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May 28, 2020

Joe Gottlieb Hired as President

Gottlieb to drive growth strategies and digital transformation management initiatives in the higher education marketplace

Joe Gottlieb

Washington, DC, May 28, 2020—Higher Digital, the leader in digital transformation management for higher education, today announced an executive hire in appointing Joe Gottlieb to the role of president. Responsible for corporate strategy, product portfolio management, analytics, and marketing, Gottlieb brings deep experience in strategic leadership, market expansion, and process scaling that will benefit Higher Digital and its customers. 

“Joe comes to us at a pivotal time for Higher Digital and the growing imperative for institutions to digitally transform,” states CEO and co-founder Wayne Bovier. “As higher education institutions accelerate their digital initiatives, Joe brings important experience, passion, and skillsets that blend perfectly with Higher Digital’s vision to fundamentally improve how institutions plan and manage their digital transformation. His world-class strategic planning and operational experience will serve as a critical asset to our leadership team.”

“It’s been exciting to watch Higher Digital grow into a leading industry force, creating new and innovative ways for higher ed institutions to quickly and cost-effectively transform using technology as the strategic imperative,” added Gottlieb. “I have spent my entire career helping enterprises adopt technology, but with Higher Digital I see an opportunity to dramatically increase the value produced by technology. I am excited to be part of the Higher Digital leadership team and look forward to accelerating our plans to create a new digital transformation management software category.”

Based in Silicon Valley, Gottlieb has held a variety of executive roles in high tech software and hardware companies including Nokia, McAfee, Sensage, Aerospike, and SailPoint. All of these roles have included responsibility for strategic planning and technology partnering ecosystems. He began his career as a technology consultant in Washington, DC with Network Strategies, Inc. and then Ernst & Young, before serving as an industry analyst and executive for META Group. A strategic thinker and change agent, Gottlieb will assist Higher Digital customers with strategy development, change management, and strategic operations as they face complex challenges and profound opportunities unique to the higher education market.

About Higher Digital

Higher Digital is a digital transformation management company that provides consulting, software, and data benchmarking tools to significantly reduce the time and cost for higher education executives to assess, plan, and measure their technology strategies. Higher Digital’s corporate headquarters is located in Tysons Corner, Virginia, and the company’s European office is located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. For more information, please visit