Benefitfocus has milestone with area expanded campus

Benefitfocus started out in an 800-square-foot office space.

Benefitfocus Inc. has completed the first leg of its massive expansion on Daniel Island.

The software company announced last week it has opened the new 145,800- square-foot Customer Success Center, the largest building yet on its 40-acre campus.

The structure off Fairchild Street, which will be used for customer training and support, is part of Benefitfocus’ $60 million expansion that was announced in late 2013.

Another office building of about the same size will be constructed nearby to house 600 software engineers, designers and other technical staffers. The company is also expanding its workforce by about 1,200 associates.

CEO Shawn Jenkins sent an email to employees, which was posted on his blog, to discuss the significance of the new office space.

“New and expanding buildings have a way of revealing to us what numbers on a report cannot. When we are able to walk through the physical extension of our hard work and growth, it has a deeper impact on us,” he said.

Jenkins also recalled that the company’s first office was an 800-square-foot space shared by 18 people along Johnnie Dodds Boulevard in Mount Pleasant.

A senior executive is exiting Daniel Island-based software maker Blackbaud Inc.

Joe Moye notified the technology company Jan. 7 that he is stepping down as president of the enterprise customer business unit effective Jan. 30 for personal reasons.

Blackbaud disclosed his resignation in a filing last week with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Moye will remain an employee of the company until March 15 in a transitional capacity.

Blackbaud said it plans to conduct a search for a replacement. Until then, Moye’s duties will be handled by Charlie Cumbaa, senior vice president for corporate and product strategy.

Moye joined the company in October 2012.

Blackbaud sells software and services to nonprofit organizations worldwide.

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