

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Deven Parekh

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James Pade

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Christine Anderson