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Who
We Are

Who
We Are

We help higher education institutions transform for their digital era

Our Story

Higher Digital was founded in 2017 on the principle that higher education institutions could benefit greatly from more effective use of technology. With leadership experience in higher education technology companies and at higher education institutions, our team understands higher education and the unique challenges each institution faces.

We know that alignment within the context of culture is the single most important success factor in institution performance, which is why our team developed a change management approach that aligns strategy and execution, leadership and operations, and business and technology.

We refined this approach while working with institutions large and small, public and private, and within all functions and cross-functionally. We are incredibly proud of our ability to assist the most advanced and the most challenged, and we find that all institutions have unique strengths and weaknesses.

Our strategic – and exclusive – focus on higher education continuously shapes what we read, who we talk to, what we think about, and how we engage with our customers. Our willingness to disrupt the traditional consulting business model enables us to focus on efficiency and efficacy in our deliverables, our fees, and our customer relationships.

We are ready to guide your higher education institution to success through a transformation for the digital age.

Our Values

We are a pioneering breed of experienced, hands-on practitioners who combine sound strategy with innovative delivery processes to guide organizations through their unique digital transformation journeys.

Embrace Change.

Foster Courage.

Seek strength and wisdom through diversity.

View innovation as a perpetual process.

Leverage technology to improve lives.

Pledge to learn every day.

 

OUR TEAM

Executive Leadership

WAYNE BOVIER

WAYNE BOVIER
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

COLLEEN BAKER

COLLEEN BAKER
Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer

JOE GOTTLIEB

JOE GOTTLIEB
President

Principal Consultants

MICHAEL AGNEW

MICHAEL AGNEW
Senior Vice President, UK and Europe

HENRY DEVRIES, PH.D.

HENRY DEVRIES, PH.D.
Vice President, Analytics & Finance

GWEN KERDILES

GWEN KERDILES
Vice President, UK and Europe

AMY SHAW

AMY SHAW
Senior Director, Customer and User Experience

“I love working at Higher Digital because everyone shares and is dedicated to the same vision.  This allows all of us to have a say in the direction of not only our products, but the direction of company as well.”

Barry Hill
Senior Director, Software Development

“It has been an exciting time joining a company that continually innovates to meet the needs of their customers. I can see myself working at Higher Digital long-term as it gives me the opportunity to make a large impact while continuing to learn from my team members who are experts in their fields. We’re also growing so there’s a lot to look forward to!”

Joy Yamasaki
Software Engineer
“Becoming a part of the Higher Digital team has been a positive experience because of the culture, the friendly people and the core values. Not only are you working with a team that is experienced, highly skilled, masters of their domain, but everyone is open, understanding, and friendly. It feels like being part of a community with a common goal. Being a part of Higher Digital has been different than my previous positions because I am given the space, time and freedom to focus on creating positive outcomes.”
Darryl Rodriquez
Enterprise Architect & Senior Software Engineer

Explore Career Opportunities at Higher Digital.

Want to join our team? Take a look at our current openings and let’s talk.

Job Openings

Board of Advisors

CHUCK SPENCE, PH.D.

CHUCK SPENCE, PH.D.
Co-Chair, Advisory Board

JONATHAN KAPLAN

JONATHAN KAPLAN
Co-Chair, Advisory Board

BRIAN KRAFF

BRIAN KRAFF
Member, Advisory Board

SAUNDRA WALL WILLIAMS, ED.D.

SAUNDRA WALL WILLIAMS, ED.D.
Member, Advisory Board

PAUL BUTLER

PAUL BUTLER
Member, Advisory Board

KIM R. WELLS

KIM R. WELLS
Member, Advisory Board

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