President & Chief Technology Officer
President Joe Gottlieb is responsible for corporate strategy, product portfolio management, analytics and marketing. His role ensures that Higher Digital’s business, product lines, and supporting functions are continuously pursuing an intentional vision through an explicit and well-understood strategy for customer value. He also supports customers with strategy development, change management, and strategic operations, energized by the complex challenges and profound opportunities facing higher education.
Gottlieb has spent his entire career helping enterprises to digitally transform, combining the broad view needed to grapple with heterogeneous IT architectures with the specialized perspectives required to address disruptive challenges and opportunities in identity management, security, cloud computing, databases, and networking. Along the way, he has managed hypergrowth (Nokia), built technology ecosystems (McAfee and SailPoint), raised startup capital (Sensage and Aerospike), taken companies public (META Group and SailPoint), and managed acquisitions — both being acquired (Sensage) and acquiring companies (Nokia and SailPoint).
In his last five roles, he has owned the strategic planning process for his company (McAfee, Sensage, Aerospike, SailPoint) or division (Nokia). A strategic thinker and change agent, Gottlieb considers himself fortunate to have been actively engaged in digital transformation throughout his career.
Gottlieb holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.