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.

Have questions? Feel free to reach out to us at info@unizin.org

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

Director of Technology

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

Bart Pursel

Bart Pursel

Interim Chief Executive Officer

Responsible for maturing our product and service offerings through strategic technology leadership to meet the diverse needs of our partners.

James Russell

James Russell

Interim Chief Technology Officer

In tandem with our Data Services and Solutions team, assists members explore, learn and utilize the UDP; works to assure Unizin’s 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.

Milan Byrd

Milan Byrd

Product Manager

Responsible for the continued evolution of Unizin products and services, driven by diverse stakeholder engagements.

Amanda D'Uva

Amanda D'Uva

Software Engineer

Supports software development and maintenance of Unizin products and services.

Jennifer Jimenez

Jennifer Jimenez

Accounting Specialist

Assistant to the CFO. Organize the bookkeeping processes for the company. Reconcile financial books, including incoming and outgoing funds.

Tom Legnard

Tom Legnard

Data Engineer

Responsible for developing and maintaining data-centric solutions, including UDP integrations and promoting interoperability.

Lynette Mercado

Lynette Mercado

Services Manager

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

Danny Sibley

Danny Sibley

Site Reliability Engineer

Supports software development and maintenance of Unizin products and services. In addition contributes to the Site Reliability team by developing and improving infrastructure.

Cody Simpson

Cody Simpson

Director of Security and Cloud Operations

Responsible for the design and security posture of Unizin’s cloud infrastructure to ensure the reliability of all Unizin products.

Noah Spencer

Noah Spencer

Assistant Product Manager

Noah works closely with a cross-functional team to help guide the progress, evolution, and support of Unizin’s suite of content tools.

Cody Stephenson

Cody Stephenson

Software Engineer

Supports software development and maintenance of Unizin products and services.

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

Interim Director of Data Services and Solutions

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

Zach Wallace

Zach Wallace

Software Engineer

Supports software development and maintenance of Unizin products and services.

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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