Benevity, Inc., the leading provider of global corporate purpose software, announced the appointment of Lance Ludman as Chief Financial Officer. Lance brings over 20 years of experience scaling organizations in the educational technology, social good and cloud software industries. At Benevity, Lance will partner with all business functions to deliver scalable, data-driven financial strategies to support Benevity’s global growth.
“To help solve the pressing social and environmental issues facing the world, Benevity needs to be many times larger and more ubiquitous than it is today. Lance is precisely the type of financial executive who will get us there,” said Kelly Schmitt, Benevity’s Chief Executive Officer. “He is a great addition to our team given his shared passion for doing good, alignment with Benevity’s culture and experience leading purpose-driven, high-growth technology companies.”
Leveraging his deep financial and operational expertise in the technology sector, Lance will drive the financial strategy of the business and scale the finance and operations teams to support global sales growth. He joins Benevity’s executive team — reporting directly to Schmitt — and will oversee financial planning and analysis, accounting, treasury, risk and compliance, legal and operations.
“I am thrilled to join Benevity and further solidify it as the key innovator in the growing corporate purpose space as more companies realize the importance of engaging their employees and customers around social impact initiatives,” said Ludman. “I look forward to bringing a set of fresh eyes and experience to complement the wisdom already present at Benevity as we continue to power purpose-driven businesses around the world.”
Lance joins Benevity after spending the past 12 years working for purpose-driven companies. He comes most recently from DreamBox Learning, where he was CFO and oversaw its 2021 acquisition. Prior to that, he worked in corporate development and as CFO for both the international and enterprise market divisions at Blackbaud, a leading vertical cloud software company. His appointment as CFO at Benevity is effective Dec. 21, 2022.