We solve strategic challenges in higher education

Unizin is a member-based nonprofit 501(c)3 that enables higher education to meet the moment of digital transformation by developing and delivering solutions that address the pressing and complex challenges of data, analytics, and digital content.

Our consortium model and partnerships enable Unizin to build technology solutions, establish relationships, and pursue research that no single institution could achieve cost-effectively on its own.

Our Leadership Team

Unizin is led by a group of experienced, talented, and dedicated higher education and technology professionals united in the mission to improve education and student success.

 

Glenda Genchur

Glenda Genchur

Chief Financial Officer

Serve as a key advisor to the CEO, senior leadership, and the Executive Board on business and financial matters.

Derek Gleim

Derek Gleim

Interim Chief Technology Officer/Director of Technology

Lead the engineering team in practices and collaboration, systems design, and product development.

Cathy O'Bryan

Cathy O'Bryan

Chief Executive Officer

Responsible for Unizin’s overall strategy while simultaneously managing its overall resources and operations; Serve as the main liaison between Unizin and its Executive Board.

James Russell

James Russell

Senior Director of Research Support and Assurance

Stewards institutional grant opportunities, and in particular cross-institutional research; work with our Data Services and Solutions team, and partner with member institutions, to explore and utilize the UDP for IR and academic research; build organization assurance through working in tandem with Unizin teams on security and compliance.

Brad Zurcher

Brad Zurcher

Director of Partnerships

Serves the consortium as the contractual and business liaison between vendors and Unizin and works closely with consortium members to maintain an ever evolving short list of potential vendor partners and contractual terms.

Our Staff

 

Unizin accelerates universities’ abilities to improve education through scalable solutions in the areas of learning analytics, digital content, and community initiated innovations.

Mariah Aguilar

Mariah Aguilar

Executive Assistant Special Events Manager

Provides administrative duties to assist Unizin Staff. Organizes the Unizin Summit and all other Unizin special events.

Sara Bolf

Sara Bolf

Data Analyst

Provides support to the Unizin data analytics team and contributes to their work with the Unizin Data Platform.

Kyle Emrick

Kyle Emrick

Software Engineer

Supports Unizin’s digital products and services.

Rafael Fernandez

Rafael Fernandez

Senior Site Reliability Engineer

Provide principles and practices that incorporate aspects of software engineering and apply them to infrastructure and operations challenges; . Create scalable and highly reliable software systems.

Sara Hofstetter

Sara Hofstetter

Accounting Specialist/Partner Relationships Manager

Assists CFO in accounting duties and assists in planning Unizin Summit.

Koby Huckabee

Koby Huckabee

Senior Software Engineer

Responsible for developing and maintaining backend software solutions; Work with other lead engineers to architect all of our software solutions.

Lynette Mercado

Lynette Mercado

Services Manager

Manages support services for both Unizin’s marketplace solutions and data solutions by supporting implementations.

Daniel Sato

Daniel Sato

Senior Frontend Engineer

Designs, implements, and maintains frontend and API code for all content-related Unizin services.

Cody Simpson

Cody Simpson

Site Reliability Engineer

Responsible for keeping all user-facing services and other production systems running smoothly; Designs and maintains software build/test/release pipelines and underlying infrastructure.

Tracy Thompson

Tracy Thompson

Technical Support Quality Assurance Analyst

Provides technical support for both Unizin’s marketplace solutions and data solutions.

Kyle Unruh

Kyle Unruh

Data Solutions Architect

Supports research and data analysis conducted using the Unizin Data Platform.

Join the team

If you share our passion for building technology solutions to improve higher education, Unizin offers some of the most challenging and rewarding careers in the thriving edtech industry.

We are hard-working, team-oriented, and easy-going. We value professional collaboration and having fun together. We offer comprehensive benefits, solutions-driven work and a social, flexible work environment.

Check out our current career opportunities

 

Apply to our open positions today!

 

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